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 I first met Kaylin last year, Joe was away at school (finishing up his college degree!) and couldn’t come with. So Kaylin brought her mama and we sat and talked the night away! I knew right away that we were a GREAT fit for each other. I could tell right away the importance that […]
I remember sitting across from Julie and Drew in a small little coffee shop about a year ago. They introduced me to their sweet and shy little daughter, Ava. We sat and chatted about their story and their plans for their upcoming wedding day…and I just knew that the day would be beautiful! This past […]
The very moment I walked into the Briar Ridge Country Club (which doubled as both the “getting ready” location and the reception location!) I felt a sense of family. I made my way through the ballroom area and noticed Lauras mom arranging things on a table and others getting things ready for the celebration to […]
Ahhh you guys! This engagement session out in the wide open spaces…well it was just perfect! Clare and Nathayn grew up in different states (her in Illinois and him in Texas!), first connected in Iowa at college and they are getting married here in Indiana this Winter. In fact, it will be our last wedding […]
I have had a whole team of people that have helped me out with this video! It took a village! (Penny! James! Bryan! Ben! Haley!) I wanted to be able to show you all who I am and why I LOVE being a “love story teller”! Your LIFE is beautiful. Your LOVE is beautiful. Your […]
When Rachel first inquired with me, she told me all about her relationship with the guy she had chosen to spend the rest of her life with. Elliott and Rachel first met at a party in the Summer before they entered high school. It was a simple meeting. There wasn’t any “magic” things happening or […]
On a warmer than usual November day, Tyler took Mandy to the Lighthouse for dinner. Only he knew that so much more was going to happen that night! Tyler had prepared and planned for months and it had come down to this night. The lakeside gazebo was set up perfectly with strewn white lights and a rustic […]
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