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!
It was a chilly Autumn Sunday and they were relaxing and watching football. Half time arrived and Michael (having something up his sleeve) suggested they walk to their favorite donut shop and grab some sugary goodness. Why donuts? Because donuts are their thing. They had their very first date at Stan’ Donuts (excellent first date […]
When I first opened up the email and saw Monica’s inquiry…I got SO excited! They hadn’t even set a date yet and were already inquiring…the excitement was contagious! Although we didn’t have any direct connections, we had both been following each other on Instagram for awhile and they had just gotten engaged! When we met […]
They had technically “known” each other for a while. They went to the same small high school but were in different graduation classes, and then they went off to study at different colleges. She was to become a special education teacher and he was to become an electrician. Completely different path. Completely different states. But […]
One of my most favorite things about being a photographer is that no two sessions are ever alike! When Lauren called me and let me know that they wanted to do their session downtown Chicago…I wanted to let out a giant squeal but instead I let a semi-giant…”YES!!” I LOVE new landscape and new places […]
One of the very best parts of my job is the families that return every year for an SKP Family Session. To get to watch these families grow and change is an absolute honor for me and this family is NO exception! We were chatting as we photographed about how long it has been…and we […]
They say that the best of friends can spend a whole lot of time away from one another and then finally see each other and it’s like nothing has changed. You just pick up where you left off, right? I met up with the Clinton family recently and although we picked up right where we […]
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