Real Wedding: Kindra and Phil

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Kindra and Phil celebrated their wedding on September 21, 2013 at their family farm. The couple chose Splashdrop Photography to capture the special day. Infused Catering provided the meal and Sugar Leaf Bakery created the delicious cake for the reception. Shannon Custom Floral designed all the arrangements, including the stunning bouquet, and decorated the reception tent. The yummy S’mores bar was designed by Social Graces. Kindra bought her beautiful gown from Normans in Downtown Springfield.

Here’s a sample of the gorgeous day!

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Easter Minis (Photo Sessions for YOU!)

Social Graces, along with Meg White Photography, is thrilled to announce our first ever collaborative Mini Photo Sessions  – just in time for Easter!

Together, we will create a fun and whimsical backdrop for a quick photo shoot of your child(ren) or the whole fam!

Easter Special Promo

Sessions will be held on the afternoon/evening of Sunday, April 6. The cost is $100 and will include 20 minutes of shoot time and 10 print-released digital images. For location details and to schedule an appointment, shoot a quick email over to Megan at

Real Wedding: Ashley & Greg

We have so many weddings to share from this summer, but we couldn’t wait to share our most recent wedding, shot by Christine Bonnivier.

Ashley was just a stunning bride and the day turned out just like her – classy with a touch of glam. Enjoy the beautiful photos!

Thanks, Ashley & Greg, for letting us help make your dream day happen!

To see more images from the day, click here.

Venue/Catering: Integrity Hills of Big Cedar

Dress: Norman’s Bridal

Flowers/Decor Rentals: Artistry in Bloom

Cake: Style by the Slice

Photographer: Christine Bonnivier

Videographer: Flourish Films

Music: Stanton Strings, Complete Music

Invitations/Signage/Programs: Kristy Loper

Hair/Make-Up: Katy Landers, Tabitha Headley of W3 Salon



How to Improve Your Wedding Photos

8408859033_012caf1a39_oI recently came across the article “7 Tips to Improve Your Wedding Photos” on the  Mod Wedding blog.


As a wedding photographer, it seriously is one of the best articles I’ve read and I just had to share! From what to with your own body to what to request from guests, the writer, Kacie Lynch, doesn’t miss a beat.


If you are a bride, read this! You won’t regret it.

Images via Kacie Lynch Photography.

417 Magazine: Sweet Sweet Baby

We are so excited to share a sneak peak of our article in 417 Magazine Summer Home issue.  We had a blast planning out Baby Bade’s shower and bringing it all together.  We will post more photos another day but for now, here is a little look for your Friday.

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you enjoy your weekend.  The Social Graces team is off to another wedding!

Photos: Meg White Photography

Desserts: Cynthia Matrone and Elle’s Patisserie.


Engagement: Laurissa & Matt

15265_10151315587112820_1057709260_nLaurissa & Matt are getting married this weekend at Integrity Hills and we can’t wait to see all the final details pull together. We’ve been working with Laurissa and her mom, Susan, for awhile now and we know this wedding is going to be just perfect!

We thought we would kick off their celebration by sharing their beautiful engagement session by Christian Gideon.

Congratulations, Laurissa & Matt! We are ready for this weekend!

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