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Maison du Lac Wedding rachael Schirano photography

Amelia and Morne got married in Missouri on a beautiful winter day in December. I got the opportunity to photograph this young good-looking couple at The Venue at Maison du Lac. It was a lovely bright day with everyone in high spirits. The photographs came out so well. I am grateful to Amelia and Morne […]

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Illinois Winter Engagement RACHAEL SCHIRANO photography

Katie and Danny love to travel together. It was during one of those travels that Danny proposed to Katie. She found it to be a perfect proposal. The much in love couple then decided to get their engagement photographed. I captured their love on camera in Illinois in the month of January. It was a […]

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Pear Tree Estate Wedding RACHAEL SCHIRANO photography

Emily and Nick got married at the Pear Tree Estate in Champaign, Illinois in the month of October. I had the honor of being their wedding photographer and capturing all the lovely moments on their special day. This sweet young couple looked upbeat and the event was a fun affair. The Meeting Emily and Nick […]

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Hotel Zachary Engagement RACHAEL SCHIRANO photography

Emily and Mike had met at a mutual friend’s place where Emily was impressed by Mike’s sense of humor and Mike liked Emily as a person. Soon, Mike approached Emily to meet up and the rest is history. The two fell in love and got engaged. They decided on an engagement photography session in the […]

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Easton United Methodist Church Wedding RACHAEL SCHIRANO photography

Love wins against all odds. This saying rings true in the case of Lorena and Nick. This beautiful couple got married in April, 2020 amid the COVID-19 crisis in a simple and cute ceremony at the Easton United Methodist Church in Easton of Illinois. It was such a lovely spring wedding and I loved being […]

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Chicago Engagement rachael schirano photography

Love always finds its way even when you are not aware of it. Stacie and Brady are from the same hometown. Their families have known each other for many years but they had never been formally introduced until at a wedding in 2017. That was it. They met and it was love at first sight. […]

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Concorde Banquets wedding rachael schirano

Messinia and Bill got married at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church in Palatine and held a reception at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. It was such a beautiful and elegant orthodox Greek wedding and I loved being Messinia and Bill’s wedding photographer. Bill And Messinia’s Aruba Beach Proposal After finding each other on Bumble and deciding […]

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