Carole + Jim | Hilton Garden Inn Champaign wedding

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Carole + Jim planned a beautiful ceremony and reception in Champaign at St. Matthews Church and the Hilton. They chose to do just a few pictures with their wedding party at the church, and then the rest of the portrait time was spent around downtown and West Side Park doing a ton of portraits -- I loved it (except for the lack of parking!)! Carole + Jim did a great job with the portraits too; the day of the wedding was the first time I'd ever met Jim, and he was so easy to work with and took my directions well. I love how I was able to capture so many emotions from them, and catch them in little moments that they probably won't even remember! I had such a fun time with you two, and hope that you'll enjoy these photos! Here's just a taste for you until I have the full gallery ready in a couple weeks. :) Leave a comment below for Carole + Jim, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice.

Bride getting ready

Groom watches bride walk down the aisle

St. Matthews Church renovated sanctuary

St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church

Catholic wedding ceremony

aisle portraits with off-camera flash

black tie wedding party

white rose bouquet and boutonneire

downtown Champaign wedding pictures

bride and groom with black brick wall

brick wall wedding pics

happy couple

downtown wedding photos

American gothic wedding impression

marble wall wedding pictures

West Side Park Champaig wedding

streaming sunlight through tall trees

white rose ring closeups

Hilton Garden Inn centerpieces

cutting the cake

first dance as man and wife

parents dance

reception dancing at Hilton

high school friends at wedding

reception candids

bride and groom dancing at reception

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