Illinois Football Home Opener | Sports Photography

Tomorrow morning I’m dropping the hubby off at the Champaign airport so he can fly to Connecticut to watch Illinois take on the UConn Huskies in Hartford this weekend. I’m hoping the Fighting Illini bring home a big win like they did last Saturday against Akron. I had a great day of shooting, and got some new sports images that I am super proud of! The touchdown photo of #21 crossing the plane into the end zone may be one of my favorite TD photos ever. The day was also overcast which makes the orange color much easier to photograph. Go Illini!

Sports Photography Workshop | For Beginner + Intermediate Photographers


Yesterday I made an exciting announcement on my Facebook page -- the Sports Photography Workshop presented by Holly Birch Photography Details: April 2, 2017 2pm at the Mahomet Community Building at 510 E. Main Street Introductory fee: $59/person Required: DSLR and basic knowledge of your camera

We’ll cover in-depth camera settings for both indoor and outdoor sports, techniques for how to shoot, dos & don’ts, additional equipment/software that may be useful, and mental preparation. I will have handouts, light refreshments, and giveaways!

This class is designed for beginner to intermediate photographers and perfect for parents who want to take better photos of their kids playing sports!

Seats are limited! To reserve your seat, please email Holly!

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Ellen + Neal | University of Illinois Memorial Stadium wedding


Last Saturday I spent the afternoon once again acting as the second photographer for another photographer friend! This time I was with the amazing Kara of Kara Kamienski Photography. Kara has this crazy, bubbly personality and she has this awesome way of bringing out the ultimate personalities in each of her wedding couples. I could tell that Ellen + Neal were a great couple to start with, but I got to see little glimpses of it throughout the day as well -- Ellen's gift to Neal (the lapel pins you see on his tux were photos of his grandfathers), their outgoing friends, the patriotic socks, Ellen's "roll with it attitude," and much, much more. I always love photographing weddings at Memorial Stadium, and getting to take the wedding party down on the football field. Often times, most of the group has never been on the turf before and it's fun to see their reactions and see them just play. Kara, thanks for having me along for this one!fall football wedding

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Vendors Ceremony: Sidney United Church Reception: Memorial Stadium Colonnades Club Photographer: Kara Kamienski Photography Second photographer: Holly Birch Photography