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Nicole Defilippis

lifestyle photographer

i am a breathing time machine.

Any photo of your wedding, engagement or growing family deserves to be so much more than a quietly posed portrait of carefully directed smiles. Each click of the camera should reflect your relationship in its truth, in its happiest corners of the planet and surrounded by the elements that make your story, well, yours. It’s this philosophy that allows me to take photos that not only convey your joy, but pieces that paint the whole picture of your personality and your past. Whether that means standing in the shallow waters of the lake you learned to swim in as a child or next to the frogger machine at the dive bar where you first fell in love, each photo contains elements of your layered history. I don’t do this simply because it’s what matters to you today, but because it will matter even more in your future days, when you’re remembering and sharing who you were and how you got there.

From the Blog

Notre Dame Wedding | Emily & Dan Notre Dame Wedding | Emily & Dan

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Notre Dame Wedding | Emily & Dan


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Downtown Chicago River Proposal | Nick and Rachel Downtown Chicago River Proposal | Nick and Rachel

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Downtown Chicago River Proposal | Nick and Rachel


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The Blackstone Hotel Chicago Wedding | Heather and Jim The Blackstone Hotel Chicago Wedding | Heather and Jim

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The Blackstone Hotel Chicago Wedding | Heather and Jim


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2023 Fall Sessions 2023 Fall Sessions

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2023 Fall Sessions


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North Avenue Beach Engagement Session | Carly and Will North Avenue Beach Engagement Session | Carly and Will

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North Avenue Beach Engagement Session | Carly and Will


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Significance lies in that which the casual observer cannot see. I take photos that are beautiful to everyone, but meaningful to you.

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"Thank you is literally not enough to say for these AMAZING photos that made us re-live the day exactly how it FELT!"

michelle & jake