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...

City Winery Wedding – Caitlin & Aaron

Not many people realize that weddings are a team sport until after it's all said and done. But Caitlin & Aaron #NailedIt. Maybe someone gave these two a heads up (hint: Caitlin's sister who works with the rockstar team at LK Events) or these two are just crazy...

Your Wedding Album: The Most Important Thing I Create

It's hard to put into words how strongly I feel about creating a wedding album. It is quite literally the most important thing I could make for our couples. I believe it in the depth of my being. In a jump up and down on a soapbox, shout it from the rooftops kind of...

A Paris Proposal Story

Spoiler Alert: It's my story! Eek! Which of course means, I clearly didn't take these photos. Huge thanks to Fran, The Paris Photographer, for documenting this very special Paris Proposal Story of ours. And since we've already ruined the surprise, let's just start...

I am forever grateful to Sarah and the Cole Drake Events team for introducing me to Kristen & Nancia. Their Napa Valley wedding day was nothing short of a beautiful expression of support, respect and undeniable love. The amazing thing about working with a great planning team is they learn who you are and what you value […]

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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, “What should we wear for our photos?” Deciding that is hard enough, to begin with, and we have great basic tips to get you started on engagement session outfits. When you add on the ever-changing weather Mother Nature so often throws at us in Chicago […]

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When the day starts with photographing a necklace that has been handed down through a family, literally for generations, you know it’s going to be a good day 🙂 Amanda & Tom’s Glen Club wedding day was a beautiful reflection of their two personalities. It was relaxed and comfortable, classy and hilarious. For all of […]

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When I first met Maria & Brian, they immediately described to me the classic Chicago experience they envisioned for their Palmer House Hilton wedding day. Thanks to the dynamic team Jamie Boton Inc. pulled together, that is exactly what they had. With all the architectural glory the Palmer House has to offer, we didn’t even go outside […]

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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. Looking back over the years, I’ve […]

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Can you believe we didn’t even make it to the ceremony with Part 1 of Lyss & Drew’s Inns of Aurora wedding day in the last blog post? (If you haven’t seen that yet, be sure to click over here first). The Inns of Aurora provided the perfect setting for this nature loving couple to […]

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