I was able to share a sunny Sunday afternoon with these High School Sweethearts! Morgan and Shelbi had been so patient while we waited for a day that wasn’t freezing cold and/or raining. I think they would agree that we made a great decision by waiting! I’ve known Shelbi and Morgan for some time as […]

February 7, 2020

Morgan + Shelbi | A Southern Illinois Engagement

As a past bride, I know just how stressful planning a wedding can be. There are so many Pinterest boards and bridal magazines that give you lofty dreams and, at times, unrealistic expectations. But guess what… all those boards and inspirational articles are typically created with images from FAKE weddings! It’s hardly likely that my […]

January 8, 2020

3 Planning Tips to Keep Your Wedding On Budget

This engagement session and couple in general are a little atypical for me. Normally the couples I work with are friends of past brides/grooms who have seen my work. Not these two. Zach was my brother’s age and attended Kindergarten-12th grade with him. So I’ve literally seen this little Brookman boy grow into a man […]

October 17, 2019

Zach & Kylie | A Rend Lake Wetlands Enagagement

When I was first contacted by Krista about shooting her day, it was to replace their first photographer who had found out she was expecting too close to their wedding day to feel comfortable keeping them on the books. I was happy to step in and offer my services. Little did I know, about two […]

October 16, 2019

Justin & Krista – A Jewel Toned Sweet Pecan Farm Wedding

Saturday we hosted our 2nd annual portrait event for MVTHS Homecoming. Being from Mount Vernon, it’s always fun to see old {and new} faces, talk to parents and reminisce about the days when we flocked Cedarhurst’s property for massive amounts of photos! Oh to be ‘young’ again. HA! When we started hosting events like this […]

October 9, 2019

2019 MVTHS Homecoming Portraits

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