first blush


chris & rachel

Hi, that's me on the left.  This girl next to me in this drawing is Rachel.  We are the 2 lead photographers and owners of First Blush Photos.  

THE WAY WE WORK:   The way we work is to consider ourselves as your go-to partner on your wedding day, capturing the moments and portraits that will mean the most to you, and working to make your day great and stress-free.

EXPERIENCE: I'm a photographer of 17 years, newspaper photojournalist, portrait and wedding photographer, and filmmaker. I like coffee with extra cream, spicy thai food, playing guitar, illustrating (like on the right), making videos of family, riding bikes, gardening, and being silly.  I love my daughter and she's awesome.

Rachel is a photographer of 9 years, product photographer, family photographer, furniture restorer, and music leader.  She loves her 3 daughters, likes making soap, bacon, coffee with extra cream, watching home restoration shows, HGTV, being silly, and snoozing and cuddling with her girls when they let her.  She does not like rain or being cold or when her back hurts.

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Things We Love


The Avett Brothers





about us...

" We haven't stopped looking at the photos since getting the link! They are incredible, and I can't thank you enough for all of the time and effort you put into these photos." - Dan & Christina

"We just had our one year anniversary and spent some time looking at our photos together to remember our day. We are so happy with the photos you took for us! Thank you again!"  - Jordan & Sarah

Oh, the Places We'll Go!

Anywhere!!  Serving in Illinois and Pennsylvania, we also travel to photograph weddings all over the United States. We have photographed engagements and weddings in California, Colorado, Cape Cod, Texas, North Carolina, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Virginia and Michigan.

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