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We are 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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Like many couples, Sean & Mallary have been waiting quite some time for their wedding day since they had to postpone last spring due to COVID. It may have been a year later than they originally planned but it was the perfect day! The weather was unbelievable, every detail was thought out and Mallary was […]

May 4, 2021


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As the snow falls outside my window today on this late April Tuesday, I can’t help but be reminded just how unpredictable Midwest weather can be. Though it didn’t snow the day of Shelby and Jared’s wedding they had their share of “Midwest weather”. The Saturday of their wedding it was a rainy one. I’m […]

April 20, 2021


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Ashley and Scott got married at the beautiful Lake Hill Winery. To say these two went through a lot to get to their wedding day is an under statement. Planning a wedding in 2020 wasn’t easy for anyone but when case loads start to ramp up just weeks before your wedding it is bit of […]

December 7, 2020


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It’s been several years since we have been to Spirit Knob Winery for a wedding and my goodness I forgot how gorgeous it is there! Linzy and Blake had a beautiful sunset ceremony over looking the bluff and then celebrated beneath the stars with their family and friends. It was the perfect fall wedding. Take […]

October 28, 2020


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Ryan and Elizabeth were married at the beautiful Barn on the Ridge outside of Burlington, IA. This venue is one of our very favorites and we always love when we get the chance to go out there. (Jen and her staff are AMAZING!) It was such a beautiful day for a wedding and we are […]

September 13, 2020


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Bailey and John had the most GORGEOUS day for their wedding! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect.  They had a beautiful ceremony at Bailey’s home church in Bowen and then a reception with their family and friends in Hannibal, MO. And speaking of the reception it was BEAUTIFULLY decorated by Kimberly Drive. These ladies just […]

August 30, 2020


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Today, we get to share Aaron and Jessica’s beautiful winter wedding day with you all, and we are so excited about it! Just wait until you see all the details! There was no better way to start out the 2020 wedding season than by celebrating Aaron and Jessica’s wedding day!!! Even with the cool temps […]

February 14, 2020


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Erika & David had a beautiful winter wedding just days before Christmas. But to be completely honest the weather was far from “winter” it was a beautiful day! Erika is from Oregan and loves pine trees (she even brought some huge pine cones from Oregan to use for their reception decor. It was so fun!) […]

January 3, 2020


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Happy Monday, friends! Can you believe that Christmas is only 2 days away!?!? Because I know that I can’t! Yesterday we shot our last wedding of 2019 and are ready to head into full Christmas mode, BUT before we do that we couldn’t wait to share Anna & Josiah’s November wedding day with you all!  […]

December 23, 2019


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Hey friends, and happy Tuesday! Today we are so thrilled to get to share Alyssa & Dave’s gorgeous November wedding day with you all! So much heart and love was put into every single detail and element of their big day, and that was so special. Plus, we literally had the most gorgeous fall day […]

November 19, 2019


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