Monday, July 11, 2011

Kempel Children - Lena, Illinois

Really loving watching these kiddos grow!  I have the honor of photographing them several times a year, and love them more each time!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Triplets! Child Photography - Freeport, Illinois

These two year old triplets were too adorable for words!  Izzy, Lexi and Billy were so much fun to work with at Taylor Park in Freeport, Illinois.  We hid in some trees, too a walk over to the pond - even got to see hundreds of baby toads on the white bridge!  These kiddos were tuckered by the time we wrapped up their session at 7:45 p.m.  Hoping they all slept well for Mom and Dad!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lehman Wedding - Lena, Illinois - Lena United Methodist Church and Rafters Restaurant

On June 18th, Kim and Levi were united in marriage at 3:00 p.m. in the Lena United Methodist Church in Lena, Illinois.  The country theme and apple red and canary yellow colors were featured in brightly colored flowers in tin buckets down the church aisle and the bridesmaid's gowns.  Kim donned red and ivory Ariat roper boots beneath her gown for the ceremony.  The Groom, Groom's Father, Bride's Parents, and Flower Girl also all wore varieties of cowboy boots for the occasion!
The reception immediately followed at Rafters Restaurant where guests were greeted with the same country theme in a grander form.  Decorations included milk cans, barbed wire, cowboy boot vases and tin star wall hangings.  A buffet meal was served and cake offered as dessert.
A DJ service and dance floor were provided for the guests entertainment after the meal.

Nicholas Wedding - Byron, Illinois, The Stone Quarry Recreational Park

On June 4th, Scott and Hannah were joined together in marriage at the Stone Quarry Recreational Park in Byron, Illinois.  Threats of heavy rains and tremendous winds forced the couple to change their ceremony location from the Wedding Canyon in Oregon, Illinois to their reception site at the park.
The ceremony took place at 7:30 p.m. in the main barn.  Guests were seated in a delightfully decorated room with small vignettes gracing every nook and corner.  Each vignette highlighted the life this beautiful couple has shared thus far with small treasures and photos, illuminating promise of many more years of wedded bliss to come.
Small birds were tucked throughout the decor as a symbolic presence of Hannah's late Grandmother.  Through this gesture and a small locket fastened to the bride's bouquet, one can be sure that her Grandmother was with Hannah every step of the way.
Vintage Sweets Shop and Baked Goods tables provided a vast array of decadent handmade candies, caramels, marshmallows and cupcakes.  Teas, lemonades, and juices were also provided, as well as popcorn and chocolate dipped pretzels.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wedding Photography - Dubuque, Iowa - Grand River Center

Mr. and Mrs. Kent were wed at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, IA this past weekend.  An absolutely gorgeous day at a fabulous venue!  They committed their lives to one another at a 5:00 p.m. ceremony overlooking the Mississippi River in the River Room.
Cocktails were served immediately following in the stunning, all glass, riverfront concourse, where guests had the pleasure of viewing the amazing sun set.  The doors then opened to the grand ballroom for a buffet supper at 6:30 p.m.  Each table was uniquely decorated with luminary center pieces created from glass vases and gel beads in the bridal colors of deep purple and fuchsia.  Gerbera daisies also graced several of the vases around the room.  Guest's chairs were wrapped in fuchsia satin bows with white chair covers.  Large paper luminaries hung behind the head table which was also draped in fuchsia satin and decorated with the bridal party bouquets.
For dessert, a buffet of cookies, candy and cupcakes was beautifully displayed in a candy store type arrangement.  Soft serve ice cream was also served, complete with a self-serve sundae bar with limitless toppings.
Dj services and a guest photo booth were provided for after supper entertainment.