Kim + Brian | Urbana-Champaign wedding photographer

Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim and Brian were married on June 19 at First United Methodist Church in Urbana, followed by their reception at the Hawthorn Suites in Champaign. I could tell that they and their wedding party were all great friends as they genuinely were all having a great time together, from lacing up Kim’s dress to melting in the hot sun at the Arboretum to the swing dance lessons before dinner. That’s right–swing dance lessons, taught by the Dancing Illini. I also loved that Kim and Brian were pretty easy going, as evidenced by the above photo, and several more of the MANY photos to come in this post. And to think, I was afraid of asking Kim to lie on the ground, but she was totally all about it! And needless to say, I was stoked!

I’ll try to go in chronological order this time. 🙂 I knew the day was going to start off great when I shot this photo and declared to Kim that it was a “keeper.”
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Ok, so I already messed up. Obviously this is NOT chronological. Oops! But isn’t this dress gorgeous?!
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Is that a good lookin’ crew or what?
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Yeah, I made them kiss a lot. Oh, you know they liked it!
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Ladies’ man:
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
This is one of my absolute favorites, and possibly one of my new all-time favorites. To me, it looks like it should be in a wedding magazine. I will do my best to make that happen!
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
This was the girls’ idea, and I’m glad we did it!
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Then we shipped the wedding party off to the swing dance lessons while we stayed behind for a bit at the Arboretum and then the fountain/Hallene Gateway by the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
A favorite! I wish I would have Brenizer-ed this. Next time!
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Large canvas anyone? 😉
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
I know it was about 92 degrees outside or something ridiculous like that, but they just turned it up a notch.
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
These two were crazy on the dance floor! Though this shot is actually from their grand entrance at the reception.
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Two crazy kids + my new dance floor lighting technique = awesome!
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Ok, I know this post is getting crazy long and we’re going back out of chronological order again. My apologies…
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Some more details:
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
We had some fantastic light.
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer
Another fave! Ok, I’m done now… at least until next Saturday!
Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer

Vendors:
Cake: Round Barn IGA
Florist: Blossom Hill Florist in Danville
DJ: Complete Music–Kyle Dietz
Officiant: Pastor Shannon Caughey from Twin City Bible Church
Dress/Tuxes: Michelle’s Bridal
Hair/Makeup: Rod Sickler




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