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Evan + Christina | A Lakefront Engagement Session in Springfield, Illinois

August 11, 2022

When two people just simply love being together, it shows. Christina and Evan have the kind of relationship where they are always having fun. Always laughing. And the joy they radiate bounces off everyone around them… we felt it so strongly in the short time we spent with them. These two are doing life right… […]

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Josh + Lauren | A Beautiful Golf Course Wedding in Peoria, Illinois

August 9, 2022

Lauren + Josh = the true definition of love. Just scroll down to Josh’s reaction of Lauren walking down the aisle… that literally says it all! 😭😍 These two are so perfect together and their wedding day couldn’t have been more beautiful! We had the privilege of photographing this lovely couple on two local golf […]

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Cici | A Sunflower Senior Session in Peoria, Illinois

August 7, 2022

When someone has such a beautiful soul, it just shines through. Cici just radiates beauty from the inside out. So naturally, having her senior photos taken in a sunflower field just fits her personality so perfectly! We loved capturing her gentle and beautiful soul so much. We even got to hear her strum a few […]

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Ryan + Kenzie | A Scoop-tastic Wedding at The Waterhouse on State

July 25, 2022

When you marry the girl behind the ice cream shop counter, of course you have to get photos at the place where it all began on your wedding day!! Ryan first spotted Kenzie scooping ice cream at Emack & Bolio’s… that scoop sparked the start of a beautiful adventure and many many more scoops! We […]

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Your Guide to Picking the Perfect Location for Your Session

July 7, 2022

Picking a location for photos can be a little challenging when there are so many beautiful options! There are a variety of backgrounds that can provide your photos with completely different vibes. If you’re up in the air on where to have your photos taken, this blog is for you! We’ve highlighted a few of […]

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Mike + Courtney | A Romantic Roof Top Engagement Session in Downtown Peoria

July 7, 2022

We’ve made up our minds… we’d like to do roof top for ALL our engagement sessions! 😆 But seriously! Courtney and Mike blew their session out of the water! These two clearly love each other. Their photos just speak for themselves. Not only are their engagement photos edgy and romantic, but so was their proposal… […]

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Zac + Abby | A Lake Front Engagement Session in Hanna City, IL

July 5, 2022

Abby and Zac love something fierce. They don’t just love fiercely… they live fiercely, finding joy in everything. Especially in each other and their sweet family. There are couples who just mesh so beautifully together, and these two do just that. The joy radiates off them when they’re together, and their engagement photos genuinely reflect […]

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Daniel + Emily | A Summer Barn Wedding at Top of the Hill in Chillicothe, IL

July 1, 2022

Daniel and Emily had the perfect summer wedding! Top of the Hill Event Barn made the most beautiful backdrop for their outdoor wedding. We loved every moment of this special day. Emily’s first look with Daniel was so sweet, but her first look with her father was enough to make a grown man cry… LITERALLY! […]

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The Learn Family | A Riverfront Family + Maternity Session

June 28, 2022

This sweet family is about to grow by two more little feet! We’ve been so beyond blessed to capture Katie when she was pregnant with Audrey and now we get to capture beautiful growing babe #2! Little Audrey stole the show with her stylin’ sunglasses and cute little grin. And we can’t forget her kitties! […]

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Jake + Tori | A Beach Engagement Session in East Peoria, Illinois

June 22, 2022

From romance to laughter, Jake and Tori have it all! These two nailed their engagement session and we loved every minute of capturing their chemistry! Not only do they love something fierce, but they clearly just love doing life together. It’s not often that you see a couple laugh and just find so much joy […]

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