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Boy do I have a FUN engagement session for you guys today! We’re taking a look at Cora and Andrew’s engagement photos which we took at Cora’s family farm in Central Illinois! This session was an absolute blast to document, a beautiful showcase of Cora and Andrew’s lives at the moment, and a perfect lead […]

Central Illinois Engagement Photos on the Family Farm | Cora + Andrew

Couple kisses while sitting on hay with a red barn in the background and cows walking around them during golden hour at a farm in Springfield Illinois.

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Olivia and Camden’s couples session is one that I am SO excited to finally be sharing here on the blog! These two met one another at a Halloween event at their local bar, something they both describe as a once in a lifetime chance as that isn’t really a typical outing for either of them. […]

Fall Couples Photos at the Lincoln Memorial Gardens in Springfield | Olivia + Camden

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In 2020, Covid practically made large scale weddings impossible for the better part of a year, which led couples to realize that they don’t actually have to do a large wedding. Elopements and intimate celebrations became MUCH more popular and commonplace, and that silver lining has brought about a total change in the wedding industry […]

A Look at My Wedding Photography Packages as a Springfield, Illinois Wedding Photographer

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Your wedding is something that you should celebrate YOUR WAY, no matter what that looks like! For Serena and Cody, this looked like a courthouse elopement in Springfield, followed by portraits in the Illinois State Capitol Building, and finishing the day with some delicious cake with their closest friends! It was a day that was […]

Courthouse Elopement and Portraits in Springfield, Illinois | Serena + Cody

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If you know me then you know I am all about my Central Illinois weddings! And if you really know me then you know I LOVE providing resources for couples to help them plan the best wedding day possible! Today we’re combining these two loves as we’re going to look at some of my favorite […]

8 of My Favorite Wedding Venues in Peoria, Illinois

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Today’s wedding is an extra special one that I’ve been itching to share on the blog here for a WHILE now! Nicole and Conner’s intimate wedding in Springfield, Illinois means the world to me, not only because of the incredible day they created, but also because Conner and I go WAY back. We’ve known each […]

Intimate Wedding at Arlington’s in Springfield, Illinois | Nicole + Conner

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Not too long ago I wrote my first wedding venue feature about the fantastic Destihl Brewery, and everything that sets it apart as a wedding venue. As I mentioned in that article though, there are a LOT of incredible wedding venues in Central Illinois that I feel deserve a similar treatment. That brings us to […]

Central Illinois Wedding Venue Feature | Wildlife Prairie Park + Taylor and Tyler’s Elopement

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If you know me then you know that I LOVE the non-traditional when it comes to my sessions, which is why I’m SO excited to share Cayti and Chris’ couples session in downtown Springfield! This session is special for a couple of reasons, one being the creative energy that both Cayti and Chris brought to […]

Rainy Couples Session in Downtown Springfield | Cayti + Chris

A couple runs during a rainy evening across the street with clear umbrellas in their hands in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

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Anyone that’s planning a wedding can attest to just how BIG of a decision it is to choose a venue for your wedding day! To help guide couples through this decision I’ve written articles in the past covering some of my favorite wedding venues in Central Illinois as well as Bloomington, Illinois. There are venues […]

Central Illinois Wedding Venue Feature | The Destihl Brewery

A bride and groom hug one another while exiting their wedding ceremony at their venue, The Barrel Room at the Destihl Brewery in Central Illinois

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I want to start by saying that Gilly and Eli’s engagement session in Central Illinois basically has everything I love all smooshed together into one session. Combine the natural beauty of Matthiessen State Park, the epic throwback vibes of The Rootbeer Stand, and finally Gilly and Eli’s uncompromising love for one another, and I’m sure […]

Central Illinois Engagement Session | Gilly + Eli

During their engagement session a couple smile at one another and hold hands while next to a creek in Matthiessen State Park of Central Illinois