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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Anniversary sessions are very quickly stealing my heart and becoming my favorite! I truly believe that marriage should be celebrated each day (and passing year!), so anniversary photo sessions are so meaningful for me to be able to document. Jill and Kevin contacted me this past […]

FAMILY

July 23, 2018

Jill + Kevin Anniversary Session | Clifton, Illinois | Kankakee County Anniversary Photographer

Back in June, I loved meeting up with these two for a session marking a super exciting moment in their life… This summer, Bailey and Jake became homeowners together! You may remember sweet Bailey from her senior session a few years ago or maybe it was her session with her sisters (yes, these amazing girls […]

FAMILY

July 10, 2018

Bailey + Jake | Couples | Watseka, Illinois | Iroquois County Couples Photographer

My sweet sister and brother-in-law are having a baby girl! It all truly started to feel real – that my sister is going to be a MOM – at her baby shower not too long ago! I am so proud of her and Sebastian and know they will be incredible parents thanks to our childhood […]

FAMILY

July 9, 2018

The Diaz Family | Bourbonnais, Illinois | Kankakee County Lifestyle Maternity Photographer

And now my sweet nephew!  It’s been a joy to photograph Cooper since his first days of life… From his fresh 48 session in the hospital to his newborn photos (my sister and sisters-in-law are lucky for the exception to my no newborn photo rule – HA!) to his three month session and now his […]

FAMILY

July 3, 2018

The Evans Family | Bourbonnais, Illinois | Bourbonnais Lifestyle Family Photographer

She’s back… My sweet niece Pix! I’m sure you remember this cutie from her newborn and six month photos throughout the past year, and today, I am THRILLED to share her one year photo session with my blog readers. It’s been a wonderful year of watching this little lady grow and explore. And I’ll never […]

FAMILY

June 28, 2018

Anna Pixley | One Year Old | Bourbonnais, Illinois | Bourbonnais Summer Sunset Session

There’s no better way to say this other than that I LOVE and cherish my couples dearly. Each and every couple is unique and amazing and kind and wonderful in their very own ways. Emma and Noah are no exception! I think it was just a few days after Emma saw a sneak peek of […]

FAMILY

June 19, 2018

Emma + Noah Anniversary Session | Milford, Illinois | Summer Sunset Anniversary Session

I first photographed this family at fall mini sessions in 2017, and I was thrilled when Jodi emailed me in the spring following to schedule another session! It’s always a true joy and honor to work with clients again and again as their life stories unfold! Leading up to this session, I could not be […]

FAMILY

June 18, 2018

The Foreman Family | Normal, Illinois | Fransen Nature Area Summer Sunset Family Session

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 […]

FAMILY

May 15, 2018

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

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 […]

FAMILY

May 3, 2018

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

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 […]

FAMILY

April 27, 2018

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