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One of the biggest compliments that a couple can receive on their wedding day is that it felt like “them,” that each detail was unique to the style and preferences of the couple in such a way that their friends and family felt invited in to knowing them on a deeper level. As a photographer, […]

5 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

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I feel like due to COVID, everything has shifted in the wedding industry, and definitely in photography. All of our processes and mindsets have changed, and we have to get creative with solutions. With that said, COVID also brings about some beautiful opportunities. Take this engagement sessions with Ali and Erik, for example. I shot […]

Lurie Garden Engagement Session

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With so many of you getting engaged over the holidays (with more to come this weekend – hooray!), I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite wedding dress designers this week for our “February Favorites.”   Anne Barge  Anne Barge is a wedding dress designer that originated in Atlanta, Georgia. She […]

February Favorites – Wedding Dress Designers

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If we learned anything in the wedding industry in 2020, it’s that intimate weddings are here and they are NOT going anywhere. While the COVID-19 pandemic did impact the wedding industry in many negative ways, it has been truly refreshing to see all the positives that have resulted in culling guest lists to stay in […]

9 Reasons To Have An Intimate Wedding

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I LOVE engagement sessions. They are the absolute best way for couples to get to know their photographer and the photographer to get to know them. I love getting to meet and get to know my couple before shooting their wedding day. The way that engagement sessions can capture the essence of each couple is […]

5 Ways to Personalize Your Engagement Session

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Let’s face it: some weddings are a bit bland. If you’ve attended lots of weddings, you know that they sometimes can feel uninspired and forgettable. So how do you make your celebration feel more special and memorable? Investing in custom stationery will make your wedding unforgettable.    What exactly is Custom Stationery?  Everyone agrees that […]

How to Elevate Your Wedding – Custom Invitations | Samantha Meyer Studio

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Welcome to 2021, friends! With each new year comes exciting new ideas, adventures, discoveries, and you guessed it, trends. Every year the wedding industry predicts what trends will happen in events that year. I always look forward to learning about each one to predict what my couples will love as well. I took some time […]

2021 Wedding Trends

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  Vendors Photography – Alexandra Lee Photography Venue – Gibson’s Italia Wedding Planner- North Shore Weddings Gown + Designer – Hayley Paige from Bella Bianca Couture Shoes – Stuart Weitzmann Jewelry – Tiffany & Co. Bridesmaid Dresses – Brideside Hair – Emily Chura Makeup Artist – America Fresse Groom + Groomsmen – The Black Tux […]

Gibson’s Italia Intimate Wedding

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 Many couples toy with the idea of planning a destination wedding, but often aren’t sure what the benefits of a destination wedding are. Storybook Abroad is a destination wedding planning company based in Chicago planning destination events for couples all over the world. Today I teamed up with Lisa Jaroscak, the lead planner, to walk […]

Benefits of a Destination Wedding

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How do you thank your best of friends for all their help and for being a part of your day? The best way to do this is with a gift to show your gratitude and thanks. If you’re anything like me, your wedding party gifts must be special, thoughtful, and something everyone will love. There […]

Wedding Party Gift Ideas – For Her

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