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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

There is something so incredibly special about your first heirlooms as a married couple… And wedding albums are just that! I absolutely agree that having digital images is AMAZING and there are so many advantages to this, but it is also incredibly special and meaningful to have a printed heirloom that tells the story of […]

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Your First Heirloom… The Wedding Album | Wedding Wednesday

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 […]

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

Earlier this year, I photographed one of my favorite first looks to date on Katie and Jordan’s wedding day! These two shared a beautiful moment full of emotion, and Jordan’s reaction to his bride was so incredibly sweet! While I know sharing a first look is considered to be more “non-traditional” when it comes to […]

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Just a Little First Look Love | Wedding Wednesday

Remember when I blogged about how practice makes perfect? That is, when a bride practices putting on her wedding dress – outside of the bridal shop + seamstresses presence – we can minimize stress on the wedding day. Well, the bride’s bustle for her wedding dress calls for the same… PRACTICE! I completely get it, and I’ve […]

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Help, We Forgot How to Bustle the Bride’s Wedding Dress | Wedding Wednesday

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 […]

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

Happy Wedding Wednesday to you! Today we are talking about investing in your bridal bouquet! It’s true, and I’m just going to say it… Weddings can be very expensive, and there are undoubtedly many expenses to budget for when it comes to wedding planning! As the planning process begins, a budget is usually put into place. […]

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Investing in Your Bridal Bouquet | Wedding Wednesday