Wedding planning doesn't need to be stressful. 

And you don't have to do it alone! I've been in the photography game for 7 years and photographing weddings in Chicago for 3+ years now! This is probably the first time you've planned a wedding, or at least your own wedding! Unfortunately there is no class you can take on wedding planning, but I'm here to take some of that weight off your shoulders. These free resources are for couples needing an outline of throwing a Chicago wedding! Please take what you need and reach out if you have any questions!

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Our Favorite Chicago Engagement Session Locations

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs spending weekends taking the Metra to explore Chicago. If you're looking for the perfect picture locations in the city, I got you! Check these amazing locations out for your engagement or wedding photos! 

Our Favorite Chicago Wedding Venues

I've photographed over 40 weddings in Chicago and the Chicagoland area in the past 3 years. If you're just starting your wedding planning journey, take a few minutes to check out my favorite windy city wedding venues and wedding photo locations.

THE CRYSTAL GARDENS

THE art institute

loft lucia

Company 251

ARTIFACT EVENTS

CIty View Loft

That totally depends on your vision for your wedding day! If you want photos in different locations in Chicago than you'll need a minimum of 2 and a half hours to make sure we can factor in travel time and wrangling your whole wedding party. If you just want them near the venue then I ask for a minimum of an hour and a half so we can have fun and get creative! Just let me know what your vision is and we'll figure it out all together! 

If you have a larger wedding party Chicago Trolleys are not only a spacious size but make for fun photo opportunities! If that's not for you, then a party bus company or a shuttle would be a great option and if it's just you two and your photographer and videographer Uber or Lyft always works! 

North side: Lincoln Park & North Ave. (15 mins away) 

The Loop: Millennium Park, The Art Institute, and Grant Park

The loop/River North: The Riverwalk & The Board of Trade

What transportation should we use on our wedding day?

Where are some locations that are close by to each other that we can take our wedding photos at?

How much time do the Wedding party and Newlywed photos take?

If you have a larger wedding party Chicago Trolleys are not only a spacious size but make for fun photo opportunities! If that's not for you, then a party bus company or a shuttle would be a great option and if it's just you two and your photographer and videographer Uber or Lyft always works! 

What transportation should we use on our wedding day?

Where are some locations that are close by to each other that we can take our wedding photos at?

How much time do the Wedding party and Newlywed photos take?

North side: Lincoln Park & North Ave. (15 mins away) 

The Loop: Millennium Park, The Art Institute, and Grant Park

The loop/River North: The Riverwalk & The Board of Trade

What transportation should we use on our wedding day?

Where are some locations that are close by to each other that we can take our wedding photos at?

How much time do the Wedding party and Newlywed photos take?

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Take it from me, I know all the secrets! Enjoy these free downloads to help plan your dream Chicago wedding!

She made the planning process so easy and stress free. I had a huge wedding party and Victoria was able to keep everyone on track and helped to keep a good vibe going! We could tell that she truly care about us and wanted us to have the best experience and best photos possible. Victoria is professional, reliable, enthusiastic, and all around amazing."

"I had no idea how to start planning my timeline but Victoria was able to help every step of the way.

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