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Emily + Bryan | Stone Creek golf club wedding

While Emily was getting her makeup done on Saturday, she asked how I felt things were going  since I'd been with the ladies for a little over an hour already. Then she made such a great analogy for a wedding photographer to a wedding -- she said I am like a canary in a coal mine, meaning I can give advance warning of any coming of adversity or trouble by how I'm feeling about the day. Suffice it to say, I was feeling really good at that point and did for the rest of the day, too!  No canaries kicking the bucket at Stone Creek that day!

I KNEW at my first meeting with these two that we were going to get along splendidly, and I hoped with my whole heart that they would book me, and they did very shortly after. We talked as if we were old friends, and Emily and I gabbed about our mutual love of color and natural, bright photos. They are genuine with each other, and you can tell that admire and bring out the best in one another. That is my kind of couple!

Since that first meeting, I did an amazing engagement session in downtown Urbana with these two, plus a headshot session for each of them during the winter. I anxiously awaited their wedding date, because I was sure it was going to be an incredible day full of love, kindness, and gentleness.  If you happened to see my sneak peek on Facebook, you probably saw how I said I would photograph their wedding 10x over -- and that's even with the 90+ degree heat and stifling humidity!

I am so thrilled for these two, and wish them a lifetime of happiness together!! Oh, and if you didn't catch their same-day edit from ParkLife Films, you will definitely want to take a few minutes to watch it -- and have some tissues ready!!

Leave a comment below for Emily + Bryan and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice!

To book your own wedding or session, contact Holly!

To book your own wedding or session, contact Holly!


Ceremony: Stone Creek

Reception & Catering: Stone Creek | Bob at Classic Catering

Florist: Flowers by Kristine

Cake: Diane McPheeters, flower decorations by Bob Rowe

DJ: Bugbee's (Dan Church)

Bride's dress: Michelle's Bridal

Bridesmaids: David's Bridal

Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse

Videographer: ParkLife Films

Invitations: Minted

Hair & Makeup: Timothy John Salon

Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

Sarah + Tyson | Stone Creek golf club wedding | Urbana


Sarah + Tyson are a fun-loving, super down-to-earth couple who loves spending time outdoors together. They love visiting the Busey Woods in Urbana, so we started their wedding day photography there with their First Look. Then, on the way to the ceremony + reception site (Stone Creek), Sarah asked if we could stop by a Walgreens where she used to work to visit some former co-workers. I happily obliged! At Stone Creek, we were able to do all the family formal groups on the edge of the golf course, which I loved! Sarah + Tyson chose a unique purple + red color scheme for their wedding, which made for some cool floral and detail photos. A few of my favorite parts of their wedding day included the visit to Walgreens, the limbo game on the dance floor, their Cards Against Humanity & Jenga guest projects, and seeing the supermoon after dark! Such a fun day! Leave a comment below for Sarah + Tyson, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice! groom and groomsmen at Busey Woods Urbana

First Look at Busey Woods Urbana

Bridal portraits with sunlight

bridesmaids with couple

bride and groom pictures

black and white modern crop

wedding party on park bench

romantic kissing portraits

wedding piggy back ride

bride at Walgreens visiting coworkers

purple red wedding centerpieces


family group formals at wedding

red and purple wedding flowers

couple walking on Stone Creek golf course

wedding couple with evergreens

bride and groom with greenery

purple wedding program ring and flowers

father giving away the bride

Stone Creek indoor wedding ceremony

wedding party on Stone Creek golf course

Cards Against Humanity wedding

birthay boy shares wedding date

wedding cupcakes and chocolate confections

Urbana Stone Creek wedding first dance

parent dances with bride and groom

kids dancing at wedding reception

dollar dance fun pictures

guests having a good time at reception

bride and groom join their guests on dance floor

Vendors Cake | Classic Event Catering Florist | County Market DJ | Krazy David's DJ & Karaoke Services Caterer | Classic Event Catering Officiant | Arnie Gentile Bride's Dress | Michelle's Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses | Macy's Suits | Michelle's Bridal Invitations/Programs | Vista Print Videographer | Krazy David's DJ & Karaoke Service Hair & Makeup | Charly's Salon Other Vendors | Black and White's Confections Photographer | Holly Birch Photography

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!

Leave a comment for Sydney + Steve below and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 16x20" print!

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