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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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Chicago Elopement Photography at Shake Shack | Victoria & David

Chicago Elopement Photography at Shake Shack ~ Planning an elopement in Chicago during springtime can be tricky. It can be snowing or rainy or 80 degrees and sunny. Victoria and David didn’t plan to have their wedding shot at Shake Shack or to be walking around / hiding under a canopy or any cover we […]

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Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center | Ariana & Alejandro

The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center is the perfect location for getting ready on your wedding day. There are so many striking areas in and around the space to capture your client’s dream images. Bonus points for this venue are how much natural light pours into the rooms. Ariana & Alejandro wanted their wedding […]

Romantic Wedding portrait

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Gorgeous Bridal Portraits at Company 251 | Brittany & Melissa

These gorgeous Bridal Portrait shots at Company 251 in Aurora, IL is some of my favorite bridal portraits. It has been a hot second since I shot an event in the Chicago suburb of Aurora. The area has changed so much over the years. Seeing these new beautiful developments and so many young families moving […]

Bridal Portraits at Company 251

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Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront | Elegant Rooftop Wedding Venue

This was my first time shooting at Royal Sonesta Chicago wedding venue. I have to say it did not disappoint. Walking into the 39th-floor penthouse and seeing the breathtaking views, I was blown away. The photos do not do this venue justice. If you are looking for a downtown wedding venue give the Royal Sonesta […]

Chicago Riverfront Wedding Portraits

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Emerson Creek Summer Wedding | What is a Second Shooter

Emerson Creek Summer Weddings are the best. Emerson Creek venue is a rustic barn and farm wedding venue, a chic venue that is located in Oswego, IL. I second shot this wedding for the lovely Joy Lyn Photography in the summer of 2021. The second shooter is something I’m sure you have heard of. If […]

Emerson Creek Summer Weddng

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Providence Vineyard Wedding Photographer

Providence Vineyard Wedding Providence Vineyard’s wedding venue is so unique. I had the honor of photographing Preston and Alexandra’s wedding with Karen Shoufler photography this past summer. We don’t get to see many venues built this way here in the midwest. You see this type of farm architecture in places like Texas. So when I […]

Stunning sunset wedding portrait at Providence Vineyard in Hebron, IL

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The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy | Autumn Wedding

It has always been a dream of mine to shoot at The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy. That dream came true this past October! This venue is stunning! There is not another wedding venue in Illinois quite like The Armour House. The Armour House makes you feel like you have been transported out of […]

Wedding Photography at The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

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Theater On The Lake | Chicago Wedding Photography

The Theater on the Lake is one of those venues that can be designed and decorated any way the couple sees fit. An empty canvas. It is one of Chicago’s most unique venues and really gives your guest the full Chicago experience. It sits right on Chicago’s Lakefront property and summer weddings are a must […]

Bride and groom celebrating their big day at the Theater on the lake.

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University Of Chicago Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO | RANCHO LOS GUZMAN WEDDING   Andrea & Andre’s stunning wedding portrait season at The University Of Chicago campus in Hyde Park was the perfect backdrop for this beautiful couple. There is no other place in Chicago like this campus. Ivy walls and neo-gothic grounds were all we needed to produce images […]

University of Chicago Wedding

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Chateau Del Mar Wedding Photographer | Janita & Stephen

Chateau Del Mar Wedding Photographer Janita & Stephen’s wedding at Chateau Del Mar was just so special. The day was not bright and sunny but you would never know. Stephen & Janita just shined whenever they were near one another. They cherish each other and love one another as much as they love the lord. […]

Outdoor wedding first look moment

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