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Kalyn + Jordan | New Year's Eve wedding in Bloomington-Normal

I worked as a second photographer for one of my best friends Rebekah Albaugh at this New Year's Eve wedding in Bloomington-Normal and Pontiac.  It was a beautiful wedding with every detail meticulously planned by bride Kalyn.  Jordan looked handsome in his black tux and surrounded by some of his best friends.  Kalyn has gorgeous eyes, and I love how they gleam in the window light of the hotel room where she got dressed.  This particular day was one of the coldest days we've had all winter, but everyone in the wedding party powered through like champs and did such a great job in the snow!  We started out with the First Look at a park near the Holiday Inn hotel, then ventured over to one other park with the whole wedding party, followed by a nice little limo ride up to St. Paul's Lutheran church in Pontiac.  After the ceremony, it was back to the Holiday Inn for the reception, full of navy and gold sparkly details to help ring in the new year.  Congrats, Kalyn + Jordan!  Happy 2018!

Erin + Steve | Autumn outdoor engagement session | Normal, Illinois

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I'm so excited for Erin + Steve's upcoming wedding! Erin has known my husband Aaron since jr high/high school when her brother Brian and Aaron became best friends. Unfortunately, I never got to meet Brian (or "Stew" as their friends all called him), but I feel like I did from all the crazy and funny stories I've heard. I was honored when Erin contacted me after she and Steve got engaged to ask about my engagement and wedding packages. These two are planning an intimate, beautiful wedding in Naperville in just a few weeks! I met them last weekend in Normal for their combination engagement-slash-family pictures, and it was so fun to see little man Carson again and see how much he's grown since the last time I saw him! From what I hear, he is a miniature version of his uncle Brian. Be sure to check back in early December for their wedding blog post as well! :) fall family and engagement session

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Maxwell Park Normal IL family session

adorable engaged couple

backlit couple photos

she said yes romantic pose

sweet fall engagement photos

family of 3 photos

he makes her laugh adorable engagement poses