garden wedding

Karen + Dan | Intimate backyard wedding in Lincoln, Illinois

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ceremony on historic wraparound porch

ceremony on historic wraparound porch

wedding ceremony readings

wedding ceremony readings

saying vows and exchanging rings

saying vows and exchanging rings

first kiss as man and wife

first kiss as man and wife

candid moments at backyard wedding

candid moments at backyard wedding

guests convene for group photo

guests convene for group photo

signing the marriage license

signing the marriage license

wedding portraits in the garden

wedding portraits in the garden

pictures of the new bride and groom on the porch

pictures of the new bride and groom on the porch

wedding couple photos on historic wraparound porch

wedding couple photos on historic wraparound porch

happy couple walking through the garden

happy couple walking through the garden

Karen contacted me about possibly photographing her wedding to Dan at a friend's home in Lincoln, Illinois.  The weather cooperated beautifully and the couple had a comfortable 11:30am ceremony at this wonderful, historic old home.  Following the ceremony, we did a few portraits on the porch and the garden.  They both followed my posing instructions well and looked so happy in both the posed frames and those moments in between.  I thoroughly enjoyed my hour with them and their friends and family.  Also through perusing my website, Karen caught on to my love of wedding cake, and brought me a piece to take home with me.  Such a thoughtful gesture!  Thanks & congrats, Dan + Karen!

Sarah + Ted | Allerton Park + Mansion wedding | Monticello, IL

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What a lovely wedding Sarah + Ted and their families planned! The gray and pink color scheme played out beautifully in the suits, bridesmaid dresses and bouquets. I don't think I've photographed that color combination too much, and I was very excited to put together their wedding party photo using those elements. The day came together fairly seamlessly (shout out to DJ Panda for his emergency DJ'ing!) and we came away with some beautiful images of a fun and memorable wedding day. Congrats, Sarah + Ted, and thanks for letting me drag you outside a few extra times with the mosquitoes (I still have several bug bites to prove it!!). Leave a comment below for Sarah + Ted, and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice. bride getting ready

bridesmaids and groomsmen

pink gray wedding details invitation rings cake

wedding candids

bridesmaids

outdoor garden wedding Allerton

pink gray wedding party

bridal couple portraits

wedding couple pictures

groom portraits

father speech introduction and dance

outdoor night time wedding photography

bouquet garter toss

bride groom first dance

reception dancing candid photos sparklers

Ceremony: Allerton Park Reception: Allerton Mansion Cake: Cream and Flutter Florist: Cabbage Rose Caterer: Allerton DJ/Band: DJ Panda :) Planner/Coordinator: Pam Glosser Officiant: Reverand Bob Freeman Dress: Bridal Elegance Bridesmaid: Bridal Elegance Tuxes/Suits: Men's Warehouse Transportation: Starr Limousine Linens: Allerton Invitations/Programs: The Paper Boutique Videographer: Complete Video Jeweler: Zales Hair & Makeup: Fuse Salon Photographer: Holly Birch Photography Assistant photographer: Elizabeth Highcock, High 5 Photography