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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 8, 2019

Oh. My. Goodness. Our girl is FOUR. We’re right at the edge of excitement to see the future and frightened to lose our baby girl. I hope she keeps her red hair and curls. They are a beautiful blend of her daddy and myself. I hope she stays independent, despite the guaranteed arguments it will […]

November 6, 2019

I loved “working” with Tyler + Jenna because they trust me 100% to deliver. They’ll do whatever I ask with NO questions – including spending 15 minutes FREEZING in the middle of the dark parking lot at 9 o’clock at night. JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THOSE. 

November 1, 2019

omg you guys, it’s been a hot minute since you’ve seen any signs of me on the interwebs! it feels SO GOOD to be back! To kick things off, let me introduce you to these lovely ladies – Britt + Kelsey with Launch Your Daydream.   I first noticed their magic with a few of […]

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November 6, 2019

I loved “working” with Tyler + Jenna because they trust me 100% to deliver. They’ll do whatever I ask with NO questions – including spending 15 minutes FREEZING in the middle of the dark parking lot at 9 o’clock at night. JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THOSE. 

July 17, 2019

A Modern Blush Wedding at University Place Church + iHotel, Champaign, IL So this wedding has been sitting in my drafts for a hot minute! Second shooting images always get put on the back burner, but today I wanted to feature this gorgeous wedding I assisted with a while back! I haven’t shot with my […]

June 12, 2019

Inspiring Rustic Wedding at Ford County Fairgrounds So you’re probably wondering why the word inspiring is in the title….well let me tell ya! This was hands down the MOST in-love couple I have captured to date. For warning: I don’t think I have ever posted this many photos for #weddingwednesday but I just couldn’t narrow […]

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May 7, 2019

You guys….this couple is SO cute and they were so fun to work with! Their Downtown Naperville Riverwalk engagement session was perfect! The Naperville Riverwalk was so beautiful with all the water, bridges, and brick walkways, it made for a very easy session. Even though it was an overcast day, there was still pops of […]

December 20, 2018

Las Vegas Desert, Nevada Earlier this year, we hopped on a plane headed for Las Vegas, Nevada! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, I had been planning an amazing session from many states away in the Las Vegas desert, and it was about to happen! With the help of an amazing team of professionals, and amazing […]

December 17, 2018

Blind Pig Brewery, Downtown Champaign, IL

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April 14, 2019

Downtown Gibson City, Illinois

April 7, 2019

Downtown Gibson City, Illinois

December 9, 2018

Paxton, Illinois

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November 8, 2019

Oh. My. Goodness. Our girl is FOUR. We’re right at the edge of excitement to see the future and frightened to lose our baby girl. I hope she keeps her red hair and curls. They are a beautiful blend of her daddy and myself. I hope she stays independent, despite the guaranteed arguments it will […]

November 1, 2019

omg you guys, it’s been a hot minute since you’ve seen any signs of me on the interwebs! it feels SO GOOD to be back! To kick things off, let me introduce you to these lovely ladies – Britt + Kelsey with Launch Your Daydream.   I first noticed their magic with a few of […]

June 22, 2019

Dear Brandon,  I’m writing this letter just minutes after delivering a wedding gallery to a client and remembering back to what it felt like to be “newlyweds”. It was exciting, nerve wracking, and blissful all rolled into one. We’d been friends for years and our families were constantly crossing paths and camping together. I was […]

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CHAMPAIGN AREA WEDDING, SENIOR + BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER