Edyta Szyszlo Photography

August 25, 2010

Kristen & Gene’s Real Engagement – A Sunday Morning Stroll

Chicago,Edyta's Real Love Shoots — Edyta @ 10:10 AM

engagement community garden fabric garland

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Today I bring you Kristen and Gene! Super sweet and mellow couple. You could say their engagement session was a normal Sunday morning theme; walking the dog, grabbing coffee and exploring their family-friendly neighborhood all in the quiet that is Sunday morning. The best part was discovering spots they didn’t even know about like all the incredible vegetation inside the children’s community garden (including finding a school desk prop!!). Enjoy the sneak peek! (more…)

August 17, 2010

Caroline & Andres’s Real Engagement in the Mission – San Francisco

engagement san francisco alley graffiti

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Good to be back home! Flew in last night from a wedding in the midwest and just in time for a birthday dinner for my Jman. So excited to share Caroline and Andres’s engagement session with you! Thier wedding will be held in wine country so they wanted to change the scenery up a bit! The perfect evening consisted of beautiful murals at Balmy Alley, ice cream at the incredibly yummy Humphry Slocombe and a trip to Andres’s childhood park for some futbol love! Enjoy the sneak peek! (more…)

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August 11, 2010

Denise & Dave’s Real Backyard Wedding

classic backyard wedding seersucker

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Wow, it’s Wednesday already! Headed out-of-state again tomorrow for another wedding this weekend. I’m just all over the place! Denise and Dave – what a couple of love birds on their magical day. The midwest locusts hummed all day & night and families were as happy as can be. I was smitten with the whole day – their 1800’s Chicagoland home, handmade decor details, absolutely photogenic couple (although they were worried about being awkward in front of the camera!) and lively guests. I’m going to stop chatting away and let you know that you’ll need 2 cups of coffee for these images ;) Enjoy the sneak peek! (more…)

August 6, 2010

A Sneak Peek of a Sneak Peek – Backyard Wedding

Wedding Photography — Edyta @ 4:16 AM

seersucker suit wedding dress

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Happy Friday! Somewhat of a free weekend for me, in-between an engagement session, production, finding outfits for Jman’s Mad Men bday bash in a couple weeks..haha, did I say production? And I will enjoy a delightful dinner at Suppenk├╝che (I’m sure you’ve seen this SF german restaurant on the blogs for it’s indie weddings) with family via a sweet gift certificate that some of my clients gave me :) I leave you now with a sneak peek of a sneak peek for what’s to come on the blog soon…

August 5, 2010

Terri & Adam’s Urban Engagement – Chicago

urban balloon engagement couple

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Get ready for this sneak peek folks! Not only did I have a wedding in the good ole Midwest but also an engagement session. How in the world did Terri, Adam and I manage to get all these amazing shots in 1.5 hours while having an absolute blast running around Chicago?! The stars must have aligned for us…even the rain gods. We were prop crazy, love crazy and on a mission! So grab your morning coffees for this one! Can I say how incredibly awesome it was to run into a Tina Turner impersonator?! Sassy. (more…)

August 4, 2010

DIY 3D 30th Birthday Invitations

DIY — Edyta @ 11:16 AM

diy 3d birthday invitations

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

It’s August already, can you believe it?! This month, my Jman turns the big 3-0! I am throwing him a Mad Men style bash at a swanky, vintage and super teeny restaurant/lounge in downtown San Francisco. We have family and friends coming in town to join the rest of our SF folks to celebrate in style (no longer a surprise ;). While I love saving a tree, this occasion seemed perfect for a little diy paper invitation! Check out the rest… (more…)

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August 3, 2010

Find Me in The Knot Chicago Fall/Winter 2010 Magazine!

Press — Edyta @ 9:57 AM

the knot chicago fall winter 2010 a new leaf

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

I’m back in San Francisco, flew in late last night. Whew! Lots to catch up on and lots of production to start from my lovely engagement session and wedding this past weekend. Surprise in the mail! A copy of The Knot Chicago Fall & Winter 2010 fresh from the printers! You’ll find Jaimie and Jason’s wedding on stands soon, page 46! More here.

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July 28, 2010

My Latest Obsession – Enamel Coffee Mugs

Things I Love — Edyta @ 4:25 AM

colored enamel mugs

Photos courtesy of Kelly + Olive & Ivory and Tin

Lately, I’ve been craving another camping trip so that I can sit outside in the warm breeze and read the million books that I’ve borrowed and have yet to read/finish. So this could have sparked my new obsession with enamel coffee mugs…in love with the vintage white and tin! These colors do just fine too ;) Wouldn’t these be cute at a wedding?! Guests could drink hot chocolate or stuff them with flowers or how about hanging them from trees? Ideas are endless.

July 27, 2010

Trend of 2011 – Perfume & Scent Bars at Weddings & Bridal Showers

Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 8:53 AM

perfume bar jessica claire

Photo courtesy of Jessica Claire via Inspired By This

We have dessert bars, cocktail bars, candy bars, spice bars, seed bars but a perfume/scent bar? YES PLEASE! Buffets of yummies or goodies have raided the wedding market for the past handful of years. The last couple years, it’s gained huge popularity because of it’s decor ability and providing guests with a fun and memorable activity. Digging this bridal shower’s perfume bar – you could add some earthy men’s scents as well as flirty & floral women’s. Suggest a couple of favorite perfume combinations, small jars with labels and poof – a very memorable and personal favor for your guests! Seek out a custom scent companies for the best approach.

July 22, 2010

Trend of 2011 – Whoopie Pie Wedding Dessert or Favor

Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 9:45 AM

classic whoopie pies

Photos courtesy of Williams-Sonoma & Martha Stewart

Hello all! I’m back in San Francisco and photo production is in full force! Can’t wait to show you the sneak of my wedding in Ohio this past weekend. It’s oh-my goodness :) And speaking of oh-my and goodness…whoopie pies! This classic northeastern dessert is hitting the wedding market fast! We’ve seen a few weddings with this yummy cake dessert (yes, it’s more cake than a cookie or pie), however, this trend is going to replace cupcakes and pies (some wedding cakes even) in 2011! Word on the street is San Francisco’s Susie Cakes has fantastic ones…see more whoopie pies here, here, here, here. Who wouldn’t like sandwich cakes with filling, especially with flavors like red velvet or pumpkin!