Edyta Szyszlo Photography

May 27, 2008

Handmade, Knit Purses!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 1:44 PM

handmade knit purses

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!! Jared’s sister, Lauren, came into town to share her recent birthday and the start to another summer with us here in Chicago. We had a great time with friends and roaming the city…but I have to say my favorite part was finally photographing her incredible knit purses! Lauren is an amazing artist that is on the path to starting her own Etsy shop, and I was so happy to help her out! I know she’s going to do great and people already respond so positively to her work! So here’s a sneak peek of some of her purses! (more…)

May 21, 2008

Trends of 2008 – Creative Wedding Ceremony Vows

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 7:20 PM

wedding trends ceremony vows

Photos:  Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Worried what the two of you will say to one another on the big day?!  Ceremony vows have come a long way since the traditional ‘I do’s’.  I wanted to share a wedding I photographed a while ago in wine country…cutest ceremony vows idea!  It was an adorable way to interact with their guests by having their friends and family write the vows… (more…)

May 20, 2008

Trends of 2008 – Tissue, Fabric Flowers & Decor

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 4:06 PM

wedding trends tissue and fabric flowers

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

The groomsmen from the wedding I photographed in Nashville a couple weekends ago, wore fabric flowers in their boutonnieres, so adorable and sustainable!  Check out the post for a close-up of the bout.  They actually held up all day unlike real flowers.  I loved the idea and after purchasing the recent Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, I noticed that it’s an up and coming trend for weddings!  I thought I would share some of Martha’s tips on tissue and flowers as well as her tissue hanging pom-poms.  By the way – very eco-friendly!  More info:  Shaped Crepe Flowers, Pom-Poms and Luminarias, Dulken & Derrick (middle flower photo above, silk flowers).  Some are DIY!

May 14, 2008

Wedding Receptions: Thrifty Table Settings!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 7:32 AM

wedding reception table setting

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

I was at my local Salvation Army thrift store in Chicago the other day looking for old frames to display some of my wedding photography. During my rummaging, I came across all these old dishes!! I thought how adorable would it be if you could use mismatched, vintage-like plates for your table settings! So the digging started! If you’re looking for a charming way to provide table decor for your guests – this is it! The plates ranged in price between 50 cents and $2. Perfect if you’re hosting a small, intimate reception or if you’re looking to be creative within a budget! Once you’re done – donate them back or give away as gifts. More table setting photos… (more…)

May 13, 2008

Trends of 2008 – Bride & Bridesmaid Purses

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 8:00 AM

wedding trends 2008 brides purse

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Purses that pop! No need to have your purse dyed the color of your dress or carry white! There’s always a few little items that a bride and her bridesmaids need during the wedding day; lip gloss, mirror, blotting tissues and maybe some documentation. While you may not need to carry a purse around all day, it does serve an organization function and provide an extra punch to your dress! Clutches are most popular for weddings and special occassions because they are small and hand-held. The purse above is from BCBG Max Azria – check out more purse ideas! (more…)

May 12, 2008

Honky Tonkin in Nashville, Tennessee!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 8:04 AM

Nashville Wedding

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photgraphy

Good morning everyone! It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to post…wonder why?! I’ve been honky tonkin in Nashville photographing a destination wedding! It was my first time in Nashville and even though I was only there for a few days, I got to experience the best parts with an incredible group of people. Things I learned: “buggies” are also known as shopping carts, everyone is extremely friendly, and “honky tonkin” is the act of hopping around from music venues and bars listening to the bands. I can’t wait to show you the wedding photography from Traci and Marty’s special day, it’s absolutely breathtaking!

May 7, 2008

Trends of 2008 – Groom’s Cufflinks

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 5:36 PM

Trends of 2008 Cufflinks

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Grooms want to be in style just as much as the bride! Not just another fun detail for wedding photography, but many brides give their grooms cufflinks as a wedding day gift to help spruce up those rental tuxes! Cufflinks aren’t only for elegant, upscale weddings they help your polish your entire look. Think about your attire ahead of time – once you’ve decided whether your event will require a tux or casual suit, cufflinks can be picked out to compliment your personality and attire. I’ve even co-shot a wedding in San Francisco where for the reception the groom put on blue basketball cufflinks and blue retro Nike hightops to match! Plus, if your groom wears suits for work – the cufflinks can be reused! More cufflink ideas… (more…)

May 6, 2008

Tying the Knot Moments – Sunsets

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 5:54 PM

Photos courtesy of Geoff White Photography

This is my first posting of my new category called “tying the knot moments”! Wedding photographers from around the country submit their favorite wedding moments and why. A great way for brides and grooms to view what wedding photographers are doing around the country, how their styles differ and wedding day advice. Please don’t hesitate to submit photos!

Today’s tying the knot moment comes from Geoff White Photography and their love for sunsets! Located in northern California where the sunsets are incredible!! I’ve had the pleasure of working with this outstanding and hardworking husband and wife team – Geoff and Lara White. Their attention to detail and vigorous drive shows in their photographs! Read on…. (more…)

Twigs & Honey Wedding Hair Accessories!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 4:29 PM

Photos courtesy of Twigs & Honey on Etsy

Looking for unique and handmade wedding hair accessories? Twigs & Honey is the hair adornments line by Myra Callan. She offers custom designs! Boutonnieres, bridesmaid head bands, and incredible birdcage veils! “If you are a bride or a fashionable lady interested in a personalized hair piece for a wedding, special event, or for everyday, convo me to get started on your own custom design,” – Myra

Photos courtesy of Twigs & Honey on Etsy

Be sure to check out Myra’s Twigs & Honey blog. And check out my post about wedding hairstyles trends!

May 5, 2008

Camping trip 01 of season – Indiana Sand Dunes

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 3:45 PM

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Hope you had a good weekend! We had our first camping trip of the season this past weekend at the Indiana Sand Dunes State Park on Lake Michigan (about 1.5 hours southeast on a train – 45 min/1hour in a car). Amazing! We had some rough weather – tornado warning, thunderstorm and rain! But we did manage to get some sunshine here and there. I ended up bringing a point and shoot camera instead of my pro camera, thank goodness! It would have been drenched. Thanks to everyone for incredible time, always fun when we hang out. Self portrait at the dunes above….check out more photos! (more…)