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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 […]

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Meet Brittany and John. These two went to senior prom together in 2010. After prom, they started dating – only thinking it would be a summer fling before Brittany started college at U of I and John went to Purdue – but the rest is truly history. Last December, John proposed to Brittany after church […]

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November 20, 2018

Nashville Engagement Session in Nashville, Tennessee | Brittany + John

Another engagement session is hitting the blog today! I met Lauren and Alex through my college network in the Jacksonville/Springfield area, and I am looking forward to their wedding day next year! These two are from a small town and had known of each other for years – running around in the same friend group […]

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November 15, 2018

Fall Farm Engagement Session in Winchester, Illinois | Lauren + Alex

This fall has been filled with so many amazing couples, and I’m loving it! Meet Katie and Sebastian! I connected with this couple through my friend, Kate Spencer, and I am so thankful for that introduction. Katie and Sebastian’s story goes back to when they were just kids… Sebastian is one of Katie’s best friend’s […]

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November 13, 2018

Washington Park Engagement in Springfield, Illinois | Katie + Sebastian

More engagement sessions mean more blog posts! Ivanna and Chris two met at their dorm’s small group bible study during undergrad at the University of Illinois. And what started as a beautiful friendship soon blossomed into something more! This past summer, Chris surprised Ivanna with a proposal over her birthday weekend. They started the day […]

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November 12, 2018

University of Illinois Arboretum Engagement | Ivanna + Chris

This past spring, I connected with Sarah and Gene through one of my amazing couples, Colette + Alfonso (yay their wedding will be here so soon!), and I am so thankful for these people. It truly is one of the best compliments and heartwarming moments when one of my couples shares my work and name […]

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November 6, 2018

Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve Engagement Photos | Sarah + Gene

Loved this engagement session and love this couple more! Samantha and Nick met while working for a college athletic department in the north suburbs of Chicago… As they continued to get to know each other, they started dating on New Year’s Day and fell in love. What a beautiful start to the new year that […]

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October 9, 2018

Downtown Champaign, Illinois Engagement | Samantha + Nick

Engagement sessions are in FULL swing! And today, I’m so excited to share Sarah and Paul’s engagement session on the blog! I mean, just look at these two… They are ADORABLE! These two met in June 2014 at a mutual friend’s birthday party… Sarah is a teacher and these two connected immediately as they started […]

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October 8, 2018

Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk Engagement | Sarah + Paul

Meet Cari and Nick! This September, I traveled south to Beardstown, Illinois for their engagement session. These two were very welcoming of me to their neck of the woods, and we were thankful for a lovely fall-like evening (despite the 90+ degree temps and unexpected storm clouds that rolled in – eeek!). Cari and Nick […]

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September 28, 2018

Beardstown Engagement Photos | Cari + Nick

It’s engagement session season! Looking back at my last few weeks and ahead at the coming weeks… Engagement sessions galore are coming your way on the blog very soon! Earlier this month, I met up with Stacey and Mitch for their engagement session in the Gilman, Illinois area. These two met over five years ago […]

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September 20, 2018

Gilman Engagement Photos | Stacey + Mitch

Meet Kendall and Andrew! A couple weeks ago we met up for their summer engagement session… But before I tell you about their session, I want to introduce you to these two and their story! These two met back in May 2016 when Kendall was out celebrating her birthday. The next month, their relationship became […]

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September 4, 2018

Kankakee County Engagement Photos | Kendall + Andrew