About Lakeshore in Love

Welcome to Lakeshore in Love: the ultimate Chicago wedding planning website!

Lakeshore in Love is the leading online resource for couples planning a wedding in the Chicago area. Our mission is to create a space where all weddings are celebrated! We are passionate about diversity and inclusion, and strive for Lakeshore in Love to be a place where all couples can see themselves reflected in the stories we tell. We’re honored you are here!

Lauryn Schalk

Lauryn is the owner and editor of Lakeshore in Love as you know it today. Her experience in the wedding industry within the Chicago market brings to light knowledge and wisdom that can only come with time. 

Lauryn owns and operates Photography by Lauryn, a Chicago wedding photography company that services couples in and out of the midwest. Her business has been serving couples since 2010. Through photography, Lauryn was able to learn the ins and outs of Chicago; locations, permits, vendors and the culture of the industry.

Her three degrees from Bradley University serve as the backbone of her expertise. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising and Leadership Studies. Combining her formal education with her workforce experience, she is able to bring fresh ideas and insight to the Chicago market.

Lauryn’s mission with Lakeshore in Love is to provide small businesses the tools they need to flourish in the Chicago wedding market. By doing so, she is serving the engaged couples in the area with the best quality vendors available. To be able to share the stellar work of these vendors with couples who are preparing for their biggest day is such a joy!