Monday, July 25, 2011

My Beautiful Niece, Lindsey! Decatur, IL Senior Photographer

My niece will be a Senior this year and I was honored to be asked to take her Senior pictures!  This girl is so much like me that it is not funny!  We both love to sing and do theater and she is also a talented photographer!  I love her so much!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Fun Family Shoot! Mattoon, IL Family Photographer

I have known the Shumway family for a few years now through church!  Mom wanted a beach type shoot but living in land locked Illinois, it was not easy to come up with a great location!  I managed to find a small public beach on Lake Mattoon and we went for it!  This turned out to be a great location and the kids had so much fun and were so easy to work with!!

Zack - The Serious Senior, Mattoon, IL Senior Photographer

Shoots with boys are tough!  There I said it!  Teen boys just seem to be so sullen!  Zack and I traipsed all over a really nice piece of property owned by his family!  It was a great workout for me but trying to get a great smile from him was an even bigger workout!  We had a fun time! 

Introducing Zack, MHS Class of 2012!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Diva - Mattoon, IL Children's Photographer

Everyone knows that photographing your own child can be very difficult, but my Diva seems to make it lots harder on me!  I work for every shot that I get!  Out of 60, I may get 10 if she is feeling particularly cooperative!  Add the park as the location and my work is 1,000 times tougher than when I started!  So here is the Diva's summer 2011 shoot!

The Sullivan Family - Mattoon, IL Family Photographer

I love a good family session and I love it even more when I get to hang out with people I adore!  The Sullivan family is one of those families!  The kids are adorable and Mom and Dad are super fun!  Tiffany and I served in the same ladies group at church and I am so glad that I got to meet her!  She is super sweet and a hard worker!  I could gush about this family all day but I will share their pictures instead!

Mr. & Mrs. Eastin, Oakland, IL Wedding Photographer

I am finally getting around to updating the old blog and I cannot think of a better way than with a wedding!  Joyce and Marty are second timers and so very cute together!  They were laid back and fun to hang out with!  Following the ceremony and small reception, they headed to Hawaii for some fun in the sun!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Time to Update (Massive)

For some odd reason, this blog gets neglected very badly!  I am sad that it goes on the back burner but I am ready to catch up and stay caught up (I hope)!  Here we go:

This little beauty was from a BIG family shoot that I did!  She was adorable and super cooperative!

Caleb and Mom and Dad have been coming to me for three years now!  Wow, time is flying!  Every year I have to try to out do myself with the location!  He is a fun guy!

 This is the Deep Water Band!  They are a group of talented guys who recently went to Nashville to record their first album!  I am honored to have had to opportunity to sing with this wonderful group of musicians!

Drake and Laney are so adorable!  He recently turned 1 and she turned 9.  This is the second session with Drake and my third with big sis!  I love watching them grow!  

The Haney family was so much fun to work with!  The kids were full of energy and very willing to pose!  We had a great time together!

Jamie & Jason were just married on May 7th!  It was a small intimate ceremony and reception!  Everything was beautiful!

 Morgan and Luke:  Big sis, Morgan had to get in on  the action when I did a newborn shoot for 5 day old little brother!  Can you tell she really loves him?

 MHS Winterguard:  These are a talented group and I am not just saying that because the Moody Teen was part of the group!

 The Morton Family:  We originally planned to do a snowy shoot last December, however, it turned into a blizzard so we postponed it until spring.  The little guys were a big help and I even let them take a few shots themselves!  Maybe a couple of future photographers!

Ryan & Anna:  I have done Ryan's family photos for the past couple of years and this year his Mom wanted me to do a Prom shoot for them!  Ryan is a Junior at my alma mater!

 Here is the beautiful Sarah!  She is one of the models for my Beautiful You campaign designed for women of all ages!

 The Smith Family:  this crew was so much fun!!  The twins kept me on my toes and big brother was my little model!

 The T & T Twins:  10 days old and so adorable!  I love these two little guys!

 Zach & Leslie:  My son and his bestie all dressed up for Senior Prom!  Wow, the last dance of their High School careers!

I think that's a wrap for this long catch up session!  I promise to do better in the near future and get sessions blogged in a more timely manner (I hope)!