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Chicago Art Institute Wedding Inspiration: An Editorial Shoot

In late May, I teamed up with Sal Cincotta Photography to bring to life a shoot at the Art Institute of Chicago. I have been dying to work with him for some time not only because he and his team are immensely talented, but because my dear friend from high school is his studio manager! Small world, right?

Sal and his team shoot all over the world, and when we started dreaming up an idea for a Chicago shoot, I knew I wanted something that was iconic Chicago without being too obvious. The Art Institute was just the place.


Then, there was piecing together all the other elements. I knew I wanted to push myself a bit to do something a little out of my comfort zone, something a bit more editorial, but true to my love of romance.

That’s when I saw the most perfect Hayley Paige gown, and knew I had to have it for this shoot. High fashion with a bit of romance and lots of whimsy. It was perfect.





Susan at the Left Bank Jewelry provided all the gorgeous jewelry. I am still in awe of this amazing headpiece!


I love how this all came together, friends. There are a couple of other amazing images that we are holding on to for a bit; I can’t wait to share them when they’re ready! For more images click here. For more behind-the-scenes of this shoot, check out Sal’s post here.

Our Team: Sal Cincotta Photography // The Art Institute of Chicago // Haley Paige and Bridal Expo Chicago // Vanessa’s Art of Beauty Hair and Makeup Artistry  // Natural Beauties Floral // Left Bank Jewelry

Effortlessly Romantic