Edyta Szyszlo Photography

March 19, 2008

A Cat Moment…one of many.

Edyta's Real Portraits,Misc — Edyta @ 5:02 PM

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Many of my close friends and family know how obsessed I am with my little kitties :) Thought I would show you what they were up to today and let me tell ya they were hard at work! HA! Taken with a point & shoot camera, you can see Desher just lays under the heater vent, sun-bathing. Boris made a new friend with the free American Greeting bunny I got from buying 4 greeting cards at the store. Oh and wonder what he’s doing in that cardboard box? It’s officially the kitty space ship that they adore – thank you wedding album binding companies for supplying my cat toys!

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March 17, 2008

One stop shop! Special Events & Weddings – Magnificent Milestones!

Misc,Paper,Planning,Wedding Advice — Edyta @ 12:13 PM

Photos courtesy of Magnificent Milestones

I had the pleasure of meeting Kara Underwood, owner of Magnificent Milestones a few days ago! Super sweet, friendly and outgoing – Kara has put together an amazing event studio to help organize and plan almost any event. Located in Chicago – Kara supplies coordination and design for weddings, social/corporate & etiquette events. You can’t beat that convenience! “A detailed, innovative and customer-focused event & design firm.” (more…)

March 12, 2008

Trends of 2008 – Wedding Cakes

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

I thought it would be a good idea to continue chatting about wedding trends for my current brides and all other brides! All you fall brides – time to get your cake picked out! For most couples, the wedding cake ties all the decor together and who can resist dessert? I think the wedding cake remains one of the few items that provides tradition and for that, you want to keep your cake memorable. One of the up and coming cake trends (not to mention very classic and timeless) is fabric designs and patterns.

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

Fabrics and their patterns have been around for ages – most of them never out of style (well ok maybe plaid), which is why I loved this idea so much! You can take a classic pattern and give it a modern twist. Plus, you can play with colors and different shaped cakes while still keeping it simple. Check out more cake inspirations… (more…)

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March 8, 2008

Another White Chicago…Snow and Wedding Dresses!

Fashion,Wedding Advice — Edyta @ 12:04 PM

Photos courtesy of White Chicago & Natalia Tupikow Photography

Well it’s another snowy day here in Chicago – will this winter ever end?! But it’s reminded me of this incredible wedding dress shop called White Chicago located in the River North neighborhood in Chicago. On a budget? Looking for a unique dress for the big day? Want to feel like a fashionista in white? White Chicago specializes in new, sample and once-wed designer wedding gowns. After spending a few weeks with the wonderful ladies that work there, I can honestly say this store is one of the greatest wedding ideas since man! (more…)

March 5, 2008

Photographers creating memories for families of terminally ill newborns.

Quote/Style courtesy of NILMDTS

Routine for most of my mornings, I like to catch the Today Show while I sip my coffee and check emails. This morning was particularly special as they featured a story about professional photographers volunteering their time and talent to capturing the first few moments of the family and their newborn. There are so many great people out there. Here’s the link the the video from the Today Show.

The non-profit organization was formed by Cheryl Haggard and Sandy Puc in April of 2005 after their personal experience of loosing their child. They named the organization NILMDTS (Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep) after the children’s bedtime prayer. The organization and it’s photographers has provided thousands of families of babies who are stillborn or are at risk of dying as newborns free professional portraits with their baby. NILMDTS has nearly 3, 200 affiliated photographers in 12 countries worldwide. This is an incredible organization and my heart goes out for them and the families they care for. Check out more information at NILMDTS there you’ll find how you can donate, donate your time/talent and read testimonials.


My Trip to the Town of Toasted Ravioli – St. Louis!

Edyta's News,Misc,St. Louis — Edyta @ 11:23 AM

Photos: Edyta & Lauren

What an incredible past weekend! I went to St. Louis to photograph Stephanie & Jim’s wedding and couldn’t have asked for a better weekend! More to come on their incredible wedding in another post. Not only did I enjoy my favorite St. Louis classic of toasted ravioli on Friday, but the weather was gorgeous all 3 days! It was great to see Jared’s (my boyfriend) family as well. The weather so beautiful – talking mid 70s and sunny – that we decided to head out on Sunday to play! As you see in the photos above, it was a bit windy :) (more…)

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February 28, 2008

Wedding Invitations and Papers and Letterpress, oh my!

Photos courtesy of Paper Source

I have always been fascinated with great patterns and designs, and my recent trip to Paper Source inspired me to chat about the awesome things you can do with your wedding paper needs (invites, save the date cards, thank you notes, table cards, etc). One thing brides & grooms may not realize is that your save the date card or wedding invitation sets the tone of your upcoming wedding day. It’s your first impression so why not make it memorable! (more…)

Wedding Favors – boxes

Photos courtesy of Paper Source

Aren’t those favor boxes adorable?! I was in Paper Source (Chicago) a few days ago purchasing more envelopes and paper for my photo info packets and came across these super cute pillow boxes! Paper Source one of the cutest stores for anything related to paper. I thought these would be great to add candy or special momentos for your wedding guests, not to mention a creative way to decorate your tabletops! What a way to bring vibrant color and design sense. Boxes seen above are called “pillow boxes”, “take out boxes”. They have a couple more styles like pyramids and flip envelopes that could work too. Check out my post about wedding favor ideas too! If you can’t find a Paper Source location in your area, shop online!

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February 27, 2008

I Love Bostons!

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

You are looking at my little boston terrier nephew named Bowser! (aka Bowsie Wowsie) I held a mini photo session of Bowser while visiting my brother and his girlfriend in San Francisco a few months back. What a special pup! I actually received a video of Bowser the other day proving his “sit, lay down, and roll over” routine, so cute! He is much bigger these days, running free on the beaches of the west coast. Isn’t it great to have the memories of your loved pets at all stages in their life? Our pets have become such an important part of our lives and it’s incredible to be able to look back at photos that captured the little moments. More to come on pet photography!

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February 26, 2008

Trends of 2008 – Bridal Flower Bouquets

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

I love love love flowers (especially peonies)! They are my favorite detail to photograph at weddings (as you can see in the 3 flower collages!) and give off such an aura about the overall day. Recently, a read a little tid bit about the brides bouquet…the brides make-up for the day should match her bouquet style. I would love to hear what make-up artists think about this idea! Essentially, the style of your bouquet (dramatic, romantic, flirty, natural, etc) says a lot about who you are and what you are portraying on your wedding day, so it makes total sense that it could compliment your make-up, such as your lip gloss or eye shadow. New trend of 2008?! (more…)