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Erika Mattingly  Photographer / Chicago based / Mama / Lover of the Lord, photos with some mood, black coffee, donuts, + time with my babes.

City lovers πŸ’ž

just reminiscing on another sweet first look. 🌿

A frame from Ashton and Dan’s first look. I love the sense of anticipation in this image. πŸ–€

When you wrap up a bridal shoot and pull your friend aside to swoon over her gorgeous blue eyes + tattoos. πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯

post first look feels ❀️

Hoping to play a lot more with movement this year, because it is πŸ”₯... did I correctly use that? Haha who knows πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ But ya know what I mean. 😘

Earlier this week I had the honor of capturing photos for @bridalboutiquebynewname, an amazing nonprofit bridal boutique in which πŸ’― perfect of its proceeds go towards helping exploited women. β€’
For this shoot, so many amazing and talented women came together:
Coordinator + photographer - @jmfager
MUA - @ashlahoodmakeup
Hair - @hairbyunwanarose
Studio -
Models - @genevaboyett @danezzyboo @tamarahoey @gingermargaret
If you’re in need of a wedding dress, check them out. Isn’t this dress simply stunning?! ❀️

When Maia and Mike first started dating, they lived down the street from each other. Each time they went to see each other, they had to cross Kinzie Street Bridge. Just down the street from Kinzie Street Bridge is @giltbarchicago... the location of their first date.
So for their engagement session, they decided to hit up these two meaningful spots. How sweet is that?!
To see more from their session, click the link in my bio. πŸ˜‰

A bride + her leading ladies.
Btw - Brandon just got home and I’m still in my pjs - one of those days. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ And now I’m about to hop in the bath and read a good book while he cooks dinner. πŸ›€πŸΌ πŸ“– 🐟 πŸ™ŒπŸ’ž

me and my girl.

This past weekend, Maia and Mike celebrated their two year anniversary from their first date. That date took place at @giltbarchicago ... so of course when it came time for their engagement photos, we went back to the place where it all began. #howperfectisthat

Is it possible for a venue to steal your heart? If so, @thaliahallchicago has mine. πŸ–€

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