Beth + Curtis | Fall golden hour engagement pictures


Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Beth + Curtis, a couple of teachers who were so easy to work with! I always wonder how the final product will look when I photograph a couple that I've never met before, but I couldn't be happier with these results! They chose perfectly complimentary outfits, and they are adorable to boot! Easy peasy! :) Enjoy! Arboretum Hartley Gardens session

sweet sitting engagement photos

depth of field engagement pics

autumn engagement photos

weeping willow couple photos

golden hour light pictures

fall colors engagement session

Courtney + Andrew | Champaign Country Club wedding


What a fun wedding! Courtney + Andrew had friends come from all over the country to help them celebrate, and the dance floor was packed the entire night! Andrew is definitely one of the most animated and expressive grooms I have ever seen, and he kept Courtney on his arm for every minute of it. The tropical-themed flowers and cake were a nod to one of their first trips they took together to Hawaii -- lots of corals, yellows, and greens. And the coconut-flavored cake?? Amazing!! The saber tunnel was a highlight of the day for me! I also loved their sparkler exit and motorcycle getaway. It's always a treat to get to photograph on the golf course at the Champaign Country Club, and I think we chose the perfect spot for this particular portrait session. So pretty! How much do you love Courtney's dress? I mean it's not every day that I get to photograph a gown from Bridals by Lori (of "Say Yes to the Dress" fame)! Congrats Courtney + Andrew! I hope you both are having a wonderful time on your honeymoon! Leave a comment below for Courtney + Andrew, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice!

lace dress details

monogrammed clutch purse

ready to go to the wedding

bridal portraits

Rick Orr bouquets

bride with cathedral length veil

coral bridesmaid dresses

bride with nine bridesmaids

bride closeups

mother-in-law sees bride for the first time

groomsmen doing shots

orange tropical flowers with groom portrait

bride and her father walk down the aisle

First Presbyterian Church Champaign ceremony

bride and groom exit with saber tunnel

wedding portraits with veil

church courtyard photos

bride and groom pictures at country club

golf course wedding photos

fairway golf course photos

portraits closeup photos

tropical wedding flowers from Rick Orr

Cakes by Lori coconut cake

Champaign Country Club ballroom

Ballroom at country club with yellow linens

cake smash cutting the cake with saber

bride and groom first dance pictures in ballroom

parent dances

bouquet garter toss

reception dancing randomsChi Omega circle song for bride

Smores bar

wedding dancing fun photos

sparkler exit pictures

Vendors Ceremony | First Presbyterian Church Reception | Champaign Country Club Cake | Cakes by Lori Florist | Rick Orr Band | Peter Hennes Orchestra, Chicago Caterer | Champaign Country Club Officiant | Eric Lipscomb Bride's dress | Legends - Romona Kaveza Bridals by Lori, Atlanta Bridesmaid dresses | Alfred Sung Bella Bridesmaids, Atlanta Tuxes | Michelle's Bridal and Tuxedo, Urbana Linens | BBJ Linens, Chicago Invitations | Invitations: William Arthur for Crane - Fabulous Affairs Jewelers | Paul Harkness, Southern Pines, GA Videographer | Trevor Malloch, Focal Point Media Hair and makeup | Kane and Co. Photographer | Holly Birch Photography Second photographer | Libby Abbott

Olivia + Jesse | Radisson Quad City Plaza hotel wedding | Davenport, Iowa


Prior to Olivia + Jesse's wedding in Davenport, IA at the Radisson, I had only met Olivia one other time when she and Jesse came to my house to go over some of the details of the wedding. I did learn though that she loves anything mint (including the color!). Then, at the reception, I learned that Timber by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha was on the must-play list for the DJ, and now I think we're kindred spirits. LOL! Now, rewind about 20-some-odd years (you don't need to know the exact number!) to when I first met Jesse. We had just started kindergarten in Easton, IL, and sometime during that school year, I was invited to my first playdate by a boy. I don't remember too much about it, except that we rode bikes down their back lane with Jesse's older brother Tyler. We proceeded to finish school together (ALL the way through college at the University of Illinois, in fact), including a few years together on Scholastic Bowl. The rest, as they say, is history. My favorite things throughout the day were: making it Facebook official (I mean, what marriage is official until it's on Facebook, haha!), the special inscriptions on the inside of their rings (*muah* and *smooch* which they often text each other), the gold sequin head table and twinkle lights backdrop, their super-cute personal vows to each other that also complimented one another perfectly, and how excited Olivia got when Jesse got on the dance floor during open dancing. This is NOT something that happens, ever. Thanks, Olivia + Jesse for having me along for your wedding day... it was perfect!

Leave a comment below for Olivia + Jesse and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice!

mint green bridesmaid dresses

carrying the bride's train

bride portraits

mint wedding candids

beautiful bride pictures

bridal party laughing

mint bridesmaid dresses with white bouquets

bride model poses

groomsmen walking

groomsmen candid shot

groom portraits

groom GQ pose

groom posing

groom superhero pose and with nephews

bouquet and boutonneire

mint gold details

bridal candids

here comes the bride

ceremony secret glances

ceremony zoomed out and close up

exchanging vows and rings

pronounced Mr. & Mrs.

making it Facebook official

mint white black wedding party

casual mint wedding party picture

bride and groom portraits

bridal couple portraits

elegant wedding portraits

romantic bride and groom portraits

bride and groom with brick wall

bride and groom in black and white

pull back bridal shots

mint gold hotel reception

mint silver rings engraved

first dance

father-daughter mother-son dance

anniversary dance

reception dancing candids

groom is on the dance floor

Vendors Ceremony and Reception | Radison Quad City Plaza Cake | Hy-Vee Florist | Hy-Vee DJ | SAS DJs Bridal Dress | David's Bridal, Oleg Cassini Bridesmaid Dresses | Modern Dress - Alfred Angelo Tuxes | Men's Warehouse - Vera Wang Invitations/Programs | Wedding Paper Divas Jewelers | Ames Silversmithing Hair + Makeup | 5 Star Salon