Princeton, IN Wedding Photographer :: Jacinda + Matt

Wedding season is here!! It’s amazing how quickly winter comes and goes. I know it always zips by, but at the end of every wedding season, I feel like I have ages until the next one. Wrong! And it never fails that I find out just how out of shape I become. Wedding photographer fitness needs to be a real …

Year in Review: 2017

What an amazing year 2017 has been. It’s been a year of growth, revelation, and risks. And the end of every year, I like to reflect on the past year at some things I’ve learned about myself as a photographer, the good and the bad. We can all do better in every aspect of life, right? I know that most …

Bernadette + Ronald // Jerseyville, IL Wedding Photographer

As we were driving to Jerseyville the day of the wedding we were hit by a lot of rain. Obviously not something we want to be seeing as we are planning to photograph a wedding. I looked at the hourly prediction for the weather and it said heavy rain all day. It was only later that I realized that was …

Wedding Albums and Why They Are Important

Often times when talking about our wedding albums, the assumption is made that they are either from Shutterfly or no different than what they have to offer. So to begin, let’s put that thought to rest, because they are definitely different in every way possible, except that both our albums and shutterfly type albums have pictures on the pages, that’s …

Seven Years! What?!

Has it really been seven years since our first wedding?! Where has time gone? I’m reminded today that today marks the 7th anniversary of our first wedding we photographed. It’s funny looking back, because even in 2009 I knew that blogging would be a big part of the business. I wanted a place that I could show off our pictures …

Wedding Traditions: Origins

This is a topic I’ve wanted to blog about for some time now, but it’s actually involved quite a bit of research. I’m sure anyone in the wedding business has heard it said before, “We want to stick with tradition and do _______.” And for some of those things, I wonder what tradition it is that they are wanting to …

The Odd Bin

Hi there! My name is Joanna Davies and I own the vintage rental business The Odd Bin, located in Effingham, IL. I’m also co-owner of Fresh Digs, a retail store in Effingham which specializes in vintage, modern, local and global home goods and gifts. Stop by sometime and check us out. A little bit about how I came to start …

Wedding Day Pictures

Wedding season is now upon us. And this is of course an exciting time but also a stressful time for couples as preparations are underway. When it comes to your photography it’s of course extremely important that you get the pictures that you are hoping for and pictures that portray your big day exactly as you remembered it. It’s no secret …

Engagement Pictures

It’s that time of year. The snow is melting away, the temerature is rising, and nature starts to come alive. This means one thing… no, not baseball. It’s time for engagement pictures! As if planning your wedding isn’t enough, planning your engagement pictures can be a chore in itself, but only if you make it a chore. Engagement pictures are …

Why We Love Wedding Albums

By now, most everyone is familiar with today’s wedding album. Pictures printed onto pages in a creative collage, leather or printed cover, thick or thin pages, press printed or flush mount, the options are limitless. Regardless it’s a great way to present your wedding with multiple pictures easily compared to the old school slip in albums with gold frames around the …