What a love story! Alanna delivered a 10.6 pound baby girl – the biggest yet at the Birth Center of Bloomington Normal! Through it all, she was constantly supported and loved by her husband and the team at the Birth Center. The midwife, Amie, showed such wisdom and patience during Alanna’s labor – the great love and care and constancy for Alanna and her daughter was beautiful to see.

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This is truly a family centered birth at the Birth Center of Bloomington Normal. Amila’s big brothers got to hang out in the comfortable family room at the birth center and meet her as soon as Alanna was ready.
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I have a full heart by getting to witness such love and affection for a laboring mama. Thank you to the Birth Center of Bloomington Normal! Thank you for the care you show and for welcoming me into such a special space.

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Sarah and Mike, way to be awesome. I don’t really have the words to describe what it felt like to witness your wedding day – you guys were sweet with each other and trusting of me. The tears flowed easily and openly, the vows were personal and heartfelt (even if Sarah’s blew MIke’s out of the water ;-)) and the close support of family and friends surrounding you made for a truly perfect day. Because the wedding was so intimate, we fit every guest into a single portrait – I love that you have a record of everyone who celebrated with you. Thank you for sharing a day that was both a joy to witness and document it for you. Congrats, you two!
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Josh and Val planned a sweet Bloomington, IL Vineyard Wedding at White Oak Vineyard. There are so many lovely moments between Val and her mom, dad, and cousins – it was easy to see how much they love and support each other. Josh and Val met on a church trip and it is their shared faith that was the center of their wedding. From praying together beforehand, to partaking of communion together to serving each other through foot washing, Val and Josh celebrated the faith on which they will build their marriage. It was an honor to witness such a meaningful ceremony.

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Vendors included wedding planning by Swiss Dot Weddings and the venue of White Oak Vineyard. Big thanks to Sarah of Sarah Brianne Photography for assisting Tim and I!

The vines at White Oak Vineyard provided the perfect backdrop for romantic sunset photos. Check out this Bloomington, IL Vineyard Wedding and leave them some love!

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  • August 5, 2016 - 5:08 pm

    Melissa Yocum - Ooh, I love their portraits!! Such a beautiful day!!ReplyCancel

  • August 5, 2016 - 5:33 pm

    Jenny - Oh, Laura, I love all of these so much! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • August 7, 2016 - 4:08 pm

    Kristine B - This wedding is GORGEOUS. I love that b&w image of the bride an her dad <3ReplyCancel

  • August 7, 2016 - 9:44 pm

    Faye - Girl….these are GORGEOUS! This couple is beautiful, this wedding is stunning…I love everything about it! You captured it so perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • August 8, 2016 - 9:13 am

    jenny grimm - One word: AMAZING! LOOOOVE these, Laura!! XOXOReplyCancel

  • August 8, 2016 - 10:10 am

    Maike Pulliam - Her dress is GORGEOUS!!!! And that beautiful kiss photo with the veil blowing perfectly… woah. Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • August 8, 2016 - 4:23 pm

    Abbey - HOLY. CRAP. Oh my goodness! I just kept getting more and more blown away the more I kept scrolling! My jaw literally dropped at that black and white of the back of the bride. And all the sun kissed portraits… TO DIE FOR!!!! Amazing work!!ReplyCancel

  • August 10, 2016 - 10:42 am

    Chrissy - What a stunning day!!!! The light in that last set is amazing! Beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • August 10, 2016 - 2:16 pm

    Kendra - LOVE that RING SHOT!!! This was an amazing wedding and you captured it perfectly!ReplyCancel

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Hey friends! Let me introduce Laura and Erik! She is super smart, has beautiful red, killer dimples, and a completely awesome name (it’s just like mine!). Erik is pretty great too: he loves Laura, has a great sense of humor, and although he hates getting his photo taken, he played along with a lot of really good humor. They met through their small church in Elmwood and that’s where they got married surrounded by lots of family and friends who had watched their relationship develop for years, hoping this day would happen. Some of the sweetest moments I’ve ever seen at a wedding happened between Laura and her dad – it is clear that they love each other very much. After the ceremony, we took a drive through the country ending up outside Wildlife Prairie Park for some photos and then onto the reception at Coyote Creek Golf Club in Bartonville. Thanks for hanging in there, Erik – it was worth it 🙂

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While we specialize in Bloomington IL wedding photography, we will gladly travel to Peoria and surrounding areas!

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  • July 19, 2016 - 8:39 pm

    Keren - First, love the brides hair!! Love how you captured the emotion of the day!ReplyCancel

  • July 19, 2016 - 9:08 pm

    Kristine B - LOVE this! Such a beautiful couple and gorgeous light!! That shot with the big blue sky is definitely my fav!!ReplyCancel

  • July 20, 2016 - 9:09 am

    Kendra - I love the image of her with her dad!! Killer moment saved forever in time!!! Also how adorable do her and her maids look in those robes! Great wedding thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • July 20, 2016 - 12:34 pm

    Katie DeLorme - I love your bright and airy style!!! Its so perfect for this gorgeous couple! Her style is so classic and natural. I love her hair so much! and that dress!!!!! This is such a sweet wedding and your images are such an incredible story of the day!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 20, 2016 - 2:46 pm

    Chrissy - What a beautiful day!! Love those last 3 black and whites!!ReplyCancel

  • July 20, 2016 - 4:35 pm

    Abbey - Wowwww these are all so good! Seriously perfect lighting – love the shots with the bright blue sky!ReplyCancel

  • July 20, 2016 - 9:24 pm

    Jenny - Now that’s a beautiful bride. I love that black and white of her dad walking her down the aisle!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 6:38 am

    Kim - Whoa!!!! That big sky image – LOVE IT!!! Actually all of them are stunning!!!! What a beautiful bride!!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 9:13 am

    Megan D - I LOVE this!! That image with her dad! Tears!! Such a perfect capture of a beautiful day! Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 1:34 pm

    Maike Pulliam - What a sweet couple! So glad you snagged them for those golden hour shots, they are my FAVORITE!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 9:32 pm

    Angie - Ahh that one of the two of them with the blue sky! I love it!! Beautiful portraits and it looks like an amazing day!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2016 - 11:22 am

    lauren allmond - Beautiful! Every image is better than the last – especially all those father-daughter moments (mom alert over here getting all misty-eyed!). I love the bride/groom portraits in the field – AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • July 23, 2016 - 9:04 am

    Karen - the sky and hill photograph knocked my socks off! So amazing! love the sunlit shots as well. Such a sweet wedding, great job on capturing some beautiful moments!ReplyCancel

  • July 24, 2016 - 12:05 am

    Justina - Their ceremony and portraits are so incredibly sweet. I love that Laura and Erik met through church, that makes their wedding day that much more special. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • July 24, 2016 - 10:38 am

    jenny grimm - WOW Laura!! Those images of the bride and groom in the field are my favorite- love the variety of the sky images and the sunlight haze… GORGEOUS! All of these compliment such a gorgeous couple. XOXOReplyCancel

  • July 24, 2016 - 2:45 pm

    Gisselle - BEAUTIFUL!!! The one with the big sky should totally be a canvas!ReplyCancel

  • July 29, 2016 - 4:00 pm

    Bobbi - I love them ALL!!! 😀 Especially that one him lifting her up on the hill!ReplyCancel

This is a hometown Pontiac IL wedding at its best. There are so many things I could say about Kelly and Ryan. I could talk for days about how smart and cute and caring and funny they are together. How Kelly is both glamorous and hilarious, and that Ryan is ridiculously intelligent. Seriously, they are ALL of those things. But what I want to write about is how this wedding felt.

The bride and I are both from Pontiac IL and so this wedding felt like home. It felt so easy to slip into Kelly’s mom’s house where Kelly was hanging out with her friends, getting ready. Kelly and I were a couple years apart in high school, but we have friends and places and experiences that all overlap. That’s what Pontiac is like. To be from there is to grow up eating Pfaff’s smiley face cookies, and to know that St. Mary’s is the prettiest church in town, and that Humiston Woods is beautiful every single day of the year (but especially in April). It’s knowing that everyone there started out in a small hometown, and that while lots of us moved on, it is so easy to come back home. And usually weddings are about two families joining together, but Ryan and Kelly’s friends and family already blended seamlessly as one large family. I have photos of Kelly’s aunt dancing with Ryan’s niece, and Kelly’s cousin holding the maid of honor’s son. So not only did this wedding feel like home to me, but it also felt inevitable. Like today just made official what had already happened: the perfect blend of two lives together.

So come enjoy this Pontiac IL wedding with me! Leave them some love in the comments!
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There was an amazing group of vendors for this Pontiac IL wedding that added to the sense of coming home:
Photography: Art Photographic
Video: White Lily Productions
Floral: Fancy Florals by Nancy
Dessert: Bojeannies – Tessa Herr
Paper and event coordination: Fabulous Affairs

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  • May 5, 2016 - 7:01 pm

    Maike Pulliam - Woah. Those laying down images are AMAZING!!!! And I am in love with her bouquet! Gorgeous wedding and gorgeous work!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 10:55 am

    Jennifer Mason - These are so beautiful, I love the bridal party shots! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 11:37 am

    Natalie - These are beautiful!! Those golden hour shots!!! Fabulous job & a beautiful bride!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 12:16 pm

    Bobbi - OH MY GOSH I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!! I especially love the photos laying down in the field!!! 😀ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 1:09 pm

    Angie - The portraits in the wildflowers!! Oh my gosh! Looks like it was an absolutely beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2016 - 6:58 pm

    Kerri - Wowza!! What a BEAUTIFUL wedding!! I can’t pick a favorite 🙂 It looks like such an awesome day! Those last pictures in the late evening are just stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2016 - 8:41 am

    Destinee - Wow! You captured this amazing day so beautifully! That first look with Ryan’s expression is priceless! You can just tell that Kelly lit up his whole world. What a gorgeous couple. I love all the fun and the details that you captured. Kelly and Ryan’s portraits are Awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2016 - 11:06 am

    Julia P - Every detail is perfect – the moments with such real emotion and the beautiful photos of the bride and groom are amazing!!! The bride has great taste and you captured it beautifully!!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2016 - 1:01 pm

    shannon - this wedding is adorably gorgeous…and gorgeously adorable!!
    so much love and tenderness between them!! i LOOOVE the laying in the field one. beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2016 - 1:18 pm

    Karen - What an amazing day! Such a sweet couple! I LOVE the look on the grooms face at the first look. Its priceless! I am dying over those wild flower pictures. LOVE… And the sunset pics are so dreamy. Great Job, such a pretty wedding.ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2016 - 2:41 pm

    Nicki - What a beautiful wedding! The details and getting ready photos are beautiful and I’m loving the bride and groom portraits sooo much! That location is gorgeous! You rocked this wedding! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2016 - 3:41 pm

    Jenn - These are so light filled, airy and beautiful! Love how well your processing highlights the tones and colors of their wedding. What a beautiful wedding and your work is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2016 - 7:44 pm

    Lydia - WOW! Stunning work and a BEAUTIFUL couple!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2016 - 4:30 pm

    Patty melei - Thank you! The most professionally done photos I’ve ever seen. Lovely. I will recommend to friendsReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2016 - 6:05 pm

    Patti - Wow! Beautiful Wedding! Beautifully Captured!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2016 - 6:13 pm

    Kristy Finkenbinder - Beautiful Amazing picture’sReplyCancel

  • May 11, 2016 - 9:02 am

    lauren allmond - these are incredible, incredible, incredible! I can’t even handle it! Love these photographs sooooo much!ReplyCancel

  • May 11, 2016 - 12:15 pm

    Katie - LOVE how adventurous and fun this couple is – you can feel their love. Such a wonderful collection of images which truly captures their personalities!ReplyCancel