twinkle lights

Stephanie + Clayton | Champaign twinkle lights engagement session


Stephanie + Clayton and I spent one of the last warm afternoons in Champaign roaming around downtown and exploring different nooks and crannies. The one main area by Kofusion was all decked out in Christmas lights and the Orpheum, Hyatt and a random warehouse made for great backdrops. I love that Champaign now has some tall buildings to work with, giving us a small town/big city combo vibe in some locations. Stephanie's chose fantastic fall colors for them to wear and I especially love the way her red sweater popped against the ivy covered white brick walls. Such a great autumn combination! I'm looking forward to Stephanie + Clayton's wedding next year -- it's going to be fabulous! industrial warehouse engagement session

his and hers engagement session

laughing walking couple's photo

ivy wall engagement couple photo

romantic couple pose

white washed brick wall engagement

to be wed fall couple photo

ivy fall colors on white brick wall

couple with white twinkle lights

cuddling in downtown Champaign

cityscape engagement photos

holiday twinkle lights engagement session

Katie + Ray | Silvercreek Urbana wedding photography


Katie + Ray were married the day after Thanksgiving in a sweet, intimate ceremony in the greenhouse at Silvercreek in Urbana. I love how they incorporated Ray's daughter into the ceremony by reading their commitments to her as well, and gifting her with a necklace. Following the ceremony, they signed the marriage license, cut the cake, had a first dance and enjoyed toasts from their maid of honor and best man. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage Katie + Ray! getting ready wedding details

bridal bouquet and cake


bridal party entrance

blessing the groom's daughter into their marriage

Silvercreek wedding ceremony

so happy in love

bride and groom mingling with guests

cutting the cake and ring closeups

bride and groom first dance