Kara + Tyler – Starline Factory Wedding

Kara + Tyler – Starline Factory Wedding
Leigh Photography – Rockford, IL and Destination Wedding Photographer

Ahh Wedding Season is back in full force! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect couple and wedding to kick it off! We started this (very chilly) April Saturday at the beautiful Starline Factory in Harvard, IL. If you’ve never been there, it’s a gorgeous revamped factory full of brick walls, beautiful light, and tons of character. Thank goodness too, because the wind chill made outdoor photos pretty torturous! It’s always so fun to shoot here, and Kara & Tyler were a dream to work with! They made my job so easy. There were so many laughs, smiles, and happy tears. Mr and Mrs Bielski, thank you so much for letting me chase you around all day, and trusting me with your most precious memories. Sorry not sorry for the complete overshare, there was just too much goodness not to share! Enjoy!

Venue: Starline Factory – Harvard, IL
Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Cake: Swiss Maid Bakery
Sweets: Starline Factory
Flowers: Handmade by the bride
Caterer: Starline Factory

Lindsey + Bryan | Galena, IL Wedding

Lindsey + Bryan – Galena, IL Wedding

We started this year’s Wedding Season off with these two crazy kids, Lindsey and Bryan. I’ve known Lindsey for quite some time (Belvidere is quite small..). I’ve seen her posts, photos, and videos of her and Bryan, and knew I had a great couple to work with! It was a pretty chilly day in Galena, IL. Lindsey had a beautiful sleeveless lace dress, the most gorgeous rose gold heels, and was outside with me, for what felt like, two hours and was a complete trooper! I had them climbing stairs, trucking through snow, and all in 10 degree weather. There were so many laughs, awkward kissing, and ‘Merica backdrops.. it was perfect! A small, intimate ceremony, a fun couple in love, and a beautiful location had me loving every second! The Desoto House Hotel, Grant’s Park, and Grant’s House were beautiful and different to shoot at, and they made some amazing photos. Thank you guys for letting me shoot you out in the freezing cold for hours last Saturday 🙂 Go take a look at their beautiful, chilly wedding day!

Venue: The DeSoto House Hotel
Hair: Hair by Giavanna Marie at Studio Infinity

Ashley + Adam | Wedding in USVI

This April I had the amazing opportunity to capture a wedding in the beautiful St Thomas, USVI. It was an awesome experience, that I cannot wait to do again. The resort was beautiful, drinks were endless, the weather was perfect, and the company was the best! I’ve captured almost everyone in the bridal party, so the group couldn’t have been better, and Ashley & Adam’s family were so inviting. They were so welcoming, and SO much fun! These two definitely are surrounded by amazing people, and a whole lot of love! Their wedding was long awaited, and it went by way too fast. From the beautiful blue water, sunny pool filled days, great company, and a beautiful wedding.. it was a perfect getaway (even when we got sea sickness 🙂 ). There wasn’t much beach, but the scenery was gorgeous! Ashley and Adam, I can’t thank you enough for trusting me with your most precious memories, and for including me in such a fun trip. I had a blast with you guys, and I wish you nothing but the best! <3 IMG_9169

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Wedding Destination: Sugar Bay Dreams Resort – St Thomas, USVI

© Leigh Photography 2016 – Rockford IL Wedding Photographer/Destination Photographer