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Chicago Cultural Center Wedding – Christine & Hal

It's hard to find a word other than "stunning" to use for the Chicago Cultural Center wedding venues.  The architecture and stained glass domes take guests' breath away.  The Cultural Center was the perfect location for Christine & Hal's wedding day. Individually,...

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....

New Orleans Engagement Session – Kristen & Nancia

Before I ever spoke with Kristen & Nancia, I got a call from their wedding planner, Sarah Drake of Cole Drake Events in Napa. Sarah said, "Just a heads-up, you are going to totally fall in love with these women." Well, this is the perfect example of what makes...

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4 Simple Ways to Elevate Your Wedding Reception Look

4 Simple Ways to Elevate Your Wedding Reception Look

You’ve thought through most of the big details for your wedding day— perfect venue (check), perfect wedding dress (check), and a menu fit for everyone, gluten-free and vegan included (check). But one of the most intimidating aspects of wedding planning is making sure...

Videography: The Great Debate

Videography: The Great Debate

You’ve carefully chosen a wedding photographer you trust to capture the big emotions and behind-the-scenes moments of your big day. Decades from now, your wedding album will dreamily transport you back to that magical day that went by so quickly. But there’s another...

Creating the Ideal Wedding Day Timeline

Creating the Ideal Wedding Day Timeline

The timeline for your wedding day is one of the most overwhelming things to sort out. Your hair and makeup team are asking one set of questions, while your catering team is asking for entirely different details—and yet, somehow, those two things (and much, much more)...

Six Reasons for Hiring a Wedding Planner

Six Reasons for Hiring a Wedding Planner

First things first, hiring a wedding planner is not just about organization. I’ve worked with plenty of highly organized, Type-A gals who still hire a wedding planner. In fact, often because they were so organized, they knew the value of a planner. Ultimately, a...