Jill+Willie: A St. Charles, New Town Wedding

This wedding day so beautiful. Everything photographed so well and was so nicely planned. This was just one of those days where if you follow some simple rules for your wedding like, make sure to have lots of time for photos, and make sure each location looks good and has nice light, then you can really create some wonderful images. That’s not to say we can’t create something amazing in less than stellar circumstances, but on those days where everything comes together… it just makes me a happy photographer :)

Her “getting ready room” and those moments of her getting her dress on was absolutely perfect and beautiful, and was my favorite part of the day. I could have snapped (and posted) a million photos simply from that. I also loved the church…and the portrait spots… and the reception tent… I just loved it all. Hope you love looking through the photos as much as me!

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Alex+Dan: A Simple, Traditional Wedding

I have known the bride since childhood. We were such great friends and neighbors and some of my favorite and most cherished memories have her by my side, so I was absolutely thrilled to be able to be by her side and photograph her wedding day.

It was a super hot, August day, but that did not stop us from getting out there in the heat and taking some beautiful photos. Although we did seek shelter to cool off after a bit :) She had so many great details at the reception and we even had a pig roast! …word of warning if you don’t want to see a whole, roasted pig, you may want to view this blog post with one eye closed… I had to include a photo of it though, right?!

Ok, on to the photos…

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Rowland Family: Family Session at Shaw Nature Reserve

I was absolutely thrilled when Charis asked me to photograph her cute, little family. She’s a photographer as well, and I LOVE her work, so it truly was a compliment to be asked. She also had the brilliant idea to go to Shaw Nature Reserve for their session. I had never been, but I completely trusted her judgement and it did not disappoint. It actually made me feel like I was somewhere other than the midwest at times. She also wanted me to take some head shots for her, that is why you will see some with just her beautiful self.

Anyway… I LOVED this session sooo… check em’ out! :)2014-09-30_0009 2014-09-30_0010 2014-09-30_0011 2014-09-30_0012 2014-09-30_0013 2014-09-30_0014 2014-09-30_0015 2014-09-30_0016 2014-09-30_0017 2014-09-30_0018 2014-09-30_0019 2014-09-30_0021 2014-09-30_0022 2014-09-30_0023 2014-09-30_0024

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