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Hi! I'm Winterlyn. I’m an Illinois Wedding Photographer and Elopement & Engagement Photographer based in Chicago, IL. On my blog, you can view an entire wedding day or engagement session from start to finish. Use it to get a feel for my photography style, or find & share your own story.


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The Romance of a Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

Whether you’re looking for a romantic backdrop for your engagement photos or a unique and exciting place to explore, a downtown Chicago engagement session is a perfect choice. With its world-class architecture, beautiful parks, and vibrant atmosphere, downtown Chicago offers the perfect setting for a beautiful and romantic engagement session. From the iconic skyline to […]

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February 25, 2023

Adler Planetarium Chicago Wedding

The Adler Planetarium is a truly unique wedding venue in Chicago. With its unparalleled views of the city skyline and its modern spaces, it is the perfect place to exchange your vows and celebrate the start of your new life together. Chicago Wedding Couples For the wedding couple, The Adler Planetarium offers a variety of […]

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January 24, 2023

Chicago Cultural Center | Ellen & Doug

Last autumn I had the opportunity to shoot at the Chicago Culture Center 💛 Never in a million years did I believe my career would take me to some of the most glamorous, romantic, and beautiful venues in the Chicagoland area. But here I am! Proud and humbled and so thankful for all of the […]

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January 16, 2023

Allegra Banquets | Allison & Billy’s Wedding

Allison & Billy had their wedding reception at Allegra Banquets, an award-winning banquet hall in schiller park, IL With a great team of event staff, and a gorgeous setting you are sure to have an amazing wedding reception at this Chicago wedding venue. Wedding Day I first met Allison and Billy on a chilly and […]

Black and White Chicago wedding photography

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January 3, 2023

The Arbory in Chicago | Isaac & Rashaad

The Arbory is a hidden gem in West Town; where lush greenery meets an industrial warehouse in the heart of Chicago. This hot new wedding venue is located in a century-old lumber warehouse. The space is the perfect blend of vintage industrial meets modern sophistication. With six oversize skylights bask lush greenery details in natural […]

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December 21, 2022

Milwaukee Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

I love shooting weddings and portraits in Wisconsin. It is my second favorite state and of course houses my favorite football team, The Greenbay Packers! Milwaukee is a city I have become very familiar with and just love visiting whenever I get a chance. The Couple: Alyssa & Andrew The day started off so dreary. […]

Milwaukee Wisconsin wedding photographer shooting a bride and groom in a botanical garden.

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December 16, 2022

Loft Lucia | Industrial Style Chicago Wedding

My first time photographing a wedding at Loft Lucia and it was an incredible experience. If you are looking for an Industrial style venue for your Chicago wedding, look no further. Loft Lucia is a beautiful venue with a rooftop patio for a ceremony/cocktail hour and an exposed brick / Industrial style room for the […]

Black and White Chicago Wedding

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November 20, 2022

Nancy & Angel’s Biagio Events Chicago Wedding

Nancy and Angel said I do on November 5th at Biagio Events and Catering in Chicago. A Windy Biagio Events Wedding We started our day at The Rose Hotel in Rosemont, IL. We had already planned for Angel and Nancy’s first look to be indoors and the majority of their portraits to be inside as well. We had […]

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November 8, 2022

Michigan Shores Club Engagement

A few weeks back I headed to Wilmette, IL for a romantic Michigan Shores Club Engagement session. It was so hard to pick my favorite images from Jamie and Connor’s session. Meeting them for the first time since they booked me, we decided the location for their engagement session should be the club. This location […]

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October 31, 2022

Downtown Chicago Wedding Photographer

When Lani and Trimi got in touch with me a few weeks back, I wasn’t sure how best to serve them. Being a Chicago wedding photographer, I do get a lot of requests from couples newly engaged. Couples who have been together for 10-plus years and now have decided to wed. However, Lani and Trimi […]

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October 13, 2022