Warehouse Romance // A Valentines Day Styled Shoot, Peoria IL

// I remember the first day I ever looked into your eyes and felt my entire world flip //

I love it when my creative vision comes to life so perfectly. I knew I wanted to do something different for a Valentine’s Day shoot but didn’t want to do the typical '“pink, red and hearts” look. I had a beautiful old warehouse space I could use, so I decided for a warehouse/romantic look and instead of going too heavy on pink I decided to go with deep burgundy and accented with black and gold. I absolutely LOVE how this shoot ended up looking! It’s so elegant and yet the space really helped it seem a little more rustic and not too over the top. I hope you’ll enjoy taking a look at these photos!

A huge thank you to all of my amazing vendors. I couldn’t have done this shoot without their talent!

Florals, cake & macarons from Pollen & Pastry // Warehouse space, furniture & props, Spruce Rentals // Dress & Suit from Adore Bridals // Hair, Cynthia Nicole, @cynthianicolehair // Makeup, Leiana Hilton, @mualeiana

Caleb & Jenna // Peoria, IL Engagement Session

“Because you feel like home to me. That’s why I love you.”

You’d never guess this session was taken in December! I think it was a balmy 40 degrees this day, which is quite a blessing in IL during December!

It was so much fun meeting Jenna + Caleb. These two are so sweet and absolute naturals in front of the camera. I can NOT wait for their July wedding! I just know it’s going to be an absolute blast.

Randy & Teresa // Intimate Evening Wedding, Eureka, IL

I had the pleasure of photographing an intimate evening wedding at The Cannery in Eureka, IL a few days after Christmas for a sweet couple. If you’re looking for a cozy spot to host a small wedding or event I highly recommend The Cannery, more specifically, the Grove room. It’s perfect for small events and has a beautiful old-warehouse without feeling cold or too formal. Beautiful florals were done by Le Fleur Floral Design . Again, highly recommend this incredible team of florists! Always love seeing their work.

Also, I can’t post these photos without saying that HANDS DOWN this was my favorite mother/son first look and then bride/groom first look! You’ll see what I mean below. Grooms, take note!

Jared & Skylar // Peoria IL Engagement Session

And then one day, there was you.”

I’m always down for a good snow session and wow, this session did not disappoint! The day I had previously schedule Skylar + Jared’s engagement ended up being a total blizzard, so we bumped it back by a day so we could still get some cute snow shots while still being safe! We ended up getting about 8” of snow, but Skylar + Jared were total sports and were down for walking through knee deep snow drifts for these shots!

Skylar + Jared opted to break their engagement session into two sessions, one winter session and one spring session, so keep an eye out for this amazing couple again (and NO snow, haha!)