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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

One of my favorite quotes about distance is “ Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great” by Roger de Bussy-Rabutin; this is very fitting for Shannon and Connor. The couple met in high school but after experiencing long distance during college; and even longer distance […]

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Carly and Mick’s engagement session at their home was cozy and sweet. There is something so intimate and beautiful about capturing a couple in their natural state, just cuddling on the couch and hanging out at home. We also took a trip over to the Barrelhouse 34 in Champaign. This was equally as fun because […]

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For these outdoorsy high school sweetheart’s outdoor shots were a must have for their engagement shoot. Jenna and Josh are perfect together. The couple met while they were in high school and started dating their senior year. Both say they knew within the first few months that it was meant to be. Jenna says she […]

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Hannah and Scott met while attending Millikin University so it was only fitting that their engagement picture were done at the place they first laid eyes on each other. However, Hannah and Scott did not hit it off at first. Hannah says it took them a few months to warm up to each other and […]

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They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder; I definitely believe this to be true for Ellen and Mike. Their engagement session was full of rustic charm and lots of love! Currently they are in a long distance relationship with Mike living in Alabama and Ellen living in Peoria, but that doesn’t stop them […]

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“We genuinely enjoy being around each other and things are just easy when we’re together!”  If that is not a statement of two people in love I don’t know what is. During Anna and Jeff’s Chicago lakefront engagement session it was clear to see just how much these two care for each other. Some of […]

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Maggy and Lucas had met several times over the years through Maggy’s cousin. Lucas was her cousin’s college roommate. However, it wasn’t until Maggy’s cousin’s wedding that the two really hit it off. Both Maggy and Lucas were in the wedding and spent a few days laughing and participating in various wedding festivities. At the […]

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Katie and Joe have actually known each other since high school but her first impression of him was that she was less than impressed. She thought he was a little annoying and kind of full of himself and Joe doesn’t even remember meeting Katie in high school. So you may be thinking how in the […]

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