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Fall is my favorite time to capture weddings, like Matt and Taryn’s at Dragonfly. Their daughter Isla made an adorable flower girl, and it was a joy working with their fun wedding party and vendors like Mystify Music and White Oak Wedding Films. If you’re in Southern Illinois and need a wedding photographer, feel free to reach out. Check out some of my favorite shots from the day below.

Wedding

November 14, 2022

Elegant, Rustic, Autumnal Wedding at Dragonfly | Matt & Taryn

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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

Oh I am so happy to be sharing this winter engagement session at Dragonfly Wedding Venue! Sam and Monika’s session was beautiful and warm!

Engagement

December 20, 2021

Sam + Monika | Winter Engagement Session

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Michael + Hannah’s romantic fall wedding at Dragonfly was a show stopper. The rich details by Deliciously Ordinary were immaculate!

Wedding

November 4, 2021

Michael + Hannah | Romantic Fall Wedding

Hunter and Erin’s dreamy Dragonfly wedding was celebrated with champagne and laughter! This summer wedding was breathtaking and full of love.

Wedding

June 11, 2021

Hunter + Erin | Dreamy Dragonfly Wedding

Zach and Kate said “I do” during their sweet summer wedding at Dragonfly wedding venue this past Saturday! If you attended their sweet summer wedding and didn’t cry, you must have had your eyes closed!!

Wedding

May 27, 2021

Zach + Kate | Sweet Summer Wedding

Afton and Alliyah laughed and danced through every moment of their perfect spring wedding at Dragonfly! They were both stunning and elegant!

Wedding

April 8, 2021

Afton + Alliyah | Perfect Spring Wedding at Dragonfly

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The weekend of their engagement session, Alliyah and Afton wanted to reclaim their original wedding date! They were set to be married on August 1st, so we set out on August 2nd to take back the date!! It was a beautiful day and it started raining but the best part was it ended with rainbow!!

Engagement

August 9, 2020

Afton + Alliyah | Engagement

These two!! Oh my! They are hilarious and incredibly sweet! From the time we had their engagement session up until their wedding, I couldn’t wait for their big day. Every detail throughout their day was perfect! Of course I have to mention their gorgeous wine bottles with a photograph from their engagement session as the label!!

Wedding

September 25, 2019

Ethan + Sierra | Dragonfly Wedding Venue