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Timeless Colors & Beautiful Style | Pear Tree Estate Wedding| Jacob and Lindsay

Weddings are always so much fun for Kristin and I and when their is a history that goes beyond that it's even sweeter.  Kristin first met them when Jacob and Lindsay asked her to photograph their newborn baby boy almost 3 years ago and has been photographing their family ever since.  While I (Heather) did not know Jacob and Lindsay prior to their engagement session last fall, I quickly realized there was a family connection.  I've known Jacob's sister Sarah since high school and had the pleasure of photographing her and her 3 boys a couple years ago.  We both enjoyed seeing many familiar faces and making friends with lots of new.  

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Dustin & Maddie | Fall Wedding + Outdoor Reception

Dustin & Maddie’s wedding was magical in every way.  The rain stopped and the sun shone just in time for pictures.  The ceremony was personal and heartfelt, the dresses and decorations were beautiful, and on and on.  But was made it possibly the most “important” wedding we had ever photographed, is that is was a family wedding.  That’s right, Dustin is Kristin’s nephew, and Maddie is now her niece!

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Bridal Portraits | Sweet Darling Weddings

Corinne had always wished that she had beautiful images of herself in her wedding dress. However, in the rush of the day her photographer didn't pose her for any portraits by herself. While visiting this week from North Carolina, we took some time to take the portraits she always dreamt of having. Thank you to The Beautiful Blooms Co. for creating a beautiful bouquet for us to use!

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Brandon + Shannon | Pear Tree Estate Proposal | Champaign, IL

When Brandon was ready to propose to Shannon, he always knew that he wanted to do something special.  Having been a key player in the building of Pear Tree Estate by completing the electrical work he knew Pear Tree would be a perfect place for not only their wedding but for a surprise engagement.  Brandon contacted his good friends Annie and Lauren, co-owners of L.A. Gourmet Catering and Pear Tree Estate to concoct a plan where their two-year old son Lane was requested to be a part of a styled shoot.

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Cody + Kelly | Pear Tree Estate | Champaign, IL Wedding Photographer | Sweet Darling Weddings

Cody and Kelly had the most amazing wedding day at Pear Tree Estate in Champaign on June 25th.  But the excitement for us as their wedding photographers actually started the night before. Kelly has been growing her hair out for 3 years for her wedding day.  While Cody had never seen Kelly in short hair he had seen many pictures and always commented on how much he liked her with short hair and asked on multiple occasions when she would cut it.  

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Jon + Kari | Downs Methodist Church | Double Tree Hotel | Bloomington, IL

There was nothing but sunshine last Saturday when Jon and Kari got married at Downs Methodist Church in Downs.  After bridal party pics, everyone enjoyed the reception at Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington.  There were plenty of personal touches throughout the day from gifts shared before the ceremony, candles lit in memory of Kari's brother and Jon's father, photos at the fire station and EMS truck which is fitting since that is where Jon is employed.  

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Renee + Lee | Bloomington Wedding | Double Tree Hotel

What a beautiful day for Lee and Renee’s wedding!  The bride and groom were eager, and maybe a little nervous, to see each other for their first look.  After they saw each other, you could see them relax into each other and just enjoy the rest of their day.  They were so very happy.  Some couples you can see a little extra glimmer in their eye when they look at their soon to be spouse.

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