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We’ve all seen the horrifying wedding ceremony photos floating around on the internet… Guests standing to get a better angle while holding their cameras + cell phones, guests standing in front of the professional photographer, and even guests stepping out into the aisle as the bride walks to her groom. Sadly, I’ve experienced each of […]


July 25, 2018

The Stress of Cell Phones and Ceremonies | Wedding Wednesday

Oh, hi… It’s Wedding Wednesday! Today, I’m sharing a few things brides forget on their wedding days. Yes, it happens, the bride makes list after list to ensure that everything is taken care of on her wedding day. BUT, then the seemingly inevitable happens, and she realizes she’s forgotten to bring or do something! There’s a moment […]


July 18, 2018

Things Brides Forget on Their Wedding Days | Wedding Wednesday

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

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

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

Since early last year, I have been working with Torie and Adrian to plan photography details for their upcoming wedding day, and it’s been oh so fun! I’ve known Torie for probably nearly 10 years — since Kyle and I started dating — WOW! Torie is family, and when she asked me to photograph her […]


February 27, 2018

Torie + Adrian | Engaged | Momence, Illinois | Snowy February Engagement Session

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

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

Karlie and Stephen’s engagement session marked the first engagement session of 2018 on the books! This couple is just simply sweet, and I am so thankful that I connected with them last November. Karlie found my work online via Facebook, and now I’m excited to be working with the couple as their wedding photographer! These […]


February 12, 2018

Karlie + Stephen | Engaged | Normal, Illinois | DESTIHL Brewery Engagement Session

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