Lauren + Hugo | Married by judge at the courthouse

I love that courthouse weddings are becoming a niche market for me! It’s definitely something that I love marketing for, and also love photographing. I’ve come to know several of the bailiffs now and they welcome me warmly every time I enter the courthouse and courtrooms.

Lauren + Hugo were married at the Champaign County Courthouse a couple of weeks ago and will be welcoming a baby any day now! I am so excited for them and their growing family, and had a wonderful lunch hour with them photographing their marriage vows before Judge Heidi Ladd. The light on the 3rd floor was perfect that day, and the courtroom images are some of my favorite ceremony images yet! One of my favorite moments of the whole process is when the judge shakes their hands at the end and wishes them a long and happy marriage. I say cheers to that as well!!

Cindy + Chris | Champaign Courthouse wedding photographer

I had the privilege of photographing another courthouse wedding on the Friday before Thanksgiving. Courthouse weddings are great because they are pretty much solid photojournalism with very little (if any) posing or details. I get to tell the couple's story in a natural and candid way that is very different from a full wedding day. Here is Chris & Cindy's big day. Enjoy! Getting the marriage licenseWaiting to go in the courtroomcalm, cool & collected groom happy brideStanding in front of the judgeexchanging the ringsFirst kissWith the ringwedding cakeringsShrimp cocktail with lemonBouquet tossbouquet toss oops!

Ceremony: Champaign County Courthouse Luncheon: Silvercreek Restaurant