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Ethan | A Lifestyle Newborn Session

February 18, 2021

It’s a special thing when you and your best friend have babies around the same time. I met Kate in college and we’ve been forever BFFs and roommates since. Her sweet baby boy, Ethan, is just about a month old and my youngest is 10 months old, so it’s safe to say that these two […]

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Theresa + Jim | A Snowy Peoria, Illinois Wedding

February 14, 2021

The best part of a pandemic that changes all your wedding plans? Oh, not much apart from… A celebration at your own home during the most beautiful snow fall. Delicious Mexican food from Qudoba. A dance party in the garage. Oh… and A FREAKING FIREWORK SHOW IN YOUR BACKYARD! When your dream wedding venue doesn’t […]

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Jack + Sydney | A Cozy Peoria, Illinois Wedding

January 28, 2021

Jack and Sydney’s wedding day may not have been exactly as they had dreamed… a pandemic has a way of throwing a wrench into plans, after all. But in our eyes, it was so so much sweeter. It was intimate, cozy, and sentimental. From their beautiful, meaningful ceremony to their cozy, in-home reception, it was […]

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Justin + Megan | A Princeton, Illinois Engagement Session

January 1, 2021

We love engagement sessions that hold sentimental meaning. And Justin and Megan’s engagement session was jam packed full of sweet memories. They took us on a beautiful journey of their relationship’s firsts. We retraced the steps of their first date and we even took photos outside the bar where Justin first saw Megan. Major heart […]

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Favorite Wedding Moments of 2020

December 29, 2020

Yes, 2020 has had its ups and downs. But we dare to say… there has been far more good than bad. Being in the wedding industry, you get to witness love on epic levels. Love at its peak… and love overcoming obstacle after obstacle. You want to know the beautiful thing about obstacles? You always […]

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A Stunning Autumn Golf Course Wedding | Bloomington, Illinois

December 21, 2020

What can we say about Claire and Nick’s wedding? Gosh, where do we even begin! These two live life to the fullest in the best way possible. They are full of compassion and love for others. They are simply SO MUCH FUN! And we want to be best friends with them. 🤣 It’s clear that […]

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A Rustic Engelbrecht Barn Wedding | Paxton, Illinois

December 7, 2020

We literally don’t have the words to describe Alexis and Jake’s wedding day. But we will try… Country glam. Family first. Overflowing with love. Scrumptiously rustic. Dino-mite. Oh, and ADORABLE mini pies. This doesn’t even begin to describe how incredible their day was. These two have the most precious babies, Eveleigh and Arlo, who they […]

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A Rustic Fall Wedding | Bloomington, Illinois

November 25, 2020

If rain on your wedding day is good luck, then a wedding during a pandemic must mean 100+ years of good luck, right? And guess what? Alex and Jake can check both those off their “it happened to me” list. Naturally, that means these two are bound for nothing but good things for years and […]

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A Romantic Kickapoo Creek Winery Wedding | Edwards, Illinois

November 18, 2020

What made Jenna and Arnold’s day so perfect wasn’t necessarily the gorgeous greenery or delicious desserts and food. It wasn’t the delightful weather or the acres of vineyards. It wasn’t the beautiful decor so thoughtfully arranged to perfection. These things certainly add to the experience of the day. But what really made this day so […]

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Preparing for Your Wedding: 6 Things the Groom Should Know

November 3, 2020

Grooms can sometimes get confused by the duties and responsibilities that befall on them before their wedding. Why? Because traditionally, the majority of wedding planning has hardly fallen into the domain of the groom. So it’s easy to get lost in a sea of wedding colors and themes, or even decide on simpler things like […]

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