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We had the most beautiful afternoon at Waterworks Prairie Park for this family session with Ben, Martha, and Stella! This was the first time meeting the Mulder family and they were a delight. Stella is in her very self-assured and opinionated 2-year-old stage, but despite her disinterest in taking photos, look at all these smiles […]
The last time I saw Jack was when he was brand new and the last time I saw this extended family was at Christian & Cam’s wedding five years ago (the oldest grandkids were literal babies at that time!). It was really fun to get together with the Michels family this past weekend, where they’ve […]
Growing up in small towns, their parents went to school together so their families have long history, but Mollie and Dylan didn’t meet until high school, when their separate elementary and middle schools flowed into one. They were both a little nervous for their first date (“and also excited,” said Mollie), but their nerves were […]
It was a surprise ceremony. Katlyn had called me a few weeks ago to see if I’d be available to photograph it for them, keeping their full wedding celebration next year as planned. They had already been planning on a weekend in Galena over Labor Day with their friends, Alex and Jeff, so it made […]
I photographed the beautiful Whitmore family last summer when Sarah was pregnant with Charlie and I was so excited to get to update their family photos this year! I have known Ian and Sarah for years now, photographing their wedding back in 2015 and the larger Whitmore family when Wesley was just a baby. This […]
In the days leading up to their wedding, we were topping out locally with temperatures in triple digits and heat indexes above the actual temp. While the heat blast would not have dampened their day (because nothing could’ve touched their joy), we were all relieved regardless for the most gorgeous Saturday weather, a high of […]
Insider tips for planning your wedding day to genuinely reflect you as a couple.