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Hi! I'm Winterlyn and I am a Illinois Wedding Photographer, Elopement & Portrait Photographer based in Chicago, IL  I am so glad you are here today! My blog is where you can view an entire wedding day, engagement session or portrait session from start to finish. I would love for you to see how I have captured the essence of my clients and the details of their day. 

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A Fall Wedding at The Monte Bello Estate

Monte Bello Estate is like no other venue in the area of Lemont, IL. Monte Bello Estate venue is a mansion that has been turned into one of the most beautiful spaces for a wedding. The grounds are just breathtaking and you will find 55 acres to roam and take portraits. There are ponds and […]

Autumn wedding portrait at Monte Bello Estate

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STARLINE FACTORY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Taylor & Brian’s Autumn Wedding The first time I visited the Starline Factory as a wedding photographer was when the couple had their final walkthrough. I wasn’t aware of this unique and beautiful venue in the heart of the small town of Harvard, Illinois until I met Taylor and Brian. I was in awe of […]

Couple portrait outside The Starline Factory showing off the Ivy backdrop.

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Northfork Farm Wedding | Stephanie & Richard

What a place to say “I do”. It was such a beautiful day at Northfork Farm, with a stunning backdrop and gorgeous weather. Capturing the love between a bride and groom is always an amazing experience—but it’s even more incredible when you do it in the most beautiful places. The bridal suite at Northfork Farm […]

Sunny wedding portrait at Northfork Farms

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Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Wedding | Justine & Alfredo

Going back to Oak Brook Bath and Tennis to shoot Justine and Alfredo’s wedding was bittersweet. The Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club was the very first venue that I shot a wedding at 9 years ago! Justine and Alfredo had booked me for their engagement session last winter. They had not decided on their […]

Bride and Groom portrait at Hilton in Oak Brook

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Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Devyn & Jordan

Devyn and Jordan traveled all the way from New York to capture their engagement photos at Lincoln Park, Chicago. Chicago is very special to them. Austin had never been to the city until Devyn brought him for a visit years ago to visit her grandmother. Some of their fondest memories are visiting Chicago in December […]

Engagement session at North Ave beach overlooking the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.

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Wedding Photography Herrington Inn | Rebecca & Jordan

Rebecca & Jordan had a beauitful wedding in Geneva, IL at the Herrington Inn this past Saturday. Friends and family traveled from afar to celebrate these two amazing people. They came together and celebrated not just the love of the couple, but also their future lives as a family! During the planning of their wedding, […]

Fabyan Forest Preserve Wedding Portrait

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BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER WEDDING

Diana & Darin held their intimate wedding at Bridgeport Art Center last summer. The Bridgeport Art Center is a unique and artistic venue. It truly showcases Chicago’s urban elegance. Prior to their beautiful ceremony, we shot around downtown Chicago. Finding areas that were private for Diana and Darin’s first look along with epic spaces for […]

Bridgeport Art Center Wedding

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BLACK TIE SUMMER IVY ROOM WEDDING

The Ivy Room is nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago and hidden from view. The fact that it is hidden in plain sight makes it feel even more magical. Walking into the garden area you feel like you have been transported into another world. The outdoor courtyard with dripping ivy is the perfect spot […]

Ivy Garden Wall wedding portrait at The Ivy Room in Chicago

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GLESSNER HOUSE CHICAGO WEDDING

Looking back at this beautiful wedding day at Glessner House I can’t believe how fortunate we were to have such an amazing day and weather. As a photographer who shoots mostly in Chicago, it is rare that I get a chance to shoot an outdoor ceremony and reception. Cindy and Dennis contacted me via Instagram […]

Bride and groom posed near Chicago Women's Park and Gardens

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Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer | Sarah & Chase

Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer ~When deciding to host their wedding in Madison Wisconsin Sarah and Chase had a hard time finding a wedding venue. At first. In the end, they found and booked the Olbrich Botanical Gardens The Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin was the perfect backdrop for a spring outdoor wedding. After their […]

Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

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