Edyta Szyszlo Photography

November 2, 2010

Minted (and modern) Holiday Cards! Free Shipping!

Edyta's News — Edyta @ 10:04 AM

holiday minted cards

Hello Clients! That’s right – brides & grooms from past to recent, families, businesses – anyone I’ve photographed this holiday card deal is for you! Buy your holiday cards from Minted, and  I’ll upload the photo(s) of your choice! Added bonus?! Do it before November 9th to receive FREE GROUND SHIPPING!! Order before November 30th to ensure receiving your cards in time to send out!

Here are the details: see all modern holiday designs here, see my favorites here and email me at info@edytaszyszlo.com once you’ve placed your order and are ready for the photo upload.

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October 29, 2010

Karen & Dan’s Real Classic & Modern Gallery Loft Wedding

Chicago,Edyta's Real Weddings — Edyta @ 8:44 AM

chandelier wedding

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Happy Friday and GO Giants! A wonderful fall wedding sneak peek today. Meet Karen and Dan. Lovers of food, family and a classy good ole time. A fabulous way to end my wedding season for 2010 in Chicago. Crisp air and crispy leaves ;) Big thanks to Amy for keeping me photo company. I know I’ve somewhat abandoned the blog, but I promise in the next coming months to catch up with more posts about work, trends and charming things! Thanks for your patience! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)

October 25, 2010

Monday Roundup!

Edyta's News,Edyta's Real Portraits — Edyta @ 3:36 PM

modern puppy portraits

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo

Hello strangers! I’ve been away on my last travel whirlwind for the year – SF to Chicago for my last wedding of 2010. Chicago to St. Louis for another week long photoshoot of Cheree Berry Paper (can’t wait to see all our hard work on their new website! see part 1 and 2 of our last shoot) and now back home! I’ll be having some heavy post-production weeks with a bit of Halloween and Thanksgiving in between before it’s December…holy cow already! Also, a reminder to brides and grooms looking for 2011 vendors – booking season is NOW! Get’em while we are hot! And now, I leave you with some snaps that I took while in Chicago of my friend’s new pup named Frankie! (more…)

October 11, 2010

Southern Weddings V3 Fab Find – Bow Ties via Smitten Sticks!

Edyta's News,Press — Edyta @ 8:32 AM

southern weddings bow ties

Yay! You’ll find our bow ties featured as a ‘Fab Find’ in the newest copy of Southern Weddings Magazine! Page 12 to be exact :) To purchase the magazine (which is unlike any other wedding magazine on the market!) go here. To purchase our limited edition bow ties and other Smitten Stick expressions go here. All Smitten Sticks will be discontinued on December 1st so hurry, hurry! Happy Monday!

October 8, 2010

Kristen & Gene’s Real Modern Wedding with a Retro hint

bride groom lollipop

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Happy almost weekend! You remember Kristen and Gene’s Sunday Stroll? Their recent and lovely downtown Chicago wedding was a classic elegance with a hint of retro. Thankfully, the big chance of rain never happened (thanks mother nature!) but the wind gusts took over. But if that was our biggest challenge, fashion wind with a plush veil…well I’ll take it! Super sweet couple with incredible charm! Big thanks to my right-hand photo lady Amy. Enjoy the sneak! (more…)

September 28, 2010

Caroline & Andres’s Real Dreamy DIY Beltane Ranch Wedding

beltane ranch wedding

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Dreamy, dreamy, dreamy!! Caroline and Andres’s wedding was simply that. All the elements of a perfect wedding day mashed together and  the best part – these two were just beaming at one another! Best yet, my dream of photographing at Beltane Ranch in Sonoma with the most fantastical couple came true. This handmade-with-love wedding will have you drooling over the gorgeous couple, family and friends along with the diy details. Big thanks to my lovely right-hand photo lady, Jenna! Enjoy the sneak peek! (more…)

September 21, 2010

Silhouette Art: Papers, Instructions, and Patterns for Making Modern Heirlooms

DIY,Things I Love — Edyta @ 4:09 AM

silhouette art book by vana chupp

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Short week for me here in SF because I fly out to Chicago tomorrow for a super cool wedding at The Wit. But before I go, I had to tell you about this charming little art book/kit! You may recognize the name Vana Chupp in your hunt for the perfect silhouette products (owner of Le Paper Studio and designer of Smitten Sticks!) but not until now will the inner artist and silhouette lover in you come true ;) Honored to be one of the first to chat about Chupp’s new book and kit, here an inside look at Silhouette Art: Papers, Instructions, and Patterns for Making Modern Heirlooms! (more…)

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September 15, 2010

Trend of 2011 – Vintage Popcorn Tin Cans

Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 1:24 PM

jolly time popcorn tins vintage

Photo (top): Edyta Szyszlo

I’m totally calling this trend out myself! Taking a break from production, I walked down to my neighborhood corner store and found a little design gem, also known as Jolly Time popcorn cardboard tins! Instantly fell in love with the size and graphics, I bought 3! Now, I’ve done a bit of research and looks like popcorn companies introduced popcorn tins in the 1940s. Um, how fantastic are they??? Of course, I asked the store owner where he purchased the 10oz cans and of course, a food wholesaler. I can’t seem to find today’s version (cardboard tin) for purchase anywhere online. You can find the antiques online through collectors and Ebay but watch out for the hefty price. With our pop culture’s love for typography, decades of 1940 thru 1960s & reusing vintage, I can only imagine weddings will too.  Use them similarly as the tea leaf tins, as flower vases, boxes or simple decor prop elements. If you can find today’s version, they’d make super wedding favors!

Hannah & Chris’s Just Married Session Down Memory Lane

just married session beach

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

As promised, a sneak peek of Hannah & Chris’s just married session! Busy bees planning a wedding and trying to coordinate travel, we decided that instead of an engagement session that a just married session would be just as fabulous! The best part was that it also served as a tour of their favorites spots to hang out growing up. I feel privileged to become invited to share these memories with my couples. Ahhh, the gushies. Alright, enough chat! Follow me to their favorite teen hangout (they both hung out there but didn’t know it!), her father’s labor of love and a popular chit-chat spot for best friends. (more…)



September 14, 2010

Hannah & Chris’s Real Warehouse Gallery Wedding

real wedding warehouse gallery hip

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

What do you get with a Midwestern couple living in LA and owning a music licensing shop called Ghost Town? FUN! What do you get with a Chicagoland childhood, hanging out in the same circle of friends growing up but not knowing it? Sweet Hannah and Chris love. It may have taken years for them to find each other right under their noses but it seems as if they’ve known each other for a lifetime already. This is a doozy of a sneak peek, so much so that their Just Married session will be a separate feature this week! Also, a big thank you to my right-hand photo woman Jessie. Enjoy this Chicago wedding sneak peek story… (more…)