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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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Indulge in the enchanting hues and cozy ambiance of autumn with Dylan and Erin’s romantic fall wedding at The Wedding Garden in Carbondale, Illinois. From high school sweethearts to homeowners, their love story is as warm as a pumpkin spice latte. Their unique personal touches, from beer boys to bride-dudes, added a dash of fun to their elegant ceremony. If you’re planning your own fall nuptials and need a skilled photographer to capture those special moments, don’t hesitate to reach out. Meanwhile, enjoy a sneak peek into their beautiful day filled with laughter, love, and yes, delicious cannolis!

Wedding

October 20, 2022

Romantic Fall Wedding in Carbondale, IL | Dylan & Erin

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

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

Wedding

November 11, 2021

DJ + Macey | Sweet Sunset Wedding

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

Tyler + Alexis’ country sunset engagement session gives you all the fall feels then add in a breathtaking vintage truck! This one is a must!

Engagement

October 24, 2021

Tyler + Alexis | Country Sunset Engagement

Matt + Miranda’s vintage timeless wedding at The Havisham House left us speechless and had us swooning over every single detail.

Wedding

October 21, 2021

Matt + Miranda | Vintage Timeless Wedding

Derek + Tiffany’s sweet fall covered bridge engagement session had a little rain but that didn’t stop them from laughing.

Wedding

October 10, 2021

Derek + Tiffany | Fall Covered Bridge Engagement

Connor + Claire’s romantic sunset engagement was clearly one for the books! The sky was definitely showing off with this gorgeous sunset.

Engagement

October 6, 2021

Connor + Claire | Romantic Sunset Engagement

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Andy and Jocelyn’s breathtaking wedding with a view was celebrated at The Historic Bell Hill Wedding Venue.

Wedding

September 23, 2021

Andy + Jocelyn | Breathtaking Wedding With A View

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