OUR STYLE


Connection over perfection…its that simple.  We strive to connect with our clients finding beauty in those honest, real, & raw moments of their lives.  That is the story we want to tell.  We are in love with natural beauty & our images are simple & timeless.

OUR STORY


The name Esther Bloom is inspired from the book of Esther & her beauty & trust in the Lord during a very important time in her life.  Will you recognize the moment in which you are called upon to exercise your gifts?

Esther Bloom Photography’s team is a wedding, family, senior, & boudoir business  based in Southern Illinois. They are available for commissions in Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, as well as destination weddings! Specializing in unique & eclectic weddings, Esther Bloom Photography connects with those who love the outdoors & are adventurous. Esther Bloom’s clients have an organic, rustic, & laid back charm.  If that’s you, please contact us now to get on our schedule.

THE WEDDING TEAM


Laura Rush is our founder & head photographer. She is the one who captures our seniors, engagements and boudoir sessions. She is a lover of Jesus, a chaser of the golden hour, collector of junk & antiques, a wife & mother, & an artist.  Laura likes to fill her days with black coffee, old country & bluegrass, and her amazing family.  As a family they love to travel, hunt, & enjoy the outdoors.  However, their favorite place to be is their quiet little place in the country.  One thing Laura has learned in the past 10 years is that she was created to see God’s beauty & to share this experience through her work.  Whatever you find here that is good, or beautiful is not to her credit, but to God’s.

Tabitha Coston is our family photographer. She loves capturing families in the golden light and in a natural wooded or rustic environment. Helping families relax & enjoy the experience is very important. With being a Mother of two kiddos she appreciates the importance of capturing a moment in time. She can’t imagine that some day we will look back on our lives and wish we had taken less photos of our families together. When Tabitha isn’t working on clients memories she’s at her country home homeschooling her kiddos, working in the garden, or volunteering at church. She enjoys slow days that start with coffee & end with sweet snuggles from her kiddos.

L- has an Obsession with mexican cuisine (especially verde sauce)
T- while growing up she loved sleeping in the barn with her horses
L- believe that green is the most beautiful color God created
T- every movie should have a happy ending or its useless
L- prefers rainy days & gets excited about storms
T- grew up in Texas & often watched tornadoes from her front porch
L- dreams of having goats & extremely large dogs (great danes, mastiffs etc.)
T- prefers dark chocolate over milk chocolate
L & T- both grew up country & overuse the word Y’ALL
L & T- both prefer classic country & bluegrass over the new version of country
L & T- both are oilers & believe there is a natural remedy for most everything

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,
as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  1 Peter 4:10