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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

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

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

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

Grace and Zach’s took advantage of the frankenmuth flower festival to be the back drop of their summer engagement session. And is was beautiful.

engagements, Photography, Wedding

October 30, 2021

Grace & Zach – Summer Engagement Session

I shot these photos at a new wedding venue in the Chroma building in Detroit, and I’m honored to be the first photographer to shoot in the space!

Photography, Wedding

August 15, 2021


The Sommers wedding in Michigan was so beautiful, and I wish them the best in their future and marriage!

Photography, Wedding

August 15, 2021


Silver lake sand dune engagement pictures

Delaney and Jonny are the sweetest, most down to earth couple ever! I’ve never seen a champagne pop more on brand than it was for these two. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding next summer.

engagements, Photography, Wedding

August 14, 2021