Edyta Szyszlo Photography

March 26, 2009

I’m Giddy for Spring!

Misc,Planning — Edyta @ 7:10 AM

cb2

Photos courtesy of CB2

I was so excited when I received my CB2 catalog in the mail yesterday!  Spring is here, which means weddings are here, which means I wish I still lived in my old San Francisco apartment that had a fabulous view and private deck so that I could purchase springy items to put on that deck from CB2. the end :)  OR almost better idea: if you are getting married you can register for these outdoor goodies!  Astro Balls & Sunny Arm Chairs

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Max Wanger & Chicago

Misc,Tying the Knot Moments — Edyta @ 7:00 AM

max wanger

Photo courtesy of Max Wanger

When I read that Max was in Chicago for an engagement session a few days ago, I obsessively checked his blog until the photos were up!  I knew they’d be refreshing and incredibly thoughtful…nice to see someone else’s view of Chicago romance :)  Max – I clap to you *as always*.  

Gotta Love Those Brits…

Fashion — Edyta @ 6:57 AM

british wedding dress

Photos courtesy of Samuelle via A Cup of Jo

I heart the dress.  Sleeves can we say ‘yes please!’  

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March 25, 2009

Trends of 2009 – Custom & Complex Cocktails

Food,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 6:20 AM

wedding cocktails

Photos courtesy of Brides

Notice I didn’t use the word ‘budget’ in the title?  Don’t fret, I didn’t leave budget friendly info out!  The word on the street says Gin is in this year because of it’s complex and versatile flavor.  You can make swanky, old school favs like martinis and gimlets or casual sippys like sparkling gin and juice.  And by complex, I mean in-depth flavors not hard to make cocktails.  With diy trends all over the wedding scene, customizing a crafty cocktail fits right in! (more…)

March 20, 2009

Springy Scents

Beauty,Misc — Edyta @ 6:33 AM

perfume

Photo:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Happy Friday!  Yesterday, I had my first engagement shoot of the wedding season!  The sun was peeking through and the air was crisp – can’t wait to show you the photos!  Afterwards, I decided to stop by a store called RR#1 Chicago in my neighborhood (amazing marble tiles for sale).  Such a cute space with lots of excellent smells, and there it was…my new perfume scent (it didn’t know it yet)!  Lilac & Dandelion by Skeem, to.die.for.  I couldn’t decide between it and Vintage Peony – opted for the springier scent full of past memories :)  Even better…the company has an online store with more goodies!! (more…)

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March 19, 2009

Etsy – One of a Kind How-To

Planning,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 8:52 AM

Just a quick shout out to one of my favorite letterpress studios!  Paper Stories has a wonderful article on Etsy’s Handmade Blog – read it here.

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Blog Reading Back Up!

Planning,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 6:46 AM

inspiration board

Photo courtesy of 100 Layer Cake

Wow, I can’t believe I let my blog readings back up that much, shame on me!  Can I blame it on being out of town?  Alright, cut the small talk – here are some of my favorite readings from my back up :)  100 Layer Cake is a fabulous up and coming blog!  I adore the inspiration boards – genius colors used and I like that it’s not heavy on wedding details (inspiration comes from everyday life right?). (more…)

March 18, 2009

Cat Portraits – Meet Francie!

Edyta's Real Portraits,St. Louis — Edyta @ 6:17 AM

cat portraits

Photos:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

She’s such a little kitty!  Francie was definitely shy and a bit hesitant during her photo vogue moment, but you’d never guess it with these photos.  She’s only a few months old so I’m pretty positive my scary camera wasn’t helping :)  Her mommy lured her in with yummy cookies – I bet someone had a bellyache! (more…)

March 17, 2009

Dog Portraits – Meet Conan the Barbarian!

Edyta's Real Portraits,St. Louis — Edyta @ 12:55 PM

dog portraits

Photos:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

I’m back!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  During my little weekend getaway from the winter awfullness, I had the pleasure of photographing this handsome guy!  Meet Conan aka Conanbonan, Conster and Cons!    He’s just a bundle of love, and the exact same color as my Desher!  (Not to mention…half Irish Setter & Golden Retriever!)  More photos… (more…)

March 13, 2009

Water Drinking Kitties!

Misc — Edyta @ 6:01 AM

cats drinking water

Happy Friday!  I’m headed out of town for a long weekend and didn’t find time to do any wedding research :) So you are stuck watching brand new videos of my two babies (Desher and Boris) doing one of things they do best: drinking water out of a glass!  Yes, this is their regular glass, in their regular spot. Bare with me, I’m new at this!  Videos here – Desher & Boris.  Enjoy your weekend!!

PS – Originally, Desher’s video had ‘Don’t Stop’ by Brazilian Girls but due to copyright it was removed :(  It made so much more sense…

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