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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 […]

2022, Tips, Wedding

July 22, 2022

Tips for Wedding Planning from an Illinois Wedding Photographer

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

2022, Tips

June 3, 2022

How to Make Your Graduation Photoshoot Unique

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.

2022, Tips, Wedding

April 4, 2022

Why I Create a Wedding Photography Timeline

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 […]

2022, Bring It To The Table, Tips

March 14, 2022

5 Things to Do Before Taking Business Branding Photos

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 […]

2022, Tips, Wedding

March 7, 2022

Is a Wedding Photographer Worth the Cost?

There are so many incredible places to get married in this area, and I love discovering new favorites when my couples get married somewhere unique! Whether you’re looking for an elegant, outdoor garden feel, an elegant mansion feel, or a beautiful barn, I think you’ll find a southern Illinois wedding venue on my list that […]

2022, Tips, Wedding

March 3, 2022

My 5 Favorite Southern Illinois Wedding Venues

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!

Engagement, Tips

February 21, 2022

How to Plan Your Illinois Engagement Photo Session

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 […]

2021, Tips

February 7, 2022

What to Wear to Your Illinois Family Photo Session

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 […]

Engagement, Tips

February 2, 2022

How To Plan Your Surprise Proposal in Southern Illinois

Your wedding exit: the part of the day that leaves one of the most lasting impressions on your family, friends, and guests.

2021, Tips

January 17, 2022

My Favorite Wedding Exits of All Time