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Kaylee + Jason | Kankakee Elks Country Club | St. Anne + Martinton

The in-between intimate moments between a couple on their wedding day are always some of the highlights for me.  Kaylee + Jason took every possible quiet moment to embrace, whisper, giggle, cuddle, and kiss.  I try to be a fly on the wall during those moments -- I can't usually hear what is said, but I can tell that they love deeply and fully and are completely comfortable together.  No cold feet here!

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Jason + Kaylee's love story began at another wedding. Jason's brother Brian was marrying Kaylee's "sister" Miranda from the 4-H House sorority (shout out to my fellow sisters!). Jason was a member of the Farmhouse fraternity. Shortly after returning to campus to begin the fall semester, they had their first official date.  Apparently it went very well, and the rest as they say is history.  The couple both since graduated, and accepted jobs in Louisiana where they now live.

Prior to the ceremony, Kaylee + Jason chose to do a first look in the church sanctuary where they were to be married.  That allowed us time before the ceremony to head to her family's farm for some portraits of them and their wedding party.  I would've LOVED to get some Herefords in a few photos, but the cows were too far out to pasture to hike out there.

The couple chose a navy and yellow sunflower motif for their day, and in my opinion, sunflowers are always a statement flower and make for some super happy photos!  Congrats, Kaylee + Jason!!

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Vendors
Ceremony: Church of Christ
Reception & Catering: Elks Country Club | La Villetta
Florist: Flower Patch
Cake: Two Whisks
DJ: Jason Neuman
Bride's dress: David's Bridal
Bridesmaids: David's Bridal
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
Transportation: Reliable Limo
Invitations: Miranda Buss
Jeweler: Betty White Jewelers
Hair & Makeup: MADEYABLUSH

Amanda + Matt | Tuscola engagement photographer

Amanda + Matt had me come out to his family's farm in rural Tuscola last week for their engagement session. I grew up on a farm myself, so whenever I get a chance to get out again with the dirt, cattle & tractors, I am all for it! And they had the right color of tractors and all (RED), so we were all set. I even texted my dad about halfway through to send him a picture of the "prop" tractor we were using. He said he didn't know I could afford such extravagant props! Ha! Anyway, Amanda + Matt, thanks for having me out to the farm to traipse around the countryside, and for letting me get to know you a little better before the wedding. We've just got to loosen Matt up a bit more in the next 50 or so days. :) Can't wait for it!

Lovington Family Portraits

On Sunday I got to take a short country drive to rural Lovington, Illinois, to do some family portraits for my friend Sarah and her husband Kyle's family. I actually showed cattle with Kyle and his brother Joel (they showed Shorthorns and I showed Herefords) too. And I was so excited that Kyle knew what my license plate (named after one of my favorite steers) meant! I was also excited to get to shoot pictures with corn, straw bales and a CaseIH combine. Everyone knows that red is the way to go, whether it's tractors or cattle. :) Here are my favorite images from the session: Reedy Family The three farmers of the bunch: Reedy Family Reedy Family Reedy Family So adorable! Gotta love those blonde curls and blue eyes! Reedy Family Reedy Family