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The MASTER POST for the 🎄12 Days of Local Holidays Giveaway 🎄Where you can find the list of participating small businesses, what you can win, and more!

Vendor Recs

December 3, 2021

12 Days of Local Holidays Giveaway MASTER POST!

A quick reference guide to easily see all the small and locally owned shopping options in the Champaign-Urbana area and beyond.

Vendor Recs

November 29, 2021

2021 Small + Locally Owned Business Master List

*Disclaimer* This post is for couples who WANT to emphasize their details and capture those images on their wedding day. Detail images aren’t important to everyone and that’s okay! Don’t think after reading this post that you HAVE to include detail items in your wedding day if it’s not your thing. You put a lot […]

Bride Guides, Vendor Recs, Weddings

September 12, 2021

How To Get The Best Detail Photos On Your Wedding Day

So you just got engaged – WHICH IS FREAKIN KILLER!!! – and you are probably like cool, NOW WHAT??? And everyone keeps asking you about a date and colors and a venue and ohmygosh are you inviting so-and-so. And now you’re like, not even excited just overwhelmed with no clue where to start. Sound familiar […]

Bride Guides, Vendor Recs

July 10, 2021

How To Plan Your Wedding Without Getting Stressed Out

I’m gonna throw it back to 2019 when I dreamed up and executed my second ever styled shoot! My first styled shoot was a year prior and only featured a bride where this one had a ton of moving parts. Honestly, planning a styled shoot is kind of like planning a whole freaking wedding without […]

Real Couples, Weddings

March 13, 2021

Central Illinois Rock and Roll Bridal Shoot at Bluestem Hall

Let’s Get Sexy Maybe you’ve heard of boudoir photography, maybe you haven’t. Either way, I’m here to help answer all your questions and get you ready to have the best, most fun time of your life! Warning: it will probably get pretty steamy up in here! WHAT IS A BOUDOIR SESSION? The word “Boudoir” is […]

Bride Guides

March 2, 2021

Your Ultimate Guide To A Great Boudoir Session

The Best Airbnbs in CU for Boudoir! Boudoir sessions have been gaining popularity for quite a while and now I consistently have wedding clients asking if I offer them. The answer is YES! I love doing boudoir sessions – but what’s a photographer who works FT and doesn’t have her own studio to do? Enter […]

Bride Guides

February 12, 2021

THE BEST (AND MOST AESTHETIC) CHAMPAIGN-URBANA AIRBNBS FOR YOUR BOUDOIR – OR ANY SESSION!