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I love late nights, belly laughs, love stories, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the kind of dream clients that want to invest in capturing life as it is. A little messy and full of color. If you're into photos that are authentic, full of snuggles, and sunshine, keep scrolling, I can't wait to meet you. 


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Today’s senior spotlight goes to sweet Miss Becca from Tremont High School. Becca rocked her senior session a few weeks ago. I am absolutely in love with the way her photos turned out. Enjoy a sneak peek of this gorgeous senior session as well as a little Q & A session to get to know […]

Seniors

Today’s senior spotlight goes to Miss Emma from El Paso-Gridley High School. Emma’s giggly personality and show stopping smile made her a dream to photograph. Every year I am amazed at the incredible seniors that I meet and get the pleasure of capturing. Emma was no exception. Enjoy this sneak peek into her senior session. […]

Seniors

Today’s senior spotlight is Miss Kylie from Prairie Central High School. Kylie absolutely rocked her senior session. I can not get enough of her bubbly personality and contagious smile. Also, can we take a second to talk about how adorable her outfits are?! I’m seriously obsessed. I want to give a huge shout out to […]

Seniors

I am excited to be starting a series of blog posts featuring my Class of 202 Senior Spokesmodels. As a part of this serious I put a little questionnaire out to all of the models to help you get to know them a little better. First up, Emily from University High School in Normal, Illinois. […]

Seniors

The Schafer’s, where do I even begin with this couple and this day?! These are some of the kindest, most fun-loving, genuine people that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Their wedding day was a celebration filled with love, laughter, and a hopping dance floor. I seriously did not want the day […]

Weddings

Mr. and Mrs. Builta tied the knot on a snowy day in January. Despite the less than ideal weather conditions, their day was filled to overflowing with love, laughter, and some of the most genuine, caring people I have ever met. Shilpa styled every detail of this winter-wonderland wedding perfectly. From the hand painted invitation […]

Weddings

Klayton and Megan tie the knot in just a little over a week. To celebrate their upcoming nuptials I am sharing their snowy engagement session here on the blog! I don’t think you will find a sweeter, more giggly couple. These two were made for each other.   Klayton and Megan, I hope the numb […]

Couples

These two sweethearts tie the knot in a few weeks and I couldn’t be more excited! I can not think of a better way to kick off my 2019 wedding season. To celebrate their upcoming nuptials I am sharing their engagement session with all of you. There is definitely no shortage of giggles when these […]

Couples

I wrapped my 2018 weddings last weekend with the most beautiful, genuine, fun-loving couple. Parker and Jennifer’s day was jam packed with joy, laughter, and Jesus!! My cheeks hurt from endless amounts of smiling. I  just can NOT get enough of the way Parker looked at his bride and the constant way he kept Jenn […]

Weddings

Karl and Janet tied the knot on the last Sunday in September. Per usually, Illinois showed up with some pretty funky weather for their wedding weekend. But these two (and their extensive crew) were troopers!! The chilly September morning was easily solved by excessive amounts of snuggling 🙂 I’ve known Janet for years and I […]

Weddings

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