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All too often I catch people complaining about the mean and cruel world we live in. They blame leaders of the country or leaders of the state for all that’s happening. All the hate in the world. All the crime in the world.
But friends, I think the problem starts with us. 

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How to Send a Stylized Photo Shoot Email to Vendors

In last week’s blog post, I covered seven must-have vendors to include in your next stylized photo shoot. You can find the blog post here. This week, I’m covering how to send a stylized photo shoot email to vendors, because let’s be real here, it’s intimidating isn’t it? So first thing’s first: my #1 recommendation […]

How to Send a Stylized Photo Shoot Email to Vendors by Teresa includes wedding inspiration, venue inspiration, floral design. #weddingplanning #weddingtips #weddingphotography #illinoisweddingphotographer

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Mahomet, Illinois | A Pandemic Can’t Stop A Wedding

A pandemic didn’t stop Emily and Giles from saying “I do” to forever. About four years ago Emily’s friend from high school told her about this super sweet and cute guy that she knew would be juuuust perfect for Emily. The two of them finally met while hanging out with mutual friends, aaaand heart eyes […]

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Seven Must-Have Vendors For Your Stylized Photo Shoot

Planning a stylized photo shoot as a wedding photographer has so many benefits!! You are given the freedom to be able to showcase vendors you would love to work with, and create photographs that you’ve been dying to have in your portfolio. However, along with the benefits also comes an overwhelming feeling of where to […]

Seven Must-Have Vendors For Your Stylized Photo Shoot by Photographs by Teresa includes wedding inspiration, venue inspiration, floral design

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How Manual Settings Work On Your Camera

Wanting to get into photography? Or maybe you have a dream to become a photographer, and use it as your livelihood? First off, let me say YES. DO IT! There’s nothing better (but I’m biased) than having a piece of equipment that you know how to use, and use well. And one that captures memories […]

How Manual Settings Work On Your Camera by Photographs by Teresa. Including tips for wedding and engagement photographers. Browse the blog or click through for more photography tips #camerasettings #cameratips #photographytips #tipsforphotographers

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Chicago, Illinois | Top 5 Best Photo Spots in Chicago

When I first entered the wonderful world of photography in Chicago, I knew there were so many good spots for photos, but didn’t even know where to begin. Well, over the years I have developed my favorite spots to photograph in Chicago, IL and am sharing my top FIVE favorite Chicago photo spots. 1. North […]

Chicago, Illinois | Top 5 Best Photo Spots in Chicago by Photographs by Teresa. This blog post includes posing and location ideas for photoshoots. Book your Chicago photo session and browse the blog for more inspiration #couples #photography #chicagophotographer

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Libertyville, Illinois | A Downtown Libertyville Kinda Engagement

My VERY first day of college photography class, I met Kelly. She welcomed me in with open arms to the Photo department, and I remember I instantly clicked with her. Kelly helped me out countless times in the darkroom, she was there late nights with me working on our projects, and was the leader of […]

Libertyville, Illinois | A Downtown Libertyville Kinda Engagement by Photographs by Teresa. This blog post includes couples posing and outfit ideas for engagements sessions. Book your Chicago couples session and browse the blog for more inspiration #couples #photography #couplesphotography

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Chicago, Illinois | 5 Airport Tips To Make Your Life Easier

Airports are SUUUCH a pain, aren’t they? They’re so crowded and everything is a hassle, and just plain exhausting. Wellll in all my time traveling, I’ve learned some hacks that make life a little easier while navigating airports and airplanes. 1. Check in to your flight as soon as it’s 24 hours before. You should […]

Chicago, Illinois | 5 Airport Tips To Make Your Life Easier by Photographs by Teresa including photographer education, travel tips, business tips and more. #businesstips #traveltips #photographytips

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10 Instagram-Worthy Eiffel Tower Pose Ideas | Paris, France

My time in Paris was too short. I loved every minute of it. As I walked up to meet the tower, I looked up so high. I couldn’t believe how TALL it was! Taller than I had remembered seeing in pictures. I spent my birthday last year at the Eiffel Tower. My friend and I […]

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St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, River Forest, Illinois | Elizabeth F Cheney Mansion, Oak Park, Illinois | Quarantine Wedding Restructured to Dream Day

Mary and Parker’s wedding didn’t happen as they had planned a year ago. And I’m sure didn’t happen as they had always envisioned in their minds. These two met in Alabama in college. They had multiple classes together, and the rest is history. After college, they decided to move to Chicago, Illinois, and Parker proposed […]

Illinois Quarantine Wedding by Photographs by Teresa includes bride and groom portraits, wedding inspiration, venue inspiration. #weddingplanning #weddingtips #weddingphotography #illinoisweddingphotographer

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Chicago, Illinois | Five At-Home Date Night Ideas

Five At-Home Date Night Ideas. Stuck at home? Wanting a date night, but not sure how to have one while home?Here are FIVE dinner date night ideas all from the comfort of your own home: 1. The Candlelit Dinner In the mood to go to a nice restaurant? Buy steaks, chicken, or fish from the […]

Chicago, Illinois | Five At-Home Date Night Ideas, Photographs by Teresa, includes posing inspiration for an outdoor couples session. Book your Chicago couples session and browse the blog for more inspiration #couples #photography #couplesphotography #chicagophotographer

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