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It’s here, it’s here! The Pantone color of the year for 2019… Living coral! This bright, energetic color may seem like a challenge, but don’t worry, it can be styled so well! One of my 2018 brides, Kait, was on-trend (well, really ahead of the trend!) for her October bohemian elegance wedding day and incorporated […]


December 12, 2018

Pantone Color of the Year 2019 – Living Coral | Wedding Wednesday

Karlie and Stephen’s wedding day was my last wedding of the year, and it was a wonderful day to wrap up the 2018 wedding season! These two go back seven years (my fav!) to Northern Illinois University where they met while they were out one night. They have been pretty inseparable since the beginning and […]


December 6, 2018

November Ruffled Feathers Golf Club Wedding in Lemont, Illinois | Karlie + Stephen

It’s officially engagement season, and all of the love in the air has me thinking about the importance of wedding photography and videography. Think about your wedding day whether it was years ago, you’re engaged and planning, or you’re dreaming of your day… What is one thing you wish you could have had or one […]


December 5, 2018

Investing in Wedding Photography and Videography | Wedding Wednesday

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 […]


November 29, 2018

November Illinois College Wedding Day in Jacksonville, Illinois | Lakyn + James

This wedding day was a dream!  Meet Colette and Alfonso. They are the sweetest couple, and the perfect match. These two light up a room with their charming, kinds, and silly personalities, and I love them so! These two met at Western Illinois University in 2007 during art history class. They had mutual friends at […]


November 23, 2018

The Westin Chicago Northwest Wedding in Itasca, Illinois | Colette + Alfonso

You know those perfect fall days that you picture in your head? Sunshine, fall temperatures, a light breeze, and of course, fall colors… This wedding day encompassed all of those things and more – it was the most perfect fall wedding day for Justine and Kurt. These two met at Illinois College. Kurt was working […]


November 16, 2018

Western Illinois Youth Camp Wedding in Jacksonville, Illinois | Justine + Kurt

Today’s blog post is going to be short and sweet, and all about wedding veils! Have you ever taken a moment to think about how many different options – color, length, fabric, hair placement, etc. – that are available when it comes to choosing a wedding veil? Well, of course, I have as a wedding photographer […]


November 14, 2018

Wedding Veil Inspiration | Wedding Wednesday

Hannah and Steve are a dream of a couple… They are funny, kind, and perfectly fit into this life together. Today, I’m honored to share more of their wedding day with you! These two met while working out at a local Crossfit gym. They were both taking different classes, but they would cross paths and […]


November 8, 2018

St. Patrick Catholic Church Wedding in Urbana, Illinois | Hannah + Steve

Eeeek… I cannot even begin to tell you how much I am IN LOVE with romantic sunset photos on wedding days. Goodness, these photos are my some of my most favorites on wedding days! Wedding days are full. They are full of love and emotion, but they are also full of photos, fun, and celebration. […]


November 7, 2018

Romantic Sunset Photos on Your Wedding Day | Wedding Wednesday

So many beautiful fall weddings this year, and next up is Marissa and Michael’s romantic wedding day! I adore this couple! They are kind, caring, generous, and so in love with each other. It was a joy to connect with them last year when they were searching for a wedding photographer. These two currently call […]


November 2, 2018

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Wedding in Springfield, Illinois | Marissa + Michael