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!
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 […]
When you are planning a June wedding, you really never know what kind of weather to expect! The day could be rainy, stifling hot, bug-filled OR it could be gorgeously sunny, the sky filled with big puffy white clouds with a high temperature of 75 degrees! Sam and Hope got their dream day to get […]
Oh friends…are you ready for this adorable Engagment Session?! I first met Hope & Sam on a sunny Sunday afternoon and INSTANTLY fell in love them! Their love story started all because of a love of running and turned into a deep love for each other. They were in high school but went to two […]
Happy Wednesday friends! I get to share my FIRST wedding of the New Year but also my last of this “Wedding Season” (March-Jan) I think that Rachel & Elliotts wedding is the perfect way to start AND end the wedding season! This year has been quite a year of a weddings for SKP and this […]
This is our last wedding of 2016 and it was a perfect way to finish off an AMAZING wedding year! When I talked to Nathayn and Clare just a couple of weeks before the BIG day, Clare mentioned that she was really hoping there was snow in the forecast. Well, her wish came true and not […]
The sound of the rain pattering on the window is what everyone in Northwest Indiana woke up to on Saturday morning. But even though rain was in the forecast all day, you would NEVER had known it. Because the joyful anticipation as I arrived at the church was contagious and palpable. No rain was going […]
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