Kim + Brian | Urbana-Champaign wedding photographer

Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographerKim and Brian were married on June 19 at First United Methodist Church in Urbana, followed by their reception at the Hawthorn Suites in Champaign. I could tell that they and their wedding party were all great friends as they genuinely were all having a great time together, from lacing up Kim's dress to melting in the hot sun at the Arboretum to the swing dance lessons before dinner. That's right--swing dance lessons, taught by the Dancing Illini. I also loved that Kim and Brian were pretty easy going, as evidenced by the above photo, and several more of the MANY photos to come in this post. And to think, I was afraid of asking Kim to lie on the ground, but she was totally all about it! And needless to say, I was stoked!

I'll try to go in chronological order this time. :) I knew the day was going to start off great when I shot this photo and declared to Kim that it was a "keeper." Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Ok, so I already messed up. Obviously this is NOT chronological. Oops! But isn't this dress gorgeous?! Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Is that a good lookin' crew or what? Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Yeah, I made them kiss a lot. Oh, you know they liked it! Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Ladies' man: Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer This is one of my absolute favorites, and possibly one of my new all-time favorites. To me, it looks like it should be in a wedding magazine. I will do my best to make that happen! Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer This was the girls' idea, and I'm glad we did it! Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Then we shipped the wedding party off to the swing dance lessons while we stayed behind for a bit at the Arboretum and then the fountain/Hallene Gateway by the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer A favorite! I wish I would have Brenizer-ed this. Next time! Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Large canvas anyone? ;) Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer I know it was about 92 degrees outside or something ridiculous like that, but they just turned it up a notch. Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer These two were crazy on the dance floor! Though this shot is actually from their grand entrance at the reception. Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Two crazy kids + my new dance floor lighting technique = awesome! Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Ok, I know this post is getting crazy long and we're going back out of chronological order again. My apologies... Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Some more details: Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer We had some fantastic light. Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer Another fave! Ok, I'm done now... at least until next Saturday! Kim + Brian | Champaign wedding photographer

Vendors: Cake: Round Barn IGA Florist: Blossom Hill Florist in Danville DJ: Complete Music--Kyle Dietz Officiant: Pastor Shannon Caughey from Twin City Bible Church Dress/Tuxes: Michelle's Bridal Hair/Makeup: Rod Sickler