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After weeks of being cooped up in our house through COVID-19, we escaped to the beach for some much-needed sunshine, fresh air, and sand between our toes! Check out our farmstead stay and time in the gulf.

our 2020 family vacation

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Dear Drew,

A letter to my husband on his 25th birthday. Wow, 25 years old, Drew!! You getting old is making me feel less like a kid, rather robbed of my youth. Lucky I’ve still got some of mine left but I think at this point, you’re SOL. I can’t lie, this is harder to write than […]

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Kenny + Allison | Engaged

An early spring engagement session in Peoria, Illinois. These two are one of our September 2020 couples and we are so excited for their big day!

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KJ Creative Co.

Peoria, IL Wedding, Event, & Small Business Graphic Designer | Vendor Highlights After working with KJ Creative Co. for a styled shoot I put together last summer, I knew she one of the tops on my list to highlight her business. She is so easy to work with, brings amazing creativity and insight to any […]

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Here We Grow Again // Baby Taphorn #3

Ahhhh, the news is finally out! Baby Taphorn #3 is scheduled to arrive September 2020. Yes, it’s a BOY! We are excited, overwhelmed, anxious, you name it… But Baby Taphorn #3 (we really need a new nickname for ya), we just cannot wait to meet you later this year. Here is our announcement vid: Since […]

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Cloud Nine Bridal Boutique

Peoria, Illinois Bridal Boutique | Vendor Highlights Cloud Nine is a bridal boutique in Peoria, Illinois. Their goal focuses on giving their brides a unique and memorable experience as they say “Yes!” to their dream dress. For many brides, choosing a wedding dress is more than just what they are wearing on their big day. […]

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Sean + Lauren | Engaged

A cozy engagement session at Ewing Manor on a dreary winter morning. We can’t wait for Sean + Lauren’s wedding day this September!

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Eric + Kayla | Married

Let me just start by saying that everything about this day was simple, romantic, and centered around love. That’s what made this winter wedding so special.

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Three Years Old // Our Kainen Matthew

Last night, for the last time, I put you to bed as our precious little two-year-old. This morning, when I wake you, you’ll officially be three! It doesn’t even seem real… three whole years of knowing and loving you unlike any other. I can’t lie and say that I didn’t sit up in bed crying […]

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Corbin + Natane | Married

This courthouse wedding brought me all of the feels. These two are so near and dear to my heart and I’m so glad they decided to tie the knot early!

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Our Trip to Nashville, Tennessee

We started off 2020 with a trip to Nashville, Tennessee! Check out our day full of touristy fun!

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