WANT FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY? I am giving away another FREE wedding package for the 2018 year. Like years past, I will be participating in the Stateline Splendor Bridal Expo and will be taking entries starting that day for a chance to win my COLLECTION I wedding package. That's a $2,400 value! Info cards will be distributed during the expo with directions on how to enter. If you are getting married in 2018 and/or have a friend who is, this is your chance to prepare your entry to win. All the entry requires is the couple's love story (and basic contact info). The winner will be chosen on Valentine's Day! Please feel free to tag any soon-to-be bride or groom. I can't wait to hear all the stories! Check out www.hollyjohnsphoto.com for examples of my work and my wedding collection details.
Bring on all the warm color tones, this girl is ready for fall! #illinoisweddingphotographer #rockfordweddingphotographer #hjpfam
What an AMAZING day. It was so hard to chose just a few photos to share of Justin and Melanie's big day. After a beautiful ceremony and some stunning portraits, these two danced the night away with their closest family and friends by their side. I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to be a part of your wedding!
Can I just say that I am totally in love with Caleb and Emily? Are they not just perfect for stunning photos? This amazing couple were truly blessed with a beautiful day for their wedding. Family and friends came from near and far, and the day just floated on perfectly. They were so easy to photograph - even if they felt awkward. I love how these images came out. Thanks for letting me tag along, you two!
What a PERFECT day for Terry and Tessa. They spent the day running around Barnacopia, and said their vows under the beautiful chandelier there. I don't think the day could have went any better. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your big day!
WEDDING TIP WEDNESDAY HAVE A GO-TO THAT’S NOT YOU: As mentioned last week, unexpected things happen. EVERY wedding has something that doesn’t go perfectly to plan. And while that is COMPLETELY okay, the best thing to do is having someone else deal with it. Yep, you read that right. On your wedding day, you should not have to think, let alone worry, about a darn thing. Prior to the big day, hire a wedding planner or ask a close cousin/friend to handle any questions that may arise throughout the day. I know letting go is tough (and technically your go-to can come to you if they feel you would want to be aware), but it is so worth it. Your wedding day is going to fly by. Wouldn’t you rather be enjoying every moment instead of sweating the small stuff? It’s your day, let them deal with it!! Want more tips? Check back each Wednesday for a new tip or visit www.hollyjohnsphoto.com/blog for a few quick tips! #hjpfam #weddingtipwednesday #illinoisweddingphotographer #rockfordweddingphotographer #weddingplanning #beanexpert
What a beautiful day for Steve and Nadia! I generally post only portraits, but I had to include one of their first look images. LOVED all the emotion. Steve and Nadia were absolutely amazing to work with today. I can't wait to go through the rest of the images. Congrats you two!
What. A. Day. Today turned out absolutely perfect for David and Erin. The craziness of the day made it go by so fast. So many tears were shed - some of joy, some of sadness, most of laughter. I couldn't have been happier with those I was surround by this evening. Thank you David and Erin for allowing me to be a part of your big day.