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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

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)

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)

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

detroit engagement session

Tips for planning outfits for your engagement shoot & which iconic Hollywood couple are you when it comes to engagement photoshoot styling?

engagements, Lifestyle, Photography, Wedding

February 3, 2022

Styling Inspo For Your Engagement Photoshoot -Choose Your Character Edition

With all of the planning a Hair and Makeup team can get overlooked and scrambling close to your wedding day!Here Kels has given you some tips to getting ready effortlessly

Lifestyle, Photography

January 20, 2021

Wedding Wednesday – Tips on what to look for in a wedding hair and makeup team

Mary Shelton Media-

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Him, Her, Photographers and Kiddos. Many Small and Local Businesses, Lovery, included!

Lifestyle, Photography

December 5, 2020

Mary’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s a creative outlet that i need to free my mind. Yes you can click a camera and take picture. But the process you take to make that feeling come to life takes creativity. 2. I love making people feel good about themselves. So make times I’ve had a picture taken of me and just […]

Lifestyle, Photography

June 1, 2020

5. Reasons Why I Love Photography