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Hi! I'm Hilda, the owner, photographer, secretary, book keeper, photo editor and album designer of Angel Eyes Photography. I'm non-stop but I'm doing what I love. I especially enjoy weddings, hanging with cool couples, being in the company of chubby babies, and going on photographic adventures. Welcome to my blog. If you like what you see please leave a comment!



National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame wedding | Chicago skyline ceremony | Chau & Danny



Some days are just magic…This was one of those days. From the MOST amazing skyline views to the golden light, everything was just beautiful. And working with my favorite florist Beta from Dahlia Blooms ,was just the best bonus. A big congratulations to Chau and Danny, who have been working on their new little project, while I was editing the photos :)

This gorgeous wedding dress is an Essense of Australia design, from Reddington Bridal in Park Ridge.

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Wedding Officiant: Father Jef Johnson

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Wedding cake: Tina Selga from My Sweet Kake

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DJ : David Olivares from Digital Extasy Entertainment

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From the Bride…’Vendors: 1. Flowers by Dahlia Blooms 2. DJ by David Olivares from Digital Extasy Entertainment 3. Caterer: Inspired Catering and Events 4. Videographer: Henry Ta 5. Wedding cake: Tina Selga from My Sweet Kake 6. Wedding Officiant: Father Jef Johnson 7. Venue: Grand Piazza at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

What I remember the most on our wedding day was how beautiful the day was on Sept 26, 2015. Outdoor ceremony at rooftop overlooking the beautiful Chicago skyline. Seeing all of our family and friends oh so happy to celebrate our wedding with us.

At the reception my memorable moments: My dance with my dad in my Vietnamese outfit, my matron of honor Cristina Hom speech, and how the dance floor was always jumping. Everyone had a great time which was what Danny and I always wanted our dream wedding to be. We loved everything about our wedding day.

My advice to other couples is to enjoy the day as it will go by so fast. To not worry about the little logistical details and just have a great time with your husband to be.”

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Published on HuffPost weddings | “30 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Bridal Portraits” | Chicago wedding photographer



So thrilled to be featured on Huffington Post wedding section again! This time my photo is one of the 3o  Drop-Dead Gorgeous Bridal Portraits.  My beautiful Bride Claudia is in the #20 spot.

 

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Chicago photographer | Lincoln park engagement photos | Katie & Stephen



Hey remember sunshine? Gorgeous fall weather? Here’s a little reminder :) What a fun session with these two lovebirds…they are so sweet together.

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Hilton Orrington, North Shore |27 Live, Evanston entertainment/wedding venue |Lindsay & Irving



This happy couple wanted a unique wedding, boy and did they ever have one! The ceremony and the reception was at a restaurant, bar/lounge and live event venue called 27 Live in Evanston, very cool space, the food and service beyond expectations. However clearly the star of the show was their dog Zamp, who took his ushering duties very seriously and was very well behaved.

A big thank you to Wedding Planner Tracy Fisher  (Tracy Fisher Events) for making the whole day flawless.

The Hotel Hilton Orrington  in Evanston is pet friendly!!

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Hair/Make-up Artist: Nicole Vinci  from  Kim’s Salon and Spa  Gurnee, IL

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Dress:  Doris Bridal Boutique,  Highwood, IL

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Flowers and Décor: ArtQuest LTD 

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Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

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Venue-Ceremony and Reception: 27 Live, Evanston, IL

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Officiant: Sunil Qusba, friend of the couple.

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From the Bride…
“My favorite wedding related purchase was my wedding planner!  I could not have put all of the pieces together without her.  She took a bride who did NOT grow up dreaming of her wedding and helped create a classy, laid back and FUN wedding day.  She was always a phone call or text away and really helped to make our day relaxed, knowing that all of the details, big and small, were being taken care of!  Our favorite part of the wedding were the heart-felt toasts from our family and friends.  What a blessing it was knowing that we were surrounded by so many people who cared about us and truly did wish us the best on our wedding day and everyday thereafter!  
 Our main goal for our wedding was to make sure everyone had FUN!  We had been to too many weddings where everyone sat at their tables and looked bored!  Our DJ, Tim, kept everyone dancing and having a blast all night!  I don’t think there was a moment when the dance floor was empty!
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The hotel and venue were very important to us when planning our wedding because our dog “Zamp” absolutely HAD to be a part of our big day!  Both the Hilton Orrington and 27 Live accommodated our furry family member!  Last but not least, Carol’s Cookies were a huge end-of-evening SUCCESS!  With so many guests in from out of town, they were airplane and hang-over friendly and tasted AMAZING!
Hilda and Angel Eyes Photography were the “icing-on-our-cake.”  She and Carol’s personalities were just the right mix of professional, humorous, and down-to-earth.  They fit right in with our crowd and made sure that everyone at our wedding felt included!  Hilda’s ability to capture emotion in pictures is unlike any other!  We are so grateful to Angel Eye’s Photography for capturing a day in our lives that can never be repeated! “
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Urban Ballerinas in Joliet | Ballet dancer fun photos | Chicago portrait photographer



I photographed these gorgeous young ladies a while ago, I’m finally getting around to blogging the photos. This was such a fun shoot, hope to photograph more ballerinas in an urban setting soon :)

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Meson Sabika wedding photos| Naperville wedding venue | Amanda & Dave



From the first meeting Amanda told me that photos were the most important part of the wedding for her, she also warned me that Dave is not a fan of taking photos. That’s OK I said, me and Carol specialize in grooms who are not into photos 😉  We worked the magic light at the beautiful Meson Sabika and ended up with some pretty fantastic photos, if I do say so myself :)
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Officiator – Tom Buell
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Flowers – Hector Crespo / Mariano’s in Wheaton
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Flowers – Hector Crespo / Mariano’s in Wheaton
Hair – Amanda Kowalski
Make-Up – Samantha
Officiator – Tom Buell
Hotel – Marriott in Naperville
Shuttle Bus – Spare Wheels Transportation
Videographer – First Look Productions, St. Charles, IL
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 From the Bride…’I can tell you my absolute favorite thing about our wedding is it was JUST what we wanted. We did what we wanted and truly enjoyed it. We did forget to bring our vow’s to the ceremony, so of course I wish we would have remembered that, but now it is a great story we can always share!
 
My whole “team” – dress, hair, make-up, our cousin who did the flowers…I honestly could not have asked for ANYTHING more. Of course every bride believes it but my dress was my absolute favorite thing. Every time I tried it on, I felt gorgeous. Without all of those people helping me be beautiful, my day would not have been the same.
 
And I am NOT just saying this, our photos (what we know) truly are perfection. I told you when we first met that the pictures were the most important part of our day, and knowing and seeing what perfection they are, makes my soul smile. Truly, our happiness and love is captured in every picture.
 
Also, MDM Entertainment, they are just amazing. I have already told anyone i know that is getting married to use them (you also lol).’
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St. Michael’s in Old Town | Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago wedding | Jana & Matt



This wedding left me speechless…every wedding detail was more stunning than the next. From the rings to the flowers, the whole day was pure elegance.  Even though it rained, the happy couple made the best of it and just enjoyed their gorgeous wedding surrounded by friends and family.
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Venue – Grand Ballroom of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
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 From the Bride…
*  Venue – Grand Ballroom of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
*  Dress – Keaton dress by  Hayley Paige from Bella Bianca in Gold Coast
*  Flowers – Richard Remiard Designs
*  Matt’s suit – Balani Custom Clothiers
*  Shoes – Badgley Mischka
*  Clutch – Jimmy Choo
*  Jewelry – Ippolita
*  Theme – Coastal Italian steakhouse
*  Rehearsal dinner – Topo Gigio in Old Town
*  Transportation – M & M Limousine
*  Biggest wedding fear – rain
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*  Advice for couples – if it rains, make Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” your theme for the day, and buy lots of clear umbrellas!
*  Favorite wedding memory – the rain and our romantic umbrella pictures; singing Ironic in our limo and then dancing to it with our closest friends and family to kick off the night
*  Tear jerkers and comedic entertainment – excellent speeches by the father of the bride, sisters of the bride, and brother of the groom
*  Regret – bride and groom taking over the DJ booths at the end of the night
*  Funniest moment – when the previously excited ring bearer, with his new suit/tie and “here comes the bride” sign, moaned “Auntie Krista, this is terrible” just before walking down the aisle.
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Mesón Sabika wedding | Thank you | Angel Eyes Photography



I just have to share this sweet not from Amanda & Dave, thanks so much for the kind words!!

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“Dear Hilda and Carol,

This is just a small note to thank you both for the most incredible job!Dave and I are beyond grateful for your talents, professionalism and patience with us! Carol-I cannot imagine what it was like getting those boys together! Hilda-your presence around me was so calming and made me feel so safe and prepared! The pictures we have seen are literally perfection and we are blessed to have found our lifelong photographers!

Love, Dave and Amanda xo”

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Our Lady of the Woods Parish in Orland Park | Elements Conference & Banquet Center | Katie & Pat



Every time I think about Katie and Pat’s wedding I smile. This day was just so full of happiness. Even though it was a 12 hour day for me and Carol, it didn’t seem that long. Katie and Pat did a great job organizing everything, my favorite part was a well planned break for us and the bridal party at a bar….then on to the reception. As an added bonus one of the Matrons on Honor was one of my former Brides! Hi Heidi!!

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I love these little moments…the groom checking out his new ring…

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…then Katie checking out hers, and Heidi giving them a thumbs up.

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Some fun times at Square Celt Ale House & Grill.

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  • From the couple…
  • ‘Venue – Elements Conference & Banquet Center : We really loved having our wedding at Elements! Our on-site wedding planner, Jacqueline, did a great job coordinating with us on everything and making sure we had a perfect day. They have a large ballroom that can fit over 400 people, but commit to being a one-event venue for weddings and banquets. We had about 240 people at our wedding, and the room had lots of space for people to walk around and socialize. Their wedding packages are very inclusive, and very reasonably priced compared to other venues we looked at. They make all of their food on-site (which was delicious!), and they included the cake, chair covers, and uplights as part of our contract (items which many venues do not include). It was nice that they took care of all the coordination for us so we had one point person and didn’t have to worry about much when the big day came! Elements also has the added convenience of being connected to the Homewood Suites, which was great for us since more than half the people attending our wedding were traveling. I would highly recommend Elements to other couples looking for a fun, low-stress wedding planning experience!
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  • Cake-Leeson’s Cakes: The cake was included as part of our wedding package at Elements. Leeson’s is a family-owned business in Tinley Park, and the owner met with us personally to taste cakes and select a design. The cake turned out exactly how we pictured and was delicious!
  • Dress –David’s Bridal: I loved my wedding dress!! But then again, who doesn’t? :) I had a great experience with all of the people who worked with me at David’s Bridal picking out the dress and getting alterations. It was also nice that our bridesmaids were able to get discounts on their dresses at David’s Bridal.
  • Tuxes-Men’s Wearhouse: We had a great experience at Men’s Wearhouse. Since the groomsmen live all over the country, it was convenient to go through a national chain. The guys got discounts on their tuxes since I had bought my dress at David’s Bridal. They also had a promotion where we could get two free tux rentals, so it was nice that both of our dads could get a free rental. Everyone looked great!
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  • Limo–Aries Charter Transportation: The limo driver was very courteous and got us everywhere on time! We booked an extra large party bus and had a lot of fun listening to music and having drinks between the ceremony and reception. One of my Matrons of Honor had created a playlist on her phone ahead of time and we had no issues listening to our music.
  • Flowers–Zuzu’s Petals: I really liked working with Magda at Zuzu’s Petals. She has a true passion for what she does, and created beautiful floral arrangements for our big day. They were in the process of changing email systems while I was planning our wedding, so I did have some issues getting in touch with them at times, but I believe this has been resolved by now. I would recommend them to other couples as a wedding florist.
  • DJ–DJ’s 4 You: Dennis, the owner of DJ’s 4 You in Naperville, was the DJ for our wedding reception and he did an awesome job! We met with him in person twice before the wedding to go over all the details, and he gave us a lot of good suggestions for music planning. They have a great online tool which we used to select all of our music, and input all of our special dances, toasts, and introductions (with timing). We did not plan out our entire playlist, and Dennis did a great job of reading the crowd and picking out music that kept everyone on the dance floor. I would highly recommend Dennis and DJ’s 4 You to other couples!
  • Photographer —Angel Eyes Photography: Hilda and Carol were absolutely amazing to work with! You both brought so much positive energy to our wedding! You both have such great eyes and take beautiful photos. I also loved how you knew how to take charge and direct us when needed to make sure the photos turned out perfectly. I can’t wait to see all of them! I’ll be recommending you to all of my friends. :)

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Our favorite purchase was an idea we borrowed from a friend’s wedding… We bought 4 wine bottles and labeled them ‘1 Year Anniversary’, ‘5 Year Anniversary’, ’10 Year Anniversary’, and ’25 Year Anniversary.’ We asked our guests to write us messages in the bottles, which we will plan to open on those anniversaries. I will definitely look forward to reading all of our messages in the years to come!
 
We also really enjoyed hearing all of the toasts at our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. Our parents and friends had planned such wonderful speeches; they definitely made the day extra special for us!
If we were to do it all over again, we would have definitely had more food on the party bus after the ceremony. We were originally planning to order Jimmy John’s, but found out the day before that our church was just outside of the delivery zone. We bought some granola bars and small snacks, but I think everyone would have appreciated something more substantive before pictures.
 
Thoughts and advice…
1 – If possible, try to set aside some time during the day where you can just relax with your wedding party. We had a few hours between our ceremony and reception, and made a reservation at a bar where we could order appetizers and have some drinks with just our bridesmaids and groomsmen before the reception. We rarely get all of our friends together at once, so it was really nice for us to have that time to just hang out/catch up with everyone. It was definitely one of the highlights of our day!
 
2 – I highly recommend doing a receiving line at either the end of your wedding ceremony or before your wedding reception. We did one as people were walking into the reception, and it worked out very well. We got to say hi to everyone there, and were able to just sit down during dinner and enjoy our meal.’
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Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Chicago |Makray Memorial Golf Club, Barrington | Alyssa & Chris



So many things about this wedding made me happy…the fun bridal party, the happy couple, the colors and the veil, oh yes, I love me a gorgeous veil….so does Carol, we had so much fun playing with the veil, and a willing couple :)

Flowers: Blooming Creations: The flowers were exquisite!!

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Dress: Eva’s Bridal in Oak Lawn

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Make-up: Total Image Hair & Make-up

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Awesome shot by Carol below.

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Venue : Makray Memorial Golf Club

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Since the Bride is a nurse, these were the perfect favors.

Wedding favors, medicine bottles, nurse

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Cake: Lovin Oven Cakery

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DJ: MDM Entertainment -Look at this dance floor! Nick is the man!!

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From the couple…

‘Venue : Makray Memorial Golf Club– From the moment we laid my eyes on Makray we immediately knew it would be the perfect place for our wedding reception. The place was absolutely gorgeous inside and out. The ballroom had an amazing view of the luscious green golf course. Laurie and Jaci were both our wedding coordinators, and they did a fantastic job helping us create the wedding of our dreams. The minute my husband and I stepped into the ballroom on our wedding day, I wanted to start crying because it looked even better than how I envisioned it. Not only was the place decorated beautifully, but the food was outstanding. We received so many compliments on how much food each of our guests received and how delicious it tasted. We would recommend Makray to anyone!

Flowers: Blooming Creations: Kim was a fantastic florist, and we would highly recommend her to anyone. We didn’t know much about the different types of flowers. On our initial visit I just pulled up a couple of pictures from Pinterest on certain arrangements I wanted, and she knew exactly what flowers to use and what colors would look the best with our color scheme. She just read our minds and knew exactly what we wanted for our wedding. She continued to answer emails on a timely manner and was so easy to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. On our wedding day she made four different stops that day to deliver our flowers. The flowers were absolutely beautiful and everything that we dreamed of. We continue to receive non-stop compliments on how big, bold, and beautiful our flower arrangements were.

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DJ: MDM Entertainment: We could not have made a better decision than choosing MDM Entertainment for our wedding – thanks to also the best photographer ever (Hilda) for the recommendation. We used their DJ services, up-lighting, and name in lights. Patti was extremely helpful and delightful to work with throughout our planning process. Nick R. by far was an amazing DJ!! Our dance floor was packed literally the whole night. He has perfect timing for what music to play and when to play it. He definitely knows how to keep a crowd going. We definitely had nothing to worry about with Nick as our DJ.

Cake: Lovin Oven Cakery: The cake looked absolutely beautiful and tasted delicious. It was so moist and rich. The guests loved the cake –hence we had no leftovers. Our guests gobbled it down. We also like how we can send in a professional picture of our cake topper from the amazing Hilda, and they will duplicate it free of charge on our one year anniversary so we don’t have to eat freezer burnt cake.


Limo: Exquisite Limousine: Our driver did a fantastic job maneuvering the big white double-axle Hummer around the narrow Chicago streets. He arrived about 30 minutes early to pick up the girls from the hotel. They provided water, beer, pop, and champagne. They color coordinated the napkins and outside decorations along with our wedding colors. Our ride from the church to the reception was an absolute blast!

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Dress: Eva’s Bridal in Oak Lawn: Pat was the woman who assisted me with my wedding dress. She told me to try on a mermaid style gown, which I didn’t think I would like. Ironically, the moment I walked out in front of my mother with that specific style on, I knew it was the one.


Videography: Chicago Videography: They did an excellent job at capturing all the special moments of the day. The video was great and had almost everyone in tears. The transitions between scenes were smooth, and the picture quality was very clear.


Make-up: Total Image Hair & Make-up: This Company did an amazing job on the hair & make-up. The ladies that came to do the girls make-up and hair were very talented. Everybody was really happy with how their hair and make-up turned out and didn’t feel rushed at all. Love the air-brush make-up the Company uses!

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Photography: Angel Eyes Photography– Hilda and Carol are simply the best photographers! We knew from the day we met with Hilda, that she was the one to shoot our special day. Her quality of work is outstanding and stands out amongst the work of other photographers. The whole wedding party had a blast working with Hilda and Carol. Both Hilda and Carol are extremely talented and work so well together as a team. They are such fun, entertaining, and creative photographers. Both Hilda and Carol just knew the best places to take pictures at our venue and the best shots to capture. Wedding photography was one of the most important things to us when wedding planning because it’s images that capture the memories for a lifetime. With that said, we had nothing to worry about with Hilda and Carol shooting our special day. They will do anything to capture the best shots and their work truly portrays that! We are extremely satisfied with Angel Eyes Photography, and we highly recommend them to anyone! Thanks again Hilda and Carol!!

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The best wedding purchase: My favorite wedding purchase was my veil. I wanted a long cathedral veil with a little bit of detail. I didn’t want it too busy that it would clash with my dress. I searched long and hard and could not find anything I liked until my aunt came to the rescue. She recommended a lady she knew from her hometown (Peoria, IL) that hand makes veils. Nancy was awesome and showed me several different veils that would go with my dress. She helped me customize the perfect veil.

Favorite wedding memory:
Bride- My grandpa being able to get out of his wheelchair and dance one song together with me.
Groom-Seeing all our guests having a great time. Can’t believe to this day how full our dance floor was the whole night.

Wedding advice: I am sure everyone hears this over and over; however, the day goes by fast so try to cherish every moment. We tried to sit back and take in every detail, but the whole day was a blur because it just goes by so fast. Do not worry about everything going right because there is always going to be something little that goes wrong, although no one notices it but YOU. Cherish your day and do not let all the little details get in the way of having fun on your wedding day!!!’

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