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Experience Southern Illinois’ enchanting photo spots. From Egyptian Hills Resort to Ferne Clyffe State Park, these locales offer perfect backdrops for your engagement photos. Don’t forget to check photography permits and book your session today to create heartwarming memories that will last a lifetime.

Engagement, Tips

February 8, 2024

Your Picture-Perfect Engagement Session Spots Near Southern Illinois: Part Two

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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.

Tips, Wedding

August 31, 2022

5 Fabulous Things You Can Include for Gorgeous Wedding Detail Shots

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 […]

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!

Portrait, 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.

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 […]

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 […]

Tips, Wedding

March 7, 2022

Is a Wedding Photographer Worth the Cost?

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.

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 […]

Tips

February 7, 2022

What to Wear to Your Illinois Family Photo Session