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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

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

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 […]

Education, Wedding

January 25, 2022

Why I Only Offer Full-Day Photography Coverage

Collin + Nikki’s wedding, full of love and magical moments, was a fairytale brought to life at The Garden Grove in Carbondale.

Wedding

July 21, 2021

Collin + Nikki | Love and Magical Moments

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These two were the most laid back couple! When we had their engagement session, it was fah-reezing cold and they still wanted outdoor shots….(hard core!) They love craft beer, Rachel’s sweet son and of course each other!

Wedding

October 24, 2019

Nathan + Rachel | The Wedding Garden