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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Nicole DeBoor - What a gorgeous couple! All of the pictures are fabulous! !

Laurie - Beautiful pictures! Love ya guys! 🙂

Derek Birch - Dang we looked good!

Kristin - Wow! So awesome!!

Kayla Kinser - Gorgeous!

Jordan Birch - That was such a beautiful wedding. Excellent job capturing their special day!

Cassie - So glad we got to spend this day with you! Love and miss both of you so much!

Anna Rapp - Absolutely GORGEOUS! love. love. LOVE.

Tracie - Awesome photos! Thank you so much for letting me share your day with you two!

Melissa Cherry - Beautiful pictures! What a GREAT couple!!!

Darienne Vonnahmen - Such an amazing day, perfect for such an amazing couple!

Kristal Adams - Love Love Love them!! Great pics to remember a wonderful day!

Abbie - Amazing pictures!!!! Love u guys!

Anna Wagner - Gorgeous! Thanks for including us in your special day!

Rose Birch - Great pictures! Beautiful wedding!

Kate Garner - Derek is one lucky man! Beautiful pictures and stunning bride!

Ashlyn - You guys are awesome! Easiest decision of the wedding planning process! Thanks so much!

Rachel Wright - Great pictures!

Libby - beautiful wedding and an awesome couple!! 🙂

Amber Wright - These pictures are great!

Tim Wright - Congratulations on a beautiful wedding!

Avery Wright - So glad to be apart of something so wonderful!

Kim U - An amazing day for an even more amazing couple!

Jackie Wright - You did a fantastic job on capturing their love on such a beautiful occasion!!! I love all the pictures!!

Jon Wright - Good looking couple! Beautiful pictures!

Rachel Lopez - Absolutely gorgeous!

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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Ash Forrest - Great images of a perfect day! It was great working with you guys again!

“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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Marie - Thank you for posting this. I never realized that it could ruin the photographers images. I love to take pictures, but they are no where near professional grade and after reading a blog earlier in the year, I realized that I was the person you are talking about and I have stopped! I only now try to take candid photos where the professional is no where near! You have changed one photo freak! Hopefully I am not the only one that you have reached!! Good Luck and I love your work!

Brian H. - This is actually why I stopped shooting weddings back in 2010 after 16 years in the business. It got to the point that every day someone would be a pain in the ass and ruin the client’s photos in some way. I can only imagine how much worse it is now.

Derek Christie - I am not alone! Thank you for posting this. Guests are starting to do my head in. Great post that I’ll be sharing with clients who hopefully will share with guests.

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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Sam Kallison - I just wanted to thank you both for these great pictures. They turned out better than I ever could have imagined! You made our day special and we now have the most beautiful pictures that we can share with our family and friends for years to come.

Jill Landau - These pictures are absolutely beautiful!

Adam Kosh - Very nice pictures. Anyone that can make Sam look average height must be a magician.

Lisa G. - Beautiful job! The purples really pop here. I love the black and white photo of bride and groom kissing. Also, my shocked face as the chairs are lifted. Priceless capture.

Lise Bernstein - You captured the range of emotions throughout Rachel & Sam’s wedding day! Such a mix of feelings–joy, pride, tears, spiritual, happiness and love.

Lalitha Sitaraman - Love the use of black and white!

Jane Kosloff - Amazing photos! What a beautiful day!

Amy Anichini - Love these pictures! I feel like I’m reliving the wedding over and over. Sam, the picture of you being a boss is PRICELESS.

Lee - Great photos which capture the joy of the day!

Rachel Bernstein - Karin and Roger – Thank you for the beautiful, amazing photos! What a great gift to get to relive our wedding day on our one month anniversary through these pictures that so perfectly capture our day. The black and white picture of us in the courtyard outside is one of my favorites, but really it’s so hard to choose. You two were wonderful to work with. Thank you so much!

Emily Bernstein - I think my favorite is Rachel looking out the window, or the two of you kissing in front of the hotel…hard to choose, they are all beautiful! Such a great day!! 🙂

Scott - Nice action shots of Sam during hava nagila.

Randee Kallison - Amazing photos. Captured the day of emotions and love. Everything was beautiful!

Michael Kallison - You have captured wonderful moments during my brother’s and new sister-in-law’s special day. It was a special and yet bittersweet day without our parents; however, your pictures and kind words along with family and friends made it a very special time for my brother. Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures.

Miriam - Wonderful pictures!

Alicia - Congrats Rachel!! You look amazing! These photos were really well done!

sharon - love these! gorgeous pics of a wonderful night!!

Lily - I love every one of these pictures! So much fun to relive such an amazing day!

Silvio & Rose Marie Anichini - Thanks for the memories…and for your heartfelt comments on Sam and Rachel’s beautiful day. We were honored to be there.

Gary Goldstein - Great Pictures!

Jackie Milano - The pictures came out absolutely beautiful! The photographers did a nice job.

chris Meccia - Great pictures!

Joe Portera - Great use of colors. Love the pics!

Penny - Love love love the black & white photo’s! Beautiful bride.

Larry - Just magical!

Jenna & Paul {engaged}

Their sisters were friends and INSISTED they needed to date. Jenna blew it off. “I don’t even know him” Jenna said when coaxed. Life went on and the prodding subsided and Jenna forgot about her sister’s insistence on dating her friend’s brother. A few months later, Paul had bought a home and happened to see Jenna’s photo on a bank billboard as a loan officer. Thinking she was good looking, he figured “I’ll get my home loan from her!”

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