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Eeeek – I am beyond honored to share Nadia and Brendan’s romantic blush and gold wedding day at Room 1520 in Chicago on the blog today! These two and this day were perfect. You might remember these two from earlier this year when we met for their late winter/early spring engagement session… And even though […]

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Fall weddings are in full swing, and I’m loving it! It’s an honor to share Cari and Nick’s rustic wedding day on the blog today! You might remember these two from their engagement session or maybe Jennifer and Brett’s wedding day! I connected with these two last year through one of my favorite past brides, […]

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Rustic Round House Event Center Wedding Day in Beardstown, IL | Cari + Nick

Remember Shannon and Jimmy from their winter engagement session earlier this year? Well, now it’s time to share their fall Aerie’s Winery wedding day! I met Shannon years ago when I worked retail in our college town. Shannon was a few years younger than me –  I even photographed her senior photos – and we […]

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October Aerie’s Winery Wedding Day in Grafton, Illinois | Shannon + Jimmy

Meet Chelsea and Tim! I’m just so excited to share this fall wedding day in Kankakee on the blog! Last year, I connected with Chelsea and Tim as they started to plan their 2019 fall wedding day in Kankakee. From the start, these two have been so kind, fun, and easy-going – see their engagement […]

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Boho Eclectic Fall Wedding Day in Kankakee, Illinois | Chelsea + Tim

Friends, I love Jennifer and Brett and am honored to share their wedding day at The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens on the blog! I connected with these two last fall when they were searching for a wedding photographer and hoping for an engagement session before winter hit. And then I quickly learned that one of […]

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Dusty Rose & Gold Wedding at The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens in Princeton, Illinois | Jennifer + Brett

Friends, I am overjoyed to share Brittany and John’s elegant Pear Tree Estate wedding day today! You likely remember this couple from their Nashville engagement session last fall (heart eyes!) or maybe even the How They Asked online feature of these two cuties. This couple is as kind as can be – yep, you totally […]

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Elegant Pear Tree Estate Wedding Day in Champaign, Illinois | Brittany + John

Meet Tina and Greg. These two found my work last year after an internet search for a Kankakee County wedding photographer, and I’m so glad they did! Keep reading to see more of their Kankakee County Fairgrounds wedding day. That’s right, September weddings are in full swing, and today I’m happy to share our first […]

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September Kankakee County Fairgrounds Wedding in Kankakee, Illinois | Tina + Greg

Tess and Sam’s Starved Rock State Park wedding day is hitting the blog today! Last summer, I met with these two after they found me on Facebook while searching for a wedding photographer – gotta love social media! And since then, I’ve adored them! The Love Story These two met in college at the University […]

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Rustic Starved Rock State Park Wedding Day in Oglesby, Illinois | Tess + Sam

Over the past year, I have been looking forward to Courtney and Todd’s wedding day. These two are some of the kindest souls I’ve met, and everyone that knows them knows this to be true! From getting to photograph Courtney as a bridesmaid at her cousin Erin’s wedding last year to their very first email […]

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Dusty Blue, Greenery, & Gold Wedding Day at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beaverville, Illinois | Courtney + Todd

As we get closer and closer to Jessica and Ashton’s first wedding anniversary, I think there’s no better time to share The Celebration Society feature of their wedding day! I remember being in awe of the details on this wedding day when I arrived. While Jessica and I were friends long before I became her […]

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The Celebration Society Feature | Jessica + Ashton

Hey friends! I’m honored to welcome one of my gal pals from Sage & Basil Design Studio to the blog today! Hannah is a graphic designer, illustrator, stationer, and lover of weddings like me. Today, she’s sharing 5 tips for unique wedding stationery on your wedding day! Hannah – take it away!  Let’s be real… […]

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5 Tips for Unique Wedding Stationery with Sage & Basil Design Studio