Winterlyn Photography's Blog

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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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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The Wit Hotel Chicago Wedding | Kahla & Brandon

The Wit Hotel Chicago Wedding is a perfect venue to hold your wedding day. It’s located on State and Lake street in the heart of downtown Chicago. Kahla and Brandon’s wedding day at The Wit Hotel in downtown Chicago could not have been a nicer day. The weather air is turning as Autumn has just […]

Black and White wedding portrait outside The Chicago Theater

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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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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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Buckingham Fountain Engagement Session

Chicago Engagement Photographer | Buckingham Fountain Engagement Session Buckingham Fountain Engagement Session Cindy & Dennis are getting married next month. I couldn’t have been more thrilled to spend the morning exploring our great city with them. Cindy & Dennis met online like so many of my couples these days and are absolutely adorable together. They […]

Buckingham Fountain engagement pictures

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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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Kemper Lakes Golf Course Wedding | Karina & Clint

Kemper Lakes Golf Course Wedding Karina & Clint held their wedding at Kemper Lakes Golf Course last week. Kemper Lakes Golf Course is a beautiful venue with some of the finest staff I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They went above and beyond for Karina & Clint’s wedding reception. No detail was […]

Sunset wedding portraits at Kemper Lakes Golf Course in IL

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Wilder Mansion Wedding Photography | Linda & Nick

Wilder Mansion Wedding Photography Linda & Nick were married at Wilder Mansion this past Saturday in an intimate ceremony surrounded by close friends and family. The wedding was certainly a family affair! The ceremony was performed by Nick’s brother, Andy, who also served as best man. Linda’s sister, Amelia served as Maid of Honor. Nick’s […]

Bride and groom at Wilder Mansion

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