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  • Claire + Ozzie | Mini photo session with canine friend

  • Claire was a bridesmaid in her sister Sarah's wedding that I photographed a few years ago.  Their family dog Ozzie has recently undergone surgeries and chemotherapy due to cancer and she wanted to do a photo session to commemorate all their years together.  Ozzie had a pretty choppy haircut on one s[...]
Kayli | Senior photography session on U of I campus
 
  • Kayli | Senior photography session on U of I campus

  • Kayli met me near the UI Quad in May for her senior photo session.  She recently graduated from Mahomet-Seymour High School and has been keeping extra busy with her job at a new restaurant that just opened.  I love Kayli's dark hair that frames her faces and accentuates her dark eyes.  She has a gre[...]
Karen + Dan | Intimate backyard wedding in Lincoln, Illinois
 
Janet + Brandon | Champaign county courthouse wedding
 
  • Janet + Brandon | Champaign county courthouse wedding

  • Courthouse weddings are one my very favorite things to photograph!  They're super intimate, emotional, and usually done in less than an hour!  Janet + Brandon's special day was all of that and so much more.  It was fun watching them talk quietly in the hallway, Janet twirling in her dress, rereading[...]
  • Drinkall Family | Lifestyle legacy session on the farm

  • I go way back with this family -- to the fall of 1999 to be precise.  It started when I lived with their cousin Carrie at 4-H House and her cousin Adam came to visit just after we moved in.  Adam was a freshman like me and hung out at the house a lot, studying, playing the piano, eating, and hanging[...]
  • Jessie + Bob | Downtown Champaign engagement session

  • I've known Jessie for several years now as we were formerly in a networking group together.  She has since become my massage therapist (if you need a massage, seriously -- go see her!) and recently opened the CU Women's Boxing Gym.  Bob's son also joined us for the beginning of the session so they w[...]
Featured | Wedding Guide Chicago
 
  • Featured | Wedding Guide Chicago

  • My images from Erin + Steve's wedding from this past December were featured recently on Wedding Guide Chicago!  I am pleased and grateful to be featured on such a large platform and well-respected blog.  Thanks so much for the feature, WGC!  
FCA Banquet | Roger Powell
 
  • FCA Banquet | Roger Powell

  • The past few years I have had the pleasure of photographing the annual IlliniLand Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet.  This year the main speaker was former Illini men's basketball player Roger Powell, who is now an assistant coach at Vanderbilt.  I enjoyed hearing him speak and al[...]
  • 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
 
  • 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[...]