Rachel & Josh – May 21, 2016 – Minooka, IL Wedding

Josh & Rachel got married on a perfect spring day in May. Andrew and I woke up bright and early to make the trek up to Minooka a few hours north of Peoria, and I told him the entire way about how special Josh & Rachel are, and how fun this day was going to be. After having an engagement session full of laughter and great conversation with them at Starved Rock last fall, I had learned a lot about them and their story. They are absolutely perfect for each other and both so genuinely kind and caring, both for each other and for everyone around them.

The antlers decorating the head table at the reception were from Josh’s grandfather’s fallow deer farm. Josh’s wedding ring is also partially made from antlers, which is obviously awesome.

I couldn’t stop smiling the entire day, even at the end of the night when we were driving back to Peoria. So much love to you, Rachel and Josh – we wish you both the very best and I’m so happy that our paths crossed.

Hair: Hayley Pope at Tantress Salon (Bride and Maid of Honor hair).
Assistants: Nichole Nyalka and Sara Fleming
Makeup: Nicole Roberson
Wedding Gown: The Bride To Be in Fort Wayne, IN
Ceremony Venue: Minooka Bible Church in Minooka, IL
Reception Venue / Catering / Linens: DiNolfo’s Banquets in Homer Glen, IL
Cake: Domino’s Pastries
Floral / Decor: La Petite Fleuriste
Entertainment: Answer Back Entertainment
Video: R.E.M. Video

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  • Tina said:

    Absolutely breathtaking, Sharon! You & your husband did a phenominal job at capturing the joy & pure bliss of this awesome day!!! You do some amazing work!

    • Sharon said:

      Tina, thank you so much! Please make sure you check out the full gallery that I just e-mailed to them tonight … there are many more pictures of your sweet babies! It was so much fun to spend the day with you all. Thanks again!

  • carole said:

    As the mother of the bride, i couldn't be happier about the quality and quantity of photos you captured on this beautiful day. What beautiful memories you have left us with for years to come. You and your husband were such a joy to work with. May god bless you and your family!