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Sydney + Steve | Kennedy's at Stone Creek wedding

Sydney + Steve were married on about the most beautiful late-summer day you could ask for, sandwiched right between two considerably crummier days. The temperature was perfect and the sun was shining, and all of their families and friends were so cooperative and positive throughout the day (as Sydney said!) so the day went off without a hitch. They were married in Robeson Park, just behind Meadowbrook Church in Champaign, and then we stopped off one other place for just a few shots of the gorgeous couple before meeting the wedding party back at Kennedy's at Stone Creek for the reception. Thanks you guys for looking fabulous and for putting together such a beautiful wedding!

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Vendors: Ceremony: Robeson Park (with some facilities use at Meadowbrook Church Reception: Kennedy's at Stone Creek Cake: Cakes by Lori Florist: County Market DJ: DJ Good Times with Dwayne Bishop Officiant: Rev. Jim McClarey Dresses/tuxes: Michelle's Bridal Shoppe Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

Sarah + Austin | Kennedy's at Stone Creek Urbana wedding photography

Sarah + Austin had a beautiful, sunny (and hot!) day for the first day of their lives together. We started out the day at the church where we had a nice leisurely time getting some candids of both the guys and the girls getting ready, some formal portraits, and some more relaxed portraits of both the bride and groom. It was my first time photographing a wedding at Grace Church in Mahomet, and I loved the black curtain behind the stage. It gave a fantastic look to the ceremony photos. After the ceremony, we were off to the Stone Creek golf course for some wedding party portraits during cocktail hour. Sarah + Austin were so easy to photograph and we got a ton of beautiful pictures that I'm so excited to share with my blog readers! Leave a comment below this post, and after 50 comments, Sarah + Austin will receive a complimentary 16x20" mounted print.

If you've been reading my blog for very long, you KNOW I love this shot!! :) This one is my favorite! Thanks to my assistant for the day, Darrell, for helping me out with the lighting for this beauty! Here are Sarah's grandparents who won the Anniversary Dance. Aren't they cute??

Vendors Ceremony: Grace Church, Mahomet Reception: Kennedy's at Stone Creek, Urbana Florist: English Hedgerow Cake: Stephanie Shively DJ: Bugbee's DJ Plus (DJ Greg) Limo: Larry's Limousine Service Officiant: Brent Reese Dress: Bridal Elegance, Bloomington - Paloma Blanca Bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew Suits: Seno Formal Wear Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

Sarah + Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding

Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum weddingSarah + Kevin were married on October 9 at the University of Illinois Arboretum followed by their reception at Kennedy's at Stone Creek in Urbana. It was an unseasonably warm day, but we made the most of it and took as many photos as possible outside near the reception site and again outside on the golf course. I kept an eye on the clock so we wouldn't miss sunset! Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding You may remember these two from their snowy engagement session last February. It's been one of my most popular ones to date! This time though, instead of about 25 degrees, it was near 85 degrees! Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding With a 4pm ceremony and ample portrait time, we had some great light to work with and we weren't rushed one bit! To any of my current and future clients, contact me if you're unsure how to schedule your wedding day leaving plenty of time for relaxed portraits. Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Hey, Sarah + Kevin? You guys need a huge canvas of this on your wall. I'm just sayin'. :) Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Radiant! There were jokes by one groomsman about how Sarah had painted on her smile that day. Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding I think this one is one of my favorites from the day! Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Sarah wanted a remake of the now infamous bridesmaid shot that is immortalized in a 40x60" canvas on my studio wall. :) Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding I love this one too, though! Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Big thanks to the Blossom Basket for the beautiful florals! Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Sand ceremony Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding You can't really ask for better lighting of a bride during a ceremony! Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Finally! Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Hellooooo diamonds! Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding And here are some of those sunset photos I mentioned earlier... so dreamy! Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding Sarah+Kevin | University of Illinois Arboretum wedding HBP_5569

Vendors: Ceremony: University of Illinois Arboretum (Hartley Gardens), Urbana Reception & catering: Kennedy's at Stone Creek, Urbana Florist: Blossom Basket, Urbana Cake: The Cake Artist's Studio, Champaign DJ & Lighting: Bugbee's DJ Plus, Dan Church Officiant: Rev. David Brown, Bloomington Dress: Jenny Yoo, Chicago Tuxes: Men's Warehouse Linens: BBJ Linen