OH HIIII. ⠀⠀ I’m Cailynn Wolfgang, the girl here with her head out the window. Which I really love to do + also yelling out of it too. A few other things I love that you might not know about me include tacos, Indian chicken tikka masala 8/10 spicy, naps, the color black, pups, love, podcast, live music, watermelon, tequila mules, breweries, Target runs, Lululemon leggings, and buying unnecessary things at Homegoods. I thrive near the beach but recently fell in love with city life. 10/10 hates conflict and stubborn. Super goal oriented and friggen has the best day when there is sunshine involved. Whether you’re new here or been here forever, thank you for loving me too! I’m an Elopement + Wedding Photographer based in Chicago. Here I share couples I’ve photographed along with tips, vendors and helpful wedding day things. Hope you’ll stick around.. and maybe be friends, do things on the weekend or photograph you sometime soon 🤟🏽 Photo by the rad @sierrakphotos edited by me.
Just wanna say... I’m here for all you soon to be mamas 🤩
The sun is out today ☀️ so happy!! Missing my couples + popping champagne 🍾 but don’t you worry, I think every session after this quarantine we should pop some bubbly + I’ll dance with you! Today I’m writing a blog on Chicago murals! Which ones should I include? Annnnd can you guess where this one is?
Looking for a way to compliment your vision + style on your wedding day? Incorporating design through your wedding envelopes, escort cards, and signage are a great place to start. You know when you’re on Pinterest and you re-pin all of those unique signs and pretty words. Yup, that’s your designers + calligraphers. One essential part in planning your wedding. Details add so much to your day + really make it uniquely YOU! One of my favorite vendors + friend for this is @pretty_script. She is local to Chicago and deff someone to reach out to when planning those pretty signs and placement cards.
Let’s chat about adventure sessions! Often times I have couples who don’t really need engagement photos. Maybe you aren’t sending out a photo save the date or maybe you’ve been engaged for a few years and are starting to plan your wedding this year. Or maybe you’ve already taken them before you found your dream wedding photographer. Whatever the reason is you have a really cool option. I always suggest to my couples in this case an adventure session. This still gives us a chance to work together and meet in person / hang out before your big day. Plus get cool pictures to share + hang in your home (ayyyyy win win) so you might be asking okeeey, so what exactly is an adventure session? I like to think of them as letting your walls down, escaping reality for a moment and spending quality time with your person. It can be as simple as going on an adventure to all your first date spots or having a picnic on the lakefront or going fishing. Whatever it is, I tag along and hang out with you for part of the day. Also, it can be boujee!! Know that feeling when you go stay in an air bnb in the city or glamping in the woods? You feel so relaxed and out of your normal routine? I always think it’s fun to plan an adventure session around somewhere you are staying for the night or weekend. I’ll come and photograph you tangled in the sheets, having coffee around the fire or hanging out the window as the traffic rushes by. Whichever you choose, make it you! Let’s have some fun. Let our walls down and make some memories dudessss. I can’t wait for your next adventure. Hopefully soon. 🖤
How to get bomb ring/detail shots for your wedding day One. Bring any special details that mean a lot to you. Obviously you’ll have your rings but think of any details that are memories or you would like photographed. A few unique items brides have had before...a small picture of her grandparents, her dads military uniform that was sewn in her dress as a heart, grandmothers veil that she was also wearing on her day, a special ring box, and jewelry. Two. Have your florist incorporate a few loose flowers or greenery to add to your detail shots. I love incorporating flowers around your invitation suite, rings, etc. Three. Your invitation suite! You spend a lot of money on these and take so much thought and time into creating them. Let’s add them into your details so you have a photo to remember them by! Last tip: Don’t forget your details. I always talk to my couples about this and remind you on a final questionnaire that has all of your details for wedding day but this is so so important. I always bring a small box that has a few of these items to help style your details but the more items you have that are uniquely YOU the better. And last thing 🤩 have these ready for your photographer AS SOON as they show up. We will go ahead and knock out these detail photos while everyone is finishing up hair + makeup. That is all. Now you too can have bomb ring + detail shots on your wedding day!
These twoooo had their baby last week + I just can’t wait for things to go back normal enough for everyone to get to snuggle him. Their family is meeting him outside of their living room window. They have chairs set up outside and viewing times and I just feel all the emotions. So many wild stories to tell this little one. 🖤
Current mood because 2021 brides haven’t given up + are still planning their weddings! I friggen love you babes! Don’t stop planning. I’m still your photographer! 🤩😘 . . @pretty_script @bearosefilms @tamaraholdenhair @oliveandever @laurelbridal @lucifloraldesign @kendall.lauren_
I think we should start a challenge of sharing our in home shoots 🤩 I’ll start. Tag 5 photogs below and share one of your fav in home shoots in your next post! Tag me so I can share it in my stories 🖤 LET’S SEE SOME LOVE @sierrakphotos @kerricarlquist @taylorsumnerphoto @indiaearl @dylanfox
I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone checking in on us and me as a small business owner. I’m so thankful for all my brides/grooms because even tho this is heartbreaking you guys have the best spirit! I just wanted to let you know I’m working on something extra special during this time that will help all my couples in the planning process! Eeeeppp, it’s gonna be gooood. Side note I took my pups to the park this morning and stepping outside for some fresh air has been my highlight here lately. A neighbor was there with his pups and kid and they had a speaker jamming out together. I danced with them as we played with our pups and it made my entire day. Love y’all, mean it! . . BTS photo by @bearosefilms from our styled shoot with @elementspreserved @lucifloraldesign @kendall.lauren_ @king.lewie_ @tamaraholdenhair @oliveandever @laurelbridal @pretty_script
Made a forest preserve look cute today because of THESE TWO 🖤 the sunshine gave us so much lifeeee and deff made me smile leaving my house the first time in a week 🙃 Congrats to myyyy frands @jess___rogers + @mvolk2 who are engaged and getting married this year!!
Writing a to-do list for tomorrow starting with making my bed 👏🏽 . . . @bnstylin @lucifloraldesign @autocamp @sarowly @bhldn @verdeaguastyle