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

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. Maria made stunning choices with her colors, flowers, and decor, and just peeking at her Pinterest board before the wedding had me extremely excited for their big day. The dusty winter blue bridesmaid’s dresses, the eucalyptus leaf bouquets, Maria’s cream and peach peonies … it was all a photographer’s delight! There was no question that their hearts were focused on the right things that day, as there was so much love overflowing from both of them, for each other, for their families, and for their friends. There were so many amazing moments that had me tearing up behind the camera, in awe of the love that I had the honor to witness that day.

Hair: Molly Haefli – Marvella Salon
Makeup: Jill Andrews – Dunlap, Illinois
Wedding Gown: Allure from Bella A’more, Taylorville, Illinois
DJ / Entertainment: Top Hat Productions
Linens: Heaven on Earth
Decor: Heaven on Earth
Cake: Linda Dressen – Pana, Illinois
Ceremony Venue: St. Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria, Illinois
Reception Venue / Catering: WeaverRidge Golf Club in Peoria, Illinois
Floral: Bridal bouquet by Heaven on Earth, everything else done by family
Custom signage, invitations, wedding programs: Nicole Ely Creative

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Opal – Eight Months Old

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 watching (and photographing) her being born. So our connection is more than a little bit special … watching someone take their first breath of life does something to you. 🙂 She is now eight months old, smiling, crawling, snuggling with her mama, watching her big brother Silas … and I loved capturing all of these things at her home on a cold January day with some beautiful sunlight. Silas is four years old, and I love seeing the person that he’s becoming too … He has so much personality! Check it out.

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Jill & Evan – Wedding

Jill and Evan have known each other since they were five years old. How cool is that?! They picked an instagram hashtag appropriately … #5to25. These two had me laughing and grinning throughout their engagement session last fall, and their wedding day was no different. Jill is one of the sweetest people that I have ever met, and Evan is seriously the nicest guy. Thank you both for having me and Andy there to photograph your wedding day.

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Thanks to these awesome vendors!

Ceremony Venue: Unitarian Universalist Church in Peoria, Illinois
Reception Venue: Coyote Creek Golf Club in Bartonville, Illinois
Floral: Kathy Lippert
Linens: I Do Events
Hair and Makeup: The Loft Bridal
Entertainment: Memories Productions
Photo Booth: Trasured Memories and Sweets
Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal
Photography: Sharon Guillotte Photography

the miller family.

this family rocks.

travis is one of my husband andy’s friends. i recently had the pleasure of meeting travis’ whole family, and they asked me to take photos for them, and i am so glad they did. these are some of my favorite photos that i’ve ever taken, and the beauty of it is that it was all mostly unscripted, my favorite way to shoot. we had a great night enjoying a walk along the peoria riverfront.

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