Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year & A Big Thanks!

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2009, I wanted to take a moment to say Happy New Year and thank you to all who have helped make Picture Perfect by Jo the perfect gig for me! You see, I love being a stay at home mom but my passion for photography allows me a creative outlet that is mine alone! I am blessed to be able to stay at home with the Diva and get paid to do what I love and it is all thanks to YOU, my great friends and clients!

I pray that 2010 will be a great year for all of you!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Little Change and More Photos!

I decided it was time to change the old blog up and do a new layout! What do ya think? I think it fits my style to a tee!

Life has been crazy with the holidays and people wanting photos! I have not done any advertising so it has all been by word of mouth which means I must be doing something right! So here is my latest shoot with the East family!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Two Beautiful Girls! Arcola, IL Family Photographer

This was a referral shoot from a past client! When Mom called to book the shoot, I was excited to go to my hometown! Mom and I hit it off the minute I walked in the door! She and her husband were both awesome so it only makes sense that the girls would be awesome too! This was a fun shoot and they were up for anything!
Check out the sisterly love between these two!! When I asked if they got along well I was told no so I think all the love was for the benefit of the camera!! I think they really do love each other though neither would admit it!! Ha!

The next few shots were taken at their gorgeous old home in Arcola! I love everything about this house and always have!! I grew up in Arcola!

This is Big Sis! She is a beautifully sweet girl!

The "baby" of the family!! Is she not sweet?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Another Beautiful Wedding!!

How much fun can you have photographing a wedding? Well, let me tell you that it is possible to have so much fun that you forget you are working! This is Kasey and Heath, they are a cute young couple from our church who loved my work and hired me to be part of the fun! There were a few setbacks in getting them down the isle, like Heath completing Naval Basic training! Yup, that was a small hurdle but one that they plowed through like champs!! Congrats guys, you made it!! May you always be blessed by your union and remember my advice: Always kiss each other goodnight!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Kautz Family

This is my bloggy buddy Lin and her awesome family! They drove down from the burbs of Chicago to have me take these family photos for them! I am telling you that they are a riot to be around!! I had the best time and before you knew it we had over 90 photos and two hours were gone! Yup, we just walked, talked and posed!

This is lovely, Em and she was rockin' that teenage tude to perfection! How adorable is she?

This dude is Col and he was harder to make smile!! His mom told me to watch for the frown because the smile would follow and she was right!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

All Because Two People Fell In Love!

Here are a couple of shoots I did this week with some real cuties!! You may recognize these adorable twins from a family shoot I did a few weeks ago! Well, Mom called to book me just for the twins to see if they would cooperate better, and boy did they ever!

This is Avery and she is just 6 weeks old! She is my youngest client and I had the best time time with her! Kind of makes me want another one!! Only kind of!!

Brenda and Britt

Another wedding is all done and ready to share!! I have known the groom and his family for the past two years so it was an honor to be a part of their big day!! It was a little windy and a little cold but we managed! Here are some of my favs including this great new band "the Groomsmen"! LOL! Enjoy!

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Harden Family - Mattoon, IL Family Photographer

This is a really cute little family and I had the best time with them in their very own backyard!! The boys were fun and listened really well and were super photogenic to boot!! What more could I ask for?? Oh yeah, how about tossing a puppy into the mix!!

The Kelmel Family - Mattoon, IL Family Photographer

It was a super busy weekend for me that started off bright and early Saturday morning with this lovely family!! I had an awesome time just hanging with this crew which included Mom, Dad and 6 super fun kids! I had my work cut out for me but we got the job done and had fun all the while!!