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Whether it’s the conversation that lingers in your eyes, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, or two foreheads pressed together in unspoken affection...

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Our Latest Entries

Shaw Nature Reserve Engagement Rachael Schirano Photography

When it comes to choosing a location for an engagement photography session, the options are limitless. Some may prefer something in the city while some prefer to be closer to nature and greenery. Emme and Jake chose Shaw Nature Reserve in Missouri for their engagement photography session. I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely […]

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Marriott Hotel wedding RACHAEL SCHIRANO photography

There are people you meet and keep meeting without even realizing what they mean to you and how close at heart you two might be. Marissa and Jason had been in the same friends’ group for years before they realized that they were in love. The two got married at St. John’s Lutheran Church and […]

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Fransen Nature Center Engagement RACHAEL SCHIRANO photography

Love can knock your doors any day and anywhere. For Shae and Elliot, it came to them during a party. They met each other, fell in love and got engaged. It was all so dreamy. They then decided to capture the celebration of their love and engagement through photographs. I am thankful to you, Shae […]

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I just love it when couples have ideas about venues and the kind of photographs they want. Kelsey and Daniel had pre-decided on Urbana Country Club for their engagement photoshoot. The engagement photography session was set up in October. It was a great venue and the photographs came out beautiful. Their Love and Proposal Kelsey […]

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We have all heard of one-sided love stories. Well, this is what Makenzie sometimes feared. She had a huge crush on John right from the time when they were in school but never got a chance to express it to him. She liked him throughout and dreamed of marrying him one day, but John didn’t […]

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Mt Zion Convention Center Wedding RACHAEL SCHIRANO

Alexandra was decorating the Christmas tree when Michael proposed to her. She was surprised, elated and super happy. She said yes! The couple got married soon thereafter. Alexandra and Michael’s love story is no less than a fairy tale and I had the good chance to capture their wedding and reception on camera. The wedding […]

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Lincoln Park Chicago elopement Rachael Schirano

Is it not that many of us have at some point of our lives imagined or wished to have held the hand of our love and elope to get married? Even the ones who have had the opportunity to include all of their family members and friends at their wedding ceremony have some day fancied […]

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It was in October that I got a chance to be Laurel and Tim’s wedding photographer at the Notre Dame Catholic Church and reception party at the Butterfield Country Club. It was a lovely day with fall foliage at its peak in Illinois. This wedding was a sweet and elegant family affair with lots of […]

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