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I’m gonna let you in on a little (not so secret) secret… Self care is one of my keys to running a growing business and finding work-life balance! Throughout my coaching sessions, I’ve seen that work-life balance is a common pain point for many small business owners and creatives. While I have specific ideas and […]


May 24, 2018

Practicing Self Care as an Entrepreneur

In 2015, I met one of my now dear friends, Amy, through my sister. I am so thankful that our paths intersected and so proud of this fellow¬†#girlboss on her biggest adventure thus far! My sweet friend Amy and her brother Terrance own and operate The Majestic event venue in downtown Kankakee. These two are […]


May 22, 2018

The Majestic – Kankakee, Illinois | Vendor Spotlight

This styled shoot was a DREAM! After a yoga class together early in April, my sweet friend Michaela and I started brainstorming and dreaming of a local to Kankakee County styled shoot. It’s on both of our hearts to connect and engage with our community and wedding vendors alike, so we knew a styled shoot […]


May 18, 2018

Kankakee County Romantic Whimsical Styled Shoot – May 2018 | Kankakee County Wedding Photographer

As I’ve been diving into my new role as a Virtual Small Business Coach (read more about that here) and mentor over these past few months, I’ve been eager to start sharing more advice for small business owners, especially creatives, on my blog! Today, I’m super excited to share with you three books that I […]


May 17, 2018

Three Must-Read Books for Female Entrepreneurs

Spring mini sessions were a success! After the late spring we’ve had, I was praying that things would grow, grow, grow and turn GREEN and colorful. And all of a sudden it was spring! Never in the past few years of doing spring + fall mini sessions have I had such beautiful, mild weather! Picture […]


May 15, 2018

Spring Mini Sessions 2018 | Watseka, Illinois | Iroquois County Family Photographer

Spring is finally here, and I LOVED my time with Colette and Alfonso at their engagement session a couple weeks ago! These two found me a few months ago via Instagram (gotta love social media connections!), and I am so so thankful that they did! These two are my people, and I am looking forward […]


May 10, 2018

Colette + Alfonso | Engaged | Frankfort, Illinois | Downtown Frankfort Photographer

It’s May, people! Can you tell I’m excited? After the month of April was filled with snow, rain, freezing cold temperatures, and basically the most unpredictable weather you’ve ever seen in Central Illinois… I was ready for May – one step closer to summer, my favorite season! The past month started out with our little […]


May 7, 2018

My Life Mondays | No. 40 | April 2018 Recap

Happy Thursday, friends! Spring is starting to be in full swing, and I am thankful. Since last fall, I have been looking forward to the Conrad family session. This family is near and dear to my heart as they are my family, too! And it’s always to meaningful to have photos of your family as […]


May 3, 2018

The Conrad Family | Milford, Illinois | Town & Country Events | Iroquois County Family Photographer

It’s her birthday – our sweet Georgie girl is THREE! Three years ago, our sweet pup was born and just a few weeks later, we adopted her from Wright Way Rescue. I think that I can speak for both my hubby Kyle and myself when I say… We are smitten with this pup, and we […]


May 1, 2018

Georgie’s Third Birthday

Remember these two from their wedding day last year? Well, I just love documenting new milestones after wedding days… And it was a true honor to be able to photograph Katie and Hunter’s maternity session! Life is sweet! Katie and Hunter are some of my favorites, and it was a joy to hear that they […]


April 27, 2018

The Garbetts | Maternity | Springfield, Illinois | Central Illinois Family Photographer