As a part of their beautiful outdoor fall ceremony, their Officient Brenda had asked them some questions about each other and read their answers for the first time that day.  There were so many sweet comments about his work ethic, and her smile, and how their being in love taught them what meant to be really means.  But the thing that really stuck out to me was when Brenda said, in brief passing, that what they were getting to experience on their wedding day, choosing to love and support each other for all of their days, is something that so many people wish for in their lives (and some never get).  It stuck out to me and has been on my heart since- how lucky Madison and Blane are…and my favorite part is that they know it.  They are a beautiful, fun, kind, loving couple that complement each other so well.  I knew this from their engagement session, which will always be a favorite of mine.  Madison spends her career beautifying other’s lives and that certainly showed on her wedding day.  Her dreams, carried out by the fabulous Wendy of DK Boutique Flowers & Gifts, truly blew me away!  I’ve heard it said and am in total agreement that boho chic and jewel tones are 2021’s blush and navy of a few years ago, and I am here for it!!!  Every detail was so well thought out, personalized to these two, and just so visually stunning (including Madison…just wait!).  I simply adore this couple and their families, and ma so honored to get to tell a bit of their story!

There was a very special first look prank played on this groom, but I am going to save those photos for the couple!  Let’s just say a groomsman in a strapless wedding dress is quite a site!  But now– time for the real first look! Madison, you are a VISION! Aren’t these ladies stunning??! We really loved this venue- it was so lovely! Their pup was the ring bearer!! Love these sunset moments so much! Madison and Blane, I just ADORE you two and am so happy for you!! Thank you again for choosing me!

To see Madison + Blane’s beautiful spring engagement session, click here!

We loved working with Madison + Blane’s amazing creative team!!

Venue: The Warehouse 200

Planner + Florist: Wendy with DK Boutique Flowers + Gifts

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from Frew’s Bridal + Formal Wear

Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry

Groomsmen Attire: Girls in White Satin

Videographer: Tower Studios

Hair + Makeup Artist: On the Clip Side

DJ: DJ Dusty

Caterer: Station 1883

Cake: Ashley Royer

Officiant: Brenda Protz

Invitations: Etsy

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I'm Jill, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Chicago and Central Illinois, and available world wide! I'm also a photography educator, wife to my favorite person on the planet, mama to 3 amazing kids and an energetic aussie, and obsessed with statement jewelry and all desserts (especially fruit pies!). 

As a past high school teacher, I have a major heart for education. After going full time in my business, I have built a business I love that gives me an almost 6 figure salary and allows me to be home part time with my kids.  I dream for you to run a business that enhances your life and lights you up, and I believe I can help you learn how to do it with a little hustle and a lot of heart!

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