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:: Nate + Karen Bridges

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Kelly + Juan: ENGAGED! | Allerton Park Engagement Photography, Monticello, IL

It seemed like we had Allerton Park all to ourselves a couple weeks ago when we did Kelly & Juan’s engagement session. We had a blast walking through the grounds and gardens – looking forward to their wedding next June – check out the peek into their session!

Fall 2014 Mini-Sessions! – October 19, 2014

Back by popular demand! This fall we’re offering mini-sessions! These are short 20-minute sessions to be used for whatever you like– family, engagement, couples, headshots and more. They are a perfect way to get a professional photo just in time for the holiday season. The session fee is $200 for up to three people ($25 for each additional person) and includes 20-30 images in digital form with print permission. If you’re ready to secure your session, choose your desired session time below and click the “Buy Now” to pay your $100 non-refundable retainer. Your balance is due at the time of the session (check and major credit cards accepted). Sessions will be held in a public park in Bloomington. Location of session will be emailed to you the week of the session. In the event of inclement weather, sessions will be held in the historic foyer of Bryant Miller Salon in downtown Bloomington. Contact us if you have any questions before booking as all retainers are non-refundable. Let’s take some pics! (If you select a time below and it comes back as “sold out” that means it’s already been purchased. Simply select a different time).

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Introducing: Henry! | Bloomington-Normal Lifestyle Newborn Photography

We did a lifestyle newborn session with David + Dorota + Henry recently. Lifestyle sessions are relaxed in-home sessions that include candid moments in addition to posed portraits. Check it out!

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!


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