Category archives: Wedding

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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[...]
  • Benefits of Doing a First Look | Bride's Planning Guide

  • One of the #1 things that always gets discussed at my wedding consultations is: “Should we see each other before the ceremony or not?” When I meet with couples for their initial consultation, I tell them that my clients usually end up being about 50/50 on this decision.  I am a strong advocate of t[...]
  • Detail + Ring Images | Bride's Planning Guide

  • If you’ve followed my work for very long, you may have noticed how much I love detail shots. It’s so fun to gather all the sentimental, colorful, and tiny components of a wedding. Ideally, I will start with the invitation suite, which may or may not include several different pieces. Sometimes it [...]