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Zoë & Colin planned (by themselves!), a sweet little wedding in July.  There were about 50 guests there for an intimate outdoor ceremony at Holcomb Gardens on Buter University’s campus.  My favorite part about their day was that they had planned and incorporated so many little personal details.  From Zoës bracelet made with beads her mother had, to her dad driving them in his amazing Cadillac that had been in the family since it was driven off the lot, to Zoës ring from generations ago, to the veil made by ones of Zoë’s coworkers, to the reception held at Colin’s parents beautiful home. It was so genuine.  The whole day was so full of love.  

A few vow touch-ups. 🙂 

A first look with her dad…

And off we went to Holliday Park for some pictures of the bride + groom! 

This tree is incredible!  Love when couples are willing to be adventurous for pictures! 

Gorgeous flowers

The food?  BEST I’ve had at a wedding to date.  Goose the Market provided a hog roast while The Illinois St. Food Emporium made unbelievably delicious side items.

Melissa, my second-shooter, captured this next frame.

Near the end of the night at each wedding I photograph, I ask the bride & groom if there are any other photos they would like. Right after I asked that question, Colin said “Yes! This one!!!” and dipped Zoë down for a kiss.  🙂

Zoë & Colin, thank you so much for including me in your wedding day!  You guys are the greatest.  Enjoy being newlyweds!

Flowers: The Empty Vase

Ceremony Venue: Holcomb Gardens grounds, Butler University

Catering: Goose the Market & The Illinois St. Food Emporium

Tent, Tables & Chairs: Ace Party Rentals

Vintage Dishes & Furniture: Violet Vintage

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  1. Zoë Williamson Bailey says:

    Can’t forget Cassie Sue Kobets Ceramics for our vases and working with me on the favors! She rocks 🙂

    • emily says:

      Absolutely! I didn’t know she did them. You guys work great together! 🙂

  2. Jamie says:

    Those are the most beautiful wedding pictures I have ever seen! I’m not kidding!

    • emily says:

      That is so sweet of you, Jamie! Thank you so much!

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a photographer providing honest & authentic images that tell the stories of your connection

Inspired by the beauty of nature, the transition of a woman into motherhood, the wonders & curiosity of childhood, and the joys & challenges of family life, Emily creates photographs from a deep, soulful place rooted in connection and presence.

Emily Layne