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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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Outdoor Champaign Engagement Rachael Schirano Photography

It was love at first sight for Rachel and Patrick. After their first date, they just knew that this was going to be something special. Patrick proposed to Rachel and they got engaged. Soon they decided to include me in their engagement celebration and make their moments of love last forever. It was September and […]

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Allerton Park Engagement Rachael Schirano Photography

It is always exciting to capture couples outdoors, and especially when there is lots of greenery around. I love to play with the light and the greens at such photography venues. Maddy and Daley decided on Allerton Park for their engagement photos and it was such a great session. Maddy and Daley’s love and laughter […]

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Illinois Engagment Session Rachael Shirano Photography

When two people find silence between them comfortable and not awkward, that’s when you know the level of their unparalleled comfort with each other. With Victoria and Joris, it is not just comfort, but understanding for each other and above all, deep love. Their ease with each other made their Illinois engagement photography session so […]

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On a beautiful day in August, I met up with Jenna and Joey for their sunny Chicago engagement photography session. I loved photographing these two! Our photo session was filled with laughter, sunshine, and of course, love. A Meeting by Chance Ends in Love Joey and Jenna met in New York City. Jenna had plans […]

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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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He asked…she said yes! This summer, I had the fun opportunity to capture sweet engagement photos of an incredible couple. Mary and Pete’s dreamy outdoor engagement session was complete with woodsy elements, bright sunlight, and (of course) the soon-to-be husband and wife! A Blind Date Mary and Pete met on a blind date. I love […]

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

Outdoor engagement sessions are so much fun, especially when the couple has a specific idea in mind that embodies their personalities. For Allie and Colin, they chose to incorporate baseball into their engagement session, and boy were we able to have some fun with this shoot! Allie and Colin love baseball, and even though they […]

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The secret of a long life…laughter. The secret of a long-lasting relationship…laughing together! I had so much fun with Anna and Bruce during their nature engagement session. It was evident through their entire session that this is a couple that truly loves, cares, and supports each other. They couldn’t keep their eyes off of one […]

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