What to do with your wedding photos after the wedding

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You made it through the engagement photos, bridal shower, and your big day. You have hundreds of memories and thousands of digital images, so what do you do now? How can you keep track of them and not have to worry about deleting them off your computer or phone? Simple, find a solution that keeps them safe and provides you with a way to expand your collection of memories as you continue on with your life and have new adventures.

From traveling with your significant other to having children. Buying a new home, or enjoying holiday parties and get-togethers with the people you love. You’re going to keep adding new memories and more photos and that is why I’d like to share a service called SmugMug with you.


Although it was designed for photographers like me, it is the ultimate solution for people that need a way to preserve and retrieve their memories. You can even let friends and family buy prints on magnets, mugs or for wall art after special events and occasions.

With a SmugMug account, you can:

✔️ Store unlimited photos

✔️ Easily arrange custom photo galleries that can be public, or password-protected

✔️ Send links to your friends and family who want to buy prints on 100’s of items

✔️ Stream your photos to your Apple TV for a fun backdrop during a party or event

✔️ Have somewhere safe to store your memories and easily be able to experience them again when you want to


If you click here you’ll be able to try SmugMug for free for 14 days. Because you clicked my link, if you decide to keep it, you’ll automatically save 15% as well.

As life continues, you’ll collect more memories. Don’t lose them to a hard drive crash or by running out of room on your phone. Click here to try SmugMug today and have a safe place for your memories so you can continue to enjoy life and always get to relive your favorite moments.

Conference: The Reset Conference
Planning & Design: Vanessa Hicks Photography Instagram: @vanessahicksphotography
Venue: Heigold Facade
Florals & Decor: State and Arrow Instagram: @stateandarrow
Stationery: Anna Claire Calligraphy Instagram: @annaclairecalligraphy
Hair: Emma Justine Hair Lounge & Spa Instagram: @emmajustinesalon
Makeup: Ellie’s Makeup Artistry Instagram: @ellies_makeupartistry
Bridal Boutique : WhiteHOT Hawaii Instagram: @whitehothawaii
Dress Designer: Ashley & Justin Bride Instagram: @ashleyjustinbride
Cake: Batter and Buttercream Instagram: @batterandbuttercream
Rentals: Reliable Rentals Instagram: @reliablerentalsky
Shoes: Badgley Mischka Instagram: @badgleymischkabride
Ring Box: The Mrs Box Instagram: @themrsbox
Table Rental: Southern Classic Rentals @southernclassicrentals
Laser Cutting: Light Box Laser Instagram: @lightboxlaser
Models: Stephanie Hardwick & Tyler Thompson

Illinois Football Home Opener | Sports Photography

Tomorrow morning I’m dropping the hubby off at the Champaign airport so he can fly to Connecticut to watch Illinois take on the UConn Huskies in Hartford this weekend. I’m hoping the Fighting Illini bring home a big win like they did last Saturday against Akron. I had a great day of shooting, and got some new sports images that I am super proud of! The touchdown photo of #21 crossing the plane into the end zone may be one of my favorite TD photos ever. The day was also overcast which makes the orange color much easier to photograph. Go Illini!

St. Jude Runs | Mason City to Peoria 2019

The Mason City team did it again! They raised $136,000 for the kids of St. Jude during the 2019 fundraising campaign for this year’s run. We started out at Illini Central High School and left the parking lot promptly at 5:45am. The team runs down the main stretch of Mason City with the first stop being at the cemetery at the other edge of town. We always place flowers at our team captain Jessie’s grave and say a few words and quick prayer. Jessie was a St. Jude patient who lost her battle with cancer in 2010. Jessie’s mom Nancy and brother Zach coordinate the run, and let me tell you, it is a huge undertaking! The Mason City run has become a well-oiled machine and this year’s run went so smoothly. Can’t wait for next year!

#jessiesteam #10yearsandrunning #mcstjuderun