Sneak Peek! // Matt & Becca’s Intimate Wedding // The Redfield Estate Glenview Illinois

Here is a sneak peek of my first wedding of the 2015 season! I was so honored to capture the sweet and intimate wedding of Becca and Matt on May 9, 2015, at the lovely Redfield Estate in Glenview. Although a bit chilly, the rain was gone, and the ceremony took place by the cozy fireplace in the pavilion. Congratulations, and best wishes to the happy couple!

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Toddler Portraits // Golden Hour // Alexander

On the last awesome weather day about a week ago (78 degrees!) I quickly snapped some pictures of my son Alex during the golden hour. He had fun playing with the leaves, and I love how the wind tussled his hair, but he was cranky from having been to the doctor for shots a couple of hours before (who could blame him!) So, not as many smiles as I would have liked…but still cute, nonetheless!

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Sabrina & Chris Sneak Peak // Intitmate Chicago Wedding // Lincoln Park

Here is a quick sneak peak of Sabrina and Chris’s lovely Fall wedding earlier this October at Salvatore’s in Lincoln Park!

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Bridal Preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bride’s grandmother helping with her dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A portrait of the groom right before the first look

 

 

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Right before the big reveal!bride and groom portraits, chicago, fall, first look, first meeting, intimate, lincoln park, wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sweet kiss…bride and groom portraits, chicago, fall, first look, first meeting, intimate, lincoln park, wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The groom and his family right after the ceremony. So much joy!!chicago, fall, intimate, lincoln park, reception, wedding

 

 

 

 

 

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The couple’s first dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indie Wed Chicago 2014 Ticket Giveaway!

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Melissa Troyan Photography is honored to be chosen as a vendor at the 5th annual Indie Wed bridal show in Chicago on February 1, 2014!

In honor of our appearance as a vendor at Indie Wed, Melissa Troyan Photography will be giving away two pairs of tickets to the show! To enter, just visit and like our Facebook page (or the giveaway post) anytime between January 17 and January 28, 2014. Winners will be selected on January 29, 2014.

Indie Wed will feature:
–100+ amazing vendors from the Midwest and beyond
–two full floors of vendors
–food tastings
–musical performances
–wandering models featuring spectacular bridal fashions
–a special Cirque de l’Amour wedding lounge with lots of surprises
–and much more!

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Purchase tickets to Indie Wed here

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Family Lifestyle Shoot // Chicago // Millennium Park

This fall I had the honor of photographing a great family at Millennium Park in Chicago. We made a plan to meet on a Saturday morning to take some lifestyle type family pictures while they had fun in the park. We also did few posed pictures to include in their Christmas cards. Here are my favorites from the session…they were so much fun to shoot!

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chicago, city, fall, family, lifestyle, millennium park, the bean, urban, winterKids are so much fun at this age!

chicago, city, fall, family, lifestyle, millennium park, the bean, urban, winterThis picture is so sweet!

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chicago, city, fall, family, lifestyle, millennium park, the bean, urban, winterchicago, city, fall, family, lifestyle, millennium park, the bean, urban, winter…and a few traditional portraits, along with some fun, giggly ones!

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