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Brock + Kayla | A Hot Summer Day Barn Wedding in Metamora, Illinois

July 20, 2021

If you were wondering why it was so freaking hot on June 11, 2021, you can blame these two right here! 😂 The most beautiful couple got married. All that they are… their love, that dress, those tuxes… everything about Kayla and Brock screams ON FIRE. In all seriousness, this day was beautiful despite the […]

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Amber + Eli + (baby) | A Sunset Maternity Session in East Peoria, Illinois

July 7, 2021

Capturing mamas-to-be is the absolute best. As moms ourselves, we know how special these moments are. You take the good with the bad… the aches and pains, along with the kicks and hiccups. The end result is beyond rewarding and worth it all. Growing a human life is incredible. What our bodies are capable of […]

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Preparing For Your Senior Session

July 1, 2021

Before you throw that cap in the air, there’s one important and fun activity you must complete… YOUR SENIOR PHOTOS!! Because you only graduate from high school once. And this phase of your life deserves to be documented. So if you’ve said “yes!” to hiring the Now and Then Sisters for your senior portraits, here’s […]

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Casey + Sarah | A Summer Orchard Wedding in Princeton, Illinois

June 29, 2021

From college roommates to husband and wife >>> this is the story of Casey and Sarah. It’s quirky and adorable. And, let’s be honest, it’d make for the best Hallmark movie. It’s also the perfect topic for toasts and speeches (which was utilized wisely by the maid of honor and best man!) . Because who […]

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Keith + Krista | “One Year Later” Session in Downtown Peoria, Illinois

June 8, 2021

When a pandemic prevents you from having the wedding of your dreams, you celebrate your one year wedding anniversary with the photos you never got to take on your wedding day. So many couples have had to face some really tough decisions. Decisions that tend to steal away some pretty special moments. BUT all you […]

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Rachel + Connor | A White Chapel Wedding in Bloomington, Illinois

June 5, 2021

We’ve never met two people more excited to marry each other than Rachel and Connor. They seriously go down in the record books as the cutest, sweetest couple around. And even though it rained on their wedding day, it didn’t phase them one bit. Nothing could dampen their spirits. Because regardless of the weather, Covid, […]

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Kenzie + Ryan | A Jubilee State Park Engagement Session

June 1, 2021

Fate has a way of coming full circle when you least expect it. And sometimes that makes for the sweetest love stories. Kenzie and Ryan has one of those stories… They went to high school together, but never really talked to each other. Occasionally passed glances in the hallway and knew of each other, but […]

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Seth + Sam | A Dream-filled Edelstein, Illinois Engagement Session

May 19, 2021

When you get to photograph a couple for their engagement session on the property where they plan on building their future… THAT is pretty darn special. Seth and Sam took us on a little journey around their future property. The property where they intend to plant their roots. They showed us where they want to […]

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Kayla + Brock | A Spring Engagement Session in Peoria, Illinois

April 23, 2021

Kayla and Brock have quite the love story. A love story that’s been tested by difficult times in both their lives. No one ever wants to lose someone dear to them. But having a constant shoulder to lean on and an ear to listen makes the sting a little more bearable. Like all things, God […]

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Alexis + Doug | A Hopedale, Illinois Engagement Session

April 11, 2021

When you meet your soul mate, you instantly click. It’s safe to say, these two click… like sprinkles to ice cream or cheese to macaroni. Matches made in heaven (amirite?)! Alexis and Doug are clearly meant to be. They initially met on eHarmony. After talking for a few weeks, they decided to take it a […]

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