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Engagement session season is starting to wind down! And even while this season is winding down (and actual engagement + proposal season is just beginning!), I am so glad that I was able to spend an afternoon with Hannah and Matt in Central Illinois just before Thanksgiving… We all agreed that it was the best […]


December 17, 2018

Farm Engagement Photography in Pleasant Plains, Illinois | Hannah + Matt

Each and every time I photograph the Trumble family, I love my time spent with them! Earlier this fall, Ellen reached out to me about setting up a Christmas themed photoshoot for her family – including a vintage truck, Christmas tree, flannel, and more – and I was so excited! I loved seeing Ellen bring […]


December 13, 2018

Vintage Truck Holiday Family Photos in Sheldon, Illinois | The Trumble Family

It’s here, it’s here! The Pantone color of the year for 2019… Living coral! This bright, energetic color may seem like a challenge, but don’t worry, it can be styled so well! One of my 2018 brides, Kait, was on-trend (well, really ahead of the trend!) for her October bohemian elegance wedding day and incorporated […]


December 12, 2018

Pantone Color of the Year 2019 – Living Coral | Wedding Wednesday

Our sweet niece Sofia is FOUR MONTHS OLD! It truly feels like just yesterday that we were sitting in the hospital waiting room excitedly awaiting her arrival into this world… Now she’s four months old (just over three months old at this fall session though!) and experiencing her first holidays. Life is sweet! For this […]


December 10, 2018

Family Photography at Town & County Events in Milford, Illinois | The Diaz Family

Karlie and Stephen’s wedding day was my last wedding of the year, and it was a wonderful day to wrap up the 2018 wedding season! These two go back seven years (my fav!) to Northern Illinois University where they met while they were out one night. They have been pretty inseparable since the beginning and […]


December 6, 2018

November Ruffled Feathers Golf Club Wedding in Lemont, Illinois | Karlie + Stephen

It’s officially engagement season, and all of the love in the air has me thinking about the importance of wedding photography and videography. Think about your wedding day whether it was years ago, you’re engaged and planning, or you’re dreaming of your day… What is one thing you wish you could have had or one […]


December 5, 2018

Investing in Wedding Photography and Videography | Wedding Wednesday

Remember the Wilson family from last year? Well, this family is growing by another little one, and this time it’s a baby BOY! I loved meeting this family for a photo session a few weeks ago. Last time I photographed the three of them, Penny was just one year old, and now she’s going to […]


December 4, 2018

Lincoln Memorial Garden Family Photos in Springfield, Illinois | Wilson Family

Happy DECEMBER! Only one more month left this year… As always, time is flying by! The month of November was FULL. I traveled to North Carolina for a conference, rounded out fall sessions, photographed my last weddings of the season, enjoyed Thanksgiving with family, and so much more in between! November is usually the homestretch month […]


December 3, 2018

November 2018 Recap | My Life Mondays

Friends, I am thankful for my couples. Like so thankful that I sometimes have a hard time describing it. There is something entirely special about meeting couples, fostering a relationship, documenting their season in life, and encouraging them in marriage. This is a calling that I do not take lightly, and I love it so. […]


November 30, 2018

Hickory Creek Forest Preserve Engagement in Mokena, Illinois | Chelsea + Tim

More fall wedding goodness coming your way today! Lakyn and James are one of the kindest couples, and I’m so excited to share more about their love story and wedding day with you. These two met through their Illinois College connections but not while they were attending Illinois College… It wasn’t until post-graduation that they […]


November 29, 2018

November Illinois College Wedding Day in Jacksonville, Illinois | Lakyn + James