Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photographer

Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren and Grant were married on June 26 at University Place Christian Church in Champaign, followed by their reception at Memorial Stadium on the University of Illinois campus. And in between we snuck in some photos at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana. As I was driving from the church to the the park, I was having a conversation with myself about how much I love photographing weddings. The heat index was crazy high that day, and I’m pretty sure there was a heat advisory. But as miserable as my body might have been, I loved every minute (read: 12 hours!) of being a part of Grant & Lauren’s big day. My assistant Kara and I had a great time hanging out with you guys all day! Thanks for having us. I hope you love the photos as much as I do! 🙂
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
One of Kara’s shots:
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
I don’t normally post many ceremony shots, but I should! I was pretty happy with how these turned out, especially considering how dark this particular church is inside. (Oh, and someone needs to fill me in on the story of the black eye!) 😉
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Kara’s shot of the couple about to get away on a motorcycle:
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
I can’t decide which of these next two I like better.
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
I told them to give me attitude. They did!
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Somehow we lost 4 groomsmen between the church and the park. But I absolutely love this shot!
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Running onto the field!
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
What a good-lookin’ crew!
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Huddling up before the big play:
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
The couple got the football as a gift for having their wedding reception there.
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
I think the girls can take them.
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Bridesmaids always take directions very well!
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
I totally forgot about all the little rubber pieces on the field. Sweat + rubber granules don’t mix. Sorry ladies!!
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
They recovered well, don’t you think?
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
One of my favorites from the entire day. I was NOT leaving the field without getting this shot. Thanks to the guys for sticking it out with me for one more shot!! I think it was totally worth it.
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Posing with Red Grange:
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
One of my favorite shots of Kara’s from the day:
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Another fave of Kara’s!
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
She also snagged this great one of the kiss after the bites of cake:
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
I’ve said this before, but the father-daughter dance is one of my favorite parts of any wedding. Lauren and her dad did not disappoint!
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography
Lauren + Grant | Memorial Stadium wedding photography

Visit my proofing site to see more in a couple days!

Vendors:
Ceremony: University Place Christian Church
Reception: Memorial Stadium
Florist: Tammie Lawson
Caterer: UI catering
Planner: Nuptiae
Officiant: Ron Brown
Dress: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Express
Chair covers: Elegant Presentations
Videographer: Bob Dignan
Cake: Debbie Short & Pam Brewer
DJ: Bugbee’s DJ Plus (Miranda Church)
Hair: Hair Design 4
Second photographer: Kara Slating




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