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Whether it’s the conversation that lingers in your eyes, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, or two foreheads pressed together in unspoken affection...

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Love is what happens when two hearts find their happy place right beside each other. Lauren and Paul found their happy place beside each other and decided to stay together forever. Lauren and Paul got married in Illinois in November in the presence of some family members and friends. I am glad that they gave […]

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Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts Rachael Schirano Photography

Weddings are joyous events. Photographing them is exciting and gives me immense creative satisfaction. This happiness swells with the addition of interesting venues like The Normal Theater and the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Veronica, lovingly called Roni, and Luc chose this venue to formalize their relationship and celebrate their love with family and […]

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The Waterhouse Wedding Rachael Schirano Photography

Kathryn and Brett’s ceremony at Eureka Christian Church and reception at The Waterhouse in Peoria was such a romantic affair. It was a true rollercoaster of emotions. There was so much love, happiness, fun, tears and excitement at this wedding ceremony and reception party. I was the lucky one who got to see and capture […]

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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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Bloomington IL engagement photographer, Central Illinois engagement photographer, what to wear for your engagement session, couple's portraits, engaged couple, outdoor engagement

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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