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Full-time photographer, mom-boss, wife, and dog lover. Probably binging a true crime podcast while I edit. Speaks fluent memes + sarcasm, but loves people. Welcome to my blog.


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Are we in Narnia right now? // Sterling, Illinois Wedding Photographer

Last Friday, my beautiful model Tori Ladner and I trekked through mountains (literal mountains that even my Hunter wellies couldn’t defer, thank you winter snowpocolypse of midwest doom) of snow to take some bridal inspiration shots at a local park in Sterling, Illinois. Tori was here for weekend and agreed to don her bridal gown again and model for me in the sub-zero temperatures. She may have nearly frozen (if I read a facebook status about pneumonia in a week I am going to feel like the worst human being currently alive on the planet) but she looked incredibly gorgeous and quite like a princess of Narnia, if I do say so myself. P.S. – If you don’t know what Narnia is, we probably can’t be friends. If you do, we may be kindred spirits.

Now, as much as I know everyone likes to hear me ramble on and on (my darling students love it – ha!) I suppose now is the time when I actually show you the photos, right? Right. Here we go. Welcome to Narnia, we even have a lamp post.


View the rest of this session here.

 Credits: Model / Tori Ladner || Photographer / Rachael Osborn || Gown / Private Label By G via Satin N’ Lace || Accessories / Model’s own || Hair & Makeup / Tricia Gaumer || Locations / Sinnissippi Park, Sinnissippi Dam & Pedestrian Bridge – Sterling, Illinois