Month: April 2016

Kelly & Nathan

Kelly Dagg has been a friend of mine for a long time and I’ve been anxiously awaiting when this day would come! Her and Nathan Smith are the cutest couple with plenty of spunk and have a sweet little girl named Danner (who shares a birthday month with my little girl Anna)! Nathan popped the question last year and caught it on video – so when they got engaged I was lucky enough to get to watch the joy overflow via the video footage on Facebook!

When Kelly asked me to photograph their special day and engagement session – I was ecstatic! Getting to photograph a wedding itself is such an honor, but getting to photograph a friend’s wedding day? Even more exciting! Not to mention Kelly is GORGEOUS!!!!! Making her sweet smile shine on camera was easy peasy! I cannot wait until their big day in November! It will be such a fun & magical day!

Thank you two for trusting me with your memories and I hope you love and cherish your photos!!!


The duck calls and bullets made such a cool backdrop for the RING shot!!! Love it!


Danner is ALWAYS such a ham! I can’t get enough of that adorable grin! She’s a hoot!

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Lea & Clint

I met with Lea Schuch at our studio in Salem, IL a few months back to talk about their October wedding and I’ve been looking forward to the engagement session ever since! Yesterday we finally caught some clear weather & met up at Rend Lake Golf Course for some stunning shots!!! When Garren and I shoot an engagement session it’s SO nice to get to know our clients better. Clint and Lea are such a fun couple and we had a blast working with the two of them!
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And a huge thanks to Rend Lake Golf Course for letting us borrow a golf cart!! I wish I had of got a photo of us all riding on the golf cart… haha, it was pretty epic! Lea & Clint’s reception will be in the gorgeous venue nearby – the Rend Lake Resort! I can’t wait to photograph their big day when they become Mr. & Mrs. Clint Kearbey!!!