I was lucky enough to photograph 17 weddings in 2010! Here are some of my absolute favorite images from each one. And let me tell you, it was NOT easy narrowing it down to just one for each wedding! Cara + Josh: Married at University Place Christian Church, reception at The Refinery, both in Champaign
Khamsay + Amit: Married in Abu Dhabi, reception at CityView in Champaign
Kinnerly + Matt: Ceremony & reception at Lake of the Woods Pavilion, Mahomet
Lauren + Grant: Married at University Place Christian Church, reception at Memorial Stadium, University of Illinois, Champaign
Melissa + Kyle: Ceremony & reception at St. Matthew Catholic Parish in Champaign
Lindsey + Sam: Married at Allerton Park in Monticello, reception at Memorial Stadium in Champaign
Julie + Josh: Ceremony & reception at Starved Rock State Park & Lodge in Utica, IL
Elizabeth + Clark: Married at St. Joseph Catholic Church and Parish in Ivesdale
Sarah + Kevin: Married at the University of Illinois Arboretum (Hartley Gardens), reception at Kennedy's at Stone Creek in Urbana
Elizabeth + Mark: Married at First Baptist Church in Savoy, reception at CityView in Champaign
Lindsey + Chris: Married at Holy Cross Catholic Church, reception at Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign
It's funny looking back over these how I went all of over the map as far as temperature extremes go. I worked through 100-degree heat for an outdoor wedding in August, to fresh snowfall and below freezing temperatures for a December wedding. There was also one wedding where it rained most of the day and at the 11th hour, the entire congregation was moved quickly outdoors to indoors. We just rolled with the punches though, and got great images all along the way!
I also want to give a shoutout to all my 2nd shooters/assistants/job shadowers for 2010. You all made my job easier and we're good sports throughout! Thanks so much for your love of photography and weddings, for helping me out, and for your passion to learn more! Here's to James, Dylan, Kara, Tricia, Laura, & Jeremy!
I still have about half my calendar open for weddings in 2011, so if you happen to get engaged over the holidays, give me a call or shoot me an email right away! I think it will fill up quickly after the first of the year!