September 12, 2014

Clayton + Kim | Marion, IL Wedding

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Last Friday, I had the honor of taking wedding photos for one of the most intimate ceremonies I’ve ever witnessed. All of the weddings I’ve shot so far have been larger weddings with family and friends. When Kim contacted me a few months back asking if I would come up with a special wedding agreement for her (because she only needed me for a couple hours) I couldn’t say no. When she described the type of wedding day she wanted to have and how small and intimate it was going to be, it sounded so amazing and I couldn’t wait for the day to get here. The location changed though. Originally, she and Clayton wanted to get married at the Fort de Chartres in Prairie du Rocher, which I love, but they changed it to a small chapel in the Rosehill Cemetery in Marion, IL. The name of the chapel is Goddard Chapel and it’s very gothic styled. It just screams “Hunchback of Notre Dame”. The light coming through the stain glass windows was to die for and a photographers dream.

There were a total of 6 people who attended this wedding including me and the pastor. Clayton and Kim both had 1 friend to stand up there with them and I gotta tell ya, it was so awesome. You could hear a pin drop but that was a good thing. I kind of felt like I was making too much noise walking around getting different angles. It was nice to roam freely inside the church too because normally I’m trying not to distract the guests from watching the wedding.

It was a first for me that’s for sure and I’m so honored that Clayton and Kim wanted me to be apart of their amazing day. Sometimes less is more and this is a prime example. Enjoy looking through some of my favorites from their wedding and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Here’s the fabulous chapel. It’s amazing.

Signing the marriage license before the ceremony. Making it official 🙂

Clayton was pretty excited. He loved those chairs too.

Time to get started….

Loved the yellow and gray colors together.

OFFICIALLY MARRIED!

That window light…. AAAAHAHH!

Kim made the flower bouquets out of paper. Pretty awesome!

That yellow parasol was perfect!

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