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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.

Our Latest Entries

Mt. Hawley Country Club Wedding Rachael Schirano Photography

Elegant fall weddings are such a delight to photograph. The bright September sunshine, the turning leaves, and smiling faces are all so wonderful to capture. That was absolutely the case for Emily and JP’s elegant fall wedding. With a stunning ceremony at Trinity Lutheran Church and a classic wedding reception at Mt. Hawley Country Club, […]

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Urbana Engagement Session Rachael Schirano Photography

I love when best friends become more. When love blooms from friendship, you know it is rooted in a strong foundation. That’s how it is for Marie and Jeremy. These two have such a beautiful friendship and love that it was so much fun to photograph their Urbana engagement session. Their love and their laughter […]

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Country Club of Decatur Wedding Rachael Schirano Photography

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Peter Skeffington! Mary and Pete were married in a romantic October wedding with a ceremony at St. James Catholic Church and a wedding reception hosted at the Country Club of Decatur both in Decatur, IL. This wedding day was the perfect balance of romance and fun. Weddings like this, where a […]

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InterContinental Wedding Rachael Schirano Photography

Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Or, at least that’s how the old saying goes. It was absolutely the case for Shannon and Connor. I was so lucky to be the wedding photographer for their classic and elegant InterContinental wedding. I knew when I first met them for their windy city engagement session that their […]

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Cyd's in the Park Wedding Rachael Schirano Wedding

Last September, I was lucky enough to be the wedding photographer for Alicia and Brandon’s bohemian garden wedding. Sometimes, a small and intimate wedding becomes the perfect celebration of two people. That was the case with this intimate wedding with a gorgeous garden ceremony in the Learning Circle at Luthy Botanical Garden and a reception […]

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Funk's Grove Chapel in the Trees Wedding Rachael Schirano Photography

“Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees…” That’s what we did to celebrate Chris and Angela’s romantic wooded wedding. With a ceremony at The Chapel in the Trees and a reception at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel, their wedding day was filled with love, […]

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Rafael's Rialto Square Theatre Wedding Rachael Schirano Photography

Kylie and Rafael were married in an amazing September wedding with a ceremony at St Dennis Church and a reception at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, IL. When it comes to weddings, this one was amazing and I’m super excited to share their story today. I was able to capture Kylie and Rafael’s engagement […]

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Rustic Kindred Farms Wedding Rachael Schirano Photography

I was so happy to be the wedding photographer for Jenna and Joshua’s rustic and bohemian Kindred Farms wedding. These two were high school sweethearts and have been together ever since. A love that has stood the test of time is such a real joy to photograph. I am so excited to share the wedding […]

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