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There are not words to do justice for the beauty of Jenna and Nathan’s wedding day…but I can say without a doubt that this spring, and it’s abundance of beautiful weddings, has changed my favorite wedding season from fall to spring!  The weather has been mild and the flowering trees absolutely breathtaking…and we really showed them off on this gorgeous day!  Jenna and Nathan’s wedding day was forecasted with LOTS of rain…and it ended up beautiful– though rather windy.  Lucky for us, Jenna’s dress was PERFECT for blowing in the breeze (as was her hair for staying put!), and it truly all worked out in their favor.  And there are not two more deserving people for that good luck.  Jenna and Nathan are lovely people…kind, warm, and so engaging with their loved ones.  They have a big, close group of friends and are close to their families too.  And they love each other so well.  I love their story that began as a random date to an event, continued with years of sort of knowing each other and a little friendship, and eventually turned into something so much more.   Something very much meant to be. Their whole wedding day was so beautiful to see, and I LOVED getting to see them interact with all their favorite people all day long!  They were calm and excited at the same time, and just truly enjoyed every part of their day.  It was such an honor to witness! Here are some of my favorites!

Jenna, you are SO gorgeous!! LOVED these moments with Jenna and her sweet mama, and then her girls!! So many favorites!! These girls were so amazing and ON IT for Jenna all day long! How ADORABLE is their ring bearer??! I adore these two!!

Jenna and Nathan, it was SUCH an honor to be a part of your day– so many congratulations!!!!

To see Jenna and Nathan’s beautiful fall engagement session, click here!

We absolutely loved working with Jenna + Nathan’s amazing creative team!

Venue: Panther Creek Country Club

Videographer: Skyview Studio

Florist: Petals + Co.

Hair Stylist: Brynn with The Gallery of Springfield

Makeup Artist: Savanna with The Gallery of Springfield

Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals from Adore Bridal

Veil: Kathie Schwindenhammer

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Groom’s Attire: Indochino

Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux

Ceremony Music: Blackwater String Ensemble

DJ: Complete Weddings + Events

Cake: HyVee

Officiant: Nate Kugler

Invitations: Basic Invite

Rentals: I Do Events

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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!). 

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