Kelly and Ryan | Pontiac IL Wedding Photography

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

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