Edyta Szyszlo Photography

January 22, 2009

Alice Padrul Wedding Dresses!

Chicago,Fashion — Edyta @ 7:23 AM

alice padrul wedding dresses

Photos:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Finally!!  I shot Alice Padrul’s wedding dress collection just before the holidays, and I’m so happy to finally show you some of my favorite images.  Alice Padrul is located in the west loop neighborhood in Chicago but sells her gowns all over the country.  Every dress is custom and hand-detailed, which is why I think they are all so gorgeous!  Check out my favs… (more…)

January 19, 2009

Sneak Peek – Wedding Dress Fashion Shoot

Chicago — Edyta @ 7:17 AM

wedding dress

Photo:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

You won’t believe the past week I’ve had…just when I thought catching up on post production would be the most of my worries…my wallet gets snatched out of my purse during a bridal consultation :(  I’ve spent the last few days sorting, making calls and canceling who knows what just to be safe…and yes, my production has suffered.

A long awaited sneak peek!  With holidays, traveling and a stolen wallet (pretty much my life) – I promise to do my best to get more images up!  I had the pleasure of shooting Alice Padrul’s custom wedding dress line.  Thanks to the amazing team!  I promise to get all the images up soon :)

January 16, 2009

Wedding Dessert or Favor – Cotton Candy!

Favors,Food,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 11:37 AM

cotton candy weddings

Photos courtesy of Hostess w/ the MostessMartha Stewart

I was reminded of how playful and whimsical cotton candy was while on my trip to Las Vegas.  Our hotel had a great buffet including a fabulous dessert bar with pink cotton candy!  I love the pastel colors and fluffiness!  Dessert tables have become very common at weddings, so why not add a fun sweet treat like cotton candy!  On the left – pink cotton candy inside zig-zag Container Store holders.  On the right – custom dyed cotton candy spun around rock candy.  Here are some more great ideas… (more…)

January 14, 2009

Displaying Photos at Your Wedding

Wedding Advice,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 6:45 AM

displaying photos at wedding

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

Hello everyone!  I am back from some vacation time!  Of course, I’ll be playing catch up for a while, but I wanted to share a couple photo ideas for your wedding that I came across.  I love the idea of making your wedding feel as intimate as possible and photos do just that.  Check out the Photo Screen & Photo Cake. 2009 is about personalizing your wedding as much as possible (although you should anytime.

I’ve got some great posts lined up – traveling always allows me to do reading and research :)  Thanks for your patience while I get myself organized!

January 12, 2009

To: Newly Engaged, From: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Special Offers — Edyta @ 10:52 PM

7 for 7

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January 4, 2009

Out of Town

Edyta's News — Edyta @ 6:40 AM

Hello everyone!  I am on vacation until Jan. 13th.  There will be no additional blog posts besides the scheduled ones.  Thanks for your patience!



January 2, 2009

Dog Portraits – Meet Fifi!

pet portraits

Photos:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

This pet portrait session was dear to my heart!  My friend, Marianne, approached me with the news that her little Fifi (a boston terrier) was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  It was hard to believe because Fifi seemed so young and full of energy. While she is doing much better now (from all the loving care from Marianne and the medicines from the docs), we both knew it was important to get a photo session of her done as quickly as possible :(  So meet Fifi, the mellow and super chic sweet-poo… (more…)

December 31, 2008

Goodbye to 2008!

Misc — Edyta @ 10:21 AM

new years eve

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

I still can’t believe how fast this year has gone by.  My first full year in Chicago – new friends were made and amazing experiences were had.  2008 was a year full of personal accomplishments and discoveries about myself.  To all my 2008 clients – THANK YOU for allowing me to share special moments with you. And let’s not forget that my blog was born!  It’s been a pleasure sharing ideas with you.  I wish ALL of you an incredible night to the New Year!  Have fun and be safe!  Let’s make 2009 a sparkling year!

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December 29, 2008

The Personal Touch – A Wedding Book

Paper,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 1:26 PM

wedding book invitation

Photo courtesy of Nick & Nikki Lo Bue via Merriment

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday!  My stomach is still SO full.  Lauren of Staunch forwarded this incredible wedding invitation idea – a wedding book!  The couple had a great story to tell so they had a invitation book made to share their experiences as a couple and to invite their guests to their special day!  Check out the post for more.

December 23, 2008

The Holidays = Cookie Time!

Misc — Edyta @ 9:15 AM

christmas cookies

Photo:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Happy Happy Holidays!!  I hope everyone enjoys the time with their family and friends – it’s been an incredible year!  Best wishes to you in the New Year!

I’m headed out of town for a few days to enjoy the family, but I wanted to leave you with a little bit of something…COOKIES!  Thanks to Dana for giving me this recipe – it’s my go-to cookie :)  Gooey Butter Cookies (sounds better when you add the word ‘ooey’ in front) were my staple this year for presents and a friend’s cookie swap.  I added a twist this year…color!   (more…)

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