Nicole + Neal | iHotel Champaign wedding

Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, ILI had the privilege of second shooting for my friend Jeremy Fenelon of JF Image Design on New Year's Day, 1/1/11 at Nicole + Neal's wedding. It was a very chilly and very windy day, but we were able to capture just a few shots outdoors and quite a few good ones indoors thanks to the great lighting at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Flatville and the beautiful decor at the iHotel in Champaign. Here are a few of my favorite images from the ceremony and reception. Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL I stayed with the ladies while Jeremy was off with the guys. I'm glad I got to capture this moment between Nicole and one of her best friends. I don't think they even said anything, but it was just the look of "Oh my gosh, you're getting married!" Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Nicole + Neal chose to do a first look prior to the wedding, and we were able to do all the family and group shots before the wedding. Easy peasy! Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Stunning bride! Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Nicole enters the ceremony on her dad John's arm. I must give a shout out to John for graciously letting me use (test out?) some of his equipment that day. I got to have a SECOND D700 on my arm all day, as well as an 85mm 1.8! I loved it! Several of the shots in this post were taken with that lens. I also enjoyed getting to test out his Gary Fong dome. Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Married! Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Here they come! I'm a sucker for the sparkler exit, which sadly seems to be much more popular in the south than here in Illinois! I love it! Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL So happy! Nicole + Neal | iHotel wedding reception | Champaign, IL