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month: January 2015




Chicago sexy boudoir portraits | pinup glamour session | photo of the week

Someone’s husband is going to be very happy with this present ūüėČ ¬†This type of photography is very fun and empowering for all women,¬†do it for yourself! Email me to set up your appointment ūüôā

Chicago sexy boudoir portraits, pinup glamour session

This is what this gorgeous lady had to say about her experience….Thank you!!!

“I wanted to do a sexy boudoir photo shoot for a long time but could never get the courage. My sister in law convinced me to do it, assuring me Hilda will make me feel/look amazing! That she did!! I had a ton of anxiety the day before but I pushed myself through it. Once I met Hilda, I knew she was everything I’d been told. She knew how to help pose you in a comfortable yet beautiful way. It’s quite a confidence booster when every photo she’s taking you hear “Oh, That’s a sexy one!” Or something along the lines. I cannot wait to do another boudoir photo session with her & other photos. She¬†really knows how to make a woman feel gorgeous!!!!”





The Chateau Bu-sche wedding reception | Lake Katherine wedding photos | Kristyn & Eric

Kristyn¬†is a fun, fearless Bride…I love that about her, and her hottie husband sooo easy on the eyes ūüėČ ¬†I could photograph these two for weeks and not get bored. What a fun wedding this was, below are the highlights, enjoy!

Wedding dress by Justin Alexander

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Shoes from Nordstrom.

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Makeup/Hair РDori Mae Makeup Artist and Todd Fisher

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Flowers by  Stemline Creative

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Lake Katherine is a gorgeous place for photos.

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Models, I mean really!

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Ceremony and reception were both at The Chateau Bu-sche

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Flowers by Stemline Creative

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Carol’s view…

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…and mine.

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Photo booth fun ūüôā

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From the Bride…

The Chateau Bu-sche – This place is very underrated. I think because of it’s location, it’s sort of over looked. All I wanted was a big white¬†tent to get married in, rather than a cookie cutter banquet hall,¬†and this place has two very beautiful¬† atriums. They have just remodeled the rooms connecting to the atriums (which are also included in the price of renting the space) so the place is stunning, and it was definitely large enough to accomodate our wedding size. The staff is friendly, and so on top of things. I felt like they were always right there when I had a question or needed something throughout the night. They set up plenty of planning meetings with us, food tastings, etc. so I always felt pretty organized. ūüôā¬†

The DoubleTree Hotel-I had to throw the hotel in there, because LuAnne Tarvid was SO incredible to us. I probably called her twice a month adding more hotel rooms, shuttles, asking questions, etc. She was one of my favorite people to talk to in the planning process.¬†She was so accomodating,¬†patient, and on top of things.¬†She told us the bar was open until 2am, but that we could party in the lobby as late as we wanted. Who wouldn’t love her!

The Dress -I saw a picture of the dress on Pinterest and fell in love with it. It was a simple, sweetheart neckline, lace ball-gown, and I knew by looking at it I would still be able to eat, drink, dance and enjoy my night. (The most important things to me!)  It was a Justin Alexander, and the very first dress I tried on. I knew my mom would never let me get away with only trying one wedding dress on, so I tried about 10-12 others, but always knew it was the one I was going with. 

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Flowers – My flowers came from Stemline Creative in Chicago. I did some yelp searches and Ryan with Stemline had very great reviews. I met with him for 5 minutes and knew I was going with him. I didn’t put much thought into the flowers ahead of time, and every question he asked me I basically said – “I don’t know, what do you think?” Needless to say, he had a great vision for my wedding flowers based on the little feedback I was able to give and the flowers turned out phenominal. I am happy to say that I actually took notice of all of the flowers the day of the wedding, from the poms down the center¬†aisle at the ceremony to the dinner¬†centerpieces, to the cake flowers, everything was just perfect. Ryan did a fantastic job.

Makeup/Hair – Dori¬†Mae¬†Makeup¬†Artist and Todd Fisher¬†They were really great to work with! I trusted both of them to just kind of make me look like ME. I think Dori put all of the right colors on me, and made me look natural. That’s exactly what I wanted!! I sort of just trusted Todd too, to curl my hair and put it half up. The guy makes better curls than I’ve ever seen!!!

Videographer – PD Video Films. Frank was really great. I hadn’t even met him, I pretty much just booked him through emails. (If you can’t already tell, I’m pretty trusting of people. I always go with my gut.) Frank was professional, came in and took a ton of film, and had our video back to us sooner than expected. The video is awesome, and includes about an hour long video and a “highlights” video which is 3-4 minutes.

Cake –¬†came from The Chateau Bu-sche – I wish I remembered what all of the layers were inside, but I don’t. I know the cake was a quilted¬†butter-cream¬†frosting white cake with different fillings. Yes, Fondant looks better, but I think it tastes like crap, so I went with¬†butter-cream¬†frosting.¬†

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Reverend Frye was awesome! Funny, dry humor, SO accomodating and helpful putting our ceremony together. Punctual, and fun!!

I used Wedding Paper Divas for the Save the Dates, Invitations, and shower invitations. I LOVE that website.

Tuxes – Men’s Wearhouse¬†by Vera Wang¬†

I bought my shoes¬†at Nordstrom because they had blue bottoms so that was my “something blue.”

 The girls got Kate Spade Secret Garden Pendant Necklaces. The guys got Justin Ray Bans.

Favorite memories —At the hotel while we were all getting ready, my grandma handed me a note and said “I had to write it down, because I’m not sure I could get it out with out balling my eyes out.” She¬†gave¬†me a dante gold ring with a turquoise center stone. The note read “Dear Kris, this ring is from my mother, given to me on graduation from high school so it’s “OLD.” Now it is yours to keep! Please take good care of it as it’s from your great grandmother. Give it to your daughter one day,¬†along with my love. Love you! Grandma. – I can’t even type that with out shedding a tear! She is such a special person to me.

My dad had the best speech I’ve heard – ever, at any wedding I’ve been to. I’m not being biased either. It was a perfect mix of laughter, tears, sentiment, and emotion. It surprised me because I’ve never heard my dad speak publicly before, and he just knocked it out of the park. Definitely one of my favorite moments of the entire night.

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Advice–The #1 thing we were complimented on was having the ceremony and reception back to back, and at the same place. This day/night is about you, but it’s also about the 150+ people choosing to spend their Saturday celebrating you. Don’t make them regret it. ūüôā Make sure they are comfortable, fed, drinking, and that they feel appreciated. Out of town guests deserve a gift of some sort. Water, snacks, etc. We did snack bags and put a lottery ticket inside. On the envelope we wrote “Are you getting lucky tonight?”

Don’t sweat the small stuff. SOMETHING will go wrong. If you get upset over it, ultimately it’ll ruin your night. Ask people for help if you need it. This is the one night of your life you want to look back and remember that you were happy through every minute of it. Look at each other often throughout the night and remind yourselves that this is for you. These people are all here for you both. If you don’t soak in those moments while they’re happening, then it is easy to say the night was a blurr. Don’t let it be a blur!

Oh yeah, and eat your food and have a DRINK!’

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Saints Faith Hope and Charity, Winnetka wedding | Saddle and Cycle Club Chicago reception | Lauren & Dustin

This wedding was a perfect example of style and class. Every last detail¬†was thought out, and the entire day¬†went off without a hitch. So happy to be sharing these amazing photos¬†from Lauren and Dustin’s wedding.

Dress: VWIDON by Carla and Kenneth

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Shoes: Badgley Mischka white satin pumps with a crystal brooch | Belt: The Left Bank

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Hair: Livia Caporale, love working with her she’s¬†amazing!!

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Flowers: Alexandra Justino at Exquisite Designs

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Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo in dove/silver grey

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Reception Venue:  Saddle and Cycle Club

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Veil: Mira Couture 

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Flowers & Decor: Alexandra Justino at Exquisite Designs

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First dance.

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Band: Blue Water Kings Band

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From the couple….

‘Church: Saints Faith Hope and Charity in Winnetka, IL ¬†‚Äď it was the church Lauren grew up going to in her hometown so it was really special for us to be married there.

Reception Venue: ¬†Saddle and Cycle Club ‚Äď We loved this venue!¬† It is such a special place and really felt like we were somewhere completely different than the city.¬† The outdoor terrace is amazing and we lucked out with a perfect fall day so everyone could enjoy cocktails outside!

Dress: VWIDON by Carla and Kenneth ‚Äď I knew this was the one as soon as I tried it.¬† I loved the simple elegance with the amazing rose detail in the back.¬† I extended the train quite a bit from the original design because I love long trains!

Shoes: Badgley Mischka white satin pumps with a crystal brooch | Belt: The Left Bank

Veil: Mira Couture |  | Makeup: Jen Brown with Nika Vaughan

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo in dove/silver grey | Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss

Hair: Livia Caporale ‚Äď she is absolutely amazing.¬† I don‚Äôt think a single hair fell out of place all night!

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Band: Blue Water Kings Band ‚Äď we knew we wanted something other than the traditional wedding band.¬† They were so much fun and really got people out on the dance floor!

Flowers & Decor: Alexandra Justino at Exquisite Designs ‚Äď flowers were one of the wedding details I stressed about the most throughout the planning and Alex was incredible to listen to all my ideas and make them come to life!

Cake: Il Giardino Del Dolce chocolate with raspberry and white chocolate mousse.

Videographer: R.E.M. Video¬†‚Äď it was very important for us to capture our day every way we could with both photos and video.

Photographer: Hilda Burke with Angel Eyes Photography of course! Her pictures speak for themselves and we¬†couldn’t¬†be happier!’

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Chicago proposal photography | Lincoln Park Zoo lights | proposal photographer | Jeff & Kelly

I love photographing proposals, although they stress me out more than ¬†weddings….it’s the whole ‘will I find the right couple in the dark’ type of stress ūüėČ Jeff is a fantastic guy and a great planner. Thank you Jeff for inviting me to part of your ‘new’ beginning ūüôā

Here’s me being all stalker-ish and following them in the crowd.

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I think at this point Kelly said “Is this really happening?”

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There was a huge crowd behind me watching and recording.

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Woo-hoo!!! Who’s happy to be engaged?

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Congratulations to the happy couple!

PS. If you are engaged and are looking to book a photographer for 2015 please do not wait…most independent photographers book 12+ months in advance. I am already 50% booked for 2015. Please¬†e-mail me [ hilda¬†at¬†angeleyesphotography¬†dot¬†com] to check if your date is still open. Have a happy New Year everyone!!!!