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If you can’t already tell, Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest has to be one of my absolute favorite places to take engagement photos! I know that it can be tricky to decide on a place to take engagement photos, so I thought I’d start featuring some of best places to take engagement photos in Illinois as their very own blog posts!


July 15, 2022

Best Places to Take Engagement Photos in Illinois Part 1 | Erin & Dylan

I had such a fabulous time bringing The Mercantile’s summertime offerings to life. They wanted unique, fun photos to reflect their brand!

Brand Photography

July 13, 2022

Summer Image Branding Session | The Mercantile

Oh my goodness! I truly think I’m the luckiest gal in the world to get to meet people like Mike and Katie. We had an absolute blast at their Garden of the Gods engagement photoshoot a couple of weeks ago!


June 29, 2022

Garden of the Gods Engagement | Mike & Katie

Wow, I absolutely loved photographing Claire & Connor’s gorgeous Washington, MO wedding! From the stunning colors (that sage and navy combo is elegant!), to the thoughtful touches that they put into their summer outdoor wedding, this day was so memorable!


June 22, 2022

Summer Wedding in Washington, Missouri | Claire & Connor

Planning a graduation photoshoot? Check out this post to see graduation picture ideas, fun themes and adorable accessories!

Portrait, Tips

June 3, 2022

How to Make Your Graduation Photoshoot Unique

Alexis & Tyler’s airy outdoor wedding in Mount Vernon, IL was so special thanks to the unique touches they added throughout the day!


May 20, 2022

Airy Outdoor Wedding in Mount Vernon, IL | Alexis & Tyler

Tiffany & Derek’s spring wedding in Missouri was so much fun! Plot twist: We even had some tornado sirens go off mid-reception!


May 4, 2022

Spring Wedding in Missouri | Tiffany & Derek

Wondering what it’s like to book a branding photoshoot with me? This brand photos guide will give you the answers to your burning questions!

Brand Photography

April 19, 2022

What is the Client Experience During a Branding Photoshoot?

One of the things that my couples are most nervous about is choosing outfits for engagement photos! I think, since there are no hard & fast rules on engagement shoot outfits, it can be even more overwhelming to try and narrow down the options! Lucky for you, I’m an engagement outfit expert and I created a guide to teach you how to become an expert too! The original version of this guide is actually in my Bride Guide, which I send to all my brides when they book with me, but I thought I’d re-release it in blog form as well! Let’s get right into it!


April 11, 2022

The Best Outfits for Engagement Photos

I’m going to be totally honest with y’all– the actual big day can be pretty… crazy. There are so many moving parts, people, and things on your to-do list that if it isn’t written down, it’ll probably be forgotten! While your wedding planner/venue coordinator may have their own version of your wedding timeline, I ALWAYS create a timeline unique to the photography schedule.

Tips, Wedding

April 4, 2022

Why I Create a Wedding Photography Timeline

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