Hello and welcome to the SKP Blog! I'm Sara Mannino and I am a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Chicago/Northwest Indiana. I've been blogging both professionally and personally since 2005. I get to tell love stories, share my own family's happenings and tell you more about planning weddings! Thanks for coming by and I look forward to connecting with you!
When Sam emailed me and we started chatting all things wedding, she mentioned really wanting to do their Engagement Session soon to be able to capture the bold Fall colors at their most beautiful. I thought for sure that we couldn’t possibly get the most beautiful colors in November. But as luck would have it, […]
Patricia & Tony are the beautiful “caboose” to my busy end of Summer/Fall Wedding Season…and what a way to finish it off! When I first met with Patricia (about a year ago!), we immediately clicked. Our love for planning and organization was instantly evident 😉 We talked for quite a long time about how she […]
I love ALL stories…family stories amongst siblings, stories about something special being worn on a wedding day, stories of strife that lead to overcoming an obstacle…we all have stories. But my very favorite stories are the ones that tell how two people stumbled upon each other in this big, wide world and end up spending […]
When I arrived on Saturday and walked into the bridal suite, my eyes went directly to Emily getting her makeup done. It wasn’t chaos in there. Music was playing softly. It was calm. And still. And filled with a comfortable mood that could only be attributed to absolute peace. I asked Emily how she was […]
He went to a local private high school. She was homeschooled. It wouldn’t look like they would ever have any reason to meet but sometimes, its all in who you know. Emily and Trevor knew some mutual people and Emily made it her goal to be a part and get in with his friend group. […]
Happy Thursday Friends! Since we had a double header wedding last weekend, it’s a double wedding preview blog week too! I am not sure where to even begin with these two! From the moment I met up with Justine & Sam to talk about their wedding, I knew that this day would be one to […]
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