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The Jackson family purchased this photo shoot at the Bolingbrook Ward YW Auction in the spring. We’ve been trying to schedule  it for a couple months but sweet Gracie has been super sick and we haven’t been able to make it work. I had some sessions schedule and asked them if they were able to […]

OH. MY. GOSH. I Love these pictures SO, SO much!!! {I know, I know, I say that about EVERY session!!} And it’s true. Every time! I love their flowy dresses, the soft, beautiful colors and those adorable flower crowns! I love the white lace flowers and the beautiful sun, but most of all I love […]

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 […]

Stacy, I started getting this ready ON your actual anniversary, and I wanted to post it for you and wish you a very happy anniversary…..but, then I got super, super sick and I didn’t get it done. I’m feeling mostly better, I went back to the Dr. today and they checked my ear again and […]

You drive 9 hours to take pictures with your photo obsessed friends!! Two of my photography friends, Emily Broadbent Photography and Stephanie Marie Photography mentioned on Facebook that they were organizing a styled shoot in St. Louis the following week. I casually commented that I wanted to come…..and of course, they both agreed that I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nauvoo holds a special place in my heart. It’s where the Mormon Pioneers were driven out of their homes and land as they searched for a place to live in freedom. It’s the last place they settled before they trekked west to the SLC Valley. It’s a sacred place, if you’ve ever been there you […]

I had so much fun in the little town of Wheaton, I love all the brick, the awesome white wall and the beautiful park right in the middle of town. I love the huge Wheaton chair and we had so much fun capturing a part of the city for the Smith family to remember when […]

I was literally sitting here working on this blog post when I saw on Instagram {because I’m always totally distracted and checking social media}, that Stephanie and Jake were finding out what they were having RIGHT NOW!!!! SO, I waited patiently {probably not really} and then messaged her so I could find out and tell […]