I feel truly blessed to be able to follow my dream of being a photographer. I absolutely LOVE what I do! From the time I picked up a camera, I was obsessed with taking pretty pictures. After 12 years, my focus has shifted… I have come to realize that one of the most important parts of my job is telling your story through my lens. If I’m photographing your wedding day, I focus on authentic, natural and real moments. If I’m photographing your senior pictures, your personality and inner beauty will shine through! These are the moments that you will forever cherish and remember. Welcome to the blog. I can’t wait for the opportunity to capture YOU and tell your story!
Where do I even begin with these two?!
Levi & Abby had me at hello, I loved them from the second I met them and I had been looking forward to their wedding day for quite sometime! I knew it would be absolutely magical especially since, Create A Scene played a large role in bringing the of the special details together. The smiles, laughter and positive energy started from the minute I arrived in Abby’s hotel room. The bridal party was dancing and singing and already looked stunning in their floral robes. Abby chose to get dressed in her wedding gown and then do a big reveal with her bride tribe. Their reactions were priceless and Abby looked absolutely breathtaking. Her wedding dress fit her like a glove and was just as beautiful on the backside as the front.. I mean juuuuuust incredible. My 2nd photographer, Stephanie said it was just as fun to capture the guys getting ready as you can probably tell in the photos!
I was crazy about all of the colors. So much planning and love went into all of the details. I LOVED the grey bridesmaid dresses with the pop of florals and how bout that handsome groom and his groomsmen in the cowboy hats! The location for their wedding party portraits was just perfect and even though it rained for about 15 minutes when we arrived to the site, it stopped just in time to get all of those beautiful and fun wedding party portraits and of course, my favorite… the portraits of Abby and Levi! They are soooo in love, soooo cute together!! I just wanted more and more and more but realized that we had to get to the church for the wedding!
This couple… a favorite for sure! Easy on the eyes, incredibly sweet, super fun, amazing wedding party, warm family, beautiful wedding and reception. Documenting their wedding day makes me feel like the luckiest photographer ever. Thank you SOOOO MUCH! I am blessed.
Wedding Ceremony: United Presbyterian Church // Peoria, IL
Wedding Reception: Par-A-Dice Casino Hotel // East Peoria, IL
Florals, Chair Covers, Linens, and Centerpieces: Create A Scene // Washington, IL
Cake: Groom’s aunt
Wedding Gown: Adore Bridal & Specialty // Morton, IL
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal // Peoria, IL
Hair and Makeup: Kelsey Hawk