Edyta Szyszlo Photography

April 8, 2009

Smitten Boutique + Magnificent Milestones

Planning,Special Offers — Edyta @ 6:57 AM

magnificent milestones chicago

Photo courtesy of Smitten Boutique and MM

The lovely Kara, of Magnificent Milestones, emailed to tell me about the merge of two great wedding services in Chicago!  Smitten Boutique focuses on engagement, wedding and baby products/details while Magnificent Milestones plans and designs!!  One stop shopping in the west loop, and all your milestones are covered!  Great idea?  Yes yes yes.   (more…)

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April 7, 2009

Grace & Geoff’s Engagement!

chicago engagement

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

I’m such a romantic gush!  I was listening to some great music (Nina Simone, Iron & Wine) while prepping this FANTASTICLY ADORABLE engagement session for the blog. The combination gives me the goosebumps and giggles!  Grace and Geoff flew in from NYC for the weekend to finish some wedding planning and fun photos around Chicago. Note: when I first talked with them over the phone they both told me they were not photogenic…ummm, I beg to differ guys :)   (more…)

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April 6, 2009

April Showers Bring Snow Instead

Flowers,Misc,Photography — Edyta @ 1:01 PM

spring bouquet

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

After my engagement shoot on Saturday, I felt so alive and springy!  The sun was shining, and I happened to walk past my ladies at Dilly Lily!  Absolutely fell in love with their new moss covered vases and Leslie’s tulip arrangement.  Sold.  But now, I’m staring at snow.  Ugh.  Bring May flowers!!

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Giveaway Reminder!

Misc — Edyta @ 10:35 AM

 Just a quick reminder about the free wedding photography giveaway!! I’ve gotten some incredible entries! Deadline is April 15.  Click here for more information.



Biking For a Cause!

Misc — Edyta @ 6:37 AM

tour de cure

Photos courtesy of Tour de Cure & John Zeien

Happy Monday!  This is my man’s 3rd year participating in this great cause!  This year more of his friends (along with their lady supporters, that’s us) will be joining him as a team in St. Louis June 6th! “Tour de Cure is a series of fund-raising cycling events held in 40 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association.”  It’s a 100 mile event but the boys have set a goal of 100km (62 miles) and the ladies will be bbq-ing food energy when they are done :)  I know times are tough – donations are very much appreciated – click here.  Every bit helps!

PS – credit to lady friend/wife Nat for the fabulous team name & JZ for the awesome logo!  Fist pump for team effort.

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April 3, 2009

My Baby Boris & His Obsession II

Edyta's Real Portraits,Misc — Edyta @ 6:05 AM

cat portraits

Photos:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Friday!  Is it a dress, lingerie or a jogging suite?  Oh Boris, it’s a bag.  I’d like to point out that Boris does this completely on his own, never any help from us!  Whatever his mind thinks it is, he loves it…obsesses, and loves it some more.  So I’ve documented a couple of his favorite outfits to show you… (more…)

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April 2, 2009

Boutonnieres by Fritts Rosenow

Fashion,Flowers,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 6:48 AM

nontraditional boutonnieres

Photos courtesy of Frittes Rosenow via Brooklyn Bride

Now THESE are “today’s” boutonnieres!!  Talk about a trend in 2009. I’m so in love, and I think you will be too.  Rosenow Floral Design, in San Francisco, is offering a new line of custom bouts!  Check out the BB link above for a special deal for California couples and more!

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April 1, 2009

I’m Not Fooling Around

Special Offers,Wedding Photography — Edyta @ 6:26 AM

wedding promotion

Photo:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

April Fool’s…NOT!  No, prankster jokes here only free wedding photography!!  I’m proud to announce my first contest/giveaway!  Check out the specs… (more…)

March 31, 2009

The Knot Best of Weddings 2009

Press — Edyta @ 10:21 AM

the knot best of weddings 2009

Photos:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Yay!!  Liz and Mike’s beautiful cake made the front of the ‘Best of the Midwest’ section in the newest The Knot Best of Weddings 2009!  Very on top of it Liz, emailed me and called to tell me the sweet news yesterday :)  Way to go Take the Cake, who was voted one of the best in the region!  Buy it on stands now nationwide.

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Thrift Finds!

Misc — Edyta @ 6:02 AM

thrift finds

Photos:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

During my errands yesterday, I decided to stop by the newly discovered thrift store in my neighborhood.  I was specifically looking for a new luggage piece/album carrier but of course a purse, rosie shirt and 3 silk patterned scarves joined the pile :)  More on the bag… (more…)

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