Category Archives: Wedding Stories

Ashlyn & Derek {married}

Ashlyn & Derek were married on a gorgeous, sunny day in September, surrounded by their family and friends.  Although the bride did not grow up in Effingham IL where the wedding took place, all of her family and friends came the distance to support her.  It’s always awesome to watch guests as they pour in […]

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Megan & Jake {married}

We have been SO excited to share this one, so you may want to get comfortable because it’s going to be a long post with too many OMGs and an overuse of exclamation points.
When I met Megan and her mom I adored them within 10 seconds. There are some people you meet in life and walk away wondering – how do people that nice really exist!?! They are thoughtful and complimentary, respectful and gracious all in one. To be all these things is already a gift, but then you add the little fact that they are incredibly gorgeous to the mix and you have something special. They are the kind of people who you look forward to being around and make the world a bit brighter.
Megan and Jake live in Atlanta, so we didn’t have the privilege of meeting him until the wedding day, but we knew that if Megan chose to spend forever with this guy – he must be special too. So as the day approached we grew more and more excited, and needless to say it did not disappoint!! Enjoy the wonderfully vivacious wedding day of Megan & Jake!!

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“That guest”

Sometimes others write something way better than I could.  This post shows the same examples we could in regards to why you should have an unplugged wedding, but wrote the reasoning so much better!!  Please check out this link and see that this is not just an individual experience for us – it’s everywhere and […]

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Rachel & Sam {wedding day}

Rachel & Sam were married on a gorgeous – albeit steamy – Sunday during Labor Day weekend. Living in Chicago, we didn’t have many opportunities to meet the couple in person or get to know them throughout their engagement. However, we got to know them AND their family and friends on one of the most important days of their lives and that is a privilege that most don’t have the opportunity to do!!! Rachel is shy and a bit quiet, but absolutely gorgeous and Sam is more outgoing and the one who takes care of the details yet when it comes to Rachel he’s more soft and listens to every single word she says. Their dynamic is sweet and so respectful, and we were so thrilled to get to capture that and their love this very special day! Enjoy Rachel & Sam’s wedding!!

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Lacy & Blake {married}

When Lacy first contacted about their wedding we responded that we were unfortunately booked and wouldn’t be able to capture their day. That’s never a fun email to send, and I imagine it’s not a fantastic one to receive either. As fate would have it – Lacy would try contacting again a couple months later. She hadn’t found the right photographer and we – as a twist of fate – had a couple move their date to 2014 so the day had become available. It’s amazing how there are times where fate walks right up and takes control of the situation. Just like it did that day when Lacy met Blake while in high school. But fate can only take you so far, and you have to take the rest into your own hands. These two made it through the test of time, and on a unusually mild day in August 2013, they were married surrounded by their family and friends. Enjoy Lacy and Blake’s wedding day!!

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