Author archives: Holly

Featured | Perfect Wedding Guide
  • Featured | Perfect Wedding Guide

  • Andrea + Wes's wedding was recently featured on Perfect Wedding Guide!  All of their vendors knew from the word "go" that this wedding was going to be a showstopper!  The inspiration for the entire wedding started with Andrea's custom wedding ring, studded with sapphires and diamonds and in a fascin[...]
Commercial Project | Cabins in Wine Country at Alto Pass, Illinois
  • Champaign business headshots photographer

  • Earlier this week I spent a little time with my good friend Emily to get some new headshots for her photography business to really match her brand and personality.  She loves maroon (as evidenced by the hair and cute top!) and has incorporated it into her business and lifestyle.  She's also very fon[...]
MagMod creative lighting system + speedlight modifiers
  • MagMod creative lighting system + speedlight modifiers

  • (This post contains affiliate links. You can read my FTC disclosure here.) I've posted before about off-camera flash and how I use it, but today I'm talking about one specific aspect of my off-camera flash arsenal -- Magnet Mod!  They are the sturdiest, strongest, most powerful flash modifiers on t[...]
Adoption Hearing | Champaign County Courthouse
  • Adoption Hearing | Champaign County Courthouse

  • Photographers often talk about “capturing moments” and being there for important life events and milestones.  Every once in a while I get the opportunity to photograph something truly special where I can really see that what I do matters.  Weddings and births always fit that bill, but in February I [...]
Career Day | Illini Central High School
  • Career Day | Illini Central High School

  • I had the opportunity to speak to the students at my high school alma mater about college, careers, and life after high school.  It was kind of fun to walk the halls again see a few young faces I recognize, and even a few of my teachers that are still there!  I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Illini C[...]
StyleWe | Online shopping + fashion inspiration
  • StyleWe | Online shopping + fashion inspiration

  • This post is sponsored by StyleWe.  You can read my full FTC disclosure here. Today’s post is inspired by rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and honeymoons!  You may be so busy planning the actual wedding day, that before you know it, suddenly the pre-wedding festivities are here!  Have you thought[...]
  • Ashley + Matthew | Surprise Proposal by the Lake

  • It was so awesome to be a small part of this special wedding proposal this past weekend.  I drove to Decatur where Matthew and his family had picked out a nice high spot overlooking lake Decatur where he would propose to his then girlfriend, Ashley. Matthew and I exchanged several emails working [...]
Parachute Dress Shootout | Senior conceptual photo session
My Own Headshots | Midwest wedding photographer
  • My Own Headshots | Midwest wedding photographer

  • While in Indianapolis for the Reset Conference, I participated in a headshot exchange with my friends Kristin, Heather & Beth.  And a few months prior to the Conference, the staff all got together at my friend Kellie's studio to do team and individual headshots for marketing purposes (those are [...]
The 2017 Reset Conference | For Photographers & Videographers