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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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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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Skokie Courthouse Elopement | Nelly & Kito

Nelly & Kito got married this past weekend at the Skokie Courthouse in an intimate elopement. They shared this moment in front of their closest friends and family who could attend. After their I do’s we headed to Harms Woods to shoot wedding portraits and family formals. Springtime is always beautiful here in Illinois. The […]

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Intimate Skokie Elopement | Ashley & Andrew

Intimate Skokie Elopement The courthouse felt different somehow. Except for the few couples who had made the decision to get married that day, the place felt empty. Yet I was surrounded by so much love and hope. These feelings were radiating off of not only my couple, Ashley and Andrew but also the half a […]

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Wilder Mansion Wedding | Monica & Drew’s Elopement

Monica & Drew finally got to tie the knot this past weekend at the beautiful Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, IL! They got married on March 6th the date of their very first date 6 years ago. Drew & Monica were not even supposed to be married here in Illinois. Their original plan was a destination […]

Wilder Mansion Wedding Photography

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Midwest Wedding Photographers | Illinois Elopement Wedding

 Illinois Elopement Wedding Midwest Wedding Photographers A few months ago my good friend Anamaria from Anamaria Vieriu Photography asked me to shoot her client’s wedding. Due to Covid and some family members’ illness, Anamaria was to stay in Romania for an extended amount of time. Due to this, she needed a photographer she could trust […]

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Schram Memorial Chapel | Richelle & Sean Elopement

Schram Memorial Chapel Richelle & Sean’s Elopement A few weeks back Richelle and Sean contacted me to photograph their 2022 wedding. The bride and groom to be had a small request and it involved the Schram Memorial Chapel. 2022 was just too long to wait to say I do. Richelle and Sean planned their elopement […]

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