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Russell and I got married in June of 2016. We were so excited to plan our perfect wedding day – a backyard party at his parents farm with a three hundred person guest count. We got married at the beautiful Barrington United Methodist Church on a warm summer day. We chose peach and green for […]

Twenty year-old Courtney had no idea what she wanted for her wedding day. Sure I had a Pinterest board and had dreamed since I was little about my wedding day, but when we got engaged I had no idea what I actually wanted my wedding to be like. We got married in June of 2016 […]

If you have an uncle, cousin or daughter-in-law who is a photographer in your family, or a family member or friend who has talked about wanting to get into photography, you want to get them something they would really like! But let’s face it…you might not know THAT much about all the technical stuff and […]

I wholeheartedly believe in “The One”. I have received and reciprocated love from countless people, but no earthly love has compared to the one I find in my husband. There have been countless articles written in the Christian and secular world against the romanticized idea that one single person in all of time was meant […]

Whether you are planning on attending a huge family reunion in Italy, venturing for a sun-filled trip to Jamaica, or are adventuring to Egypt for your honeymoon, international travel can be a bit scary. Immersing yourself in another culture with people you don’t know can be intimidating, and can kick your anxiety into high gear. […]

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