CHICAGO FALL MINI SESSIONS

Chicago Lifestyle Phtogaphy | Fall Mini Sessions

I’m so excited to finally be announcing my fall mini session date. For those of you who like a quick and easy photo shoot, this is for you. These mini sessions are great for couples, families, seniors, and babies … and they are perfect for anyone looking for photos for their holiday cards.

Each mini session is only $150 and is held a single location (location is TBD but will likely be in northwest Chicago suburbs), is 30 minutes long and includes 25 digital, high resolution images printable up to an 8 x 12.

The fall mini sessions will be held on Saturday, September 28th. I am starting with 4 evening sessions (4:30, 5, 5:30, 6) and once these fill up, I will open up 4 morning sessions (9, 9:30, 10, 10:30).

Mini sessions booked prior to Thursday, September 19th will receive an ‘Early Bird’ bonus – a complimentary iPhone/Android gallery app with images from your session. A deposit of 50% is due within 7 days of booking in order to reserve your spot. These sessions will fill up fast, so book early. E-mail me at brittany@brittanybekas.com for scheduling.

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CHICAGO FASHION SHOW // AZZA

Last week, my best friend and amazing event planner, Christine from A Perfect Event, asked if I was available to shoot a fashion show for this designer “that I would just love”, AZZA. I didn’t even have to think twice …. because I am obsessed with all things fashion (and I felt that this would fill the void of not attending NYC fashion week many years ago when I had the chance).

I fell in love with everything that designer Azeeza showed. Like L-O-V-E … love. The dresses are flirty, fun and ever so chic …. the belts, scarves and collars adored in crystals and jewels instantly glam up any boring outfit. I know you guys are going to love all of the looks below, so be sure to check out her store at 900 N Michigan in Chicago.

The fashion show event was hosted at Prairie Productions in the West Loop and it is pretty much the chicest raw space I have seen.

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All of the gorgeous white floral was designed by my favorite ladies at A Perfect Event.

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DJ Matt Roan set the tone for the evening with the hippest music.

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Elaina from Boutique Bites designed the most amazing little bites to nibble on. Not only do these taste amazing … they are pretty much the prettiest, cutest little hors d’oeuvres I have ever seen!

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And for the fashion show … the new AZZA collection. Swoon ….

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VERNON HILLS BAT MITZVAH // ROCKIN’ THE RED CARPET WITH CAMI + RIANN

I met Cami last fall when I was hired to photograph her oldest sister’s, Rachel, senior photographs. I had so much fun with Rachel and her two sisters, that when their mom, Stacey, asked me to photograph Cami and Riann’s bat mitzvah in March, I couldn’t say no.

And once I heard about all the amazing things that would be happening …. a red carpet with a step-and-repeat, a photo booth, an oscars presentation, the most gorgeous sweets table (which was like a mile long!) … I was totally smitten with their Hollywood themed celebration to welcome these two into adulthood.

Cami and Riann have been best friends for as long they can remember. They live on the same block … right next door to each other. Both girls are little fashionistas … I was in love with all of their wardrobe choices not only for their bat mitzvah but also for our photo shoot before hand. And let me tell you, Cami and Riann are great cheerleaders + dancers. They performed two dances at their party and they know how to move.

Cami + Riann – Thank you for inviting me into your lives for this exciting weekend! I had so much fun getting to know you both and documenting the celebration. Mazel tov!

 

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FIVE PERFECT TENS // CHICAGO 50TH BDAY

Last weekend, I had the chance to work with my B.F.F. I guess you could say it is a perk of the job …. especially when your best friend is a fabulous event planner at A Perfect Event. Christine planned an extraordinary 50th birthday party complete with floating lily pads in the indoor pool, a balloon drop, and pretty much the most gorgeous floral I have. ever. seen.

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Vegan passed hor d’overes included Vietnamese spring rolls and tofu skewers with a carrot ginger aioli. I wish I could have put these in my pocket to eat later because they looked (and smelled) amazing!

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Everywhere you turned were stunning floral arrangements. I wish my house could have this many beautiful flowers (… but I’d settle for just one … hint, hint, Phil … Valentine’s Day is approaching.)

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Wes and Sean from Blend Acoustic played all night long … and let me tell you … they were amazing! If you are looking for some live music … definitely check them out.

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As the gang finished singing “Happy Birthday”, a 350-balloon drop was released. Such an amazing moment to capture!

A Perfect Event + Brittany Bekas PhotographyI’ll end on this adorable picture of the birthday girl, Dee, and her husband, Mike, just as she finished opening up her “cheesy” birthday gifts (hence why she is wearing that hat). How adorable are they?!?!

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If you are looking for an event planner or just gorgeous floral …. call Debi or Christine at A Perfect Event! Not only are they both amazing at what they do …. but they are both pretty much the sweetest people ever!

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PJS AT THE PARK HYATT CHICAGO

Two weeks ago, I was asked to be apart of such a fun event put together by the Park Hyatt Chicago, A Perfect Event, and Glossed & Found. Over 30 wedding industry professionals were invited to the Park Hyatt Chicago for a night of pampering, Chicago Water Tower views and an amazing food.

The ladies from Beauty on Call were at the Park Hyatt suite for the guests to pamper themselves prior to dinner. Massages, make-up, bubbly and more.

A Perfect Event designed the gorgeous 30 foot table that was decorated with buffalo mokara orchids, green hydrangeas and gold votive candles. A Perfect Event also provided the yummy candy bar for a sweet treat following dinner. Campagne cocktails with rock candy turned a simple glass of bubbly into a playful cocktail.