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  • Emily + Ben | UI campus engagement session on the Quad

  • Emily + Ben are getting married later this year at Pear Tree Estate and I can't wait!  They each chose 2 different outfits, and I love how the two outfits are basically the reverse of the other.  The couple wanted to bring their sweet puppy Chief along for a few photos and he literally lasted for li[...]
  • Developing Your Wedding Day Timeline

  • Once you have your ceremony time scheduled (this may be predetermined by the church/venue or up to you), you can start to plan the other parts of your day. The caterer will want to select a reasonable time to serve dinner somewhat based on your ceremony time as well, but it will be up to you to dec[...]
  • Rose + Franklin | Urbana courthouse wedding pictures

  • Rose + Franklin's families came together in Urbana at the Champaign County Courthouse a few weeks ago to watch as the couple were married by Judge Kennedy. Prior to their sweet little ceremony, we did some portraits of the couple and their details -- the shoes, the rings, the bouquet, the "ring box[...]
  • Casey + David | Urbana courthouse wedding + Helms Park

  • If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you know that I’m a sucker for a lovely courthouse wedding! I just can’t get enough of them! It’s like a perfect little lunch hour for me, packed full with love, a small gathering of family + friends, maybe a few details to photograph, and usually a li[...]
  • Engelbrecht Farms | Paxton barn wedding reception venue

  • A couple months ago, I heard from a friend about the Engelbrecht Farms wedding reception venue that was to be opening soon near Paxton, IL. People have asked me for years if I knew of any local barns where they could hold weddings, and until recently I didn’t know of any. So, as you can imagine, I[...]
  • Courtney + Andrew | Downtown Champaign engagement photos

  • Courtney + Andrew's wedding is coming up VERY soon (2 weeks from today to be exact!), but since they live in Atlanta and aren't both in Champaign together very often, we had limited dates for their engagement session. I was so excited to meet them both before the wedding day! They are super adorabl[...]
  • Emily + Tim | UI campus engagement session

  • Emily + Tim were one of the most snuggly couples I've photographed at an engagement session! They immediately fell into a pose and took my directions well. It almost felt like I was tagging along on one of their dates! Haha! :) I loved Emily's new pink dress she ordered for the session, and enjoy[...]
  • Christina + Kyle | Harley-Davidson engagement photos

  • Christina + Kyle's wedding was one of the first ones I booked for 2015, so they've had a lot of time to plan both that and their two engagement sessions. Yes, TWO! :) I remember when we first met about their wedding and they talked about somehow incorporating their motorcycles into a session, and [...]
  • Emily + Jordan | Springfield IL engagement photographer

  • I met up with Emily + Jordan recently in Springfield for their engagement session. They wanted to bring their sweet pup along for part of the session, so we met up first at Washington Park. The trees were blooming nicely and the grass is getting so green! Love it! I mentioned to Emily that I rem[...]