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When I moved here to Charleston, South Carolina last year, I decided to take it slow, settle in, and get to know people and places. Well, a little over a year in and let me tell you – photographing in Charleston is pretty much the best! Family portraits on Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, and downtown...

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    Adam + Erin Anniversary Portraits Downtown Charleston

    Erin and Adam are a creative couple who live in Chicago, Illinois and were visiting Charleston one weekend. I’ve actually worked with Adam as a second photographer before, too!  They shared that they hadn’t had photos done together in YEARS….  and we promptly got them on a calendar for a session during their visit to Charleston. ...

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      Melissa & Ben’s Outdoor Chicago Wedding at Seven Bridges

        Melissa and Ben celebrated their wedding with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony near Chicago, Illinois.  My favorite parts of the day included the obvious joy and emotion between Melissa and Ben. I also loved the beautiful tree that created a canopy over the ceremony. The reception was indoors at Seven Bridges Golf Club, and included toasts,...

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        Costa Rica Sights and Sunsets

        If you’re somewhere cold – like me right now in Chicago – I thought you may enjoy a few images from my Costa Rica portfolio! Most of these photos are from within a few miles of my old house.  Some of these images have been purchased as large prints for people’s home, and also for...

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          My Pre-Wedding Questionnaire for Chicago Brides & Grooms

          or, *How A Pre-Wedding Questionnaire Can Help Make Your Photography Experience Amazing*   If you’ve worked with me in the past, you know that I always send my wedding clients a few questions to consider and reply to me before the wedding. This pretty little ditty is a couple easy pages that covers specific photo-ops you...

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            Steph & Henry’s Chicago Wedding Photography at Kenilworth Club

             Stephanie, originally from Chicago, had recently moved across the globe to Melbourne, Australia. A mutual friend introduced her & Henry via a facebook message, suggesting that they meet up and get dinner because both were newcomers to Melbourne. Well, they did!  Steph & Henry met on a tram stop and went to a restaurant on...

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            • Laura MillsNovember 16, 2016 - 12:26 pm

              Wow, stunning pictures!ReplyCancel

              • OrianaNovember 16, 2016 - 12:45 pm

                Thank you, Laura!ReplyCancel

            • MonasheeNovember 16, 2016 - 12:50 pm

              What a sweet story and an adorable couple. Beautifully captured!ReplyCancel

              • OrianaNovember 16, 2016 - 12:57 pm

                I love their story, too, and they are such a sweet, fun couple. Thank you, Monashee!ReplyCancel

            • HeatherNovember 16, 2016 - 12:54 pm

              What a beautiful wedding and I love your style!ReplyCancel

            Sonia & Matt’s Chicago Wedding at Prairie Productions

            Check out this couple, how they met (sometimes friends DO know best!), their ceremony at Prairie Productions, and a peek at their Chicago wedding photography by Oriana.   —— “How did you two meet and start dating?” One of Sonia’s best friends from college is married to one of Matt’s best friends from high school....

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              Today’s wedding – a Chicago rooftop in West Loop

              Chicago summer wedding season has begun! Here’s the first sneak peek from today’s Chicago wedding in the west loop.  That love! Congratulations to Alicia + Chris!! Alicia and Chris exchanged vows on a Chicago rooftop in an intimate, beautiful wedding ceremony today.  Chicago’s gorgeous architecture reflected the blue skies.  Simple lights that Chris strung along...

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                Chicago City Engagement Session

                Melissa and Ben swiped right… and it worked!  Yes, Melissa and Ben first met via Tinder (in case you’ve been living off the grid, Tinder is a popular dating app). As Melissa told me over a cup of hot chocolate this past winter as we chatted about their engagement in Chicago, they are a Tinder...

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                  What do you seriously think we came here to do, you guys?

                  I’ve long been a fan of author Elizabeth Gilbert. I have read most of her books.  Of course the famous memoir  “Eat Pray Love” (I’ve found people either love it or strongly dislike it). I devoured all 500 pages of the beautiful novel “The Signature of All Things.” Both the memoir and that fiction spoke...

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                    Family Photography – A Baptism in Evanston

                    A few months ago, Arpi and her family were guests at a wedding where I was the wedding photographer.  Of course I was thrilled to receive her email recently asking if I could provide event/family photography of her daughter’s baptism. Definitely! We chatted by phone to plan the day.  We decided on candid coverage of the...

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