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Schuch & Kearbey

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Lea and Clint Kearbey!!!  We are SO lucky to have such amazing clients – our bride Lea Schuch (now Mrs. Kearbey) was so organized and amazing through the wedding planning process!  Her and her family along with her new husband Clint and his family were all so sweet!  This purple themed Southern Illinois wedding was full of smiles, love, and amazing moments we were thrilled to have the honor of photographing!

Rend Lake Golf Course Wedding Photos
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Her friends and family would have to agree – we have never seen a happier bride!!! Lea was full of laughter and huge smiles all day!  Clint definitely shared in her joy with happiness overflowing!  We just love when a couple has fun on their wedding day and during photo time – and it shows!

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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WEDDING | SUNFIELD UNITED METHODIST – DU QUOIN, IL
RECEPTION | REND LAKE GOLF RESORT BIRDIES – WHITTINGTON, IL
SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

HAIR STYLIST & MAKEUP ARTIST | Head to Toe Body Works Salon Du Ququoin, IL    TUXES  |  Men’s Warehouse    PROGRAMS  |  Vista Print

CATERER  |  Birdies Bar & Grille    DJ | Memory Lane Music    FLORIST  |  Dede’s Flowers and Erin Kay Holmes    BRIDAL GOWN  |  Champagne and Lace Collinsville IL

Thank you for stopping by & checking out the work of R&G Photography – Southern Illinois husband and wife wedding photography team. Rachel and Garren King specialize in photojournalistic style wedding photography and are based out of Salem, IL.

Contact us today for more information about booking your wedding photography.
Rachel & Garren King – 217 W. Main St. – Salem, IL 62881 – 618.740.1700

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Hays & Johnson

I’m in love with this Southern Illinois DIY backyard wedding for a multitude of reasons, but mainly because the bride is my BEST FRIEND and the groom is her soul mate!Southern Illinois Wedding First Look

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Johnson!!!  I cannot believe my best friend is MARRIED!  After twenty-three plus years of calling her Whitney Hays- I now have the name Whitney Johnson to wrap my head around!  These two are so near and dear to my heart and I’m so completely amazed at God’s hand in this.  They have finally found their perfect someone and I’m so indescribably happy for them!  This Southern Illinois DIY backyard wedding was filled with love, color, and craft.  Whitney’s eye for style never lets me down – as always she pieced together stunningly detailed wedding decor with a huge help from her family!

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Just look at her BOUQUET!  Gorgeous wildflowers (some from Garren’s garden I might add!) wrapped perfectly together by her mother!  And I’m completely in love with the fact that the groom wore a bow tie!  It suits their style perfectly!

Southern IL Wedding Flowers
Before I go any further I have to thank the talented ladies from Emily Dobson Photography and Dawn Cox Photography for these amazing images!  When I hired a team for my best friend’s wedding – I couldn’t have asked for more reliable, thoughtful, and creative team!  They truly put my ‘photographer’ mind at ease knowing that every single detail was being covered.  It was NOT easy to put the camera down for the day & enjoy.. I guess that means I love my job when I WANT to work! 😉 But even more than that I wanted to be present and be there to soak up every second of Whitney & Joshua’s wedding day!

Jewel toned logs wedding decor2016-09-28_0003 2016-09-28_00052016-09-28_0010 2016-09-28_0023 2016-09-28_0011 Southern Illinois DIY backyard wedding Talk about water works… Being a bridesmaid for your best friend when you’re pregnant is beyond emotional.  I think I only ugly cried once, but there were tears of joy in my eyes throughout the day!  It’s just so special watching a family you love dearly come together for such an occasion.  Seeing Whitney’s dad walk her down the aisle was just too much!

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The grand exit with a rose petal toss was GORGEOUS!  The joy on their faces as newlyweds gives me goosebumps!  I just love it!  The perfect touch to this Southern Illinois DIY backyard wedding!

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You might have guessed it… the father daughter dance is when Rachel ugly cries at almost every wedding, but especially when it’s her best friend and her dad!  They danced to Alan Jackson’s song “Drive” and it was so fitting.  Watching the father daughter dance at a wedding always makes me think of all the dads in my life.. my own daddy & my daughter’s daddy.  And of course – my dad was there to witness me ugly cry at this wedding, haha!!  He asked me why I was crying (though I would venture to say he already knew the answer) and I said because of you silly!  I get sentimental thinking about my childhood and learning to drive and dance with my own dad!

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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS DIY BACKYARD WEDDING | SALEM, IL
SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

WEDDING GOWN  |  Wendy’s Bridal – Cincinnati, OH    SUITS  |  Ralph Lauren

BRIDESMAID DRESSES  |  Azazie    TENT & RENTALS  |  Hite Tent Rental – Moweaqua, IL.

Thank you for stopping by & checking out the work of R&G Photography – Southern Illinois husband and wife wedding photography team. Rachel and Garren King specialize in photojournalistic style wedding photography and are based out of Salem, IL.

Contact us today for more information about booking your wedding photography.
Rachel & Garren King – 217 W. Main St. – Salem, IL 62881 – 618.740.1700

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