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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 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE capturing families at home. I love how these pictures turned out, I love the white chair and the beautiful natural sunlight. I love the red, white and blue. Do you think it would be weird if I hung these up in my house? 😉 I’m teasing Liz. Mostly!! I was so […]

When Sarah contacted me again to do family pictures I was so excited, I did their family session last winter and it was one of my favorites! I was excited that they wanted to go back to Lilacia Park where they were married. I was a little disappointed that all of the liliacs had already […]

I had no idea when I signed up for Amy & Jordan’s Photo classes a year ago how much it would change my life.  I’m really not being dramatic, I can’t believe the difference in my photos, my confidence, my workflow and my social life. I have met some of the most amazing, helpful photographers. […]

You know you are CRAZY if… You spend an entire day in downtown Chicago taking pictures with photographer friends, AND you think it was the BEST day ever!!! SERIOUSLY, BEST DAY EVER!!! It was even Emily’s birthday and she was totally ok with spending it with us!! We planned our day around where the light […]

I woke up the morning after Thanksgiving to a text that said “So, this happened last night” and a picture of an engagement ring. To say I was shocked would be an understatement. I had just been with Andy and Chris the night before and I did not get the feeling that this was going […]

It was pretty clear from the moment they stepped out of the car that this little girl brings this family so much light, and has them all wrapped around her little finger. She was the sweetest, most adorable girl the whole time, and she was very cooperative while we were doing this photo shoot. Most […]

There is something so precious and special about an 8 year old child who is ready to make covenants, choose the right and be baptized. There is something special about being able to have your very own photo shoot, especially if you’re like me and you grew up in a big family and you rarely […]

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 don’t even know where to start with the Condie Family. There are just some people who walk into your life and you are never the same again. These are those people. I met Annalisa and Greg during a very dark time in my life, I was struggling with depression because I was struggling with […]