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Wedding Photography


your first family heirloom

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Wedding Photography


your first family heirloom

                                                                           The reflection of your wedding day is told by your photographer

Welcome!

Wedding are the heart of Preservation Heart Photography and we provide an extraordinary experience from first contact to first anniversary.  Chock full of love and extras, your wedding package includes personal touches and a dedication to getting to know you and your special story.  

The details, the formals, the fun, and all the moments in between that you didn't get to see - we catch them! 

The process starts with an easy going meeting and a full understanding  how our process works from day one to first anniversary.  We learn about each other through the engagement session and comfortably shoot your personality.  We stay in touch and assist in planning the wedding day timeline to ensure you get the photos you need and enjoying your day.  

Your most important memories are cherished and throughout the process Preservation Heart Photography can help you have a picture perfect day.  Come wedding time we know each other well and are relaxed with each other - the presence of your photographer should be casual and fun,  It allows our team to cover your day in it's natural beauty.

We are blessed to be invited to be a part of your day and are honored to preserve the memories for you.   

                                                          [Full Coverage Starting a $1850]

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Why


Is wedding photography important?

Why


Is wedding photography important?

First Things First...

I want to live in a world where we cherish our every day moments and hang them on our wall.

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I find photos and products irresistible and believe everyone should walk away with more than digital files. I love to capture life’s moments, especially the small ones I am afraid I will forget.

I want to live in a world where preserving quality photography is cherished and displayed as art. With cameras everywhere we often only professionally photograph three moments: birth, graduation, and marriage. More often than not these photos are not hanging in our homes – they are tucked away in shoe boxes, albums, or worse, as useless digital files that never see the light of day.

I would love to shoot your big event, but that is only a small part of our individual stories. I want to get to know you and save your special moments for you. Putting smile on your face and helping create something special for you to forever cherish. Now is a great time to get to know each other and create something all yours.

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.
— Dr. Seuss
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Getting Married?  Let's Meet Up!

Wedding Photography is such an everlasting piece of your history.  The day you are married is really something that you will look back with your family for years to come. 

Can you image right now what a joy having these images will bring to the generations that follow you?  I ask you right now to close your eyes and consider that, because once the wedding is done your photographer leave you a piece of everlasting memory.   I want to provide you with heirloom images that your future generations will thank you for.

With all my heart I want to give you the most amazing images and reflect the love you share.


Let's Connect


Let's Connect


Here's How... 

We will work together to create the photography for your wall you are dreaming of.  Let's save the moment together.  Every shoot is a whole lot of fun and the end result is beautiful images for your home and to share. 

Portrait sessions start at $250
Full Wedding Coverage starting at $1850

Photos are not going to give you daily jolt of happiness sitting in their digital state on your hard drive and I want you to see your most precious moments hanging on your wall.  Let's get together and chat about your idea and let me craft a unique experience just for you.

Fill out the form, I will be in touch.  Better yet, just give me a call I would love to chat or we can always meet up and discuss - coffee is on me! 

Preservation Heart Photography

Dana Chaplin
dana@preservationheart.com

Genoa, IL.
815.501.6074

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About Me


About Me


When it comes down to it we just love connection.

intuition is our most powerful asset as human beings.  I believe this wholeheartedly and use it every day as I navigate through the noise of life.   It is my single greatest tool in photography.

A bit about me...

Hello, I am Dana, the owner and creator of Preservation Heart!  I have been telling stories with my camera for as long as I can remember,  In fact, it is totally in my blood.  My father sparked my interest in wedding photography at a young age and I was hooked and have been shooting ever since. Photography has always been a very social experience for me that I share with my nearest and dearest.  I am always with my camera and forever snapping photos to cherish and gifting heirloom quality prints.  It is important for me to share this love with each of my clients.  Oh, and giving sweet little gifts just makes me so happy.

I am a creative at heart and love my family to pieces... the wilder life gets the more I cherish the moments we capture.   A photograph is a thing of beauty to be cherished, printed and looked at as a reminder of the sweetest things life has to offer.  

 I've taken my passion for story telling to new places and I would like to help you preserve your story.   Capturing  your special event and savoring every special moment with you is what makes me happiest in life.  

I work with couples to design photography experiences that fit them and ensure happiness.   I absolutely love weddings and all their lovely details and my job is to ensure the best images are captured.  Helping brides find local services and offering little extras has just come natural to me.  I usually  love a couples' day as much as they do and find myself feeling like an honored guest to capture their day I have always known I was meant to do and it makes the wedding day that much easier for the couple.  Big win!  

 This is my kiddo.  He has all the curiosity of a three year old about all the things in this world.  It is just the best!

This is my kiddo.  He has all the curiosity of a three year old about all the things in this world.  It is just the best!

I am a wife, a mother, a proud member of an amazing community and I love to help it grow.  When I am not shooting you can find me exploring the newest local restaurant or coffee shop and spreading the word feverishly.  I am a social creature and seem to only become more extroverted as I grow older.  I am a total klutz and I own it. Friendships mean the world to me, I can't imagine life without the connection of so many amazing people.  

 Capturing moments, sharing laughs and food, always food.  I am a lover of funky old cameras, travel to destinations that serve drinks in coconuts, and my wild and  crazy kids.  I am just getting started with all things in life and loving every moment.   Want to know more?  Let's meet up :)

I can't wait to learn more about you, give me a call and set up coffee to connect!

 

 

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Personal Branding


Put your best face forward in your online and printed content.  A personal branding session allows you as your best self and takes the worry out of your hands.  Profiles photos, Bio photos, etc. 

Personal Branding


Put your best face forward in your online and printed content.  A personal branding session allows you as your best self and takes the worry out of your hands.  Profiles photos, Bio photos, etc. 

Personal Branding 

Put yourself in the drive seat when it comes to what people see about you online.  Whether for social media profiles or business bio page or online dating introduction a personal branding package will help set your apart from the herd of selfies and outdated images.  

Packages start at $199