Maria & Pete – Winter Wedding in Peoria, Illinois – December 3rd, 2016

February 26, 2017

Now that our recent strangely warm midwestern weather has returned to its normal winter state on this chilly Sunday, it feels like the perfect day to share Maria and Pete’s winter wedding with you. Ma...


Lilly & Billy – May 29th, 2016 – Peoria, IL Wedding

July 22, 2016

This sunny, warm day in May was spent absolutely full of love for Lilly and Billy with their friends and family all around them. Their first look took place at the top of the deck stairs at Lilly's pa...


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

July 5, 2016

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 spec...


Justina & Jaeson – Wedding

April 20, 2016

Justina & Jaeson are two very special people, and you realize this the minute you meet them. Justina is the most genuinely happy, bouncy, joyous person, and you can see in Jaeson's eyes his love for h...


Lauren & Ryan – Anniversary

March 25, 2016

These two beautiful people are my friends Lauren and Ryan Anderson. They also happen to be two amazing wedding photographers here in Peoria (Photography by Elkay). These photos are from a styled anniv...


Justina & Jaeson – Engaged

March 19, 2016

Justina & Jaeson are getting married … tomorrow! We had their engagement session last summer, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites as I am getting ready for their big day. There was so much...


Morgan & Brad – Engaged

February 24, 2016

Snow can transform the bleakest of winters into a magical wonderland. I’m one of these people that detests the cold but loves the snow, and I can’t explain how excited I get when I meet people that fe...


Opal – Eight Months Old

January 23, 2016

Baby Opal! One of my favorite babies in the world, for many reasons. She belongs to one of my best friends, Katie. She is also the first and only baby (other than my own) that I've ever experienced wa...


Tia & Austin – Engaged

January 18, 2016

I got to meet Tia & Austin in December at one of my favorite coffee shops, and we discussed how much we love coffee. Starting their engagement session at this same coffee shop was an obvious choice, a...


Kira & Joe – Wedding

January 16, 2016

Joe found me through a guy that he works with who has a cousin that was a groom in a wedding I photographed last summer. Hehe! I love when that happens! When I first met with Kira & Joe last year, the...