Finding the right photographer is one of the most important decisions for your wedding day

I’ve helped dozens of couples in Central Illinois and beyond get their perfect wedding day photos.

I want to do the same for you!

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Amazing wedding photos don’t just happen

When it comes to choosing a photographer for your wedding day, trust and excitement are key. You want someone who can not only capture beautiful photos but also make the process smooth and enjoyable. That’s where I come in!

As a wedding photographer, I strive to build a connection with my clients, creating a natural and organic experience. Together, we will capture candid moments filled with real smiles and laughter. Your photos will truly come to life and reflect the unique joy of your occasion.


Getting your perfect gallery is easier than you think

1st: Contact Me
Fill out a quick contact form and keep an eye out for a personalized email from me. I’ll share a pricing guide and set up a time so I can learn more about you both and your wedding plans.
2nd: Lets Chat
During our video call or in-person meeting I will ask discovery questions to learn more about you both and help myself understand your vision and unique needs. From there I will create a custom proposal that will pair with your wedding day perfectly.
3rd: Enjoy Your Photos
After reviewing the proposal we can meet again to answer any questions you may have. You will be able to sit back and be confident that the photos you get back will be the ones you’re expecting and have always wanted.

Featured Galleries

Paul’s Paradise
The Pointe at Wolf Run

"Photography, to me, is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true."

– Jacques-Henri Lartigue


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No, I do not. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. For example, because I shoot with low apertures, sometimes I will take a few extra shots to make sure I have the perfect focus.

In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. I might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure I have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With my expertise of processing thousands of images each year, I will eliminate ones that I feel are duplicates and only deliver the best images.
I’ve shot at lots of venues, (especially in Central Illinois) so there is a good chance that I have. However, if I have not, I will get to the venue early on the day of and be sure to perform a walk-through to scout out the best photography locations. I also do extensive online research prior to your big day!
All full resolution, un-watermarked images are delivered in an online gallery to you no more than 30 days after your wedding day. This link is private and will only be shared with you, so you’ll get to decide who is able to view and download your images.

Anyone with gallery access will also be able to order prints, canvases, and download all of your images straight from this gallery and have them shipped to their home.
The RAW, or unedited, files are not available for viewing or purchase as I do not believe in delivering an unfinished product.

A “copyright release” is also something that I see added to other photographers contracts quite a bit. Generally this is meant to allow you to print your photos by yourself, or any lab that you choose. That is not the same obtaining copyright though!

Copyright simply means that I am the creator of the images, and I “own” the copyright. Selling or obtaining the copyright is not possible, but you will have a print release in your contract that gives you the ability to legally print your images anywhere you’d like, as much as you’d like.
I completely understand the awkward feeling of having a camera pointed at you, but I want to stress that you don’t need to be a professional model to have amazing photos taken!

We will work together to make sure that you and your partner feel relaxed. I use a combination of bad jokes and embarrassing stories to get real laughs from you while gently guiding you into the most flattering positions.

When you see the back of my camera you will be blown away, I promise!

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Hiring the right wedding photographer means one less thing to worry about

You can be confident that your needs will be taken care of. Peace of mind that your photos will be exactly what you’re envisioning. A well planned wedding day free from stress. You will be able to share your photos with friends, family, and future generations.

Doesn’t that sound perfect?

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