Bridgette + Dylan | Leland, Illinois | Destination wedding photographer

Bridgette and Dylan’s wedding was four days after hurricane Michael ripped through my neighbornhood.

As a destination wedding photographer, this tested me to the very end.

I was in constant contact with Bridgette, and even had a wedding photographer all ready to shoot their wedding if I couldn’t make it to them.


It honestly looked like I wasn’t going to be able to even make it to the airport.

All the roads were covered with snapped power lines and trees.

We had zero phone service, so we had to drive to Walmart, which was flooded but somehow still had a little wifi signal.


On Thursday, the airport website said all flights for Friday were cancelled.

So I thought that for sure I was going to have to have my backup photographer shoot it.


On Friday morning, we sat in a hour long line to top off our gas tank.

I got a call from Delta at 10:15 am saying “your updated flight departure time is 12:37 pm.”

I hauled ass home, and packed in literally 5 minutes.

I got to the airport and through security in the nick of time.


I waited until I was for sure on my way to text Bridgette.

She was beyond overjoyed.


Bridgette and Dylan’s wedding was so one of a kind and amazing.

They held their ceremony where they met when they worked together, at the Hi-Tide Campground.

The ceremony seating was benches in a variety of colors.

Bridgette and her poppa were escorted down to the ceremony site in a Chevelle.

I was drooling over that gorgeous muscle car.

After they said “I do”, their guests celebrated by tossing birdseed as the bride and groom walked back down the aisle.


The reception was held at the The Party Lodge, and had the most amazing wooden beams and romantic lighting.

Bridgette and Dylan celebrated their wedding in the best ways.

They cuddled their sweet baby Oliver.

Their friends and family surrounded them with love and laughter.

The best way to celebrate your love.