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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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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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Chicago, Illinois | 8 Wedding Planning Tasks You Can Do From Your Couch

Wedding planning, Chicago Illinois. Planning a wedding during COVID-19 isn’t ideal, but it is possible… I promise! Here are 8 tasks you can check off your list while quarantined. 1. Browse through endless inspiration. Just getting started with wedding planning? Head to Pinterest for countless ideas for your perfect day—from decor to color palettes, to […]

8 Wedding Planning Tasks You Can Do From Your Couch, Chicago Illinois by Photographs by Teresa. Includes posing inspiration for an outdoor couples session and wedding planning tips. Book your Chicago couples session and browse the blog for more inspiration #couples #photography #couplesphotography #Chicagophotographer

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10 Tips For Working From Home

I started my full time working from home journey three months ago, and I’ve learned quuuuite a few hacks on my best days vs. worst days, and am here to share with you my 10 best secrets to consistently live your best EVERY day! 1. Wake up at a consistent time every morning I personally […]

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North Avenue Beach, Chicago, Illinois | Heritage Outpost, Chicago Illinois | A Perfect Winter Chicago Engagement Session

Chicago couples session. 10° weather, a golden light rising up, Chicago winds reflecting off the lake, + the sweetest, most beautiful humans – Sam + Drew loving on each other through it all. I met up with these two for their engagement session on a Saturday morning at North Avenue Beach, and it was filled […]

North Avenue Beach, Chicago, Illinois | Heritage Outpost, Chicago Illinois | A Perfect Winter, by 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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Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan | Sand Dunes Photo Shoot

Sand Dunes Couples Session with Janell + Luke. Enough said! These two cuties literally had chemistry that you cannot even find in science labs. We started our morning at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. We jammed to music + drank mimosas all morning long. I flew my drone and had the […]

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore Couples Session, Photographs by Teresa, includes posing inspiration for an outdoor couples session. Book your Michigan couples session and browse the blog for more inspiration #couples #photography #couplesphotography #chicagophotographer

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Artifact Events, Chicago, Illinois | Intimate Chicago Wedding

Intimate Chicago wedding. The first time Nick saw Lyndie, he leaned over to his friend and whispered “I’m gonna marry that girl.” Lyndie was shy and was absolutely not interested in Nick at the time. Oh and also Nick was in a relationship at the time that he said that. But he said that he […]

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North Avenue Beach, Chicago, Illinois | A (Windy City) Chicago Elopement

I swear the temps dropped 20 degrees the instant we were on the lake, at North Avenue Beach. That’s Chicago weather for ya, I guess. Marisa + Tanner braved the windy city for the sweetest Chicago, IL elopement!! The temps were skin-numbing, the ground was a sheet of ice, and the sun was slowly dropping […]

chicago elopement including bride and groom portrait, Chicago skyline and flowers inspiration by Photographs by Teresa

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