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Maypole Studios

Wedding Photographer
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Contact: Bethany Fritz
Phone: 212/877-0564
Service Area:

Chicago IL, will travel.

Special Offer or Discount

Here Comes The Guide brides receive a complimentary $100 print or album credit when booking any photography package with Maypole Studios!

Elizabeth + Alex at Chicago History Museum

Real Wedding Ideas: #chuppah, #Jewish, #wedding band - live music, #yellow

A short wedding dress can convey a more informal, relaxed look while still remaining elegant.

The patchwork pattern of this chuppah echoes the pattern in the bride's dress.

Circling is a Jewish wedding tradition.

Wrapped in a tallis, the bride and groom receive a blessing.

Breaking the glass.

Wildflowers make a simple, yet beautiful, bouquet.

Wildflower arrangements featuring bright yellow billy boy blooms add pops of color on the tables.

Lifting the bride and groom on chairs during the horah.

Wedding Photographer: Maypole Studios 
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Chicago History Museum
Wedding Planner: Joan of Five Grain Events
Wedding Catering: Food For Thought
Wedding Florist: Fleur
Wedding Band: Larry King Orchestra
Bridal Makeup: Kaylin Clinton
Bridal Hair: Livia Caparole
Wedding Dress: Caroline DeVillo

Tara + Mike at Salvage One

Real Wedding Ideas: #city - urban, #gray, #makeup hairstyle, #orange

Chicago style.

Getting teased before the wedding.

A good luck kiss from the kitty to the glowing bride.

The wedding gown.

A sneak peek of the bride before the ceremony begins.

The handsome groom. We love a good khaki suit—and check out the bright orange tie! Swoon.

The groomsmen looking sharp.

The "first look" before the ceremony...

...wait for it...

There she is!

We love the stunned look here. This groom is obviously smitten with his blushing bride.

The happy couple.

The orange and white bridal bouquet with splashes of bright green foliage.

The seating sign—a DIY project of the crafty bride.

Father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle.

Giving the bride away. The groom looks ecstatic!

A perfect shot of the unity candle.

You may now kiss the bride!

The wedding cake in a modern orange and gray color scheme.

Cool and casual reception set up. The orange table runner gives a great pop of color.

Salvage One is such a unique event space, with "salvaged" architectural elements and unique décor items.

The first dance. What bride doesn't want a photo like this?!

What a great way to memorialize your wedding date!

Congrats to the newlyweds! A beautiful marriage, gorgeous wedding, and amazing photos to boot!

Wedding Photographer: Maypole Studios
Wedding Venue: Salvage One
Wedding Flowers: Ashland Addison Florist
Wedding Cake: Luscious Layers

You Need To Know...
Vendor Type { Photographer }
Company Founded { 2009 }

Verified Reviews from Real Brides & Grooms

“We wanted some of the traditional posed shots, but more than that, we wanted to capture the feeling and the small but special moments of the day. Bethany did just that. She nailed it. And we love the pictures so much that our house almost looks like a shrine to our wedding day.”

“Bethany and Maypole Studios isn’t just a company that will work hard to be hired—she will work hard to invest her heart into fulfilling all of your expectations and she will work even harder to follow through on producing quality, candid photos that you will cherish.”

“She really lived up to all of our expectations.”

“With over 250 guests that night I felt like I was watching a train car of my family and friends whip past me; however, after viewing Bethany’s photos, I felt like I could really appreciate all of my loved ones, and enjoyed looking at how much fun they each had that night.”

“She also had the tough job of wrangling some of the most distractible, high-energy groomsmen in the world. She came through with flying colors, and half of them came out with crushes on her, despite her being happily married!”

“I have always described Bethany as a woman who can make your heart feel a little lighter and little warmer, and on our big day, her presence brought a little more warmth and light to every photograph.”

“The moment we met Bethany, we fell in love with her. She brings such a warm and inviting presence.”

“Maypole is Bethany and when you’re signing a contract with Maypole you receive a wonderful talent to comfort you throughout the biggest day of your life.”

“When the camera was down, Bethany and her assistant were like welcomed friends and they showed the utmost respect to all of our guests.”

“She also pushed us out of our comfort zone a little bit and we got great pictures as a result—took photos in many locations we would never had thought would work, and they all looked just wonderful.”

“She was very upfront about the timeframe she would have our photos available to us, and she explained the entire process to us in a way that really made us feel at ease.”

“You will never find a woman or a company with more talent or more heart. I have recommended Bethany to three brides already, including my own sister.”

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