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Rachel & Steven | Engagement Shoot in Washington Park, Springfield, IL

couple in washington park
engagement shoot
love the laughter
walking under the gazebo
soft forehead kiss

The best couples know how to laugh, and just be together. :)

Looking for some ink or piercings? Check out their work on their WEBSITE or find them on FACEBOOK. (Rachel's watercolor work is outstanding!)

Bridal Shows. Some people love them. Some... not so much.

We adore bridal shows, because - like weddings - we get to meet a ton of amazing people. At the Elegant Bridal Expo in Springfield this past summer, we were lucky to meet Rachel and Stephen. As our engagement shoot giveaway winners, we were all excited to plan their sweet engagement shoot. (It is always amazing photographing fellow artists. Rachel and Stephen own the new Spiral Out Tattoos in Springfield, IL. Their work is incredible!)

Here are just a few of our favorite shots. ;)

walking along the bridge
fall colors and leaf
fall colors in washington park



Kaci & Lucas | Engagement Session in Effingham, IL

There is nothing quite so relaxing as photographing a fun couple out in nature. For this shoot, we went out to a local farmer's property, and took full advantage of his fields and lake in Effingham, IL. (Thank you!) Kaci did an amazing job coordinating their wardrobe, and Lucas was an awesome sport, even allowing us to stand on his jeep. ;)

Kaci and Lucas were an absolute joy to photograph; we can't wait until their wedding day!

For now, check out a few highlights from their relaxed engagement shoot!




Our Bucket List

Every Photographer has their fantasy locations, clothing, and other goodies that they dream of being able to capture. Matthew and Jaclyn are no exception.

Check out our Dream Shoot List; does your wedding fall in one or more categories? If so, contact us! There just might be some discounts coming your way. :)

  • a wedding on the beach (hey, beaches are hard to come by in the MidWest)
  • a bride in a red (or other brightly coloured) wedding dress
  • a wedding in a library, museum, or other unique location
  • a wedding in a barn (COMPLETED)
  • a Steampunk themed wedding
  • a cosplay inspired wedding
  • members of the 501st legion
  • a European destination wedding
  • a wedding on a mountain
  • a wedding with a motorcycle (COMPLETED)
  • several brides together in their wedding dresses (i.e. Sisters, best friends, multi generation)
  • a wedding with a 1930s-50s car or truck
  • groom/groomsmen in kilts



Jodi & Lucas | Engagement Shoot in Mount Vernon, IL

Welcome to our revamped blog! Watch for a TON of new posts over the next few weeks, showing some of our favorite weddings, engagement shoots, and portrait sessions.

Below, you will find the slideshow to one of our most recent engagement sessions- Jodi & Lucas. This awesome couple chose the Inglenook Bed and Breakfast in Mount Vernon, IL for both their engagement session and to host their wedding this August. We loved getting to know them (and their venue!) and we had a lot of fun with Scrabble tiles. ;)

Congratulations again, Jodi and Lucas! We can't wait until August!

Location: Inglenook Bed and Breakfast in Mount Vernon, IL



Lara & AJ | Wedding at The Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, IL

When we were first contacted by Lara and AJ, we were ecstatic to learn that their wedding was taking place in the historic Wildey Theatre, in downtown Edwardsville. We love it when couples take their wedding day and truly make it their own!

Check out the highlights from this wedding! The bride styled everything herself, and she did an absolutely amazing job!

Hubbard Photography

The Garden at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
The Wildey Theatre

Music: "Endless" by The Rival
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