HOW TO PREP YOUR CHILDREN ||FAMILY PHOTOS

ARE YOU SCARED THAT YOUR CHILDREN WON’T DO WHAT YOU WANT FOR FAMILY PHOTOS? I have this feeling EVERY time I get kids ready for pictures!! Maybe you have a session booked with me this fall, or maybe you have a session with another fellow photographer, but either way, there is a good chance you […]

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Children, Education, Families, Lifestyle, Style Guide

parents holding blanket above kids as they run underneath it

It’s FALL!! And that means FAMILY PHOTOS!! Does it stress you out? I know it stresses me out and not just because I’m a photographer!!! I know you WANT to do it, you feel like you SHOULD do it, but it’s SOOOOO much work to get your family all ready, to figure out outfits, find […]

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Children, Couples, Education, Families, Lifestyle, Style Guide

PARENTS SURVIVAL GUIDE || FAMILY PHOTOS

IT’S CANCER || NOW WHAT?

I’ve been approached MANY times by friends who have recently learned someone in their lives has been diagnosed with cancer. I have been asked many questions about how they should react, what they can do, how they can help, what kinds of things helped me the most. I’ve been asked how to help during treatment, […]

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Education, Families, Photo Books, Special Events, Travel

Family photo sessions are my favorite sessions to do, I love being able to capture families in all the stages of their life, I love seeing you interact with your extended family and I love working with your children. I hope that you know how important preserving your family legacy is to me and how […]

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Education, Families, Style Guide

FAMILY PHOTO SESSIONS || THEY CAN BE FUN!!

THE DASILVA FAMILY || IT’S GREAT TO BE EIGHT!!!

I’m so glad the DaSilva family asked me to take their family photos again this year. Somehow we got our times mixed up and by the time we started we had about 45 minutes to do their family session, and a baptism session. But I wasn’t worried at all!!! I work really hard to be […]

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Children, Couples, Education, Families

About a year ago I started on a photography journey that has completely changed my life. I took some classes from Amy & Jordan¬†who are AMAZING teachers and even better people!! They believe in empowering, encouraging and loving on their clients, and their students. Part of taking these classes is having exclusive membership in their […]

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About Me, Couples, Education, Headshots

AJ STUDENT GET TOGETHER || A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT AT ST JAMES IN WHEATON

HOW TO PREPARE FOR FAMILY PICTURES || 10 TIPS FROM A PHOTOGRAPHER

I know that Family pictures are SO MUCH WORK!!!! No matter how young or old your kids are, no matter how much you prepare in advance or how much warning you give your spouse, family pictures are still STRESSFUL!!! {believe me, I get it!} I want you to walk away feeling like you LOVED your […]

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Children, Couples, Education, Families