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Experience Southern Illinois’ enchanting photo spots. From Egyptian Hills Resort to Ferne Clyffe State Park, these locales offer perfect backdrops for your engagement photos. Don’t forget to check photography permits and book your session today to create heartwarming memories that will last a lifetime.

Engagement, Tips

February 8, 2024

Your Picture-Perfect Engagement Session Spots Near Southern Illinois: Part Two

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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 […]

Tips, Wedding

July 22, 2022

Tips for Wedding Planning from an Illinois Wedding Photographer

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

What do we wear for our session? This post will help you with all of your outfit questions! All season color scheme guides included!!

Education, Tips

August 2, 2021

What do we wear? | What to wear for your session!

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There is goal setting and planning, then there’s the reality of actually mapping it out. Grab this FREE Goal Planning PDF download!

Education, Tips

July 27, 2021

Goal Setting and Planning: Mapping It Out | Bring It To The Table

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If you are a wedding professional of any sort, you can relate to this!! These are my wedding pro must-haves and I don’t step foot outside without them.
You know what it feels like to be on your feet for 10 plus hours, dehydrated and running around making sure your couple’s dreamy wedding is perfect!! In this post, I’m going to give you a few tips to make your day run a little easier so you can better serve your clients!

Education, Tips, Wedding

July 11, 2021

Wedding Pro Must-Haves | A Totally Random List

It’s the morning of your wedding and you and your closest besties are celebrating with coffee, mimosas or both! You have planned out your wedding day prep for months now.

Tips, Wedding

March 17, 2021

The Morning of Your Wedding | Wedding Day Prep

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Choosing a photographer can depend on your taste, style and expectations. I love to talk about my sweet Boulder Creek Brides! So my brides love my bright and true to color style. I build a connection with my couples that way when I show up on your wedding day, it’s more like a friend arriving to celebrate your day with you!

Engagement, Tips, Wedding

January 4, 2021

Hiring Your Wedding Photographer | Wedding Planning Tips