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Hi! I'm Winterlyn. I’m an Illinois Wedding Photographer and Elopement & Engagement Photographer based in Chicago, IL. On my blog, you can view an entire wedding day or engagement session from start to finish. Use it to get a feel for my photography style, or find & share your own story.

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Adler Planetarium Chicago Wedding

The Adler Planetarium is a truly unique wedding venue in Chicago. With its unparalleled views of the city skyline and its modern spaces, it is the perfect place to exchange your vows and celebrate the start of your new life together. Chicago Wedding Couples For the wedding couple, The Adler Planetarium offers a variety of […]

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January 24, 2023

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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November 20, 2022

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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September 26, 2022

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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September 22, 2022

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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September 13, 2022

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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September 6, 2022

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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July 29, 2022

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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May 3, 2022

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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February 21, 2022

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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January 19, 2022