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Y’all, I feel so blessed to have the privilege to meet amazing couples as my job. Like, what?! How did I get so lucky? Mel and Jay’s Illinois elopement was so uniquely wonderful.

2022, Wedding

July 27, 2022

Illinois Elopement at The Garden Grove Center | Mel & Jay

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

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!

2022, Wedding

June 22, 2022

Summer Wedding in Washington, Missouri | Claire & Connor

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

2022, Wedding

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!

2022, Wedding

May 4, 2022

Spring Wedding in Missouri | Tiffany & Derek

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

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

I love thinking outside the box, especially when it comes to my couple’s wedding day. The way I think of it, my top responsibility is to create a storyline showcasing the sincere, organic moments speckled throughout the day. To be honest, there are so many reasons I exclusively offer full-day wedding photography coverage. The most […]

2022, Education, Wedding

January 25, 2022

Why I Only Offer Full-Day Photography Coverage

DJ + Macey’s Sweet Sunset Wedding at A Pocket Full of Sunshine had gorgeous November weather and lots of beautiful details.

2021, Wedding

November 11, 2021

DJ + Macey | Sweet Sunset Wedding