The Faits Blog: Peoria + Bloomington Normal Illinois Wedding Photography

The Faits are a husband & wife wedding photography team with an emphasis on storytelling. While located in Peoria, Illinois, they serve the Central Illinois area including Bloomington Normal, Ottawa, LaSalle-Peru, Champaign Urbana, and are available for travel. They strive to create photos that are creative, personalized, and unique as each couple’s love story.

Pear Tree Estate Wedding - Chris & Rachel

Pear Tree Estate Wedding - Chris & Rachel

Chris and Rachel's wedding took place outside Champaign - Urbana at the gorgeous Pear Tree Estate. Rachel prepared for the day with her bridesmaids at the beautiful guesthouse on the venue grounds. The couple exchanged gifts and heartfelt letters before the ceremony on the sunny, fountain-side patio.

Rachel looked stunning in the strapless dress that showed off her sleeve of colorful tattoos, and Chris looked sharp in a navy suit. The couple exchanged vows and had a sand ceremony between lots of laughter and touching moments. After formal photos around the estate grounds (carefully landscaped to be a photographer’s dream!), the couple took the party inside for dinner, drinks, and dancing all night long.

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Petri!

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The Faits is made up of Laura and Evan Fait, a husband and wife wedding photography team with an emphasis on storytelling. While located in Peoria, Illinois, they serve the Central Illinois area including Bloomington Normal, Ottawa, LaSalle Peru, Champaign Urbana, and are available for travel. As photographers, they strive to create photos that are creative, personalized, and unique as each couple’s love story.

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Luthy Botanical Garden Engagement Session - Phillip and Sarah

Luthy Botanical Garden Engagement Session - Phillip and Sarah

There's something really incredible about including part of a couple's story into their photos, and Phillip and Sarah arrived at their session with lots of creative ideas for ways to do that. We absolutely love when couples have sentimental additions to their images instead of opting for a standard, traditional session! 
First, to pay homage to Phillip's Chinese heritage, the couple wanted to show the Red String of Fate, a Chinese legend that says that the gods tie a red string between two people who are destined to be together to make it easier for them to find each other. This was such a beautiful sentiment that made for a fun challenge to capture. They also brought Pocky so they could recreate their first kiss on camera. This had all of us laughing, and the couple's genuine chemistry and great personalities were so much fun to photograph. 
At the end of the session, Phillip and Sarah told us that it was actually Sarah that had proposed to him(after a Pokemon themed scavenger hunt! How cool!), so he wanted to make sure there were photos of the moment that he asked her to marry him. 

We can't wait to be a part of their big day at Ewing Manor this fall! Congrats, Phillip and Sarah!

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The Faits is made up of Laura and Evan Fait, a husband & wife wedding photography team with an emphasis on storytelling. While located in Peoria, Illinois, they serve the Central Illinois area including Bloomington Normal, Ottawa, LaSalle Peru and are available for travel. As photographers, they strive to create photos that are creative, personalized, and unique as each couple’s love story.

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