Christina & Kiki ::: Highland Park Community House Wedding Photographer

Today’s post is going to be a long one but such a good one!! Christina married her love Kiki over the weekend and it was such a beautiful day! Christina and I go back to the high school days and I can remember sitting next to her in band talking relationships and who our future husbands would be! How cool is it that God brought her to Kiki and I got to be the one to document it?! I love that! Kiki adores Christina and it is beautiful to see. I cried multiple times during their wedding day, especially when she was coming down the aisle and he was trying to hold it together. The weather was absolutely gorgeous for their big day which made for some amazing portraits which you will see below. Christina knows her style and I knew going into it that their details would be amazing! I pretty much died over her veil that was handmade by a family member!

 

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How pretty are these blush tones?
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She is absolutely gorgeous!!!!
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Aw!! Bridesmaid reactions are the best!
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They took a few moments before the ceremony to pray together. I love that the second she walked in the room she got excited because she smelled his cologne!
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So much joy!!!
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Ben & Kelly ::: Downtown St. Charles Engagement Session

Happy Monday!! Today’s session is with a couple that I have completely fallen in love with! I went to high school with Kelly and was so excited when she contacted me about doing their wedding! We first met up for coffee and instantly I felt at ease with these two. They were SO kind and have this easy presence about them. I could have sat and talked with them all day! Then during their engagement session it was the same thing. They are so laidback and funny and are just crazy about each other! Which made my job so easy. A few fun facts about them.They both love running and he even proposed at the end of one of their races! I think they even made it on the news for that:)They also love anything outdoors so they wanted to do some with a boat in the water to represent that. With it being early spring, we couldn’t find a boat rental but my friends who live at Riverwoods saved the day! Thank you Kyle and Jess! These turned out amazing and I think the boat/dock ones at the end are some of my favorites!

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Original 2016

Oh my goodness, is today’s post special! Every year, 3 of my closest friends and I attend the Original conference in Rockford, IL. It has become our yearly tradition is always a time for us to grow closer together and with the Lord. We hear incredible truth spoken, stories of God’s faithfulness, and experience powerful things in His presence. Every year just gets better and better but I don’t think any year will ever top this one. My roommate Cait is an incredible woman who has been through some really hard times over the years. The conference chooses to bless deserving women every year and this year we nominated Cait. We couldn’t believe it when she got chosen and we had to keep it a secret for 2 weeks! On the last day, she suddenly saw her face on the screen and then we all lost it with the tears. You can see all of that at the end of this video! I have no words to sum up how special it was to be able to love on Cait and to see her be brave and share her story! Check out the video below! And be prepared to cry even if you don’t know her or her story!!

 

 

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