Illinois wedding photography

Brittany + Brian | Mason City + Northfield Center, Springfield, IL


I loved the super colorful theme from Brittany & Brian's wedding on July 26. We didn't have a ton of time or great locations close to the church for portraits, so Brittany and I decided before the wedding, that we would do some of them in the middle of Main St. My hometown of Mason City doesn't have a ton of through traffic, so we only had to dodge a few cars! Brittany had a bunch of fun ideas to incorporate throughout the day, a couple of which included a blindfold, much to Brian's dismay. They made for some funny photos though! The Northfield Center was decked out beautifully as well, and it was my first time photographing with LED uplights. They were AWESOME! I love that the colors changed throughout the dancing portion of the evening. I think they had an extra level of interest to the reception photos. Leave a comment below for Brittany and Brian, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" print of their choice.

hot pink heels orange roses wedding details

emotional wedding gift exchanges

First Look or Reveal before wedding

Yellow orange hot pink wedding party with brick church

bride walking with daughters

bride and groom with church

Presbyterian church wedding ceremony

rainy day wedding candids

Lincoln Park Bridge Springfield IL

wedding couple portraits on stone bridge

hot pink orange wedding reception cake

Northfield Center Springfield first dances

wedding couple dancing with children

Northfield Center candids

colorful LED light wedding reception

wedding reception DJ games

VENDORS: Ceremony: United Presbyterian Church Reception: Northfield Inn Cake: Tama's Treats Florist: Weirauch DJ/Band: Sound & Light Creation

Videographer: Levi Kirby

Hair & Makeup: Gina Francis Photography: Holly Birch Photographer

Ryan + Courtnie | Allerton Mansion Wedding | Monticello, Piatt County


Saturday morning I woke up in the early morning to sound of a hard, driving rain on my roof. I love sleeping when it's raining, so I went back to sleep not thinking too much of it. Every so often I would wake up again and think "that sounds like a LOT of rain." My sump pump was running like crazy. So I started to get nervous. Just before I was about to get out of bed, my phone started buzzing, and I jumped up and freaked out, thinking immediately that it was Courtnie calling to tell me there was a wedding emergency. Turns out it was the emergency alert, telling me there was a flash flood warning for the Mahomet area (and I'm pretty sure Piatt County was included in that). So then I was SUPER nervous. It turns out that most of the grounds at Allerton Park didn't flood too bad, and despite a bit of soggy ground, we were able to get outside still to do most of the images we wanted. Courtnie and Ryan were cool as a cucumbers through it all, and the wedding was amazing. Here are some of my favorite images -- I hope you enjoy them as well! Leave a comment below for Courtnie + Ryan, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice. wedding getting ready images

groomsmen gray suits

wedding details seating chart

purple wedding flowers Ba Da Bloom florist

Allerton mansion wedding ceremony

rock candy rings cake

Allerton wedding party

Courtnie bridal portraits

purple bridesmaids different dresses

wedding couple portraits

Allerton wedding couple

night time wedding photography off-camera flash

Allerton reception photos

First dances

Vendors: Ceremony + Reception: Allerton Cake: Heavenly Delight Cakes Florist: Blossoms and Branches Caterer: Allerton DJ/Band: DJ Your Way Planner/Coordinator: Pam Glosser Officiant: Pastor Kurtis Bueltmann Dress: Rosa Clara Tuxes/Suits: Weber's Jewelery Instrumentalists: Shay Christian Linens: Allerton Jeweler: Weber's Jewelery Hair & Makeup: Jenna Howze Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

Sarah + Ted | Allerton Park + Mansion wedding | Monticello, IL


What a lovely wedding Sarah + Ted and their families planned! The gray and pink color scheme played out beautifully in the suits, bridesmaid dresses and bouquets. I don't think I've photographed that color combination too much, and I was very excited to put together their wedding party photo using those elements. The day came together fairly seamlessly (shout out to DJ Panda for his emergency DJ'ing!) and we came away with some beautiful images of a fun and memorable wedding day. Congrats, Sarah + Ted, and thanks for letting me drag you outside a few extra times with the mosquitoes (I still have several bug bites to prove it!!). Leave a comment below for Sarah + Ted, and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice. bride getting ready

bridesmaids and groomsmen

pink gray wedding details invitation rings cake

wedding candids


outdoor garden wedding Allerton

pink gray wedding party

bridal couple portraits

wedding couple pictures

groom portraits

father speech introduction and dance

outdoor night time wedding photography

bouquet garter toss

bride groom first dance

reception dancing candid photos sparklers

Ceremony: Allerton Park Reception: Allerton Mansion Cake: Cream and Flutter Florist: Cabbage Rose Caterer: Allerton DJ/Band: DJ Panda :) Planner/Coordinator: Pam Glosser Officiant: Reverand Bob Freeman Dress: Bridal Elegance Bridesmaid: Bridal Elegance Tuxes/Suits: Men's Warehouse Transportation: Starr Limousine Linens: Allerton Invitations/Programs: The Paper Boutique Videographer: Complete Video Jeweler: Zales Hair & Makeup: Fuse Salon Photographer: Holly Birch Photography Assistant photographer: Elizabeth Highcock, High 5 Photography