This senior stunner was introduced to me at her family session just a few days ahead of her senior session, so I got a sneak peek at her style and flawless makeup application! Lexi is a senior at Champaign Centennial. For her session, she wanted lots of fall colors and feels, so we met at Lake of the Woods and hit up a few of my favorite spots. It was just a tad chilly that day, so she was resistant to give up her coat, but I eventually convinced her to take it off. :) I can’t wait to see which ones she picks for her wallets and canvas!
Connor is a senior basketball player at Judah Christian School in Champaign, and he is a fashion fanatic. When he mentioned his shoe collection in his questionnaire 3 times, I knew the shoes were going to be a big part of the shoot! His mom offered to carry them all in from the car, which was no easy task! Connor works hard for his shoes that and has earned the money to pay for nearly all of them himself.
He also has a couple of music artists that he follows closely, and so the images on the white wall are an homage to those talents. When he’s not shopping for shoes, Connor likes to attend concerts with his family and friends.
The last part of our shoot we were aiming to bring in the fall theme, so we went to Crystal Lake Park where the trees were just starting to turn. It was a gorgeous fall day, and we lucked out with a bit of sunshine.
Best of luck with the rest of your senior year at Judah and the basketball season, Connor!
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Jenn + Joe planned a dream wedding day that came together in a beautiful package. These two adventurers have travelled all over together, and it was fun to hear stories and meet their friends and family from all over the country. I especially enjoyed visiting their historic house for a few photos both in the foyer and on the front porch.
First off, can we talk about Jenn's dress? The back of it with the lace and mesh was flat-out amazing! I also can't resist a good hairspray/setting spray photo! After the couple's first look, we were fighting with the full sun quite a bit, so we moved to the front of the Holy Cross church, with their huge burnt orange door that I LOVE. I think the wedding party's navy dresses and suits paired very nicely with the scene!
Following the ceremony, we headed over to the Hartley Gardens at the Arboretum, and a little tucked in spot between there and the Japan House that I adore. It was the perfect spot to get some magical, ethereal photos of the couple alone before heading to the reception at the iHotel.
Speaking of the reception, I loved the navy pin-tucked tablecloths and silver charger plates along with the warm amber uplighting bathing the room. The heartfelt toasts given by the best man and maid of honor were genuine and hilarious! I loved spending the day with Jenn + Joe, and wish them a lifetime of happiness!
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Ceremony: Exaltation of the Holy Cross Catholic Church
Reception & Catering: I-Hotel | University Catering
Florist: Blossom Basket
Cake: Cakes by Lori
DJ: Elite Entertainment
Bride's dress: Elite Bridal - Dress by Martina Liana
Bridesmaids: David's Bridal
Tuxes: Elite Bridal - Jim's Formal Wear
Transportation: Elite Limo
Jeweler: Brilliant Earth - Flora Gems
Hair & Makeup: Something You Salon and Spa - Carmen Gates