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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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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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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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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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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Chicago Engagement shoot in Logan Square | Nancy & Angel

Oh, how I love Logan Square. Growing up in a multi-culture neighborhood while sharing so many amazing experiences with my childhood friends is something I will forever cherish. I moved away from LS 15 years ago and a part of me has never left. Whenever one of my clients recommends Logan Square for a session, […]

Chicago Engagement shoot in Logan Square

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