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Best of 2016 | Engagements

Last year – because oh-em-gee it’s 2017 already – I worked with a handful of amazing couples celebrating being engaged. Some of these couples got married in 2016 and others are still waiting their big day. Here are a few of my favorites from 2016, enjoy!

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January 5, 2017

Best of 2016 | Weddings

What a year 2016 has been. As my fifth official year shooting weddings, this year did not disappoint! I know I’ve said it before, but I have the most amazing couples. I wouldn’t have had such a great year without them. At the end of 2015, my life changed forever when my (then) husband of […]

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December 31, 2016

Tips for Better Wedding Photos

When it comes to selecting vendors for your big day, a photographer should be on top of your list of important decisions. Not only is your photographer by your side most of the day, but also your images will be one of the few things that remain after the best night of your life is […]

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December 27, 2016

Jonny + Alyssa | Engaged

As I fill this new blog, it started to feel wedding heavy, so I wanted to pull in a engagement session to mix the pot! I had the privilege of capturing the big day of Jonny and Alyssa in July of 2015. These since have moved away from this area and had a gorgeous little girl! […]

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November 11, 2016

Luis + Erin

Oh, these two. It’s a rare occasion when I meet the bride and groom for the first time on their big day. Luis had contacted me and booked through phone/email. This is becoming more common as technology allows us the ease of doing so. So, beyond my normal jitters of photographing a wedding day, I also […]

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November 11, 2016

Moments > Self Esteem

Hi, I’m Holly and I’m overweight. If you’ve ever met me or seen my photo, you know I am not, by American standards, in shape. My weight is something I have dealt with for as long as I can remember. My mother deals with her, her mother dealt with it, and so on and so […]

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November 10, 2016

Dan + Meghan

Dan and Meghan’s big day will forever be a wedding I remember every minute of. It was nearly mid-June and it was 95 degrees. The outdoor ceremony at Burpee Museum was beautifully decorated and stocked with bottle water. Both Dan and Meghan were pretty quiet – fighting nerves maybe. And while the ceremony was warm, it was […]

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November 8, 2016

Justin + Caitlin

Oh, Justin and Caitlin. These two have that love that isn’t outwardly shown often, but is all so evident to anyone that meets them. Justin is quiet and reserved, while Caitlin has the most infectious laugh. I spent the afternoon and early evening with these two and their closest family in friends. While the rain […]

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November 2, 2016

Nick + Samantha

I met Samantha while shooting her sister’s wedding in 2015. I adored the Tracy family and was ecstatic to be a part of their lives again. When wedding day came, Samantha was stunning, and Nick had this smile that went on for miles. Nuptials at Fisher Memorial Chapel at Rockford University started their journey of […]

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August 10, 2016