Winter can be discouraging to my brides when talking about engagement sessions. The lack of sun at times and no grass, bright colors or pretty trees…BUT you can’t even tell that it was quite chilly while Andy and Jocelyn snuggled up for their shoot!

2021, Engagement

January 28, 2021

Andy + Jocelyn | Engagement

Choosing a photographer can depend on your taste, style and expectations. I love to talk about my sweet Boulder Creek Brides! So my brides love my bright and true to color style. I build a connection with my couples that way when I show up on your wedding day, it’s more like a friend arriving to celebrate your day with you!

2021, Engagement, Tips, Wedding

January 4, 2021

Hiring Your Wedding Photographer | Wedding Planning Tips

Aiden and Rachel are absolutely adorable and funny! This is Aiden’s family farm so of course I was drooling over this barn! They danced and laughed in the hay loft, which was gorgeous by the way!

2020, Engagement

September 4, 2020

Aiden + Rachel | Engagement

The weekend of their engagement session, Alliyah and Afton wanted to reclaim their original wedding date! They were set to be married on August 1st, so we set out on August 2nd to take back the date!! It was a beautiful day and it started raining but the best part was it ended with rainbow!!

2020, Engagement

August 9, 2020

Afton + Alliyah | Engagement

These two…oh my oh my!! Let me tell you one of the things that I just LOVED about these two…they laughed…nonstop!! Their laughter was so infectious! Katelyn and Zach were insanely easy going. She chose the location and I have to say, I was BEYOND impressed. I was also impressed by Zach! Some grooms have some difficulty cutting loose and enjoying the moments but he kept saying how much fun he was having. TOTAL WIN!

2020, Engagement

June 20, 2020

Zach + Katelyn | Engagement

When Jaycie and I started discussing her engagement session, I told her that I encourage my brides to pick places that are special to them! It means so much more when there is sentiment behind the location. She told me about Double M Campground and about how it’s one of their favorite places to horseback ride. Jaycie asked if I would be willing to horseback ride to a couple locations between Double M and within the Shawnee National Forest….uhh like she even had to ask!! Of course!! This is why I absolutely love what I do!!

2020, Engagement

June 5, 2020

Andy + Jaycie | Engagement | Shawnee National Forest

Engagement sessions are one of my favorite types of sessions because this is how I get to know my brides and grooms! I get to essentially “train” you on posing for your wedding day. So, on your wedding day we are already comfortable with working with each other!

2020, Engagement

February 12, 2020

Colin + Danielle | Engaged, Evansville, IN

If you remember, this sweet couple was engaged at the end of the summer. They met working at a camp in Texas. Harrison from here in Illinois and Reece from Georgia. They tied the knot in Georgia at Oak Hill Farm.

2019, Wedding

January 6, 2020

Harrison + Reece | Oak Hill Farm, Georgia

These two were the most laid back couple! When we had their engagement session, it was fah-reezing cold and they still wanted outdoor shots….(hard core!) They love craft beer, Rachel’s sweet son and of course each other!

2019, Wedding

October 24, 2019

Nathan + Rachel | The Wedding Garden

They both met down in Texas at Camp Horton as Camp Counselors. When we talked to Harrison on the phone, he told us Reece was coming to Southern Illinois and that he wanted us to meet her. He also told me she loved horses and dogs, so I already liked her!!

2019, Engagement

October 5, 2019

Harrison + Reece | Engaged