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Congratulations you must be engaged! This is such an exciting, crazy, and happy time in both of your lives!! As you begin to get into the thick of planning your wedding day you’re going to be making a LOT of decisions. One of the most important of these decisions is going to be choosing your […]

Questions You Need to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

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As some of you may know, and others may not, there are a TON of spectacular wedding venues throughout Bloomington, Illinois! From historic buildings with their original feel and style intact, to new and modern spaces with their own unique vibe to them, there’s something for everyone around Bloomington-Normal. Don’t believe me? Well sit down […]

My 10 Favorite Wedding Venues in Bloomington, Illinois

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Have you ever wondered what an elopement is? Maybe you’ve heard of them before. They’re those things where a couple sneaks off to get married in secret without anyone knowing right? WRONG! They are now some of the most fun, creative, and thoughtful wedding experiences a couple can have! So what exactly is an elopement […]

What Exactly is an Elopement?

A man and woman kiss one another while in a courtroom for their elopement as guests seated in the background clap

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You’ve found your person! Your best friend! You’ve gotten engaged and now it’s time to plan a celebration for this love you share with one another. One tiny problem though, the idea of planning a seating chart, deciding on a guest list, finding hotel accommodations for out of town folks… it overwhelms you, and just […]

How to Plan an Airbnb Elopement

A bride and groom hold hands during their elopement ceremony as guests watch, the ceremony takes place outside their Airbnb with mountains in the background

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Time flies when you’re having fun! For anyone that’s ever been to or been a part of a wedding, you know just how true this age old saying is. Spirits are usually at an all time high for a wedding, and with all the activities that make up the day it can feel impossible to […]

5 Ways to Create Time With Your Family on Your Wedding Day from a Springfield Wedding Photographer

A bride smiles with her parents on either side of her while they stand in a field

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Something I will NEVER do on my blogs is gatekeep any locations or ideas from any couples. It’s what led me to write blogs about how to craft a wedding timeline, or how to enhance a backyard wedding in Springfield. It’s with this in mind that brings us to today’s blog, my top 5 locations […]

My Top 5 Newlywed Portrait Locations in Springfield, Illinois

A bride and groom stand inside the botanical gardens at Washington Park and embrace one another while about to kiss

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As a wedding photographer, believe me when I tell you that your wedding day is going to FLY by! There is so much excitement, joy, and energy that goes into a wedding day that it is simply unavoidable. That’s why having a wedding day timeline to keep your day on track is SO important. It […]

Tips on Crafting the Perfect Wedding Day Timeline

A bride and groom kiss one another in front of a pond with a fountain while their wedding parties surround them and cheer

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If you know me, or have been following me for a little bit now, then you know how much I LOVE my weddings in Springfield Illinois. If you’re new here then welcome, and by the way I love my weddings in Springfield haha! Being a wedding photographer in Springfield I’ve seen a lot of new […]

6 Wedding Trends I LOVE as a Springfield Wedding Photographer

A bride and groom walk hand in hand in an empty field with some silos in the background as they laugh and smile at the camera

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While there are plenty of incredible wedding venues in Bloomington-Normal, some of which even made my list of favorite venues of Central Illinois, there are just as many if not more stellar getting ready spaces in the city! But what makes a good getting ready space, and do you really need one for your wedding […]

7 Aesthetic Getting Ready Spaces in Bloomington-Normal

A groom stands with his arm resting on a fireplace and looks off into the distance

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So backyard weddings, especially in Springfield Illinois and the surrounding areas, have been on the rise in popularity and I am SO here for it! A backyard wedding is such an intimate and personal way to celebrate your marriage to the love of your life. There’s such a wide array of fun, unique, and creative […]

5 Magic Elements to Bring Your Backyard Wedding in Springfield Illinois to the Next Level

Guests of a backyard wedding in Springfield Illinois dance together under a tent with string lights