Category Archives: Love Stories

Meredith & AJ {engaged}

Senior year of High School Meredith had her mind made up that she’d be headed to college at Bradley University the next fall.  Her dad had other plans.  As a Millikin University graduate, his goal was to persuade her to go there as well.  To no avail Meredith wouldn’t budge.  It was time for him […]

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Mandy & Charlie {engaged}

“So Casi told me you wanted to go out with me sometime.”  While it was true – Mandy didn’t say that.  She swiftly let him know that while she would like to, she’d never told Casi she was interested in a date.  But thank goodness Casi stretched the truth, because there was no way Charlie […]

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Jillian & Kyle {Engaged}

They grew up on farms in Southern Illinois about 20 minutes apart, and their dads were childhood friends – yet it wasn’t until college when they finally met.  Their dad’s were coming up together to Uof I for “Dad’s Weekend” and Jill was nervous about spending the weekend with this Kyle guy who was a […]

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Ashley & Ben {Engaged}

Kick a field goal, run a marathon, go to Hawaii, get into Pharmacy school, learn another language, get married, have children, receive a message in a bottle….  are just a few of the items written on Ashley’s “Bucket List” after a family friend had done something similar and inspired her to do the same.  “Get […]

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Kristen & Joe {Engagement Session}

If you grew up in the town of Collinsville Illinois, you probably spent your Junior High Friday nights at Tepee – the coolest place to be seen dancing or eating pizza as a 12 or 13 year old. It is also the place that Kristen and Joey first met. Through the years they eventually started […]

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