To all the moms out there watching your littles ones grow up . . . cherish every moment. It won't be long before you are watching them walk down the aisle. Happy Mother's Day! #mothersday #motherofthebride #centralillinoisphotographer #peremarquettewedding #peoriawedding #illinoiswedding #illinoisphotographer #midwestwedding #midwestbride
Shout out to all the moms today! Happy Mother's Day! I hope you get to enjoy it either hanging with the people you love or enjoying a day to pamper yourself.
It's Dennis and Jamie's wedding day! I've had such a great time getting to know these two and helping Jamie throughout the entire wedding planning process. I am not just a photographer. I help you plan your timeline, touch base with your vendors and answer any questions along the way, photography-related or not. That's one of my favorite parts of my job. I've seen dozens and dozens weddings in my past few years and I love using that experience to help my couples have the best day! Today, there’s a good chance of rain and while we have a backup plan, I am totally believing it’s all going to be fine during the ceremony and photo time. At the end of the planning, you should be able to have 100% trust and confidence in your vendor team so that you can just relax and enjoy your day.
Hey hey hey! I'm traveling this year and would LOVE to photograph some beautiful people while I'm there. If you are in these areas or will be on the dates I'm traveling, shoot me a message and let's set up a session. #gulfshoresphotographer #gulfshores #neworleansphotographer #neworleanswedding #fortmyersphotographer #beachweddingphotographer #phoenixphotographer #phoenixweddingphotographer
I'm missing the city. Chicago is such a fun place to explore, eat and shop. I think this was the last time I was there, shooting in the freezing cold for Keirston & Tony's engagement session. I'm heading back there soon for my daughter's senior pictures and I can't wait! What city do you love exploring? #chicagophotography #chicagoweddingphotography #chicagowedding #illinoiswedding #illinoisphotographer #travelweddingphotography
I know wedding djs probably get really tired of this song, but I can't help but sing it out loud and dance a little when I hear it at the end of a wedding day. ⠀ ⠀ Want a dj that keeps your dance floor hopping? Check out the post on the blog today from Lucas with @soundexpressevents1 all about hiring the best dj for your wedding!⠀ ⠀ #weddingwednesday #weddingplanning #tipsforbrides #illinoisweddingphotographer #illinoiswedding #chicagowedding #champaignwedding #springfieldweddingphotographer #midwestwedding #travelweddingphotographer
It's a TuesdaysTogether day! Today is one of my favorite days of the month. A group of creative entrepreneurs meet together once a month in cities all over the world in the spirit of community over competition. We discuss topics that apply to the creative industry, but mostly support, encourage and care for one another. This month's topic is a hot one: Pricing and Negotiation. I'm so excited to meet up with our group as @karaevansphotog leads us tonight. #tuesdaystogether #risingtidesociety #rtsleader #makewaves #communityovercompetition
I heard @elizabeth_gilbert_writer speak several years ago and was just revisiting my notes from that experience. The section in my notes about passion and curiosity really stuck out to me this time. Liz talked about how the term follow your passion is overused. What if you don't know what your passion is? It's intimidating! Instead, follow your curiosity! She said, Passion is too intense to pursue all the time. But, curiosity makes you stop and just turn your head and explore and wander and wonder. I think this is something I learned in my family. By nature, I'm a curious person. I haven't dug into the enneagram, but my sister is 100% convinced that I'm a 7. How about you? Are you letting your curiosity take you to new places?
It's wedding day #2 this weekend and I'm heading back to Peoria. I love living in a small town between several larger towns/cities because it means I get to travel to different places each weekend. Being an hour or two away from several college towns, the state capitol and Chicago mean I don't focus on one of those locations. Instead, I get to shoot at all of them! It keeps things interesting. ⠀ ⠀ People often ask me if I'm too far away for me to photograph their wedding. The answer is always no. Whether you live in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, California, or anywhere else around the country (or the world really), I can absolutely photograph your wedding day. Some people like shooting in the same city all the time, but I find that boring. Give me a happy couple in love and a new location and I'm pretty much in heaven. ⠀ ⠀ #centralillinoisphotographer #midwestwedding #midwestweddingphotographer #travelweddingphotographer #chicagoweddingphotographer #chicagowedding