Lana + Ross | Downtown Champaign fall engagement photos

Lana + Ross booked me a few months back for their wedding and engagement session.  We met up in downtown Champaign earlier this week for their session that was almost exactly a year ahead to the day of their wedding date -- how fun!  They started with some casual blue outfits that were a bit more summery, and then changed into more fall outfits, including Lana's cute boots and adorable plaid sweater with leather elbow patches.  I can't wait for their wedding next September at the Champaign Country Club.   Congrats you two on your engagement!

Business and political headshot photographs | Holly Birch Photography

Last week was a busy one!  I started out by teaching fellow photographer Katie Knapp, the Ag Photographer, about flash, followed by a trip out to Lake of the Woods in Mahomet for some new business headshots for her website and Facebook page.

Then on Tuesday I went to the Farm Progress Show with my dad Jeff, my grandpa Russell (aka Pappy), and my dad's hired man Mark.  It was a fun day with GREAT weather, and I can't wait to go back again in 2 years!

Wednesday evening I photographed the Jones family, the head of which is Allen Jones who is running for Champaign County Sheriff.  We also did some photos of Allen interacting with some voters, followed by some headshots in downtown Champaign. 

Thursday morning I ventured over to Urbana to watch my friend (and 2016 groom) Matt Grandone announce his candidacy for Champaign County Clerk.  It was a neat experience to watch him make the announcement from the steps of his childhood home where his parents still reside.  Following the announcement, I snapped a couple photos of Matt + Jackie's family, and then a couple quick headshots of Matt too.

Good luck to everyone on their newest ventures!

Kate + Alex | Hudson Farms red + champagne barn wedding

I was the second photographer for Rebekah Albaugh's associate photographer Jen Council last month.  I love weddings at Hudson Farms and Kate + Alex's was beautiful down to every last detail and heartfelt moment.  They chose a red + champagne color scheme with their ceremony in the barn, followed by a dinner reception in the next door shed.  The newly married couple used a tractor and wagon for their getaway vehicle, complete with their whole wedding party.  We used the farmhouse grounds for all the couple and wedding party photos, and had a blast photographing all the details both inside and outside.    Congrats to Alex + Kate!

Photographed for Rebekah Albaugh.