We could not have asked for a more perfect, summer day for Samantha and Ron’s wedding. The weather was gorgeous and the sunlight was so beautiful, but my favorite part was the love shared between Samantha and Ron! It was clear from the moment we did their first look to the good-byes at the end […]

Several years ago this young elder was serving in our area as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I loved having the missionaries in our home. I have 5 brothers, 3 of them served missions around the world. One served in Virginia, one in South Africa and one in the […]

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 […]

Since moving to Illinois almost 17 years ago, we have rarely been able to travel home for the holidays. It’s too expensive and too much hassle to take everything home with us. One of the first years we lived here we became friends with the Solis family and have been included in their family events […]

I had the BEST time with the Judd Family at their family pictures!! It was a little chilly, and it’s always an adventure when you’re working with this many kids, but we had a great time!! I grew up in a big family and I remember many years going to get family pictures, but we […]

I met Sarah and Blake just a few years ago, right after they were married. I was able to visit many times with Sarah and get to know her better. One day I was talking to my brother Ryan and he asked me how I knew Sarah, he had seen that we were friends on […]

Oh baby, look at this sweet little family and their gorgeous parents!! Could these be any more perfect? These little ones were a bit of a challenge {aren’t they all?} but I am always so excited when I know mom and dad are feeling like it’s SO much work…{and it is, believe me, I KNOW […]

Oh my word, this family was SO fun to work with. The littlest one is a spitfire and she kept us on our toes all night….you’ll see in the photos that she caught some grasshoppers and wanted to kiss them {ewe!} and then she wouldn’t put them down because they were going to get away! […]

I am now offering CUSTOM PHOTO BOOKS as an ADD ON to your photo session!! My passion and love for photography started when I began scrapbooking. I am a memory keeper at heart. I want to provide you with a custom designed, hardbound, printed album of your photo session. Price includes my design time, printing […]