Edyta Szyszlo Photography

August 7, 2008

Martha Stewart Wedding Crafts!

Decor,Favors,Paper,Wedding Advice — Edyta @ 9:48 AM

martha stewart crafts

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Crafts

I can’t believe I’m just now sharing this awesome site!  If you’re looking for a little help in the wedding decor and invite department for your wedding, this is the place to shop!  All the great ideas and decor that she has shared (and you thought you’d never be able to recreate) are done for you!!  Many products come in multiples and you just assemble per directions.  Not getting married?  Check out the site for super cute holiday ideas and special occassions!  Everything is adorable – wish I had the brains of Ms. Martha!  Martha Stewart Crafts

August 5, 2008

Wedding Etiquette – 3 Q & A’s About Your Guests

Wedding Advice,Wedding Photography — Edyta @ 11:36 AM

wedding etiquette guests

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Wedding etiquette! Lots of different ideas and theories out there on what should happen for various moments of your wedding day, especially regarding your guests. I will try to make this a reoccurring topic! After some research, I found that there are three popular questions asked about guests; how do we divide the guest list, do we invite children, and should we pay for our out of town guests? So here is a wedding photographer’s answers! (more…)

Summer Storms = Power Outage

Edyta's News,Misc — Edyta @ 9:19 AM

power out chicago

Photo:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Hello!!  I’m reporting from my local coffee shop this morning.  We had huge storms last night that knocked our power out AND provided us with a nice little fountain of water shooting from our windows.  Glad to hear everyone is ok!  I knew it was bad when the sky turned green, something I’ve never seen in Chicago since we’ve lived here.  No sign of hope from the electric company, they said it could be days.  On that note, posts will be delayed for the next several day :(  (I will do my best to post a couple today)

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August 2, 2008

Kristyn & Doug’s Engagement!

Chicago,Edyta's Real Love Shoots — Edyta @ 8:03 PM

engagement session chicago

Photos:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

What a blast!  Kristyn and Doug decided to have their engagement session in ‘their’ special place – the lakefront in Chicago, where Fullerton meets the water.  Many moments of sitting and enjoying the peace of the water (and the great people watching!).  Enjoy more photos… (more…)

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July 31, 2008

Trends of 2008 – One Stop Online Registries!

Planning,Wedding Trends 2008 — Edyta @ 8:40 PM

wishpot online

Photo courtesy of Wishpot

Is there anyone who has never shopping online?! I’m sure there are a rare few – but to the rest of us (me especially) I do most of my shopping online! Thanks to the internet and technologies, wedding registries have come a long way! I came across this new site called Wishpot. A one stop online registry shop! It’s very new, but easy as pie! This was long awaited – your guests can shop in their pjs and purchase from stores they may not have in their hometowns. All your favorite stores are essentially bookmarked into your registry. Have an online wedding site or blog? Add your registry to it and save paper in your invitations Awesome for baby registries too! Check out the link above to see how it works.

July 28, 2008

Dog Portraits – Meet Alfie!

Chicago,Edyta's Real Portraits — Edyta @ 10:19 AM

dog portraits chicago

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Good morning! Hope everyone’s Mondays are off to a good start! If not, these sneak peek dog portraits of Alfie will cheer you up! Alfie was such a little photo princess – she had all the moves down!  Of course, her belly was full of treats after our session, but we had a great time! More photos… (more…)

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July 25, 2008

Antique Fabrics & Lace Dresses – Holly Stalder

Fashion,Wedding Trends 2008 — Edyta @ 9:13 AM

holly stalder

Photos courtesy of Holly Stalder

A little birdie (ok, it was lovely Lauren of Staunch Knits) sent me a link to Holly Stalder yesterday! Amazing! My personal taste towards anything wedding dress tends to be more romantic vintage, so I thought others could enjoy it as well! I’ve seen a lot of wedding dresses, and believe me it’s all about how it makes you feel that gives the wedding day glows…but it’s refreshing to see designers step away from the strapless a-line. Ultra feminine, lush fabrics and romantic lace – you have to check out Holly’s collection, blog and Etsy shop!! Her Portland studio takes appointments for wedding dress consultations. If anything, the photographs and designs just might give you some inspiration! (more…)

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July 24, 2008

Dog Portraits – Meet Wally!

Chicago,Edyta's Real Portraits — Edyta @ 8:35 AM

dog portraits chicago

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Isn’t he adorable?! This portrait session was a birthday present for Wally’s mom from his dad – super cute. He was full of energy, I could hardly keep up with him! Lincoln park hosted our playtime and let me tell ya – that red ball was everything to Wally. He was so much fun! Sometimes I wish I could have that much energy! Check out the rest of Wally’s sneak peek… (more…)

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July 19, 2008

Tying the Knot Moment – Trash the Dress in Sweden!

Tying the Knot Moments — Edyta @ 9:44 AM

erika gerdemark photography

Photo courtesy of Erika Gerdemark Photography

A 2007 bride of mine shared a link with me last night with this photo!  She had a friend who was married in Sweden – they used Erika Gerdemark Photography…while doing some exploring she found some trash the dress photos on the blog! I just had to share this one – it’s stunning!  It’s a trend that’s been around for a while and is spreading universally! It’s about being creative and not destroying memories – you’re creating new ones!  Most wedding photographers are game for it so don’t hesitate to ask!  Check out the official TTD website.  I’m sure your dress will be happy to be worn a second time!  Check out the rest of the photo session from above at Erika’s Blog.

July 16, 2008

Boris’s One Year Birthday!

cat birthday

Photos:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Happy birthday to my baby Boris!  He turned one yesterday, and we decided to spoil him with gifts and treats!  He loves his new toy…it actually kept him busy for most of the night while we slept! (more…)