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Venue Chisca, Peoria, Illinois | A Party Downtown Kinda Wedding

A downtown wedding, a bridal party down to PARTY, and two people with the sweetest love to ever exist. Kinsley + Zach’s wedding day was truly a vision from start to finish.We started the day off with the ladies getting ready at Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Illinois. I then went to Zach + Kinsley’s […]

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The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Venue Chisca (Peoria, Illinois) | The Greatest Show…Wedding

A cathedral wedding, a boho touch, an ice cream bar, a circus performance, and a sparkler exit = one.big.party. Brendan + Emily’s wedding was quite literally the most perfect day from start to finish. We started the day off at Brendan’s parents house, where the ladies got ready for the big day. Following that, we […]

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Conklin’s Barn III Dinner Theatre in Goodfield, Illinois | A Perfect Day At The Barn

Yes, I am proof that it is INDEED possible to be both a bridesmaid and a photographer. You may end up twice as exhausted and run twice as much throughout the day, but let me tell ya, it’s worth it!There is nothing more special than not only standing by your dear friend’s side as she […]

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Trailside Event Center | Wedding On The Trailside (Event Center)

I remember sitting back in our hometown coffee shop alongside Brooke and Jared, months ago, talking + dreaming about their big day.They told me their dreams for their wedding, and as they began not only describing in detail the vision they had, they also named off their vendors for their May 11th wedding, and I […]

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Mackinaw Valley Vineyard | Love On The Vines

They say April Showers Bring May Flowers, but I’m gonna change that phrase around a bit and say April Showers bring the most radiant wedding day. I met Georges and Ally over a year ago, after Ally messaged me asking if I had her wedding date open. I was so anxious to meet these two, […]

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A Day Truly Focused On One Thing Only: Love

November 3, 2018. Timeless, joyful, loving, comforting, close, beautiful. One wedding I will never forget. Ben and Vanessa said “I do” before all of their friends and family members, and it was one of the most beautiful, loving weddings I have ever witnessed in my entire life. Their ceremony was held at Sacred Heart Church, […]

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A Bohemian, Fairy Tale Kinda Day

Wooden stairs. Bohemian florals. Gold and maroon-colored macaroons. Just a glimpse of what this beautiful, perfect summer wedding looked like for Cheyenne and Kyle.   The morning began with Cheyenne surrounded by so many loved ones – her mom, sister, friends, and other relatives, with her sweet daughter, Mia by her side as she got […]

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My #1 Advice To All The Soon-to-be Brides

Warm, moisture-filled hands.   Heavy lashes blinking, from that extra layer of the lash glue.   Tears trying to roll down the sides of the cheekbones.   Shaky fingers.   The sound of an abnormally fast heart beat.   One that you don’t recognize, but it turns out to be your own.   Your loved […]

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It Takes A Whole Village

It was a beautiful Saturday morning for several Central, IL vendors, and we all got together to create one pretty darn magical stylized photo shoot. We could not have chosen a more perfect/in love couple than Taylor and Jeff. Their love is just simply magical. Their eyes light up every time they look at one […]

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An Open Letter To All You Bridesmaids Out There

Hey bridesmaids!   Your sister or friend is getting married. You’ve thrown the shower, the bachelorette party, and prepared yourself many times mentally not to shed a tear during the ceremony. You probably feel like you have everything under control and are ready to walk down that aisle. However, I have one more thing to […]

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