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Why I’m a Wedding Photographer

When I first started Rebecca Marie Photography, nearly a decade ago, it was not because of a lifelong plan (after all I went from being a nerdy oboe performance major to getting a degree in graphic design). But as is true with so much in life, hindsight is 20/20....

Black & White Modern Wedding Day – Nicole & Matt

If I could start out this blog post with just an audio clip, it would be me squealing like a child with joy. Go freshen your cup of coffee and settle in my friends. It's a long goooooorgeous blog post, because there were simply too many favorites to make it any...

I Believe…

I mentioned on our Instagram a couple of days ago I was putting the final touches on a post about who Kevin & I have chosen as our wedding photographers. And while that post is coming, in light of the ever escalating current events, and after all that has happened...

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Ritz Carlton Chicago Wedding – Bridget & Juan

Ritz Carlton Chicago Wedding – Bridget & Juan

When Mother Nature has different plans for your wedding day than what you preferred yet you still have the #bestdayever, it's a pretty good sign that you are marrying the right person. 😉 Not to mention, picking two of the most iconic downtown Chicago locations to...

Aon Ballroom Wedding – Esha & Kapil Part Two

Aon Ballroom Wedding – Esha & Kapil Part Two

Can you believe that Part One of Esha & Kapil's wedding day blog post didn't even get us to the ceremony?! It was that good. We are back now for Part Two of their Aon Ballroom wedding celebrated at Chicago's iconic Navy Pier. Paramount to their planning was a...

Navy Pier Wedding – Esha & Kapil Part One

Navy Pier Wedding – Esha & Kapil Part One

Esha & Kapil's Navy Pier wedding celebration was not only a day surrounded by the support of loved ones, but a full week of events celebrating these two beautiful people. Family and friends traveled from all over the world, some coming from as far as India, to...

Washington D.C. Engagement – Samantha & Don

Washington D.C. Engagement – Samantha & Don

When you've known a person for years, there's a natural comfort. I witness this between childhood best friends just as much as with couples. There's the shared inside jokes and one-line movie quotes that both have you cracking up, because no doubt there are year's of...

On Wedding Planning – Q&A with Kristin Banta

On Wedding Planning – Q&A with Kristin Banta

Right now, many couples are gearing up their wedding planning process. Whether you are just getting started, setting sights on next year, or you are finishing up the final details before your nuptials this summer - sh*t is getting real. Which is precisely why I...

Cafe Brauer Wedding – Kristen & Chris

Cafe Brauer Wedding – Kristen & Chris

No one dreams of 40-degree rain and 30 MPH winds on their wedding day. But sometimes, that's what Mother Nature dishes up. Had you spent all day watching Chris look at Kristen, you would have never known the winds were whipping fiercely around their Cafe Brauer...