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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Amanda Zika - I loved every photo and every part of this story! What an amazing couple and amazing love story. And they are both gorgeous!

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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Mandy - The pictures are amazing! I can’t wait to see the rest! Thank you soooo much!

Amanda Zika - You seriously rock! I am in love with your work. Always fresh and always creative!

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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Jill - Kyle and I love the photos! Thank you!

Diane Schaefer - Absolutely beautiful!!! You captured their personalities in these photos…Thanks!

Amanda Zika - I totally agree on their outfits. Wow! What amazing photos. I love them all.

Rainy - I wish I would have used her as my personal stylist! LOVE these! Note to self….next fall family pictures!

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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Dawn Devall - I LOVE these:) Such a beautiful story!!!!

Ashley - Karin and Roger- Words do not even begin to express how in love we are with these photos. It is so surreal to see our names and faces on your website after spending the last year and a half reading so many couples stories and looking at pictures!! You both have an amazing gift and we feel so blessed to have the chance to have you take our wedding pictures!!! Thank you a million times over for these beautiful photographs!!!!

Amanda Zika - These are truly beautiful photos and I can tell by the couple that they are just as beautiful on the inside as they are outside. Awesome session SES!

Emily & Mike {Wedding Day}

We knew Emily & Mike’s day would be special.  Emily has been a bridesmaid in 2 of the weddings we’ve photographed and they have been guests at plenty of others.  They also won our Christmas contest last year and had a very amazing engagement session this spring.  Throughout all the times we’ve been around this […]

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Amanda Zika - Being on vacation I missed out on when you posted this. Wow, we did rock it out that day. I have a wedding there this weekend and cannot wait. My favorite new place to shoot!

Emily K. - I think it’s pretty safe to say these pictures left me speechless … considering it’s taken me over a week to come up with the perfect THANK YOU! Karin, Roger, and Amanda – you seriously pulled out all the stops to make this day perfect for Mike and me. We cannot thank you enough. So many people have given us compliments on these photos. Mike and I were both caught by surprise to see the “X” photo in the slide show – a true testiment that you captured the little details that mean so much to us. Thank you again for making the day perfect and we can’t wait to have these pictures hanging all throughout our home! Emily & Mike

Waneta - Breathtaking. Just breathtaking! Mike and Emily, your pictures are gorgeous because you two are so gorgeous. Congratulations, again, on your new marriage. Your photographers captured how beautiful that day was and you will now have that forever. I am just blown away by the photography, which is, in my opinion, the most important part of a wedding. Your photographer wrote it well how your love is truly visible in your pictures. Just as I know Mike has done everything so far, and I’m sure I can assume Emily has as well, your wedding demonstrated your poise and grace and good-naturedness. I wish you both the absoulte best of everything in your future. Kuch, I love you and now, Emily I love you by association! Your friend, Waneta