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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 […]


Engagement sessions are starting in full swing again as the weather hopefully turns warmer and STAYS warmer with the springtime season approaching. Meet Stephanie and Harith! I connected with these two through my favorite ladies at Elite Bridal in Champaign. These two are kind, down to earth, and fun! Their story goes back to their […]


March 19, 2019

Snowy University of Illinois Engagement in Champaign, Illinois | Stephanie + Harith

Kyle and I formed our friendship with Brandy and Brandon when we were living in Jacksonville and attending Illinois College… And we are so thankful for these sweet souls! These two made Florida their home after graduation and love visitors! So, when I was in Florida at the start of February for a quick weekend, […]


February 18, 2019

Indian Rocks Beach Couples Session in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida | Brandy + Brandon

Eeeek, I am beyond excited to share Shannon and Jimmy’s engagement photos on the blog! I’ve known these two since I lived in Jacksonville… Shannon and I met working retail and became fast friends. She’s as sweet as can be and so very fun to be around! Over the years, I’ve photographed her senior photos, […]


January 18, 2019

Lincoln Memorial Garden Winter Engagement in Springfield, Illinois | Shannon + Jimmy

Meet Mattie and Rolando! These two got engaged this past summer and are planning their winter wedding day for this December – so fun! Mattie and Rolando met at Indiana University during their last year of coursework for their Doctorate degrees… Mattie told me that when she saw him across the room, she knew he […]


January 14, 2019

Winter Washington Park Engagement in Springfield, Illinois | Mattie + Rolando

At the end of December, I loved meeting up with Courtney and Todd for their engagement session… On an absolutely beautiful winter day! Courtney and Todd’s story goes back over four years ago when they were both home over summer break from college. These two connected while listening to Courtney’s brother’s band play, and for […]


January 8, 2019

Winter Kankakee County Engagement in Aroma Park, Illinois | Courtney + Todd

So many engagement sessions throughout the past year! Engagement sessions are incredibly valuable to me for many reasons… 1) I love photographing my couples for the first time, 2) I love getting to know them better, and 3) it is a true joy to spend even more time with some of my favorites! Plus so […]


January 2, 2019

Engagements of 2018 Recap

Meet Jennifer and Brett! These two are getting married next year, and a few weeks ago I had the honor of photographing them! I loved connecting with Jennifer through two of my other brides, Cari and Chelsea – so, so fun! This couple’s story goes back to college where they met at a fraternity formal. […]


December 20, 2018

Downtown Frankfort + Hickory Creek Preserve December Engagement in Mokena, Illinois | Jennifer + Brett

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

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 engagement session goodness! This season has been filled with amazing couples, and I’m honored to share a look at Heather and Austin’s engagement session here on the blog! Heather and Austin met on a blind date through a mutual friend – Heather’s coworker and Austin’s childhood best friend. That date was two years ago, […]


November 27, 2018

Middle Fork River Forest Preserve + Downtown Engagement in Paxton, Illinois | Heather + Austin