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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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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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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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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Chicago Museum Campus Engagement | Allison & Billy

Allison & Billy met five years ago while they worked at Soldier Field. They worked closely together and naturally fell into a relationship. Both being from Irish families, they shared a lot of similar interests including their love for their heritage. Billy popped the question to Allison at the Irish American heritage center over Labor […]

Chicago skyline engagement photo

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Wedding | Taylor & Peter

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Wedding I am so excited to share some highlights from Taylor & Peter’s wedding celebration at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Wedding. It was a beautiful Autumn day and the atmosphere in the Second City Room at Hotel Lincoln where Taylor and her bridesmaids were getting ready was relaxed and upbeat. Everyone […]

Sunset wedding portrait at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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