Misty Winter is an international photographer who has a journalistic style that is honest, elegant and bold. Educated in photography at Columbia College Chicago, she is well versed in a technical approach to shooting. She combines attention to detail and consistency with a passion for art and people. She shoots weddings, lifestyle, portraits, events, interior architecture and her work has been published and distributed around the world.
Misty finds joy in documenting life's moments. Once she hears your vision she becomes an unobtrusive observer to find those moments that make time with your family unique. With a range of styles, she will capture moments with a youthful and edgy approach, providing you and your family with images of memories that last a lifetime.
Currently in her 16th season, she has photographed clients in Chicago and across the United States, USVI, BVI, Mustique Island, Bangkok, Seim Reap, Amsterdam, Paris, Genevè, Whistler, Vancouver, and Puerto Vallarta.
Marquette Avenue Events, a luxury wedding and event planning boutique, was founded by Brianne Garritano with the intention of offering a truly customized approach to planning and being an advocate for her clients. Brianne, a city native who grew up on Marquette Avenue, embarked on her professional event planning career in 2004 behind the scenes at The Taste of Chicago with DCASE, formally known as The Mayor’s Office of Special Events. Spanning over a decade of experience, her expertise is vast and not only includes wedding planning but also conference coordination and meeting management, event strategy and logistics, on-site production, as well as boutique planning services for galas and private parties. Brianne loves getting to know her clients and then carefully connecting them with her network of talented event partners across the globe guaranteeing the best possible experience for everyone involved.
From coordinating luxury events of 1500+ attendees to more intimate affairs, Marquette Avenue Events is equipped with a strong knowledge base and artistic vision to make every event experience exquisitely organized, uniquely styled and executed flawlessly. MAE is applauded for our devout work ethic, strong detail-orientation, successful client and vendor relationships as well as our resolute ability to deliver an exceptional outcome with every project we embark upon. We go way beyond the extra mile for our clients, saving them time, money and hassle, and always have a ton of fun along the way!
Team MAE looks forward to transforming your dream vision to reality!
Regina Brooks, Owner and Lead Event Producer of Régine Danielle Events, has always had a penchant for organizing extravagant events such as holiday parties and housewarmings. But after helping plan a friend’s wedding in 2009, she realized that event planning was more than just passing interest; it was her passion. A passion that inspired Régine Danielle Events.
Régine Danielle Events has made its mark on the wedding industry by creating elegant events, showing shrewd Vendor partnerships, planning and coordinating acumen, and providing first class personalized service to each and every couple. Régine Danielle Event’s brilliant work not only garnered recognition from several prominent wedding publications, but also made it an exceptional addition Union.
It is my goal to make my clients feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera, allowing their true personality to come through in the photos that will last a lifetime. That being said, here are a few things you should know about my personality: Traveling is one of my greatest joys. I love seeing new places for the first time. I’m a people person. I love people. I love working with people, I love hanging with people, I love meeting new people. I’M ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE. I have an unhealthy obsession with iced coffees from Dunkin’ Donuts & burrito bowls from Chipotle. Friends & family are so important to me. They are the reason I’m here & they continue to push me to new heights. I currently know all of the words to all the songs on Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, John Legend, Ariana Grande & Drake’s new albums. Choir was a huge part of my life, and because I don’t participate anymore, you can just find me in my car at any stoplight & come jam with me. The beach is my favorite place on Earth. Recently, I wear lots of snap backs. I love SnapChat (follow me @ramos_b). Lastly, at your wedding, I will dance harder than you on the dance floor (this is a fact, just accept it). 😉
Capturing your special moments is one of my greatest passions. Telling stories through photos that will last a lifetime brings me a joy that I cannot put into words. It’s magical, it’s powerful, it’s emotional, & at the end of the day, it is so rewarding. I am so grateful for the people that put their trust in me to bring their story to life & become my friends in the process.
Erin McDonald Co
Erin McDonald is a designer at heart, always has been and always will be. He has been in the event design industry for well over two decades working along side some of the top professionals in the country. He has designed events for presidents, dignitaries, celebrities and thousands of beaming couples. His craft for turning rooms into spectacular events has blossomed into interior modifications of homes and designing event venues. Erin is sought after throughout the nation to help existing event companies, as a consultant, to increase their brand awareness, teach their existing teams how to sell event design, and re-designing their studios; to match their long term goals. He has designed events all over the world such as destination weddings in Mexico, nuptials in Paris, and curated designs all throughout Chicago’s most elite properties. His holistic approach to design can take him anywhere from a luxurious table for 20, for a second wedding, to designing a brand new event venue for one of Chicago’s power families. His design logic is simple…”keep it simple and the design will speak volumes”.
Style Matters is a diverse team of creative and experienced urban deejays, who provide sophisticated soundtracks for events thrown by the music savvy.
A unique hybrid of artists and great friends who have a mutual adoration for all things rhythm-centric. Each member of our team has been carefully hand selected and they all have profound musical histories.
Our mission is simple: appeal to independently minded people who want to show their guests an incredible party, nothing more. Chatty emcees? Not us. Tacky lighting displays and a propensity to use props? Uh-uh. An affinity for leading line dances with instructional lyrics and boring you with corny wedding song standards? Please. Conventional DJs we are not.
We’re a departure from what you expect; always fresh, never cheesy. Our work blends a classic approach with an unique edge resulting in cutting-edge films that are a reflection of your distinct personal style – something you’ll (really) love for years to come.
We know surprises are best left for birthday parties, not wedding days. That’s why we sit down with you to get to know your needs and make sure we are on the same page before the big day. Planning your wedding is hard enough. Working with us won’t be.
We’re a bunch of cool folks who love what we do. The bottom line is we try to make the experience of working with us fun. And whether you’re a client or a stranger who wanders into our office – there’s a decent chance you’re going to enjoy yourself.
Nouvelle Events plans, creates and coordinates the day to reflect what is uniquely the two of you and your story. We take care of the details, so on the special day you can be carefree to focus on what is important—the next chapter of your love story.
Let's collaborate on making the day of YOUR DREAMS.
Aga is a Chicago based celebrity makeup artist with clientele in NY, LA & Europe. Her artistic background allows her to treat every face like a clean canvas ready to be awakened with her gentle touch. Aga studied the art of makeup in LA & NY. Her education never stops, she is continuously inspired & learning new techniques through her travels, workshops, and working along side the best in the industry during NY Fashion Week and editorial photo shoots. Ms. Kaskiewicz prides herself on being a well-rounded artist transitioning her versatile style from bridal, commercial, editorial, to sharing her makeup tips to the masses on Refinery 29. Aga’s signature look of classic, timeless beauty acquired her a large bridal following. Her work has graced the pages of publications such as Modern Luxury Bride, Chicago Style Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style as well as countless on line futures in Carats & Cake and Vera Wang Wedding Style just to name a few. Aga’s commercial work can be spotted on billboards all over Chicago, as well as the following magazines; Michigan Ave , Lucky, Allure. Whether her clients are flawless models, celebrity faces the likes of Merdith Viera , Ally Larter (Heroes), Joan Jett, celebrity chefs Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Food ), Sara Moulton (chef , cookbook author , TV personality) and a few we can’t mention, or everyday brides, clients love working with her outgoing, friendly yet professional personality. Of course, creating a beautiful canvas on every face she can get her hands on is the ultimate goal for this perfectionist!