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I had the absolute pleasure of capturing my FIRST EVER engagement photos in downtown Chicago last month! First off, thank you to my Chicago photog friends for helping me with the parking, planning, and more. Second, a HUGE congratulations to Alysa and Adam on their engagement and their incredible session! These two have a magical […]

Classy Engagement Photos in Downtown Chicago | Alysa + Adam

Engagement photo of a couple standing at North Avenue Beach with the Chicago skyline in the background, the man is looking at the woman while she looks back at the camera

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If you know me and you’ve been following my content for a bit then you know that the stereotype of Central Illinois being full of nothing but cornfields is FAR from the truth! Whether it’s stunning scenes of nature, buildings with a rich history, or cozy downtown spaces, the cities of Central Illinois have a […]

The Best Engagement Session Locations in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois

A couple sitting at a table in a park laugh while eating ice cream together during their engagement session in Bloomington-Normal

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For Abby and Mick’s engagement session in Springfield, Illinois they wanted to tie things back to the roots of their relationship. From the locations to the time of day, there was so much thought and purpose put into planning their engagement session, and I for one CANNOT get enough of it! These two had an […]

Engagement Session in Springfield, Illinois | Abby + Mick

A man and woman stand back to back and smile at the camera while standing in front of a brick wall during their engagement session in downtown Springfield, Illinois

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Madison and Austin don’t really do anything by the books, and that is EXACTLY why I love their relationship and their engagement session SO much! Everything from their film inspiration of their engagement photos, them both wearing engagement rings, and even Austin taking Madison’s last name is 100% them and I am here for it […]

Untraditional Engagement Session at Allerton Park | Madison + Austin

A man and a woman lay in the grass during their engagement session at Allerton Park and look up towards the camera while touching hands

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Around an hour after their engagement session in downtown Springfield Illinois Lexi texted me “We had such a blast with you tonight!! Thanks for hanging out with us ❤️ we’re seriously in love with you & you are just the coolest!!” I have to say that after the session we had together the feeling is […]

Downtown Springfield Engagement Session | Lexi + Alex

A couple walk hand in hand and smile at one another while crossing a street in downtown Springfield during their engagement session

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Emily and Kevin’s engagement session at Washington Park in Springfield Illinois was such a fun way to start off the spring season.  Emily, Kevin, and I have been trying to plan this engagement session for SO long, but with us all having crazy schedules, it took us almost a year to find a date that […]

Engagement Session in Washington Park | Emily + Kevin

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Jamie and Manny’s spooky and untraditional Central Illinois engagement session from last fall was so everything that they wanted and more.  When Manny and Jamie reached out to me about their ideas for their vintage inspired engagement sessions, I was SO excited.  They had a VISION for their session, and they fully went for it. […]

Vintage Inspired Engagement Session in Central Illinois | Jamie + Manny

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  Choosing a wedding photographer to document your day is arguably one of the most important choices to make when it comes to planning your wedding day.  Think about it, who do you spend the most amount of time with on your wedding day?  Your wedding photographer!  What do you take away from your wedding […]

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

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Erin + Blaine’s Downtown Springfield engagement session last summer was everything you could have asked for in a session. These two love spending their afternoons with their dog Edie, hanging out at their favorite local brewery, and just spending a lot of quality time with one another, so it only makes sense that we would […]

Summer Downtown Springfield Engagement Session | Erin + Blaine

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Springfield Illinois has become one of my go-to towns for engagement sessions over the past couple of years in photographing weddings.  Filled with history, beautiful architecture, and for my Springfield couples and myself, so many memories, it only makes sense that many of these amazing locations have become my favorite spots for engagement photos in […]

Where to Take Engagement Photos in Springfield, Illinois