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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!

November 24, 2020

Riviera Maya Destination Beach Wedding in Cancun, Mexico Where do I even start with this wedding post?! I suppose a disclosure is in order – IT’S A LONG ONE FOLKS, SO STRAP IN. I first met Becky and Steven a while back when Becky was a bridesmaid in Kelly + Jake’s wedding. Funny thing, fate […]

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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November 20, 2020

Countryside Banquet Center Wedding in East Peoria, IL This wedding season has been crazy, as we all know by now, and Holly + Mike’s plans were put through the ultimate test! Originally planned for September, their music inspired blush themed wedding was put on hold. Luckily, we were all able to make a November date […]

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November 24, 2020

Riviera Maya Destination Beach Wedding in Cancun, Mexico Where do I even start with this wedding post?! I suppose a disclosure is in order – IT’S A LONG ONE FOLKS, SO STRAP IN. I first met Becky and Steven a while back when Becky was a bridesmaid in Kelly + Jake’s wedding. Funny thing, fate […]

November 20, 2020

Countryside Banquet Center Wedding in East Peoria, IL This wedding season has been crazy, as we all know by now, and Holly + Mike’s plans were put through the ultimate test! Originally planned for September, their music inspired blush themed wedding was put on hold. Luckily, we were all able to make a November date […]

November 11, 2020

Intimate Blush Backyard Wedding in Riverside, Illinois There is something about shooting 3 weddings in one weekend – it’s called exhaustion. But I was still so excited to second shoot with Mckaila Singer Photography for Sammy + Mike’s wedding. I had so much fun working with Mckaila and I love her style of shooting! I […]

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October 30, 2020

There is nothing better than that golden hour sunset, especially at Middlefork Forest Preserve. It is one of my go-to places because there is so much to offer out there. I mean gooooood lord the Midwest does bless us with killer sunsets and I’m so thankful because I get to photograph them. A beautiful sunset […]

April 10, 2020

You may have seen Holly + Caleb’s most perfect fall wedding on the blog already. So I couldn’t NOT share their engagement session!! I love shooting at places I’ve never been, so it was a breath of fresh air to go down to Carbondale Illinois for Holly + Caleb’s engagement session! I’d never been to […]

April 1, 2020

Sydney + Jared had been waiting for the perfect snowy day for their engagement session. Well folks…the waiting paid off!! The day we went out it wasn’t supposed to actually snow but it did and it made for the most perfect, romantic winter engagement session BUT damn it was COLD!!! Jared wore BOAT SHOES the […]

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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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July 1, 2020

I love a good senior summer session so I thought it was finally time to post about Emily’s senior session!  We headed out to Middlefork Forest Preserve and got some gorgeous Midwest golden hour shots…..I mean….those are MY FAVES!!! Something new for 2020 Seniors was the Senior Boutique Experience. We partnered with Syd & Sadie’s […]

June 3, 2020

Being a central Illinois senior photographer has it perks – I mean I get to photograph some pretty special people! Casey being one of them. She is SUPER near and dear to our family since she is Bexley’s nanny – peep Bex hopping in on the shoot! We love her SO much! But seriously Casey […]

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July 3, 2020

Well another holiday that is looking a little different this year….courtesy of COVID-19. But hey, I refuse to let it ruin our day celebrating the Fourth of July and our FREEDOM!!! I absolutely love the fourth…. the feeling of summer, cookouts, fireworks, family time and oddly enough the infamous smell of the gunpowder from the […]

June 19, 2020

Father’s Day is this Sunday so I thought I would throw it back to Father’s Day 2019. For all you last minute folks, here’s the reminder to go get the gift lol 🙂 Last years Father’s Day wasn’t as normal as it usually is for a few reasons. Typically, we always host but this last […]

May 29, 2020

How. in. the. hell. has it taken me so long to start blogging Iceland?! I know life gets busy but WOW OH WOW do I have SO. MUCH. to share!!! I think that’s why, I’ve got SO MANY iPhone and professional photos that it’s almost overwhelming to get organized! I pondered about how to share […]

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