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Well hot damn, i'm excited you're here. I'm Emily - you can call me em. 

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I love taking adventures all over the world, photographing weddings. seniors, boudoir, and helping other photographers perfect their craft. When I have my shit together, I blog about them using way too many exclamation points. What can I say, I love my job! Grab a coffee and stay a while!

September 9, 2021

Casual Outdoor Blush Toned Tent Wedding Reception in Paxton, Illinois HELLO, it’s me, again! It’s been a minute, I know – but dang let me tell you, this summer and leading into fall has been JAM packed with sessions and weddings on Friday AND Saturday!! I’m staying afloat, but barely, so bare with me! So […]

August 5, 2021

Sage Green Outdoor Wedding at Fair Oaks Farm in Fair Oaks, Indiana I’m so excited to talk about this day!! First off, I brought a good friend with me to this wedding to shadow shoot (aka PAIGE, who will now be helping second shoot!!) and Natalie from NRS Photography was the second shooter! Lucky for […]

July 28, 2021

Heyyyyy, it’s me – it’s been a minute. This summer has been NUTS but man oh man it has been great!! This is a special one on the blog today! The Adwell Family – who we’ve become friends with over the last several years since Bexley and Enrik are the same age – and Blair […]

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September 9, 2021

Casual Outdoor Blush Toned Tent Wedding Reception in Paxton, Illinois HELLO, it’s me, again! It’s been a minute, I know – but dang let me tell you, this summer and leading into fall has been JAM packed with sessions and weddings on Friday AND Saturday!! I’m staying afloat, but barely, so bare with me! So […]

August 5, 2021

Sage Green Outdoor Wedding at Fair Oaks Farm in Fair Oaks, Indiana I’m so excited to talk about this day!! First off, I brought a good friend with me to this wedding to shadow shoot (aka PAIGE, who will now be helping second shoot!!) and Natalie from NRS Photography was the second shooter! Lucky for […]

July 28, 2021

Casual Outdoor Wedding in Gibson City, Illinois Yes, I am finally posting this wedding! Let me tell you this summer has been crazy busy with weddings, engagements, babies, maternity – you name it! But I am keeping up as much as I can all while being a mom, wife, friend, etc. Anyways, enough with my […]

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July 2, 2021

Ok, I’m excited to put Sara + Clint up here today because TOMORROW, July 3rd, is their big day!! So in the next 2 weeks you will be seeing a lot of them! We headed to downtown Champaign at Sipyard Alley for their shoot and damn I love it here! Sara had the perfect outfit […]

June 16, 2021

OK YOU GUYS!! I have waited for this girl to find her man forever…..and she finally has him and he’s freaking PERFECT for her!!! Kasey and I go way back. We went to High School together and Kasey has second shot for me for quite a few weddings and she attends a lot of the […]

May 26, 2021

Indian Caves Spring Engagement Session, Bourbonnais, IL What an adventure this session was! But damn was it worth it!! Initially we wanted to try Perry Farm Park, and I couldn’t remember ever working there so I googled the location and noticed this location nearby named Indian Caves and it looked so cool and unique and […]

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January 22, 2021

This has easily turned into my favorite blog post to share of the year. And not because it’s filled with my face over and over 😂 – but because I think it gives some fun insight to what things are really like when you’re working or shooting with me. I don’t share these photos but […]

December 9, 2020

It has been a hot minute since I featured one of my senior sessions, so what better time than now!? Jonathan joined me for his senior session on the U of I campus in Champaign! Can I just say, I love shooting on campus, especially for senior sessions! It is seriously the perfect backdrop! I […]

November 23, 2020

Lately it’s been wedding after wedding after wedding so I thought I would grace the blog with Grace ;)…like what I did there? Anyways, Grace a Villa Grove High School senior joined me on a GORGEOUS fall day! We started at the Japanese Gardens on the University of Illinois campus. She also wanted a more […]

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June 25, 2021

So the background may look familiar on these, but I decided to bring my kiddos to The Magers Family sesh that was just on the blog last week! All the Magers babes have matching outfits (thanks to Grandma Lisa) so I thought what a prime opportunity to get updated pics! We took these right after […]

June 11, 2021

I don’t know how time goes by so damn fast, but little Chippy is ONE!!! AHH!!! The Magers fam bam met outside of Paxton at a family friends property for these! My kiddos were there too so, stay tuned for the mini cousin shoot – spoiler, it’s damn cute! I freaking love the way these […]

May 18, 2021

It’s Paige and I’m taking back over the blog this week because it is Emily’s BIRTHDAY!!!! That lucky little bitch is in VIVA LAS VEGAS, hopefully living her best life!! She doesn’t know I’m writing this so it should be a surprise to see something posted on her big day. After all I needed some […]

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