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:: Nate + Karen Bridges

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Alexandra + John: SNEAK PEEK! | Queen of All Saints Basilica – University Club of Chicago Wedding

Last weekend we traveled to Chicago for Alexandra and John’s wedding ceremony at the Queen of All Saints Basilica. Lollapalooza was happening across the street from their reception at the University Club of Chicago, but we managed to find a quiet spot on the museum campus for some portraits. Enjoy this peek into their day!

Laura + Erik: SNEAK PEEK! | Country Club of Decatur Wedding, Decatur, Illinois

We traveled to Decatur for Laura and Erik’s wedding at St. Paul’s Lutheran church and reception at the Country Club of Decatur. It thought about raining all day and finally did as the ceremony was letting out. This is one of those times when a “first look” works out so well – we were able to take all the portraits prior to the ceremony so the rain didn’t get us too down! Check out the peek into their day!

Dorota & David are having a baby! | Bloomington-Normal Maternity Photos

We spent an evening with Dorota & David recently to capture some portraits before their new family member arrives! Check out the peek into their sun-kissed session at Ewing Park.

Carrie + Michael: SNEAK PEEK! | Ewing Manor Cultural Center – BCPA Wedding

Carrie and Michael got married at a beautiful ceremony facing the Japanese gardens on the grounds of Ewing Manor at the end of June. We had a lot of fun with these two and the party continued at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts and went all night thanks to Premier Productions. Check out the peek into their day!

Hope + Matt: SNEAK PEEK! | Starved Rock State Park Wedding, Utica, Illinois

Hope and Matt got married earlier this month at Starved Rock State Park! The major rains held off until after the ceremony — blessing them with just sprinkles for most of the day! Check out the peek into their awesome day!

Janet + Miles: SNEAK PEEK! | Backyard – Chateau Wedding – Bloomington, IL

It definitely felt like summer for Janet and Miles’s backyard wedding near Ewing Park last weekend. We loved being a part of their backyard & barefoot wedding – including a leisurely walk on Constitution Trail to the reception at the Chateau. Check out the peek into their day!

Clara + Chad: SNEAK PEEK! | Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Wedding – Mackinaw, Illinois

Last weekend we spent the day with Clara and Chad at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard for their wedding. It was a gorgeous day over Memorial Day weekend, and the evenin sky did not disappoint! Check out the peek into their day!

Colleen + Brent: SNEAK PEEK! | Discovery World – Pier Wisconsin Wedding | Milwaukee, WI

We traveled back to one our favorite cities recently (Milwaukee!) to capture Colleen and Brent’s wedding day at the Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin by Lake Michigan. A little on the chilly side, but all the sunshine made up for it. What a seriously fun day – we love these guys – check out some highlights from their day!

Rachael + Brad: SNEAK PEEK! | Clearview Church & Marriott Hotel Wedding – Normal, Illinois

Rachael & Brad had the honor of being our first spring wedding this year! We were so blessed by the weather and had a great day with their family and friends. Our friend AJ at Nothing But Blue Skies Films captured the father/daughter dance Rachael and her dad choreographed. Check out the highlights of their day below!

Carrie + Mike: Engaged! | Bloomington, Illinois Engagement Photography

Carrie and Mike were our first engagement session this spring! After a couple rain-outs, we finally got a gorgeous day to relax, hang with their dogs and walk in the sun. (Pets are always welcome, by the way!) Check out the highlights from their session in Normal…


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