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More fall wedding goodness coming your way today! Lakyn and James are one of the kindest couples, and I’m so excited to share more about their love story and wedding day with you. These two met through their Illinois College connections but not while they were attending Illinois College… It wasn’t until post-graduation that they […]

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Throughout the past year, it has been an honor to work with a number of families… And from photographing past families to new families, I have enjoyed documenting these moments! This year’s family session recap blog post is very near and dear to my heart as my business will be shifting in the new year! When […]

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December 31, 2018

Families of 2018 Recap

Each and every time I photograph the Trumble family, I love my time spent with them! Earlier this fall, Ellen reached out to me about setting up a Christmas themed photoshoot for her family – including a vintage truck, Christmas tree, flannel, and more – and I was so excited! I loved seeing Ellen bring […]

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December 13, 2018

Vintage Truck Holiday Family Photos in Sheldon, Illinois | The Trumble Family

Our sweet niece Sofia is FOUR MONTHS OLD! It truly feels like just yesterday that we were sitting in the hospital waiting room excitedly awaiting her arrival into this world… Now she’s four months old (just over three months old at this fall session though!) and experiencing her first holidays. Life is sweet! For this […]

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December 10, 2018

Family Photography at Town & County Events in Milford, Illinois | The Diaz Family

Remember the Wilson family from last year? Well, this family is growing by another little one, and this time it’s a baby BOY! I loved meeting this family for a photo session a few weeks ago. Last time I photographed the three of them, Penny was just one year old, and now she’s going to […]

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December 4, 2018

Lincoln Memorial Garden Family Photos in Springfield, Illinois | Wilson Family

Introducing a new little bundle of joy… Rhett Aaron! You probably remember his mommy and daddy from their engagement and wedding photos last year, so of course, it was a joy to see these two this season as new parents with their precious little boy. It’s crazy how much things have changed for this family […]

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November 26, 2018

Lifestyle Family Session in Gilman, Illinois | The Dietz Family

This year, I had the honor of photographing eleven families at my fall mini session date. It was a full day of sessions, but I just loved providing photos for each and every one of these families in this season! With rainy + windy weather on the day of the sessions, I opted to move […]

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November 19, 2018

Town & Country Events Fall Mini Sessions in Milford, Illinois

They’re back! This is the ninth – yes, I’m pretty sure the ninth (okay, maybe the tenth!) – time I’ve photographed this family. Each year with them gets better and better, and I am thankful they have trusted me and supported my business since the early years! It’s been a true joy to watch their […]

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October 29, 2018

Iroquois County Family Photos | The DeBolt Family

Last year I had the honor of photographing some of the Knapp family, and this year, I had the honor of photographing the entire group together. Talk about a joy to see all of them together! We were so thankful for a gorgeous fall evening for these photos… And I love how these photos represent […]

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October 26, 2018

Iroquois County Family Photos in Watseka, Illinois | The Knapp Family

Another beautiful family’s photos are on the blog today! Not too long after I moved to Jacksonville for college and called the area my home for a few years, I met the Anderson family through a mutual friend. And I am so thankful for that meeting and connection to this kind, incredible family. I’ve had […]

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October 23, 2018

Lifestyle Family Session in Springfield, Illinois | The Anderson Family

Fall is in FULL swing! I first met the Johnson family when my husband and I started attending GatheringPoint Church, and we soon made it our home. This family is the best, so it was a true honor when they asked me to photograph all of them this fall season! On the original date of […]

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October 19, 2018

Perry Farm Park Family Photos in Bourbonnais, Illinois | The Johnson Family