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Colten + Janae | A Candlelit Romantic Wedding at Pear Tree Estates Champaign, IL

October 19, 2021

Janae and Colten have the kind of chemistry photographers dream about! And their wedding day was certainly no exception. The day was beautiful but the couple and their love was simply drop dead gorgeous! Capturing the tender moments of this day was such blessing for us.  The entire day was full of laughter, joy, love, […]

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Nick + Natalie | A Moody, Romantic Wedding at Venue Chisca in Peoria, Illinois

September 16, 2021

It was a beautiful day in July when Natalie and Nick promised their lives to one another. They were surrounded by so much love. It was absolutely felt from every direction. Venue Chisca made the most beautiful back drop for their dream wedding. Natalie and Nick thought of every detail, and it all came together […]

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Josh + Hannah | A Majestic Pine Tree Engagement Session in Washington, IL

September 3, 2021

Picture it… You’re walking on the sandy beaches of Destin, Florida. You sit down in the sand with your handsome boyfriend, hand in hand. The sun sets majestically over the water as a beautiful pink moon arises. You start walking back to the car after what feels like a perfect night… how could it get […]

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Megan + Justin | A Rainy Day Cathedral Wedding in Princeton, Illinois

August 31, 2021

They always say it’s good luck when it rains on your wedding day… well, in this case… Megan and Justin will have YEARS UPON YEARS of good luck. 😂 It didn’t just rain on their wedding day. It literally dumped water. All. Day. Long. But the best part? They didn’t let it dampen the incredible […]

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Justin + Katy | A Downtown Peoria, Illinois Engagement Session

August 9, 2021

Meet Katy and Justin. The cutest couple of all time! Taking their engagement photos was a blast! We loved getting to know more about them and their beautiful love story. They are clearly meant to be. It’s obvious in the way they love each other. They have the sweetest proposal story. On their one year […]

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Hayley | A Downtown Peoria, Illinois Senior Session

August 6, 2021

We had a blast getting to know Hayley during her senior session! She’s a sweetheart with a passion for justice. We can’t think of a better mix for an aspiring future lawyer. Though, like many seniors, she’s still figuring it out, we have no doubt that Hayley has a big purpose in this life that […]

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The Russell Twins | A Double Duet Downtown Peoria Senior Session

August 5, 2021

When you’re twins, you do everything together… even your senior photo shoot!  👯‍♂️ We had the best time with Kaitlyn and Kenzie. Capturing their relationship together + their independent beauty separately was the absolute best! These two girls are the sweetest around. We’ve had the privilege of watching them grow into beautiful young ladies. And […]

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Logan + Julia | A Romantic Silver Fox Wedding in Streator, Illinois

August 4, 2021

What happens when two extremely athletic people fall in love and get married? Julia and Logan is what happens. And it’s perfection! Julia and Logan have the sweetest love story. It started with Julia’s great, big adventure overseas from Australia to the United States for college. It continued on the track field at ISU where […]

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Sunflower Minis | Jubilee State Park in Brimfield, Illinois

August 2, 2021

We had the best time this year with our amazing clients! The stunning sunflower fields and our gorgeous models did all the work for us. 😉 We’re so excited to share a few of our favorites from this year’s sessions. Enjoy! Special thanks to our amazing clients! We had the best time capturing your beautiful […]

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Kristen + Kyle + (baby) | A River Sunset Maternity Session in East Peoria, IL

July 21, 2021

Kristen + Kyle + Baby = STUNNING All these maternity sessions are giving us baby fever. Kristen and Kyle literally blew their maternity session out of the water. Their session is the perfect example of why we tell our clients to be a little adventurous, get a little wet or dirty… believe us, IT PAYS […]

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