Mager Image Photography

Kaitlin + Tom | Champaign Hilton Garden Inn wedding


In December I had the privilege of second shooting a wedding with my good friend Emily from Mager Image Photography.  Some of you may remember Emily as she has been a second photographer for many of the weddings I have photographed.  We make a great team! :) We met up at St. John's Catholic Church and Newman Center to capture the wedding day of Kaitlin & Tom.  It was a cold, cold day and the roads were pretty icy, but we made the most of it and the bride, groom, and wedding party were such troopers in the cold!  Following the ceremony, we headed to downtown Champaign for some pictures out with the Christmas lights and the frosty trees and ice-covered grass.  The evening was kind of hazy and glowing with all the street lamps and Christmas lights.  Then we were able to get into the ballroom at the Hilton early ahead of the guests to grab some photos of the beautifully decorated tables with a red and gold holiday theme.  It was a lovely evening filled with wonderful people!

bride's first look with her father St. John's Newman Catholic Church groomsmen candids bridal portraits with ice frosted trees bride and groom portraits in snowy downtown Champaign romantic portraits of couple in snow snowy winter wedding pictures red and gold holiday wedding table setup gold chiavari chairs with red tablecloths gold charger plates with wedding sign and cake bride and groom enter the reception wedding couple's first dance bride and groom parent dances candid reception photos

Rachel + Torey | Hudson Farms wedding in rural Urbana


Emily from Mager Image Photography brought me on as a second shooter for Rachel + Torey's wedding at Hudson Farms in Urbana in late August. My day started out at the hotel where the guys got ready before heading out to the farm. After picking up bits and pieces from their conversations about small-town life, I asked where they were from, and it turns out I had some friends they went to high school with in northern Illinois. Small world! Once we got to the farm, I jumped right into photographing the details that Rachel and her family had worked so hard at -- there were a ton of custom, rustic signs, Mason jar centerpieces with soybeans, burlap runners and farm artifacts that I loved capturing. Hudson Farms is a great little quaint farm wedding venue if you're looking for something with a country feel for your wedding. I recommend checking it out! rura wedding signs

rustic pallet wedding signs

Hudson Farms shed reception

machine shed country wedding

groomsmen getting ready at hotel

bride getting ready in farmhouse

First look in rustic barn

First look in country barn

bride and groom portraits

Mr. & Mrs. sign in shed

bridesmaids and groomsmen on farm

wedding party with grain auger

gown, suit and flower details

Farmall tractor with lantern at Hudson Farms

wedding party with straw bales and grain bins

bridesmaids holding groom up

Rustic wedding signs and decor

Ring photos with soybeans in a mason jar

bride and groom with boots and tractor

Wedding ceremony at Hudson Farms

wedding bubble exit

candid country wedding pictures

Cakes by Lori cake and cupcakes

country wedding seating

bride and groom on either side of wooden door

bride and groom in soybean field

First Dance at Hudson Farms

Mother-son dance

wedding reception

machine shed dancing

Vendors Ceremony + Reception | Hudson Farms Caterer | Niemergs Catering Cake | Cakes by Lori Main Photographer | Mager Image Photography, Holly Birch Photography, second photographer (second shooter)