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The 10 Best Wedding Venues in Chicago : Bride and groom holding hands as they pose during their Chicago wedding shoot with Mary Shelton Media

If you’re living in Chicago and have just gotten engaged, you’re about to start looking for a wedding venue. There are always so many options for wedding venues, and I want to make it a bit easier for you and your partner. So I’ve collected 10 of the best wedding venues in Chicago that are […]

Lifestyle, Photography, Wedding

July 18, 2022

The 10 Best Wedding Venues in Chicago

Bride smiles as she wraps her arms around the groom looking out the window at the Loft at Luna, taken by Mary Shelton Media

Just LOOK at this gorgeous fall wedding at the Loft at Luna! Mike and Emily met in college while Mike was there playing football and Emily played volleyball. They wanted their wedding to feel joyful and easy, and they ended up throwing the most fun party for all of their people. Mike waited by the […]

Photography, Wedding

June 20, 2022

The Loft at Luna Wedding | Emily & Mike

Guy and girl wearing matching Letterman jackets and standing back-to-back as they smile and pose for their senior wedding shoot with Mary Shelton Media

Thinking about some senior pictures to commemorate your senior year? That’s awesome! I love getting to create a shoot that really captures this pivotal moment in your life, and come up with something that feels like you. But first, I’m here to help you figure out the perfect senior picture outfit ideas! What Is a […]

Lifestyle, Photography, Seniors

May 16, 2022

Senior Picture Outfit Ideas: What to Wear for Senior Pictures (Girls & Boys)

Black and white photo of the bride and groom laughing and leaning in to each other, taken by Michigan wedding photographer Mary Shelton

Gorgeous Great Oaks Country Club Wedding It’s not every day that you get to third-wheel on the biggest moments of your friends’ lives, but when I shot Nick and Amanda’s Great Oaks country club wedding, that’s exactly what I did. I’ve been friends with these two for years, and it was the greatest joy to […]

Photography, Uncategorized, Wedding

April 18, 2022

Great Oaks Country Club Wedding | The Sears

8 Bachelorette Party Themes and Ideas: Bride and her bridesmaids during talking during their bachelorette party with cups with their names on it in front of them

You’ve known this day was coming for months. While the bride has been running around planning the wedding of her dreams, she’s entrusted you, her best friend, to be her bridesmaid. What an honor. Hopefully, you’ve been giving that all-important bachelorette party some thought because now it’s time to pick a theme and plan the […]

engagements, Lifestyle, Photography

March 31, 2022

8 Bachelorette Party Themes and Ideas (2022)

Maggie and Alex were visiting Chicago from San Francisco in January. Alex wanted to take this moment for a proposal to Maggie at the Art Institute in a way where she’d be blindsided

engagements, Photography

March 22, 2022

Chicago Art Institute Proposal Maggie & Alex

Mary Grace’s Michigan Senior session had me laughing immediately! We started her session in Ann Arbor Studio A2 to get a fun editorial session done.

Photography, Seniors

March 22, 2022

Ann Arbor Michigan Senior Session Mary Grace

Epic Two-Day Pakistani Wedding Celebration: Bride and groom press their foreheads gently against each other, taken by Mary Shelton Media

Dania and Nick’s epic two-day Pakistani wedding celebration was truly one for the books! Dania was drawn to my wedding photography work because she wanted a wedding photographer who could capture all the vibrance and joy of a Pakistani wedding in a clear documentary style. Getting to be part of this day was SO fun! […]

Photography, Wedding

March 18, 2022

Epic Two-Day Pakistani Wedding Celebration | Dania & Nick

I took Abbey and Blakes Engagement session in Downtown Detroit. We started their session at ZLOT & Townhouse, before we ended at a Record store.

engagements, Photography

March 8, 2022

Downtown Detroit Engagement Session | Abbey & Blake

Here are some of the top 2022 bachelorette party theme ideas that I’ve seen this year. and that are easy and fun to pull off!

engagements, Lifestyle, Photography

March 3, 2022

2022 Bachelorette Party Theme Ideas