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!
I think my most favorite way to be chosen to photograph a couples wedding is when they contact me because they have been guests, been part of the bridal party, or are a family member of a former SK Bride or Groom! When Kelsi first contacted me, she explained that she was a bridesmaid in Devin […]
It was a day that was filled to the brim with friendship, emotion, connection and joy. When I arrived and pulled into the ceremony site (Dave’s parents cottage), I was greeted by Dave’s mom. She led me onto their property and explained to me the history of it and how their family has enjoyed it […]
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 […]
This Fall Wedding Day had been long awaited by everyone close to Monica & Evan…including me! When we met for their Engagement Session last Fall, we had such a blast (and some stories came out of that session!) but then we didn’t get see each other for almost a year! Last Saturday, after 18 […]
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 […]
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