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 I’m all about preserving those moments that tell your story.

Whether it’s four feet ankle-deep in mud, tenderly clasped hands, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, a hair-back laugh or a sun-drenched kiss,

The ones that move you. Bind you. Bring you together and keep you together long after the memory fades.

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A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple! Shout out to Lindsay and Randy’s mothers for setting these two lovebirds up on their first date. If not for their awesome mom powers, these two might never have met. What a pity that would be! Luckily, these moms knew what they were doing. Lindsay and Randy had […]

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What do you do when you find your soulmate? Throw a romantic wedding and get married, of course! There is nothing more exciting to a wedding photographer than witnessing the joining of two individuals who are very much in love, and Amanda and Pete’s romantic and elegant June wedding at the Embassy hotel in Pekin, […]

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One of the most significant choices a bride and groom has to make about their wedding is the venue. As the setting for the ceremony and entertainment, the wedding venue is key to creating a romantic atmosphere and highlighting the couple’s personality. Each venue also has its own preferred vendors – think catering, flowers, photography, […]

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Everyone knows that Disney World is the happiest and most magical place on earth, but not everyone gets to claim this enchanted park as their own special place. Ellen and Mike do, though, and how wonderful it is for them! Even their vintage and romantic wedding included elements to show to their love of this […]

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“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon Flowers are so key to a wedding. They make up the bouquets, boutonnieres, decorations, centerpieces, and the entire aesthetic. They add color, fragrance, texture, style, personality, and beauty to the ceremony and reception. Sometimes, though, finding the right florist can feel overwhelming and […]

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Like the best romantic movies, Jennifer and Ryan’s love story began in a coffee shop and ended with a romantic Funks Grove wedding. Jennifer was a barista at Starbucks in Chicago, and Ryan worked IT in the same building. One day he came by to check on some phone lines. Of course, he noticed the […]

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One of the best things about being a wedding photographer is meeting different couples, learning their stories, and getting to be a small part of the next stage in their life’s journey. Evelyn and Daniel’s July wedding was beautiful, traditional, and classic. This is slightly unlike the story of how the couple met, which was […]

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Every new bride has dreamed of her wedding day since she was a little girl. She played dress up and grabbed the neighborhood boy to play the part of her groom. She got into her mother’s makeup drawer to make herself look her prettiest for her big day. She danced on her daddy’s toes to […]

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