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First Trip Around The Sun Cake Smash Session │Cake Smash Photographer │ Joliet, IL


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There's nothing quite like a first birthday! It's a special milestone that parents look forward to for months and months. And what better way to celebrate than with a cake smash session? Recently, we had the privilege of photographing Niko's "First Trip Around The Sun" cake smash session, and it was out of this world!


Niko wore an adorable astronaut suit. We had set up a backdrop of stars and planets, and Niko was fascinated by the colorful balloons and cake waiting for him.


Once Niko was ready, we got started with the cake smash session. Niko dove right in, grabbing handfuls of cake and frosting and smearing it all over his face and hands. He was having a blast, and we couldn't help but smile as we captured every moment. Niko loved the taste of the cake, and we could see how much he was enjoying himself as he dug in.


As photographers, it's always a joy to be a part of these milestone moments. We love seeing the happiness on our client's faces as they celebrate their little ones, and we feel honored to be able to capture these memories for them. Niko's "First Trip Around The Sun" cake smash session was a truly unforgettable experience, and we can't wait to see what other adventures he'll embark on in the years to come.


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Cake Smash Photographer│Plainfield, IL │Vero and Sal LLC│Joliet IL

A Spring Wedding at Carlisle Banquets │Lombard, IL │ Wedding Photographer


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Spring weddings in Illinois can be unpredictable when it comes to the weather. One day it can be warm and sunny, and the next it can be cold and windy. That's precisely what happened on Cristina and Juan's wedding day.


Despite the chilly weather, the couple was determined to make their day special. Cristina and Juan knew they had found the ideal location when they visited Carlisle Banquets. Cristina recalls the moment she saw the venue for the first time, "the moment I walked in I saw myself walking down the aisle in my wedding dress!"


Cristina and her groom looked absolutely stunning. Cristina's choice of attire was an A-line dress with a beautiful long veil that added an element of elegance and sophistication to her look. The dress accentuated her figure perfectly and the long veil added an extra touch of glamour to her appearance. Her hair was styled in a chic half updo that complemented the classic look of the dress and veil.


The groom, on the other hand, opted for a navy suit that was tailored to perfection. The color of the suit was a perfect choice, as it complemented Cristina's dress without taking away from the bride's stunning appearance. The navy suit also added a touch of modernity to the overall look, while still maintaining a classic and timeless feel.

The stunning ballroom at Carlisle Banquets provided the perfect backdrop for Cristina and Juan's romantic wedding ceremony, and despite the chill, the guests were excited to celebrate the union of the happy couple. The bride and groom exchanged vows under a beautiful asymmetrical arch decorated with flowers and greenery.


After a beautiful ceremony, the wedding party and guests gathered for some family portraits and bridal portraits. Despite the chilly weather, the bride and groom were determined to capture some unforgettable memories, so they braved the cold to take some stunning outdoor portraits


In the end, Cristina and Juan's wedding day proved that even chilly weather couldn't dampen the warmth and love they shared. They celebrated their union with their closest friends and family, and their memories of the day will surely warm their hearts for years to come.


Congratulations Cristina and Juan on your wedding day! It's such a special day filled with love and joy, and we are honored to have been chosen as part of your wedding vendors. We feel privileged to have been able to capture all the beautiful moments and memories of your wedding day.


We hope that your wedding day was everything you dreamed it would be and that your marriage will be filled with happiness, love, and laughter. Thank you for entrusting us with the task of capturing these special moments for you, and we wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness together.


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Get ready to relive the magic of Cristina and Juan's special day! You've seen the stunning photos, now it's time to watch their beautiful wedding video and experience all the love and joy for yourself.


**** Vendor Love ****


Venue: Carlisle Banquets Makeup: @mcrosa

Hair: @beauty_by_edith

Bride and Bridesmaids dresses: Wedding Design studio

Groom and Groomsmen attire: Men's Warehouse

Cake and Sweets: Lezza Bakery

DJ: DJ Montano Stationary: Zola

Transportation: ZHS Limousine Service

Photo and Video: Vero and Sal



Joliet Wedding Photographer │Joliet, IL



Congratulations on your engagement! As you begin planning your wedding, one of the most exciting parts is the engagement session. This is an opportunity for you and your partner to capture the love and excitement you feel during this special time. However, it can also be nerve-wracking to be in front of the camera and try to get the perfect shot.

Don't worry! With a little preparation and some expert tips, your engagement session can be a fun and memorable experience. In this blog post, we will share some of our top tips for nailing your engagement session. From what to wear to how to pose, we've got you covered. So sit back, relax, and get ready to shine in front of the camera!


1. Choose the right location: The location of your engagement shoot can greatly impact the final result. Consider a location that holds a special meaning to you and your partner or a place with a beautiful backdrop that complements your style.


2. Dress appropriately: Make sure you and your partner coordinate your outfits and dress appropriately for the location and weather. Avoid wearing anything too flashy or distracting, and opt for comfortable clothing that makes you feel confident.


3. Be natural and relaxed: It's important to relax and be natural during the shoot. Don't be afraid to show your personality and have fun with your partner. Your photographer will be able to capture genuine moments if you're comfortable and at ease.


4. Work with your photographer: Your photographer is there to guide you and make you look your best. Listen to their suggestions for poses and positioning, and communicate your preferences to them.


5. Consider props: Adding a few props can make your photos more personalized and memorable. Think about bringing things that represent your interests, such as musical instruments, sports equipment, or books.


6. Time it right: Timing is key for a successful shoot. Consider scheduling your session during golden hour, which is the hour before sunset or after sunrise when the light is soft and warm.


7. Relax and enjoy: Remember that your engagement session is a celebration of your love and a fun opportunity to create beautiful memories. So relax, have fun, and enjoy the moment!



We hope that these tips have been helpful as you prepare for your engagement session. Remember, the most important thing is to relax, have fun, and let your love shine through. With the right photographer and a little preparation, your engagement session can be a truly magical experience.


Speaking of the right photographer, we would love to be a part of your special day! We have a wealth of experience and expertise in capturing beautiful engagement sessions. We know just how to make you and your partner feel comfortable in front of the camera, and we're dedicated to creating stunning photos that will last a lifetime.


So if you're looking for a talented and reliable photographer to capture your love story, look no further. Contact us today to learn more about our engagement photography services. We can't wait to work with you!





Engagement Photographer│Plainfield, IL │Vero and Sal LLC│Joliet IL


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