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More engagement session goodness! This season has been filled with amazing couples, and I’m honored to share a look at Heather and Austin’s engagement session here on the blog! Heather and Austin met on a blind date through a mutual friend – Heather’s coworker and Austin’s childhood best friend. That date was two years ago, […]

ENGAGEMENT

November 27, 2018

Middle Fork River Forest Preserve + Downtown Engagement in Paxton, Illinois | Heather + Austin

Introducing a new little bundle of joy… Rhett Aaron! You probably remember his mommy and daddy from their engagement and wedding photos last year, so of course, it was a joy to see these two this season as new parents with their precious little boy. It’s crazy how much things have changed for this family […]

FAMILY

November 26, 2018

Lifestyle Family Session in Gilman, Illinois | The Dietz Family

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 […]

WEDDING

November 23, 2018

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

Meet Brittany and John. These two went to senior prom together in 2010. After prom, they started dating – only thinking it would be a summer fling before Brittany started college at U of I and John went to Purdue – but the rest is truly history. Last December, John proposed to Brittany after church […]

ENGAGEMENT

November 20, 2018

Nashville Engagement Session in Nashville, Tennessee | Brittany + John

This year, I had the honor of photographing eleven families at my fall mini session date. It was a full day of sessions, but I just loved providing photos for each and every one of these families in this season! With rainy + windy weather on the day of the sessions, I opted to move […]

FAMILY

November 19, 2018

Town & Country Events Fall Mini Sessions in Milford, Illinois

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 […]

WEDDING

November 16, 2018

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

Another engagement session is hitting the blog today! I met Lauren and Alex through my college network in the Jacksonville/Springfield area, and I am looking forward to their wedding day next year! These two are from a small town and had known of each other for years – running around in the same friend group […]

ENGAGEMENT

November 15, 2018

Fall Farm Engagement Session in Winchester, Illinois | Lauren + Alex

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 […]

WEDDING

November 14, 2018

Wedding Veil Inspiration | Wedding Wednesday

This fall has been filled with so many amazing couples, and I’m loving it! Meet Katie and Sebastian! I connected with this couple through my friend, Kate Spencer, and I am so thankful for that introduction. Katie and Sebastian’s story goes back to when they were just kids… Sebastian is one of Katie’s best friend’s […]

ENGAGEMENT

November 13, 2018

Washington Park Engagement in Springfield, Illinois | Katie + Sebastian

More engagement sessions mean more blog posts! Ivanna and Chris two met at their dorm’s small group bible study during undergrad at the University of Illinois. And what started as a beautiful friendship soon blossomed into something more! This past summer, Chris surprised Ivanna with a proposal over her birthday weekend. They started the day […]

ENGAGEMENT

November 12, 2018

University of Illinois Arboretum Engagement | Ivanna + Chris