Ross & Brandi {Engagement Session with Cherrybrook Studio}

Welcome to a new blog series - E-Sessions! In leu of Instalove Friday, how about I dish on this gorgeous ready-made family? Let's dive in!

Springfield IL. Wedding Planner. Engagement Session

Last October I had the absolute privilege of watching this adorable couple tie the knot. But before I dish on their special day and dive into the lovely details - I'd like to share with you their engagement session captured by the one and only Laura Rabe at Cherrybrook Studios. Laura is a rockstar photographer and captured this ready-made family last Summer, in downtown Springfield. There are some amazing shots with the Capitol Building in the background that are just jaw-dropping. I can't wait to share the gorgeous images Laura captured of their big day - but until then here are my favorites from their E-Session.

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Family Engagement Session

Love sweet love, right guys ? This couple celebrated their love for the outdoors, hunting and all things barn and rustic in an outside ceremony and reception at the historic Hill Prairie Winery. Their gorgeous images are in and I can't wait to share them with you very soon! Happy Friday Friends!

Photography by Cherrybrook Studio.


Before you click this gorgeous video created by the one and only Levi Kirby, let me just tell you that every family member of this true-to-the-core DIY couple contributed in some part to this fabulous and gorgeous day. While I can't quite share the photos just yet, here is a short video of their special day that makes me weak in the knees.

Guys this video lights my heart on fire! I simply cannot wait to share this with you! This is my beautiful November 1st couple whose bridal party gave me a run for my money so to speak, but also filled my heart with so much joy. I nearly tear up every time I see this video. More to come soon from this very special day.

xoxo - C

  Photography by CM Photography | Video by Levi Kirby.


My September 2015 couple recently had their engagement photos with the incredibly talented Matt DeBackere, and I could not resist posting a peek as today's instalove.

These two #worshampartyof2 just make my heart melt. The photos from their amazing engagement session are in and I just could not hold myself back from sharing a little sneak peek into their day with the talented Matt DeBackere. The couple is celebrating their love of sports and their sports driven careers in an outside ceremony full of lush floras, deep purples and soft romantic blue next September. While you feast your eyes on their love, and Matt's rad photo skills, I will be over here sketching up centerpieces that will have footballs and lush florals literally pouring from them. This picture - one of my favorites of all time.

CDE couple captured by Springfield's own Matt DeBackere Photography.