THE 10X10 HEIRLOOM WEDDING ALBUM

Oh my goodness.... when I held this in my hands for the first time, it was like Christmas morning. I still can't keep my hands off of it and I want to open it every time I walk by it. When it arrived, I was squealing as the DHL van pulled in. My kids wanted to know what I was unboxing, and they quickly dispelled when they found out it was something for my business and not a Christmas present for them. Nope, it is a Christmas present to me! This is my first sample album from my new album company. I'm marrying this company. We'll be partners in the wedding album business, forever. <3

This is the 10x10 album which is *now included* in my most popularly booked wedding collection. This is the base album which means it is exactly what my couple's receive (cover color and page finish can be different). It has a beautiful and soft leather cover with a personalized motif. Upon opening the album, there is a sheer title page with the couple's names and wedding date. The photos are printed on a very thick, heirloom quality page. The album comes with a lifetime manufacturer guarantee!

I've never stood behind any product enough to include them in almost every wedding collection. When I found this, I knew it was that piece I was missing in my creative process. I spend so much time creating photos that I hope clients will display in their homes and enjoy in physical form rather than simply digital. But that's all it has been for me for the past few years: hope. I went on a quest to find the perfect, heirloom quality album, worthy of finishing the story I told. I found it, and I'm convinced every single couple will love it as much as I do. 

Why do I love these albums?
They quite simply and beautifully tell your story
They finish what we started together: a day full of moments, told in a book
They are classic and romantic
They showcase photos unlike any other album I've seen
The leather covers are soft and beautiful
The attention to detail is un-paralleled
They are heirloom quality and will be treasured for decades to come
The album company is a dream to work with and make everything from album design to customer service quite simple, which means everything is seamless for you
They make me want to get married, just so I can own one for myself : )

I was so excited to photograph this, I didn't do it at the best time of day so these photos don't capture it's true beauty. If you'd like to meet to see it in person, please message me and we'll setup a coffee date! I would love to talk albums with you and send you a free album design. : )

Photos of the 10x14 Duo Album, which is included in my biggest collection, will be coming soon.

Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer

Wrapping up a Beautiful Year

Well 2016 is a wrap and what a wonderful, beautiful year it was. I am completely humbled at any successes I had and contribute it all to YOU, my clients. A little honesty here, one year ago was drastically different. I didn't have the year I had hoped to have and struggled to get Christmas presents for my kids and cover my bills. I second guessed if I should even be doing this anymore. But deep down I knew this was mine and I wasn't going to let it go without a real fight. I reflected on what was different and realized that June's first year of life took up most of my energy. I wasn't able to give everything to my business like I had previously been able to. So in 2016, I re-focused and poured myself into my work. The results are in and this year surpassed my expectations. I just wrapped up my busiest season to date and I sit here with 16 weddings on the books.

If I linger very long on the realization that I get to do what I love for a living, the emotions are overwhelming. Thank you isn't enough. Thank you to my couples who trust me with the most important day of your lives. Thank you to my families who trust me with your children, smiles, and memories. Thank you to my followers for always being a fan. Thank you to my family for your encouragement. Thank you Justin. <3 Nothing would be possible without you. 

Much like we wrapped up the year, we wrapped up many gifts and orders. As you can see, June was a huge help (but not really). Jubilee helped organize and tie ribbons, and Joey helped me deliver the packages to local clients. It was a family effort and took a few days to complete, but it felt mighty wonderful to read the thank you texts, emails, and posts. This must be what Santa feels :D

If you're reading this, thank you. Have a wonderful holiday season and a glorious 2017

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Family Wedding Photographer Quincy, IL
Family Wedding Photographer Quincy, IL
Family Wedding Photographer Quincy, IL
Family Wedding Photographer Quincy, IL
Family Wedding Photographer Quincy, IL
Family Wedding Photographer Quincy, IL
Family Wedding Photographer Quincy, IL
Family Wedding Photographer Quincy, IL
Family Wedding Photographer Quincy, IL

HALLOWEEN PARTY ROUND-UP

I hope you all have a fun weekend planned. How do you celebrate Halloween? I'm easily spooked and the scariest it gets for me is the opening of American Horror Story... My ideal evening will be wearing cozy socks, snuggled under a blanket, while candles flicker about the room. We'll watch silly Halloween movies with the kids while we chow down on comfort foods like the "Boo Mix" I've linked below. Whatever you're planning, I hope you find something sweet to incorporate in your celebrating. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

For all of these ideas and more, click HERE

Halloween Candy Bag Toppers
Hot Cocoa Ghosts
Halloween Tablescape
Halloween Boo Mix
Halloween Photo Booth

MY *SHINY, NEW* REFERRAL PROGRAM

Since my beginning in 2010, I've relied simply upon word of mouth to grow my business. Recently I've started collaborating with the fabulous Quincy Area Bridal Magazine to help engaged couples find me. But the main way new clients find me is still through family or friends. I want to step it up a notch and reward you, my wonderful clients, when you share you experience with someone else.

For every client you refer that books a session with me, you'll receive $25. For every client you refer that books a wedding with me, you'll receive $50. That new lucky client will receive a large print or canvas for their wall to display from their session. There's no limit to the clients you can refer and get rewarded for. If you're out of the area, don't worry, we love to travel and give an extra reward for destination events!

<<< YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL THE DETAILS ON MY NEW REFERRAL PAGE HERE >>>

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Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer
Quincy, IL Wedding Photographer

Want one of these pretty referral cards to share with your friends? Fill out the form at the bottom of THIS PAGE to get one sent to your mailbox, FREE! 

Our Adventure Shoot in Portland, OR | JUSTIN LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

No, these aren't photos of our work you're seeing, they're photos of us. After booking our August trip to Portland, I knew I wanted to be photographed by a waterfall. We don't live near waterfalls, so it's the next best thing. Google searches were not turning up the photography I was looking for, until I stumbled upon Justin Lee. He was quick to respond, excited about our vision for the shoot, and hey - it's got to be fate with a name like "Justin Lee," get it? :) He had some great spots in mind and with adventure in our hearts, we drove/hiked/walked to them to capture these photos. 

It's safe to say that most photographers forget to put the camera down and step in front of it. It's not my favorite place to be, but I realize that it's usually not my client's either. So with a little hesitation, Justin and I put ourselves in our clients' shoes and experienced booking a session from start to finish. Before doing so, I had no idea how stressful planning outfits were, or how hard it could be deciding on locations, or the tummy butterflies from worrying how they'll turn out. Now I know these feelings first hand and I keep those things in mind with every client. Bonus, we got photos of ourselves to hang up and share with our kids and grandkids someday. If there's anything I'd like documented about our lives right now, it's our passion for adventure and our deep friendship and love for one another. I think Justin did a wonderful job; here are some of our favorites.

Jennifer Lee & Justin Wedding Photography Couple Team Quincy, IL
Jennifer Lee & Justin Wedding Photography Couple Team Quincy, IL
Jennifer Lee & Justin Wedding Photography Couple Team Quincy, IL
Jennifer Lee & Justin Wedding Photography Couple Team Quincy, IL
Jennifer Lee & Justin Wedding Photography Couple Team Quincy, IL
Jennifer Lee & Justin Wedding Photography Couple Team Quincy, IL
Jennifer Lee & Justin Wedding Photography Couple Team Quincy, IL