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 I’m all about preserving those moments that tell your story.

Whether it’s four feet ankle-deep in mud, tenderly clasped hands, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, a hair-back laugh or a sun-drenched kiss,

The ones that move you. Bind you. Bring you together and keep you together long after the memory fades.

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In September, I had a chance to catch up with Meredith and Carly to photograph their Fountain Square engagement session in downtown Indianapolis. I had so much fun getting to know these two amazing women as we made our way around the city, using some of its most iconic spots as backdrops for their photographs. […]

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Let’s get #ReadyToRumbold! Seriously, what a fun hashtag for a wedding. Paige and Nick’s elegant and classic wedding in Peoria, IL this summer was what dreams are made of. Their celebration of love was filled with romance, fun, laughter, and even bubbles. It was, in a word, wonderful! Small Town Love Having grown up together […]

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Ashley and Nate’s rustic outdoor wedding on August 3, 2019 was absolutely beachy! And no, not because it was at the beach. Far from it actually. Beachey is the last name of the cute newlyweds, though! A Beautiful Farm Love Story When Ashley and Nate met, there was clear chemistry between them. Ashley’s first impression […]

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Last year, I had the honor of capturing super fun engagement photos of Kedryn and Jordan – these two really know how to have a good time! In June of this year, these sweethearts got hitched. Yay for all their love and happiness! Their classic and elegant wedding took place outdoors, and it couldn’t have […]

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“You don’t just marry your spouse, you marry their entire family.” Wise words from Maggy, the beautiful bride of a romantic Pear Tree Estate wedding in Champaign, IL this summer. She and her new spouse Lucas have amazing families, and their wedding ceremony was a great celebration for both the newlyweds and their families! They […]

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He asked…she said yes! This summer, I had the fun opportunity to capture sweet engagement photos of an incredible couple. Mary and Pete’s dreamy outdoor engagement session was complete with woodsy elements, bright sunlight, and (of course) the soon-to-be husband and wife! A Blind Date Mary and Pete met on a blind date. I love […]

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When you love each other’s hearts, there isn’t anything that can get in your way of a lifetime of happiness! For Erin and Mike, this is especially true. This sweet couple tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony this summer. Erin and Mike were so excited to incorporate a “California Wine Country” theme into […]

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Outdoor engagement sessions are so much fun, especially when the couple has a specific idea in mind that embodies their personalities. For Allie and Colin, they chose to incorporate baseball into their engagement session, and boy were we able to have some fun with this shoot! Allie and Colin love baseball, and even though they […]

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