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We are aJan and Josie, a mother-daughter team tucked in the heart of rural illinois. though we are located in rural illinois we always love photographing new places and new people. so grab a dessert and coffee (or tea in our case) and take a look around at the moments we have captured. we are so glad you are here, make yourself at home!

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Samantha & Trevor | Alton, IL Wedding

When Samantha first contacted us about shooting her wedding this fall we knew instantly it was a wedding we wanted to be a part of.  She was one of the most fun, sweet and personable brides we had ever talked to.  She talked about how much she loved our photos and how important it was to her that we were a part of her special day.  We were so honored and humbled that it was so important to her that we were there to capture the memories of her and Trevor’s wedding day. But it didn’t stop there; when we met Sami’s mom for the first time on their wedding day we saw exactly where Sami’s cheerful personality came from. It was so fun to see how genuinely excited the couple and their families were to see all the guests when doing the receiving line.  They truly are families that makes you feel welcome and loved.
We have really enjoyed getting to travel to southern Illinois this last year for several weddings.  It has been fun to find new and unique spots for our couple’s wedding photos.  This time we even got to see a little bit of Grafton, where we found the most beautiful tree line of fall color! It was stunning! But don’t just take out word for it, see for yourself! These are just a few of our favorites from Trevor and Sami’s big day.
Sami and Trevor: thank you for welcoming us into your special day and making us feel so welcome and loved.  We had an absolute blast getting to know you both and capturing your big day!

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