Wilmington Wedding | PJ & Kasey

“I’ll never forget the first time you looked at me and how I fell in love.”

PJ and Kasey have been together for five years and are such a lovely couple.

In early summer, I took their engagement photos, and we endured the intense heat that day. For their wedding, we weren’t concerned about heat… we were concerned about a pending thunderstorm.

Fast track to October 7, 2017. The BIG day.

The weather that day called for a thunderstorm. When I arrived, it started to sprinkle within 15 minutes. PJ and Kasey (and their families) were prepared though. They had tents set up adjacent to barns. Mums, hay bales and pumpkins decorated the ceremony and reception area. It was a beautiful setup. They even bought clear umbrellas for the bride, groom and bridal party to use. Rain wasn’t going to slow us down!

After a quick switch of locations for the ceremony due to standing water, everything went off without a hitch. These families all pulled together to move decorations and the archway. You would never know it was supposed to take place anywhere else.

And… perfect timing… the weather cleared up shortly after the ceremony for us to be able to capture photos outside! We brought out the umbrellas while it still sprinkled. They didn’t mind getting wet after the ceremony. Neither did I. So we did. 🙂

When the rainbow popped out for a brief moment before sundown, it was just icing on the already delicious cake.

This group knew how to have a good time! When it came time for dancing, I didn’t have to worry about an empty dance floor. From the sounds of it, their party went late into the evening… or perhaps early in the morning would be a better description!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Mendietta! May you have a lifetime of happiness!

Photo Whimsy by Megan is a Clifton, Illinois-based photographer.

Fall 2017 | Bald and Beautiful

“Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it.”

Robin is a positive person. One who exudes happiness and energy. With faith and determination, she lives her life to the fullest. Nothing slows her down.

She was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. She’s fighting with grace and dignity.

Always a smile on her face.

When she approached me about taking photos of her, I couldn’t have been more honored. She is a beautiful person. Everyone would agree.

Photo Whimsy by Megan is a Clifton, Illinois-based photographer.