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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

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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

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YOU DID IT! You got engaged and now the time has come to start planning your wedding day! You’ve dreamt of this moment for what seems like forever, and you have a vision of what your day is going to look like, now the only question is how to make that dream a reality. While […]

10 Nature Centered Wedding Venues in Illinois

Children dance together while under a tent during an outdoor wedding reception

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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

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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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As a documentary-style wedding photographer, it should come as no surprise that I have always had a love and passion for film. There’s a certain authenticity and realness to film photos that digital photos are missing. Anyone who’s looked through old family photos and wedding albums where everything was on film will understand what I […]

How I Use Film Photography as a Documentary Wedding Photographer

Film photo of a bride and groom laying on the grass with their heads next to one another looking at each other, taken by a documentary wedding photographer