Category archives: Wedding

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[...]
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!  
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 [...]
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[...]
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 [...]
Tips for Bridesmaids | Bride's Planning Guide
 
  • Tips for Bridesmaids | Bride's Planning Guide

  • Over the years, I've been privileged to hang out with many wedding parties, and have noticed a few things along the way.  Sometimes everything works perfectly smoothly, sometimes there is a bit of drama, and sometimes there's a bit of both.  One thing can be sure though -- the bridesmaids are there [...]
Wedding Florist's Advice | Bride's Planning Guide
 
  • Wedding Florist's Advice | Bride's Planning Guide

  • My guest post today is from my good friend Kristine from Flowers by Kristine. We met a few years ago at a bridal expo and since then have worked a TON of weddings together!  She one of the florists on my Preferred Vendors List (email me if you'd like a copy!), and she does seriously amazing work.  S[...]
Kaitlin + Tom | Champaign Hilton Garden Inn wedding
 
  • Kaitlin + Tom | Champaign Hilton Garden Inn wedding

  • In December I had the privilege of second shooting a wedding with my good friend Emily from Mager Image Photography.  Some of you may remember Emily as she has been a second photographer for many of the weddings I have photographed.  We make a great team! :) We met up at St. John's Catholic Churc[...]
Same-Day Wedding Photo Slideshows
 
  • Same-Day Wedding Photo Slideshows

  • At most of my weddings, I try to do a same-day slideshow with around 80-100 images from throughout the day leading up to dinner.  I keep it somewhat low-key and prepare it during the first dinner course and set it up in a visible but non-distracting location.  I don’t promise this bonus service to m[...]
2017 Wedding Trends | Midwest and Beyond
 
  • 2017 Wedding Trends | Midwest and Beyond

  • With 11 years of photographing weddings under my belt, I consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to weddings. I’ve seen all kinds of trends as well as beautiful, unique elements from both ends of the spectrum. One-of-a-kind ideas are always welcome to me as a photographer to help keep th[...]
Tips for Groomsmen | Bride's Planning Guide
 
  • Tips for Groomsmen | Bride's Planning Guide

  • This post contains affiliate links. You can read my FTC disclosure here. Groomsmen have the ever-important job of keeping the groom relaxed and calm throughout the wedding day.  They are one of most fun aspects of my job, so long as I keep them in line and they don’t get too rowdy!  I love joking[...]
Learning the Brenizer Method | Panoramic Stitching Technique