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Madison and Wes’ wedding! Wow, I have so much to say about this wedding which goes to show just HOW much thought and care they both put into this day! Their wedding day took place at Trailside Event Center, but also included some other Peoria locations as well that we’ll talk about soon enough!  Here’s […]

Floral Wedding at Trailside Event Center in Peoria, IL | Madison + Wes

A bride and groom face one another with their eyes closed while outside of their wedding venue, Trailside Event Center

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Ashley and Jake’s intimate wedding day at Reality on Monroe was a day filled with love and emotion, their story starts LONG before their wedding day though! The two practically grew up together, but were never interested in one another. They later moved across the country from one another, Ashley to Colorado and Jake to […]

Intimate Wedding at Reality on Monroe | Ashley + Jake

A bride and groom stand outside the Vrooman Mansion and smile at one another after their first look

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Retro 70’s aesthetic? Check. Classic Cadillac to pose with for their portraits? Check. A disco themed wedding reception? Also check! Lexi and Alex’s wedding day at the Clayville Historic Site this past fall was a one of a kind day that I’m SO glad to have been a part of! You may recognize these two […]

Retro Disco Wedding at the Clayville Historic Site | Lexi + Alex

A bride and groom walk down the aisle together and smile at their guests after their outdoor wedding ceremony at the Clayville Historic Site

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I cannot WAIT to share Brooke and Hunter’s wedding at Venue 1929 in Springfield with you all! I’ve been obsessing over these two and their wedding day since it took place this past August. They created a one of a kind wedding day that truly represented them as well as let them and their guests […]

Floral Wedding at Venue 1929 in Springfield, Illinois | Brooke + Hunter

A bride smiles while holding onto the arm of the groom as he smiles back to her while holding her flower bouquet

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Are you ready to relive a one of a kind intimate destination wedding in the mountains of Tennessee with me? I sure hope so! Elise and Abram seriously put together one of THE coolest weddings that I’ve had the privilege of photographing! Between the private house in the mountains of Tennessee, the epic backdrop for […]

Intimate Destination Wedding in Tennessee | Elise + Abram

A bride and groom kiss in the middle of the aisle with their guests around them as they exit the ceremony of their intimate destination wedding in Tennessee, behind them are mountains in the distance

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Allie and Dylan’s wedding took place this past June, and believe me when I say I have NOT been able to stop looking back on and reliving their day! Their wedding day was incredible to capture, and their love for one another even more so. These two spent 4 of the first years of their […]

Elegant Wedding at the Bloomington Country Club | Allie + Dylan

A bride and groom hold hands and stand next to one another while smiling and with their arms in the air as they begin to exit their outdoor wedding ceremony at Bloomington Country Club

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When it comes to making your wedding day feel like you, no couple exemplifies that more than Amber and Brett’s backyard wedding near Springfield Illinois. These two created a wedding day that was simple and wholly true to them, exactly how they imagined it! It took a little bit to get to this point though […]

Simple Backyard Wedding Near Springfield Illinois | Amber + Brett

A bride and groom hold their daughter between them as they all laugh and smile during portraits in their backyard for their wedding day in Springfield Illinois

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Backyard weddings are becoming more and more popular as time goes on, especially in and around my lovely town of Springfield Illinois! This couldn’t make me happier as I absolutely ADORE backyard weddings. The vibes are so fun, so personal, and it’s so much better budget wise for the majority of couples. So if you’re […]

Must Have Vendors for Your Backyard Wedding Near Springfield IL

A man sits and plays an acoustic guitar during a backyard wedding in Springfield Illinois, he is one of the vendors of the wedding

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Erin and Blaine’s wedding day was a dream come true for a ton of reasons. From their fun and laid-back demeanor to their yellow and blue color scheme tied together with custom Vans for their reception, everything really felt perfectly in its place for their wedding day. To top it all off though was the […]

Wedding at Erin’s Pavilion in Springfield IL | Erin + Blaine

A bride and groom smile as they walk side by side with one another in a field outside Erin's Pavilion during sunset, the groom is carrying the bouquet of yellow flowers

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Dani goes to hug her daughter B after her courthouse ceremony As a documentary wedding photographer in Central Illinois, some of my favorite images from a wedding day are not your typical wedding photos.  On a wedding day, there are two major categories of moments that are documented.  These moments are the large moments, the […]

In Between Wedding Moments | Central Illinois Documentary Wedding Photographer