Ariel + Volkan | Engagment + elopement session University of Illinois campus

I love it when couples come back to the University of Illinois campus where they met to revisit the places where they met, dated, and fell in love. Ariel emailed me saying they were officially already married, but never had engagement photos done and though they live in Chicago now, really wanted a session back in Champaign.  During the course of the session, I learned that TECHNICALLY they first met at Legend's, a bar on campus.  I wonder how many love stories have started in that place? <3  Congrats, Ariel + Volkan on your new marriage, and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Ashley + Brian | Urbana Silvercreek wedding photography


Ashley + Brian planned an intimate wedding ceremony and dinner at Silvercreek restaurant in Urbana. They chose to go out for an hour and a half or so prior to the ceremony for portraits of the two of them together. We had planned to meet at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana, but it was kind of rainy, overcast and really windy, so we went with Plan B instead. I suggested the Business Instructional Facility on campus because of the great architecture and ample window light. It was the perfect compromise and I am so happy with these images! Congrats, Ashley + Brian! UI campus wedding pictures

red tie blue peacock shoes

bride and groom with wooden stairs

natural window light wedding portraits

Business Instructional Facility wedding photos

bridal hairpiece and pearls

Hopscotch cakes blue wedding cake Cake by Hopscotch Cakes

royal blue wedding napkins, shoes and candles

Silvercreek wedding portraits

Urbana restaurant wedding pictures

Silvercreek Urbana wedding couple

Downtown Urbana wedding couple walking

bride and groom ceremony entrance

Silvercreek wedding ceremony

candid wedding reception at Silvercreek

OCF heart filter bokeh

wedding guest candid photos

twinkle light wedding bokeh