Jody + Matt | Hickory Point Golf Club + St. James Parish Wedding in Decatur, IL


I had the privilege of second shooting a wedding in Decatur on Saturday with my good friend Kara from Kara Kamienski Photography. It is very nice to just be the second photographer sometimes and be able to just photograph from the sidelines and be creative without having too much pressure to pose the couple or their wedding party, or worry about timing or getting all the must-have shots. I knew I would learn from Kara along the way as well, and I definitely did! It was a great day all around, and I hope Jody + Matt love their images! I can't wait to see what Kara came up with as well. :)Hickory Point Golf Club Decatur

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Photographed for: Kara Kamienski Photography Ceremony: St. James Parish Reception: Hickory Point Golfcourse Second Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

Nevada Desert Shootout : Modern Champaign Wedding Photography

This week I was fortunate enough to attend WPPI, a conference and trade show for wedding and portrait photographers, in Las Vegas, Nevada. As part of the trip, I signed up to attend a shootout about 45 minutes outside of Vegas at a place called the Nelson Ghost Town. This place was awesome! It is a tourist destination that is a photographer's dream, and is just what it sounds like. A few abandoned buildings with rusted-out old cars, barns, vintage signs, cacti and tumbleweeds. Throw a few styled brides and grooms into the mix, and it was absolutely perfect! Modern-Champaign-wedding-photographer-desert-session_0313Modern-Champaign-wedding-photographer-desert-session_0314Modern-Champaign-wedding-photographer-desert-session_0315Modern-Champaign-wedding-photographer-desert-session_0316Modern-Champaign-wedding-photographer-desert-session_0317Modern-Champaign-wedding-photographer-desert-session_0318Modern-Champaign-wedding-photographer-desert-session_0319Modern-Champaign-wedding-photographer-desert-session_0320

Stylized shoot organized by Rustic Star Photography Dresses & accessories by House of Style SD