One of my favorite things about being a photographer is getting to share my experiences with the world and getting chosen for these features has been so cool! I am extremely honored and proud to see my work on these esteemed platforms and sharing these moments with so many more people than I could ever reach alone.  

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Stunning Chicago Wedding Portrait Inspiration at Lake Shore East Park

"This stunning Chicago wedding portrait inspiration created by Allie Appel Photography features a refreshingly modern take on the downtown urban bride. The autumnal bouquet designed by Persephone Floral looks striking with the changing leaves and skyscrapers as backdrop. Including classic fall colors, the bright oranges, pastel pinks, and deep reds with a simple black bow adds a hint of chic drama. We can’t get enough of this gorgeously modern Sarah Varca wedding dress: crepe and lace, fit and flare gown featuring minimal bow shoulder details and a sexy open back. Styled with a simple beauty..."


Contemporary Chic Chicago Wedding at Fulton Street Collective

"Kate and Tom’s intimate Fulton Street Collective wedding was planned with sincerity and intention to create an unforgettable celebration for their guests to enjoy. The hardwood floors and exposed brick made for a seriously romantic backdrop for their wedding ceremony, which embodied love, fidelity, trust, and growth in marriage. Their reception at Low-Res Studio was the perfect setting for their traditional baijiu toast, featuring creative street art, an incredibly hip stereo system, and an urban-cool aesthetic full of quirks and charm. Persephone Floral Atelier created the gorgeous design-focused floral arrangements in shades of coral, orange, and burgundy, paired with unexpected oversized foxgloves and wild greenery..."

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Luxe, moody butterfly-inspired wedding

"We’ve actually seen a couple of super duper unique butterfly-themed real weddings here on 100LC (this + this come to mind) in the past, so it was extra special to see this concept come to life in a completely new way, as dreamt up by Stone Fruit and Olive Fine Weddings & Events at the ever-chic Allegro Chicago. While scrolling through the glamorous images Allie Appel Photography shared, be sure to read all about the team’s concept—it’s sure to inspire whether you’re planning a spring or fall wedding..."