St. Joseph Catholic Church/Lincoln Park Wedding: Brittany+Matt|Springfield, IL Photographer

Of all the weddings I have had the privilege to document, I have never had a wedding completely rained out…until this one. Springfield experienced torrential downpours on the day of Brittany and Matt’s wedding day and I’m talking all day long. These two took it all in stride though and smiled the whole way through.

I could not let this nature-loving couple go without outdoor pictures. We met up after their honeymoon, all dressed up, to capture some beautiful outdoor photos in Lincoln Park.b+m(wedding)-806b+m(wedding)-140b+m(wedding)-150b+m(wedding)-154b+m(wedding)-160b+m(wedding)-170b+m(wedding)-171b+m(wedding)-1688b+m(wedding)-188b+m(wedding)-189b+m(wedding)-198mb1b+m(wedding)-200b+m(wedding)-1743mb4b+m(wedding)-539b+m(wedding)-543mb3b+m(wedding)-675mb2b+m(wedding)-900b+m(wedding)-1255b+m(wedding)-1491

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Lifestyle Farm Session: Strawn Family|Springfield, IL Photographer

My favorite place to capture a family is at their home or a place they are comfortable being themselves. I loved getting to know this family as we walked around their property. The girls warmed up to me as they twirled and showed me how they love to climb and it wasn’t long before they felt right at home in front of my camera;)strawn-068strawn-078strawn-209strawn1strawn-096strawn-119strawn5strawn-117strawn4strawn-158strawn2strawn-218strawn-245strawn3strawn-308

Erin’s Pavilion Wedding: Rachel+Brentan | Springfield, IL Photographer

Rachel and Brentan’s wedding day last June was HOT. You can’t tell from these images, but they were wiping sweat all day and we worked as quickly. The details of the day were perfect and Erin’s Pavilion  looked stunning with all the flowers designed by Trendsetters Floral.

Here is a list of vendors that made the day possible:

Hair & Make-up: Dalliance Spa & Salon
Wedding Coordinator: CP Events by Carolyn Pemberton
Flowers: Trendsetters Floral
Ceremony & Reception: Erins Pavilion
Officiant: Wedding Ceremonies by Scott F. Raper
Videography & Photo Booth: OOT BOX Media
Catering: 5flavors 
Cake: Specialty Cakes by Tammy, Inc
Band: The Shenanigans

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Specialty Cakes by Tammy created not only a beautiful cake, but a delicious cupcake tower as well.

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“When you meet the one who changes the way your heart beats, dance with them to that rhythm for as long as the song lasts.” – Kirk Diedrich

Rachel and Brenton, may you continually dance through this life together…in the valleys, up on the mountain tops, and on the plainest of days…always dance. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Hickman!

Washington Park Gazebo Wedding: Susan+Mitch | Springfield, IL Photographer

Susan and Mitch had a beautiful and simple wedding with their close family at the Washington Park Gazebo. Susan added beautiful touches with the flowers she arranged and the decorations she created herself. Being right next to the wonderful tasting Dole Whip was an added bonus for an after ceremony treat!

I’m super proud to call these two friends because I have seen them grow so much as individuals in their faith and in their relationship with one another. It all has been a beautiful thing to witness. I’m excited for what God has in store for this family!

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6 Months Old: Hudson | Springfield, IL Family+Lifestyle Photographer

Watching clients grow up will never get old! Hudson is already 6 months old and handsome as ever with those blue eyes and great big smile.

His newborn session was full of tears and most likely stressful for mom and dad, but this time around was different. This session was full of joy and ease and it made my heart smile watching them all share the genuine smiles with one another!

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50th Wedding Anniversary Session: Donna+Claude |Springfield, IL Photographer

“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” -Martin Luther

50 years of marriage is worth celebrating—It’s worth holding hands and walking in the park to capture a few sweet moments in this grand life God has given you together. ♥️

Take the pictures, write the newspaper article, take the trip, enjoy time together…whatever you decide to do, celebrate the love you have sacrificially given to each other day in and day out to make it however far you have come and then keep going!

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Washington Park Wedding: Kellee+Paul|Springfield, IL Photographer

May 12, 2018

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Kellee and Paul’s wedding day was full of fun and laughter. Paul was not afraid to show his emotions and it was incredibly heartwarming to witness. He continually made his beautiful bride smile from ear to ear and laugh from beginning to end. Their wedding celebration was a joy to be a part of.

Wedding Details:

ceremony • Washington Park Botanical Gardens

reception • Artisan Building

justice of the peace  • Judge John “Mo” Madonia

florist • Petals and Company

hair • BJ Grand Salon & Spa

make-up • BJ Grand Salon & Spa

transportation • 1Upn Limos

dj • Troy Armstong

cake • Specialty Cakes

caterer • Hamilton’s Catering

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Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Phillips!

What a privilege and joy it was to document your wedding day. We wish you many blessings in the years ahead of married life.

– Jen and Jonathan