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Engelbrecht Farms | Paxton barn wedding reception venue
  • 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[...]
Ainsley + Kip | Champaign Porter Park and downtown engagement
  • 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 [...]
Megan + Dan | Pear Tree Estate wedding + reception | Champaign, Illinois
  • 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[...]
Ashlei + Dave | Tinley Park Odyssey Country Club Wedding
  • Ashlei + Dave | Tinley Park Odyssey Country Club Wedding

  • After a long winter with not much of a chance for outdoor portraits, I was so raring to go for the 2015 wedding season! I got started with a bang with Ashlei + Dave's wedding in Tinley Park, where we started with both the guys and girls getting ready at the Holiday Inn. The hotel was just a few-mi[...]
The Reset Conference | Macro Photo Samples
Pear Tree Estate | Champaign Wedding Venue Tasting Event
  • Pear Tree Estate | Champaign Wedding Venue Tasting Event

  • I had the pleasure of photographing the food for a tasting event held at Pear Tree Estate last week. I have a couple of weddings booked there for 2015 (and even one for 2016!), and was lucky enough to run into one of my couples there -- so fun! The staff there even sent me home with a goodie bag o[...]
  • Izzy + Casey | Springfield winter engagement photography

  • Izzy + Casey are planning an Oct. 2015 wedding in Shelbyville, IL, and I was glad to hang out with them in mid-December for their engagement session. Izzy wanted to take advantage of the Christmas decorations around downtown Springfield, so we did just that. I love when I get a chance to do someth[...]