6 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Wedding Vendors

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Planning a wedding requires a lot of decision-making, especially when hiring wedding vendors. Since suppliers play a crucial role in creating your dream wedding, knowing the most common mistakes to avoid when choosing wedding vendors can save you from any wedding horror stories. Pushing through with bookings without meetings, reading contracts, asking for samples, and […]


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My name is Heather Parker and I am a Chicago wedding photographer happy to share of the best spots around Chicago for engagement photos. I have been thinking about the best spots for engagement photos in Chicago and I’ve realized this: there isn’t one right place for engagement photos, because there isn’t one right place […]

15 Qualities of Top Wedding Vendors

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15 Qualities of Top Wedding Vendors   Based on my last 20 years of working as a bandleader in one of the busiest Chicago wedding bands with a wide variety of wedding vendors, I’ve compiled this list of some qualities I’ve noticed in all the top wedding vendors throughout the nation.   1. EDUCATED – […]

Should you add a Photobooth?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Guest: Should you add a Photobooth? Date of Broadcast: 4/23/2013 Length of Show: 45 Minutes[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Description: ShutterBooth has emerged as the premier photo booth company in the Chicagoland area – family owned and locally stationed for true personalized service – ready to serve you with the most unique, professional, and affordable photo booth services for […]

The Problem with Hiring Uncle Bob

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Guest: The Problem with Hiring Uncle Bob Date of Broadcast: 3/28/2013 Length of Show: 12 Minutes[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Description: Think it’s a great idea to have your family and friends help out with some aspects of your wedding? Listen to this episode and find out why you will not only ruin your wedding, but also your relationship […]

Think you don’t need a videographer? Think Again!

Wedding videography

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Guest: Think you don’t need a videographer? Think Again! Date of Broadcast: 02-19-13 Length of Show: 45 Minutes[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Description: John Zale has been involved in the Video Production industry since the mid-80’s when most finished products were delivered on VHS tape. As Executive Producer, John teams with local and national talent to produce Video and […]

Want a Creative Photographer?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Guest: Want a Creative Photographer? Date of Broadcast: 11-9-12 Length of Show: 45 Minutes[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Description: Colin Lyons Wedding Photography is a small company of photographers and friends who invite you to be a part of our community. My hometown is Santa Fe, NM. I was raised with the greatest appreciation for photography and movies. My […]

Learn About Modern Videography

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Guest: Learn About Modern Videography Date of Broadcast: 11/30/2012 Length of Show: 45 minutes[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Description: After graduating school with degrees in Creative Writing and Filmmaking, Matt Buckman took a job in advertising where he met his future partner, Lori Roche. Matt found himself filming the weddings of his co-workers, so he and Lori decided to […]

How to Choose Your Photographer

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Guest: How to Choose Your Photographer Date of Broadcast: 10.22.12 Length of Show: 12:03[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Description: Andre LaCour is an award-winning photographer with more than 25 years of experience capturing wedding and important moments in the lives of his clients. Andre’s sophisticated and distinctive approach is grounded in the principles of art, and combines the best […]