I'm a coffee loving, travel-obsessed, twenty-something based out of Central Illinois. I'm lucky enough to make a living doing what I love - photographing people! I specialize in weddings (destination + local), senior portraits, + boudoir.
This was a day long in the making. Hilary and Matt met many years ago and have been dating long distance almost ever since. Planning their Illinois wedding from the state of Washington couldn’t have been easy, but it was beautiful! Matt, thank you so very much for your dedication to this country, and Hilary for your support. Photographing your perfect military wedding on Memorial Day weekend was everything I could have imagined and more, despite the heat. Luckily the Regent Ballroom was not only gorgeous but cool! Thanks again for allowing Brandon and I to follow along and document your celebrations, and don’t forget about that anniversary session in Washington, or wherever the Navy takes you both!
This family heirloom handkerchief is OVER 150 years old!!! I was so nervous to touch it!
Such a sweet first look shared before the ceremony. It was easy to see the love these two share for one another, and the first look was just what they needed to calm nerves.
What cute kiddos! I mean, look at that little man in the glasses!
I love an unplugged ceremony, but love seeing iPhone shots from receptions!
Whew! A ceremony in the full sun on a 92 degree day was rough but I do love the photo result!
A sweet remembrance for Hilary’s late father.
The guests threw lavender on the happy couple as they left and it smelled SO GOOD!
I love this token Hilary was gifted with her father’s handwritten message on it.
Aren’t they stunning people?!
Probably my favorite shot of the day, I am SO HAPPY they agreed to sit in the grass before the reception!
This was my first venture to the Regency Ballroom in Savoy, and so pretty!
Fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts on the cake table is always a winner.
Ceremony Location | UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ARBORETUM
Reception Location | REGENT BALLROOM
Florist | BOKA SHOPPE
Dress Store | MICHELLE’S BRIDAL
Dress Designer | ESSENCE OF AUSTRALIA
Hair Stylist | SARAH LARSON (STUDIO 114)
Make up Artist | STUDIO 114
DJ | PARTY ON PRODUCTIONS (MATT WALSH)
Cake | KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS
Bridesmaid Dresses | AZAZIE
Groomsmen Attire | MEN’S WEARHO– USE
Ceremony Musicians | BELLO STRINGS
Ceremony Rentals | HARRIOTT’S
Reception Chairs | ELITE ENTERTAINMENT
Transportation | LARRY’S LIMOS