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Welcome, I'm Lisa! Wedding and portrait photographer, wife, mama, and J.Crew's biggest fan. I'm here to make sure your photos are oh-so classic with a pop of emotion. Photography aside, I'm a Chicago girl through and through. I love shopping, live in flats, and believe a manicure is always a good idea. On the blog, you'll find recent sessions, tips for brides, and life/studio updates. Grab a mug of coffee and stay awhile! I'm so glad you're here.




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Romantic Lytle House Chicago Wedding


When Sasha stepped out from behind the drapery and her eyes met Ivan’s, the emotion of the moment hit her.  She said all day that she wasn’t going to cry.  But in this sweet moment and as time seemed to stop, she did.  With her Dad holding her hand tight, she walked down the aisle to marry her man during her romantic Lytle House Chicago wedding.

I knew Sasha’s wedding was going to be so gorgeous after seeing her impeccable style during their engagement shoot.  And, oh my, her wedding day was gorgeous!  With details and coordination by Tionna Van Gundy of Wedicity Wedding Day Detailing and the creative team at Flowers for Dreams, this wedding was a dream to photograph.  Sasha’s day incorporated her wedding colors of black, white and blush.  From the bridesmaids robes, to her floral, her bridesmaids dresses and the stunning drapery throughout the reception.  It all tied so seamlessly together.

The reception tables were styled with beautiful greenery, soft glowing candles and calligraphy table numbers.  It clear that Sasha put so much of her heart into creating a wedding day that was welcoming to all of her guest, both from in town and from out of town.

In true Chicago fashion, Sasha and Ivan had a Jarabe Mexican Street Food Truck cater in the food.  Not only was that bright red food truck so fun to photography but it had the best tacos, corn and salsa ever!

Details, decor, and Mexican Food aside, Sasha and Ivan were the reason I was so excited for this wedding.  The love they share is beautiful.  They both are so kind, loving and so perfect for one another.

Sasha and Ivan, thank you so much for having me be a part of your wedding day!  It was such an honor for me!  Thank you so much for being so sweet and such a joy to photograph!  You also have such an amazing family who is so warm and welcoming.  Your mom even asked about Abby which was entirely unexpected and so sweet.   It was nice to see how much your family loves you both!  It is couples like you that make me love my job so much!  I wish you all the joy and happiness as you start your forever together!  I hope you love all the highlights (so many) from your wedding day!



~ Words from the Bride ~

“My favorite part of our wedding day was at the reception when both of our families were on the dance floor together! I have never seen my dad dance so much! Both of my grandma’s were grooving and having a good time.” ~ Sasha

“Hire a wedding planner or day of coordinator… it’s so worth it! I cant imagine how much more anxious I would have been if it wasn’t for our day of coordinator.

From the timeline, to coordinating vendors, providing small supplies that you wouldn’t think of (or ever use again), to adding special touches to the venues decor, ceremony coordination, Tionna covered it all. I still don’t know if anything didn’t go according to plan that day!” ~ Sasha

Thanks to these amazing vendors that contributed to Sasha and Ivan’s beautiful wedding day!  You were all such a pleasure to work with!  xx, Lisa

Venue:  The Lytle House | @thelytlehouse

Planning & Coordination:  Wedicity Wedding Day Detailing | @Wedicity_chi

Floral:  Flowers for Dreams | @flowersfordreams

Cake:  Maddie Bird Bakery | @maddiebirdbakery

DJ: Luniks Entertainment | @luniksentertainment

Video:  Jonathan Perkins | @Jonathanperkins

Hair: Keiashia Key Wood | @Key2Glam

Makeup: Danielle Rochon Makeup | @daniellerochonmakeup

Catering: Fig Catering | @figcatering

Food Truck:  Jarabe-Mexican Street Food | @jarabechicago

Invites: | @minted

Dress: Viero Bridal  | @vierobridal

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