Rain or Shine We're Getting Married | {Peoria Wedding Photographer}

I first met this amazing couple last July. Toby was a groomsman in the wedding I'd traveled to Washington, Il to document and I noticed he had a hospital bracelet on. I hadn't thought too much of it but just as we were getting ready to leave the reception someone mentioned he and his fiance' had delivered their son but he was born really early. I went to find him and offer my congratulations but also ask if they would be interested in pictures of their new family. The next day I found myself in the hospital meeting Annie and little, itty bitty Gunnar. What an experience it was to share such a sweet afternoon with the three of them. He was less than 1 lb and maybe 8 inches long. A true miracle indeed!

I was absolutely honored when they asked me to come back for their wedding and have long awaited the day to see these two tie the knot. The day was overcast and the forecast was for rain. (I just can't seem to get away from the rain this year!) Thankfully the storms held out and they were able to get married overlooking the river with the Peoria skyline in the background.

It was such a beautiful day and these two are very special people indeed. I'm honored to call them friends and wish them both the best in the years to come.

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look at little Gunnar now!

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We had one umbrella for these pictures and it was POURING rain.. proof is below. Windy and cold but SO worth it!peoria_waterside_wedding_marina_wedding_pictures_0088 peoria_waterside_wedding_marina_wedding_pictures_0089

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