Planning a wedding can be crazy overwhelming, especially when you’ve never done it before 😉Today I’m sharing a sample version of an 8 hour wedding photography timeline! I always help my brides when planning their timelines, but how amazing would it be to have an idea of what the timeline will look like?! The #1 […]

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Winter Wedding photos at Perry Farm Park

Sample 8 hour wedding timeline: Free Resource for Brides

This little bit of “down time” is doing great things for my blog! I’m catching myself going through galleries from this past year and realizing I never blogged some of my favorites! Krista and Travis had the most perfect day for their engagement session at North Avenue Beach in Chicago. This is one of my […]

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North Avenue Beach Chicago Engagement Photos

North Avenue Beach Engagement Photos | Krista + Travis

With the craziness of COVID-19 around here the last couple of weeks, so many sweet couples have had to postpone their weddings days, and it absolutely breaks my heart! Colleen and Colin were supposed to be married today, on March 21st, but after they had to postpone their plans for a few months, they decided […]

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Rainy Wedding Photos in Evanston IL

Evanston, IL Spring Wedding Photos | Northwestern Catholic Center Wedding | Colleen + Colin

I get so, so many questions about the gear/equipment I use while photographing seniors and weddings, so today I am answering some of those questions!! If you’re not a professional photographer, this may seem like nonsense to you 🙂 For Seniors: My go-to lens is my Canon 50mm 1.4! This lens is so versatile, and […]

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Oh my goodness, I’m so excited to finally be sharing Heather and Trevor’s engagement session from this past summer at Ewing Manor in Bloomington, IL! This location is gorgeous and so unique (insert alllll the heart eyes)! This was one of my very favorite sessions-I just love these two!! Sometimes during Summer and Fall I […]

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Ewing Manor Bloomington, IL Engagement Photos

Ewing Manor Engagement Photos | Bloomington, IL | Heather + Trevor

Ami and Rich’s wedding day was one for the books. It was a super hot August day, but these two toughed out the heat and enjoyed all of their portrait time with me (a DREAM!!) Ami and Rich were married on the most stunning property in Mackinaw, Illinois. This place looked like a real life […]

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Mackinaw Illinois Wedding Photos

Summer Mackinaw Horse Stables Wedding | Ami + Rich

Oh my goodness, Caiti and Josh are one of the sweetest couples I have EVER met! Caiti and I first connected through Facebook, and I couldn’t be more thankful that we did. Her and Josh drove all the way to me from Indy for their engagement session, and we had the most perfect, 55 degree […]

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Kankakee River State Park Engagement Photos | Caiti + Josh

Snowy winter weddings make my heart so happy! Something about the snow (and a gorgeous, long sleeve, lace wedding gown) just gives off the most romantic and elegant vibes. I don’t second shoot too often anymore, but when I do, it’s with super sweet & caring photographers like Kara. Kara was my business mentor last […]

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Illinois Wedding Photographer

Elegant Champaign Country Club Wedding Photos | Second Shooting for Kara Evans Photographer

Oh my goodness, I truly cannot believe I’m writing Sara and Brian’s wedding blog post! Sara messaged me a day or two after they got engaged, and I was so excited to photograph her and Brian. Sara is my hair stylist, and she also does all of my seniors’ hair & makes them extra beautiful […]

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Sara + Brian | Winter Wedding at Manteno Church of the Nazarene and Quality Inn Banquets | Kankakee Wedding Photographer

I first met Jordin last winter when we met for coffee, and I instantly knew that she was going to be such a sweet bride! We discussed wedding plans, and she showed me her wedding dress-which is so gorgeous! This past Spring at their engagement session at Ogden Gardens, I met Ben for the first […]

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Frankfort Illinois Wedding Photos

Trail’s Edge Brewery Wedding Photos | Frankfort, IL | Jordin + Ben

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