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I am a wedding and brand photographer creating compelling imagery for joyful brides, personal brands, and small businesses.
Serving Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana, Southeast Missouri, and beyond!
Wedding detail shots are the hidden treasures of your special day. They capture everything from personalized napkins to invitation fonts, narrating your wedding story in a unique way. Everyday items like jewelry and handbags add depth to this narrative. To ensure these details aren’t overlooked, keep them grouped together. While Pinterest is inspiring, trust your professional team to add their creative touch. This post offers a glimpse into my favorite wedding detail shots and shares five elements that can enhance your detail photos.
August 31, 2022
If you recently got engaged, or are in the middle of planning your wedding, I know you have questions! I mean, wedding planning can feel like a lot. From the cake, to the dress, to the guest list, there’s so much to manage! Well dear, I’ve been working with brides just like you for years […]
July 22, 2022
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.
April 4, 2022
So, you scheduled your business branding photoshoot, and you can hardly wait for those new business branding photos to improve and refresh your business marketing! Whether you’ve never taken professional branding images with a photographer before, or you’re on your third session in a business branding photo subscription package, these are the five steps I […]
March 14, 2022
I’m sure you probably already know that I think wedding photographers are ABSOLUTELY worth the price, because I AM a wedding photographer! But hear me out… I do have reasons behind why I love wedding photographers, and they’re going to help you out! Let’s get into it… First of all, stop trying to convince your […]
March 7, 2022
Discover the charm of Southern Illinois through its diverse wedding venues, each offering a unique blend of elegance, rusticity, and romance. As a local photographer, my familiarity with these venues can enhance your wedding planning experience. From the versatile Dragonfly Wedding Venue to the vintage charm of Havisham House, and the rustic allure of A Pocket Full of Sunshine, each venue brings something unique to the table. Explore the lush greens of The Wedding Garden or step back in time at The Historic Bell Hill. Join me as we delve into the enchanting world of Southern Illinois wedding venues, their pricing, availability, and unique offerings.
March 3, 2022
Don’t worry, choosing your Illinois engagement session location doesn’t need to be complicated. I even included some of my favorite Illinois engagement photo spots at the end of the post! I’ll break it down for you!
February 21, 2022
You know what big family groups often struggle with? Wardrobe! As an Illinois family photographer, I’ve learned it’s pretty hard to coordinate the whole family for a cohesive look. I mean, it’s hard enough to find an outfit for ourselves, much less match the rest of the group’s style! Plus, we’re working with each family […]
February 7, 2022
Goodness, I have been looking forward to writing about planning a surprise proposal for SO long! There are so many little things to think about and remember, not to mention the actual proposing part (ahhhh nerves)! Lucky for you, I’ve helped plan and photograph quite a few surprise proposals and I’m going to share some […]
February 2, 2022