Two souls but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
-John Keats

Your wedding day is about one special thing, showing the love you feel for your partner to each other and to the world. 

Working with us as our clients you'll see those moments in images captured forever. You will look back at your wedding day photos and remember the love, the feelings, the emotions, the tears and the laughs. 

You will feel incredibly blessed every time you see your images of your family and friends.

Your wedding day is about one special thing, showing the love you feel for your partner to each other and to the world. 

Working with us as our clients you'll see those moments in images captured forever. You will look back at your wedding day photos and remember the love, the feelings, the emotions, the tears and the laughs. 

You will feel incredibly blessed every time you see your images of your family and friends.

Your Wedding Day

Jason and Kim's bridal party had nothing but fun with our "ten-second per pose" group photo.

Conchita's grandmother, her abuelita, had nothing but hugs for her granddaughter as she got ready.

Bride's mother gives her new son-in-law, a US Army trainee stationed far away, a huge hug after taking her daughter down the aisle before the ceremony.

Jason nuzzles Kim's neck during the shoot with just the two of them after the ceremony

Kelly and Brian doing a bit of dancing after the garter toss as he makes sure she doesn't "get away."

Josh and Beth's family have a quick confab about the dance photos they took on their tablet.

Haley hangs onto David during the traditional Jewish Horah at their reception.

Grandma tries to convince the flower girls that sticking out their tongues is not the best behavior. 

Julia's niece and flower girl has to give her dress a whirl as the gals get ready for the ceremony.

Jonathon and Conchita go in for a kiss of their wedding day.

Our packages start at $2200 and go up to $4400. We include engagement sessions, your images with a print release, an online gallery, planning meetings, credit set aside toward prints, albums, canvas wraps, and more . We primarily break it down into three different packages, depending on how many hours you need. We always meet with you to figure out all the details, which package works the best and what other extras you might need or want before finalizing a contract. 

We usually include two photographers, other special Beyond the Day sessions,  special phone apps with your photos and much more.  After eleven years of wedding photography we've learned the best way to get all the details and make sure it all makes sense is to meet in person and chat. You will have special ideas that are yours alone and we want to talk about making it all flow.

We'll meet up again before your wedding for an engagement session, both to get awesome photos of both of your together and also give you an idea of how some of our posing works -- so we don't waste time on your wedding day. On your wedding day, we want you to spend time with each other, family and friends. And then we can also create a guest signing book, a signing canvas, save-the-date cards
and more if you want. 


Wedding Day Investment 

Thank you cards

Save the date cards

Wedding albums handcrafted in Italy

Parent's Albums

We'll meet again about a month before the wedding for a full work out on your timeline, ensure we know what images you want, work out any little details of the day. And offer you help and advice to make your day go well. The better your day goes, the better our day goes. 

After the wedding, we post your photos online to let you pick out your favorites -- and then plan a small party at our place in Clinton. We call it our premier showing -- it's the ordering session where we work with both of you on choosing your heirloom piece -- the album -- along with any prints, canvas wraps or other things you might want.


We work with your parents also -- help them get what they want from your wedding day. Often, they also want the memories the photos bring and get their own albums. 

You also become members of our Clients for Life program -- no session fees for any other photography from us. We normally hear back for maternity sessions, newborns, family and more. Ed and Krystal both love the fact we can work with our couples again and again. 

packages, depending on how many hours you need. We always meet with you to figure out all the details, which package works the best and what other extras you might need or want before finalizing a contract. 

We'll meet up before your wedding for an engagement session, both to get awesome photos of both of your together and also give you an idea of how some of our posing works -- so we don't waste time on your wedding day. On your wedding day, we want you to spend time with each other, family and friends. And then we can also create a guest signing book, a signing canvas, save-the-date cards
and more if you want. 

make your day go well. The better your day goes, the better our day goes. 

After the wedding, we post your photos online to let you pick out your favorites -- and then plan a small party at our place in Clinton. We call it our premier showing -- it's the ordering session where we work with both of you on choosing your heirloom piece -- the album -- along with any prints, canvas wraps or other things you might want.

We work with your parents also -- help them get what they want from your wedding day. Often, they also want the memories the photos bring and get their own albums. 

You also become members of our Clients for Life program -- no session fees for any other photography from us. We normally hear back for maternity sessions, newborns, family and more. Ed and Krystal both love the fact we can work with our couples again and again. 

Our albums range from $400 for a very basic book up to $4000 for our top-of-the line album.

Our packages start at $2200 and go up to $4500. We include engagement sessions, your images with a print release, an online gallery, planning meetings, credit set aside toward prints, albums, canvas wraps, and more . We primarily break it down into three different packages, depending on how many hours you need. We always meet with you to figure out all the details, which package works the best and what other extras you might need or want before finalizing a contract. 

We usually include two photographers, other special Beyond the Day sessions,  special phone apps with your photos and much more.  After eleven years of wedding photography we've learned the best way to get all the details and make sure it all makes sense is to meet in person and chat. You will have special ideas that are yours alone and we want to talk about making it all flow.

We'll meet up again before your wedding for an engagement session, both to get awesome photos of both of your together and also give you an idea of how some of our posing works -- so we don't waste time on your wedding day. On your wedding day, we want you to spend time with each other, family and friends. And then we can create a guest signing book, a signing canvas, save-the-date cards
and more if you want. 


Wedding Day Investment 

Thank you cards

Save the date cards

Wedding albums handcrafted in Italy

Parent's Albums

We'll meet again about a month before the wedding for a full work out on your timeline, ensure we know what images you want, work out any little details of the day. And offer you help and advice to make your day go well. The better your day goes, the better our day goes. 

After the wedding, we post your photos online to let you pick out your favorites -- and then plan a small party at our place in Clinton. We call it our premier showing -- it's the ordering session where we work with both of you on choosing your heirloom piece -- the album -- along with any prints, canvas wraps or other things you might want.

We work with your parents also -- help them get what they want from your wedding day. Often, they also want the memories the photos bring and get their own albums. 

Every image that goes into your album is personally retouched by Ed to ensure the images best quality -- from lessening those horrible bags under the eyes (normal after an exhausting wedding day) to eliminating glow red exit signs. We want your images to be truly the best possible. And this also holds true for any images that go on your walls -- our canvas prints, regular prints and even metallic prints. We're known for our deep, saturated colors, sharp details and attention to the little things. 

You also become members of our Clients for Life program -- no session fees for any other photography from us. We normally hear back for maternity sessions, newborns, family and more. Ed and Krystal both love the fact we can work with our couples again and again. 

packages, depending on how many hours you need. We always meet with you to figure out all the details, which package works the best and what other extras you might need or want before finalizing a contract. 

We'll meet up before your wedding for an engagement session, both to get awesome photos of both of your together and also give you an idea of how some of our posing works -- so we don't waste time on your wedding day. On your wedding day, we want you to spend time with each other, family and friends. And then we can also create a guest signing book, a signing canvas, save-the-date cards
and more if you want. 

make your day go well. The better your day goes, the better our day goes. 

After the wedding, we post your photos online to let you pick out your favorites -- and then plan a small party at our place in Clinton. We call it our premier showing -- it's the ordering session where we work with both of you on choosing your heirloom piece -- the album -- along with any prints, canvas wraps or other things you might want.

We work with your parents also -- help them get what they want from your wedding day. Often, they also want the memories the photos bring and get their own albums. 

You also become members of our Clients for Life program -- no session fees for any other photography from us. We normally hear back for maternity sessions, newborns, family and more. Ed and Krystal both love the fact we can work with our couples again and again. 

Our albums range from $400 for a very basic book up to $4000 for our top-of-the line album.

Every Client Receives:

+Extensive pre-wedding consultation
+Online viewing gallery
+Hi-Res printable Images
+Engagement Shoot
+Design/print credit
+Post wedding consultation to help you with your choices!
+Custom-made video of your wedding day images

😳 Holey 😳 Moley!
Ed you did it again!!!
The photos are AMAZING!!!
I'm still trying to take them all in!
Teri said,  ..."you need to tell Ed that I honestly look good in his pictures! I never look good and I'm even smiling and my eyes are open! He did a fabulous job!"
So DONE!  I have relayed her message and am agreeing that you did a wonderful thing, we BOTH actually LIKE pictures of ourselves!

Thank You again! 
Anne

"You guys were SUPER-FANTASTIC!!! Professional, & yet, "up for capturing" Becky & Daniel's wonderful rapport, & sense of playfulness!! You both worked VERY WELL w/all the folks on their Special Day!! KUDOS from M.O.B. (Mother of the Bride.. LOL)"

OH MY!!!
What great teaser pix - the one on the balcony at Miller park is beyond words!
You both bring your own strengths to your job, don't you???  I hope Ang and Johnathan will, like you, continue to shine better together, than apart.
Thank you for your time, 
energy, and advice,
Jan Lawhorn

Wedding Galleries

Some of each couple's favorites from their albums

conchita and jonathon

Kimberly and jason

"Ed's pictures speak for themselves. What they don't tell you is the good advice (did you spray the layers of your dress with bug spray for that outdoor wedding?

"I did upon the advice of my Photographer and was so glad!) or the attention to detail (I will forever know the uncomfortable pose that makes me look better in photos...), or the kindness that Ed and Krystal show as a great team (when I was getting my meal I was trying to hold the plate and get water out of a dispenser. I was looking around for a place to put my plate so I didn't end up wearing my food on my white dress and suddenly there was Krystal getting me water and walking me to my table.)

They don't stop watching the entire day even if you don't see them. It may sound odd but this is actually one thing I will always remember about the wedding. It's hard to give up control about your wedding but if you can
do it they will take care of you!"

Beth Starkey

Our bride, Beth, sums us up well:

Conchita and Jonathon married in Urbana, Illinois, and had an absolutely fabulous wedding day -- from a traditional church wedding all the way to the craziness of a reception at the University of Illinois football stadium, Memorial Union.  The day started early, Conchita had her hair done and Jonathon went golfing with his friends. Then a full Catholic ceremony for their wedding ceremony. And followed up by playing on the actual U of I football field! With this gorgeous setting it would have been hard to not get some beautiful images -- even down to the bridal party being able to play on the football field itself.  

Conchita and johnathon

It's always a special thrill to work with a wedding couple on their wedding day. But Kimberly and Jason were even more special -- we had photographed Jason's dad's and stepmom's wedding a few years ago. And it is always a thrill to work with a family again! Needless to say, the wedding was gorgeous with a bridal party that just could not stop having a fun time. We took a few of their favorite images from their wedding album to show off this cool wedding!

Kimberly and jason

Learn about Ed and Krystal

Learn about
Ed and Krystal

"You'll spend more time with your photographer on your wedding day than any other person. Be sure they're the right folks to work with you."

ED is the primary photographer for weddings. He started shooting more than 30 years ago. He is not your standard wedding photographer. In fact, wedding photography was the last thing on his mind with photography. He's a trained photojournalist -- graduate of Iowa State University and has worked for newspapers for much of his professional life. He's been published in newspapers around the country, he worked for the Associated Press and United Press International at one point. If you look back at his photos from years ago -- you'll see a lot of emotion, some very raw and painful.  















While working for newspapers he was used to shooting in a different situation every day, sometime every hour, and being able to emerge with images. Portraits, sports, news, features, graphics, parades, marches, fires. Perfect light, no light. Beautiful areas and then oil spills.  Forests and plains. Oceans and deserts. He had a simple goal, come back from every assignment with a image worthy of being on the front page. As a journalist he earned multiple awards -- spots news, sports photography, photo essays, feature photography -- over many years. 

However, the further up he went in the world of photojournalism the further he seemed to drift from what he wanted to shoot. Regular folks with regular lives. Working in the Los Angeles area he was used to disasters, politicians and celebrities. After one too many shootings and disasters he put down his cameras.  He was having to turn off his emotions too often and that was not what he wanted. 














But, you can't keep a good photographer down. He found himself picking up the cameras again to shoot, of all crazy things, his sister-in-laws wedding. He stepped in at about 9 a.m. when the contracted photographer called in sick. And found something that was as insane as his life as a photojournalist. And challenging, wildly different situations on any one day that made it an adventure. Every wedding is different, every bride and groom different. They all have different wants and needs. And different personalities. 

Along with his photography, he has found time to teach -- four years of basic and advanced digital photography at Richland Community College. (Some current area photographers were his students once.) Plus, multiple workshops on everything from basics to advanced techniques. Ed is one of only two percent of photographers nationally to have earned the coveted Certified Professional Photographer but continues to study, learn and grow as a photographer.

Ed is the primary photographer for weddings. He started shooting more than 30 years ago. He is not your standard wedding photographer. In fact, wedding photography was the last thing on his mind with photography. He's a trained photojournalist -- graduate of Iowa State University and has worked for newspapers for much of his professional life. He's been published in newspapers around the country, he worked for the Associated Press and United Press International at one point. If you look back at his photos from years ago -- you'll see a lot of emotion, some very raw and painful.  

While working for newspapers he was used to shooting in a different situation every day, sometime every hour, and being able to emerge with images. Portraits, sports, news, features, graphics, parades, marches, fires. Perfect light, no light. Beautiful areas and then oil spills.  Forests and plains. Oceans and deserts. He had a simple goal, come back from every assignment with a image worthy of being on the front page. As a journalist he earned multiple awards -- spots news, sports photography, photo essays, feature photography -- over many years. 

However, the further up he went in the world of photojournalism the further he seemed to drift from what he wanted to shoot. Regular folks with regular lives. Working in the Los Angeles area he was used to disasters, politicians and celebrities. After one too many shootings and disasters he put down his cameras.  He was having to turn off his emotions too often and that was not what he wanted. 

But, you can't keep a good photographer down. He found himself picking up the cameras again to shoot, of all crazy things, his sister-in-laws wedding. He stepped in at about 9 a.m. when the contracted photographer called in sick. And found something that was as insane as his life as a photojournalist. And challenging, wildly different situations on any one day that made it an adventure. Every wedding is different, every bride and groom different. They all have different wants and needs. And different personalities. 

Along with his photography, he has found time to teach -- four years of basic and advanced digital photography at Richland Community College. (Some current area photographers were his students once.) Plus, multiple workshops on everything from basics to advanced techniques. Ed is one of only two percent of photographers nationally to have earned the coveted Certified Professional Photographer but continues to study, learn and grow as a photographer.

KRYSTAL is the second half of the team. But, with her administrative skills and attention to detail she might as well be considered the first half of the team. Before we ever arrive at a wedding, she's spent hours making sure she has all the day's details worked out -- coordinating with bride and groom. Her planning is designed to make the wedding day fun and worry-free for the bride. 

She also happens to be a Chief in the US Navy -- currently as a reservist but she achieved the high rating while deployed to Afghanistan just a few years ago. Her specialty was logistics specialist. You might say planning is in her blood. 

She started with photography many years ago, never imagining herself working as a photographer, but learning more and shooting more every year under the tutelage of her husband Ed. She's found herself at seminars and workshops continuing her education and learning more of the ins and outs of photography. 

Part of what has intrigued her is meeting and working with all kinds of different people. Her time in the Navy had her traveling the world encountering different cultures. Her interest in cultures has not dimensioned and she relished the opportunity to shoot weddings with different cultural backgrounds. Sikh, Hindu, Laotian, Catholic, Christian, Jewish and so many more! 

She loves working with kids -- so the little flower girl or ring bearer that just wants to cry magically stops with a bit of attention from her. Making fun of Ed also provides perfect amusement for groomsmen who just want to have a beer and not have their picture taken.

Dear Ed and Krystal,

Wedding coming soon for 
___________________________ and
___________________________!
Wedding day is _______________________.
My role is the _____________________. Our venues are great, we're planning our ceremony at ____________________________ with a reception at ____________________________
Please tell us you're available!
My email address is _____________________________ and my phone number is ________________________________
The best time to call me is ___________________________.

We learned about you from ______________________________.

Thank you!

P.S.  ______________________________________
___________________________________________

Dear Ed and Krystal,
___________________________  and  _______________________________ are getting married on  ___________________________ ! 

(My role is the _____________________________.) Our venues are great, we're planning our ceremony at _________________________ with a reception to follow at _________________________.

Please tell us you're available!

My email address is _____________________________    and my phone number is  ___________________________________.

The best time to call me is ___________________________.

We learned about you from ______________________________.

Thank you!

P.S.  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Beyond the Day 

Love is life.
And if you miss love, you miss life.
- Leo Buscaglia

A huge category of different choices, things to think with that make your wedding day as unique as you want it to be -- and let your explore more than just the wedding day.  After all, a wedding is all about life! All of these are also offered as stand-alone sessions for those going elsewhere to marry.
This is extra coverage we offer for you:

Trash the dress (Rock the frock)

location engagement

Boudoir

Rehearsal

Wedding Shower

Go out and play in your dress and tux! Water, wind, dirt, whatever.  It's after the wedding day and time for just plain fun. Or don't even get dirty, we can shoot more images of just the two of you day or a month later - dressed up - in a special place we could not reach on your wedding day. 

Go to Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis -- wherever for a unique engagement shoot! We'll spend three or more hours on-location no where near home.

Unlock your inner vixen! A little extra gift (we'll keep it a secret) for your partner! Ask us for more details.

Some rehearsal nights are more special than the reception -- if this describes yours, this is for you. No one has to be dressed up and can be themselves.

Wedding showers are super special for some folks -- mainly if your wedding will be a far-off locale that not all of your friends and family can attend.

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. 
- Matt Hardy

Location 
engagement