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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 23, 2020

Fairgrounds Transformation for Fall Wedding in Melvin, IL COVID has impacted so many weddings set for 2020, which is of course a disappointment, but that didn’t stop Sydney + Jared from planning their dream wedding. Sure, it was originally set for this winter in Champaign, but after hearing about their history a bit more during […]

July 29, 2020

Summertime Hudson Farms Wedding in Urbana, IL Hey hey! Welcome back to the wedding world! It’s been a crazy few months, which means weddings for 2020 have been, off. But thankfully Saturday I was able to photograph my FIRST wedding of 2020! What a way to start things off too! Oh my god, I couldn’t […]

July 17, 2020

Becky + Stephen are my Mexico couple….yes Mexico, doesn’t that sound GREAT!? I think we could all use a stiff drink and a beach after this year 😅 Anyways, we went looking for water and woods for their engagement session and found this hidden gem – Rock Springs Conservation in Decatur, Illinois. Let me tell […]

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September 23, 2020

Fairgrounds Transformation for Fall Wedding in Melvin, IL COVID has impacted so many weddings set for 2020, which is of course a disappointment, but that didn’t stop Sydney + Jared from planning their dream wedding. Sure, it was originally set for this winter in Champaign, but after hearing about their history a bit more during […]

July 29, 2020

Summertime Hudson Farms Wedding in Urbana, IL Hey hey! Welcome back to the wedding world! It’s been a crazy few months, which means weddings for 2020 have been, off. But thankfully Saturday I was able to photograph my FIRST wedding of 2020! What a way to start things off too! Oh my god, I couldn’t […]

June 17, 2020

This was our ENTIRE reason the idea of going to Iceland even came about! At the time, my friend Kaula and her husband Josh (whom I’d never met before) were planning how they wanted to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. She had brought up the idea of Brandon and I photographing it since we had […]

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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 […]

March 25, 2020

Sheila + Scott are the CUTEST!! They are so friggin smitten with each other and I LOVE IT!!! Sheila + Scott were high school friends and found each other many years later on Facebook! Like how cool is that?!? I first met Sheila at Starbucks and we hit it off right away so I knew […]

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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 […]

May 13, 2020

I have such a heavy heart writing this because I know how sad it is for the 2020 Seniors – shoot I’m SO sad for them. COVID-19 is literally reeking havoc on everyone and everyday activities but most importantly milestones. 90% of what I photograph are milestones and seniors happen to be one of those […]

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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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