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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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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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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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Whistler’s Knoll Vineyard Wedding Rachael Schirano Photography

India and Daniels’ romantic vineyard wedding was such an amazing experience. These two have a love that looks effortless. The way they connect was beautiful to capture. It was a true pleasure to be the wedding photographer for their romantic church ceremony at St. Mary’s Church and rustic vineyard reception at Whistler’s Knoll Vinyard in […]

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When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. For Katie and Brett, the rest of their lives is happening now! Their recent scenic engagement shoot was one for the books. The scenery was stunning with its […]

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Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After Welcome to married life, Isolina and Matthew! This couple’s vintage wedding in Peoria, IL was draped in sophistication and classic elegance. The vibe had the guests feeling as though they were stepping back in time. From the décor to the beautiful couple, the celebration is sure to be one […]

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All I want is you by my side. There is something to be said for simplicity. Brittney and Matthew’s wedding at the Washington Park Gazebo in Springfield, Illinois was simple, classic, and bohemian. This adoring couple kept their guest list small, with fewer than twenty of their closest friends and family. Such simplicity made for […]

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#KingMe Wedding hashtags are all the rage these days, and I love it when a couple comes up with an exceptionally unique and personal one. With Carly taking her hubby John’s last name – King – #KingMe was an appropriate moniker for their wedding at Hickory Point Golf Course. Their day, which was full of […]

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