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Today we’re thanking our lucky stars for WASIO photography, the sole reason your Saturday is about to take a giant step up from normal to extraordinary.  I’m talking an entire portfolio of jaw-droppingly gorgeous images from one of the most talented photography teams you will ever meet.  How’s that for the perfect weekend?  Dive into all of the pretty (+ a discount and giveaway) below!

From WASIO photography… Living in Chicago, we get to appreciate the beautiful architecture and incorporate it in our photographs. The roots of our inspiration are landscapes and being in the moment. True love is one of our greatest motivators that inspires us to capture special moments that literally happen in seconds. By having such a strong passion for love and beauty, we thrive to deliver timeless photographs that will be passed down through generations. Our goal is to always awe our clients with the famous WASIO signature style photographs.

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Discount! Book WASIO photography in August or September and we will add 10 additional images to our handcrafted wedding albums! ($300 value)

Giveaway!  One lucky SMP reader will win a sunset or sunrise 1-hour engagement session* with WASIO photography! (Value $499)  Simply leave a comment below telling us why Chicago is your city of choice for your engagement session!  The winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, September 12, 2014.  

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*Session must take place in downtown Chicago on a mutually agreed day. The engagement session includes session time plus one WASIO signature edit 8×10 print. Online gallery will include all color corrected images from the session. Client will have the option to purchase additional prints with WASIO signature edit or all high-resolution electronic images.

Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry

Pretty doesn’t even begin to describe what you’re about to feast your eyes on, my dears. Inspired by old world craftsmanship and the jewelry history of Europe, Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry creates truly stunning and unique designs. Each piece is designed by Adam Foster and hand made in his St. Louis, Missouri boutique + studio. I mean, come on, how gorgeous are these sparklers?!

Traveling across the country — and the world — to source incredible stones and to gather inspiration, Adam Foster of Foster Fine Art Jewelry is truly a creative genius. He believes that knowing the source of the materials and the people that cut, mine or make each element of his pieces is crucial to the design process. And we couldn’t agree more. From truly unique engagement and wedding rings to one-of-a-kind necklaces and bracelets, this line of jewelry is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Working with clients across the globe, Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry can help you design something incredible. You can see more of his work in his Etsy shop, as well as on Pinterest and Facebook. To schedule your in-person meeting, give them a call at 314.771.3390 or email info{at}



North Dakota Handmade Inspired Vow Renewal

When two folks as talented and inspiring as these two (they are the brains behind Unglued Market) decide to renew their vows, we make sure to set aside some time to soak up every moment. Well, after spending some serious QT with the images sitting in this gallery from Manstrom Photography, it’s safe to say we are totally inspired. See why here.


From The Bride…We’re Jamie & Jeremy, a husband and wife destination wedding photography team, basically we love love and we love to travel, so it suits us well.

What time of the year could be better for a vow renewal than spring? Could a more gorgeous, stunningly unique backdrop exist than Medora’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park Is there actually a couple more fascinating than Ashley + Justin? All questions at the heart of our styled shoot we attempted to answer.

Ashley & Justin are the owners of Unglued, a handmade craft shop in downtown, Fargo. They have been married for almost 7 years and reiterated their love and commitment to each other, hoping to inspire others. Together, along with the videographers over at Northern Stories we spent the weekend exploring the park for the most impressive backdrops and the largest buffalo. We found a little ravine where a wildfire recently had burned and immediately the charred blacks, burnt oranges and interspersed tufts of fresh spring green provided a location unlike anything we’d ever come across. The exchange of vows were so heartfelt and touching, we felt very lucky to have witnessed it all. The cake by Bakeology was incredible and the sweetheart table setting perfectly matched Justin and Ashely’s craftsie nature. On top of which Ashley sewed her own dress!!

Photography: Manstrom Photography | Videography: Northern Stories | Floral Design: Crabapple Floral | Dress: Ashley Morken, Owner Of Unglued Market ) | Cake: Bakeology | Fabric For Dress And Tie: Modern Textiles | Outdoors: Theodore Roosevelt National Park | Sweetheart Table: The White House Boutique | Tie: Modern Textiles