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:: Nate + Karen Bridges

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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…

Danielle + Mike: SNEAK PEEK! | All Saints Chapel – Caffé Luna Wedding – Raleigh, NC

We took a road trip to Raleigh, NC for Danielle and Mike’s winter wedding. While it was unseasonably cold, I think by now this winter we’re all used to that! They exchanged vows at All Saints Chapel and had an intimate reception at nearby Caffé Luna Restaurant. Check it out!

Rickey + Aaron: SNEAK PEEK! | Ebenezer Lutheran Church – Big Bowl Chicago Wedding

Rickey and Aaron got married at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and threw a great party at Big Bowl in Chicago earlier this month. We were thrilled to be able to capture their day for them – here’s just a small peek!

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