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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 […]

As my eyes caught her’s in the sealing room, tears of joy ran down both of our faces as all of her dreams came true. My heart was bursting for Christine, Andy, and their children. The joy and happiness on their faces as they walked out of the LDS Chicago Temple could be seen by everyone […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 could tell right from the beginning that Patti and I were going to get along great. She LOVES  pictures and we had such a great time planning her family photo shoot. We had to reschedule a couple times because of weather and scheduling conflicts, but it was worth the wait. We met on a […]

You wouldn’t know it by looking at these pictures, but it was freezing cold on the day we did these pictures. The wind was blowing and the sky was completely covered with clouds. I briefly thought about not doing them and seeing if we could wait for better weather, but they were troopers. These girls […]

I am having so much fun meeting so many new families this fall. The light and the colors have been beautiful. It’s been warm a lot longer, it’s been pretty rainy and the leaves on the trees haven’t really changed yet, so I’m hoping that means we have a longer photography season and I can […]

They made their FIRST family pictures look so easy and effortless. I really can’t believe that they have never had family pictures taken because their kids were pros!! They were the best sports and they listened so well. We got their session done so quick and without any tears. They were funny and silly, they […]