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 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 […]
Not only are Patricia & Tony going to become husband and wife (in just a few short months!) but one of Patricias closest friends is turning into her sister in law as well! It is Tony’s sister that really should get a whole lot of credit for this matchmaking! Anne and Patricia were best friends […]
In the days leading up to Friday, the weather looked like it may drop a whole bunch of rain on this wedding day. The location was set to be beautiful Starved Rock and rain was NOT in our plans! It was a good thing we ignored that call for rain…because it only rained in the […]
Lauren and Scott met by being set up by a mutual friend and it didn’t take long for them to know that they had each found someone they didn’t want to let go. Her two young boys took so well to Scott and they make the cutest family! While photographing their Engagement Session, I said […]
It was Andi’s birthday, and she and Logan had decided to go to County Line Orchard with some friends to spend the afternoon. Of course…this is what she thought was going to happen. A simple afternoon at the orchard in the Fall…who would have have thought otherwise? Logan did 🙂 He had planned to ask her […]
Wow! Do I have a pretty wedding for you all today! I had the pleasure of photographing Caroline and Michael’s Springtime wedding this past weekend and it was such a delight! After a Winter Break from weddings I officially kicked my 2018 wedding season off, and I couldn’t have picked a better one to start […]
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 […]
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