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In 2015, I met one of my now dear friends, Amy, through my sister. I am so thankful that our paths intersected and so proud of this fellow #girlboss on her biggest adventure thus far! My sweet friend Amy and her brother Terrance own and operate The Majestic event venue in downtown Kankakee. These two are […]


May 22, 2018

The Majestic – Kankakee, Illinois | Vendor Spotlight

Happy Thursday! I’m thrilled to share this beautiful wedding day with you today! Last summer, I first connected with Lisa and Mark as they started searching for an engagement and wedding photographer. When I first heard their story and got to know them, I instantly knew that these two were madly in love and that […]


April 5, 2018

Erin’s Pavilion Wedding Day in Springfield, Illinois | Lisa + Mark

Goodness, I am still in complete love with these bridal photos of Kate… You surely remember Kate and Michael’s rainy October wedding day from last fall – it was one for the books! And of course, their style was impeccable. The way they married wine, navy and gold throughout their wedding day style was oh […]


March 19, 2018

Wine, Navy, and Gold October Wedding Day | Blushing Bridals

It’s been a few months since our last vendor spotlight on the blog, so what better time to share another one of my favorite wedding vendors… Sarah Kathleen Events! During the 2017 wedding season, I had the honor to work alongside Sarah, a wedding and event planner, for the first time on a beautiful downtown […]


March 13, 2018

Sarah Kathleen Events – Aurora, Illinois | Vendor Spotlight

Happy Thursday, friends! I am LOVING these winter wedding days this year! You probably remember Jennifer and Justin from their engagement session last spring. Like I wrote then, I remember knowing Jennifer since junior high when our neighboring schools played sports against one another. I always remember Jennifer as a kind, good-hearted soul, and that […]


February 22, 2018

Kenosha Circa on Seventh Winter Wedding Day in Kenosha, Wisconsin | Jennifer + Justin

Blushing bridals are BACK!  I love sharing these photos and loving on these beautiful brides throughout the months after their wedding days… And I think sharing these photos is a great way to share inspiration with couples and show the vast variety of wedding day styles out there. Be true to you but be inspired! […]


February 8, 2018

Navy Blue, Forest Green, and Metallic Wedding Day | Blushing Bridals

This was the most perfect winter wedding day… And Erin and Drew’s January wedding day marked the start of our 2018 season! These two met when they were very young and even have a photo standing next to each other when they were in preschool. As these two grew up, they became high school sweethearts […]


February 1, 2018

Town and Country Events Winter Wedding Day in Milford, Illinois | Erin + Drew

Today is bittersweet as I’m sharing my last wedding of the 2017 season… What a year it has been! I am truly thankful. Kayla and Eric’s wedding day was the absolute best end to last year’s wedding season that I could have imagined. And I’m sure for those that know these two, they would have […]


January 4, 2018

Annie-Merner Chapel Winter Wedding Day in Jacksonville, Illinois | Kayla + Eric

Today I’m happy to share my second to last wedding of 2017 with you on the blog! I’m guessing you remember Jaye and Scott from their engagement session earlier this year and that photo experience did not disappoint with these two! Throughout the past year or so, I have loved getting to know these two […]


December 28, 2017

iHotel Winter Wedding Day in Champaign, Illinois | Jaye + Scott

Wedding season #5 is officially a wrap! And what a year has it been! This year, I shared wedding season with twenty-eight amazing couples… It has been a great honor to spend these wedding days with each and every couple, and I am feeling very thankful at the end of this season! Throughout the year, I […]


December 27, 2017

Recapping Kara’s 2017 Weddings | Wedding Wednesday