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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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I’ve had an incredibly busy October, and I’m so grateful! One of the amazing couples I had the privilege of spending time with, Mike & Katie, got married in the middle of October! Finally, I’m getting a chance to tell you all about it! Honestly, it’s been first on my to-do list because I’m so […]

Wedding

November 7, 2022

A Classic, Traditional Wedding in Illinois | Katie & Mike

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

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

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

2022, Portrait, Tips

June 3, 2022

How to Make Your Graduation Photoshoot Unique

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

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 […]

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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?

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