What is Custom Wedding Photography?

Like a handmade quilt, I treat your wedding photos with care and craftsmanship. This is what custom photography means to me. I start with professional Canon equipment and a wide array of Canon’s finest L-series lenses, each of which I have chosen for a different reason — from portrait lenses to wide-angle (or “storytelling” lenses, as I call them). I invest in software, professional retouching tools, filters, and workshops so that your images are as beautiful as the people in them. It means that every single photo is carefully edited, color corrected, and corrected for exposure by hand. Furthermore, I work with quality filters that allow me to give every photo a  gentle “once-over” for your wedding DVD. Beyond that, every photo is also converted to black and white, so that you have the option of printing in color or b&w. Lastly, I choose a handful of my favorite images for special attention — fully retouched and treated with fun effects. Per your request, I also offer complete retouching on special images. Finally, every single image that goes into your printed wedding album is retouched by hand.

When you consider the fact that most couples end up with anywhere from 500 to 1000 images, the process can be very time-consuming. That said, it is well worth the effort!

Autumn Joy ~ Springfield IL Wedding Photographer

Karen and Phil were married at beautiful Cantigny in Wheaton, Illinois. Here are a few of my favorites from their gorgeous fall wedding!

Fall in Love with Your Senior Portraits ~ Springfield IL Photographer

It’s the perfect time of year for fall portraits!


This Makes Me Happy ~ Springfield IL Photographer

I laughed a lot during Hannah’s senior portrait session, mainly because her mom, Sue, kept saying really hilarious things about anything and everything. I was really glad to have Sue along on Hannah’s session…for a couple of reasons. The first, I’ve already mentioned. The second? She’s a cancer survivor. I’m sure glad she’s still around…and I know Hannah is too. At the end of the session, while we were just goofing off and chatting, I snapped this photo of the two of them. It says so much about these two beautiful women…and it makes me very happy. Thanks for your help, Sue! Glad you could tag along on Hannah’s session!

Springfield IL Wedding Photographer

Congratulations, Morgan and Marco!