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My favorite photos capture emotion, laughter, and feel real. No fake posey stuff here!

I am located in central illinois, serving chicago and the peoria area.

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Hotel Baker Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer

They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, and it is certainly proved true with Sharon and David. I instantly fell in love with them and their story! They are such a sweet couple and I could tell in all my meetings with them that they are big hearted, genuine, loving people. Because of this, there were so many tender moments from their wedding day. Huge heartfelt hugs to roaring laughter to tears of joy and I was truly honored to be the one to capture their love story.

The weather was perfect and the venue was absolutely beautiful. Hotel Baker in St. Charles is stunning! With its gorgeous rose garden, patio overlooking the river, and the awesome Rainbow room with a light up dance floor. It was the perfect setting for their wedding.

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I was excited to find out that David and Sharon wanted to have a First Look! This was my very first time photographing this special wedding day event. They chose Pottawatomie Park as the location for this and it was absolutely perfect. The candid emotions captured during First Looks are so special.

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Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.”

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David and Sharon, your wedding was as beautiful as you are. Because of your sweet love, I know you have a lifetime of happiness ahead of you.

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single frame. Joanna has a beautiful eye
for capturing the emotion of the day - the
love and happiness that
you would never think
could be enveloped
in a
- Sharon & David
unmatched. Joanna's ability to capture emotion and pure beauty
in a photo
is
- Christine
Joanna is a talented and gifted photographer. She has an amazing eye loves for capturing beautiful
candid shots. she truly




what she's doing
and it shows
in her work. We were
very lucky to have
found her for our
wedding.
- Katie & Tony
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