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The Parker family is full of personality and you can bet that we captured it during their family photo shoot.  The light that night was BEAUTIFUL and I love the colors they chose, it made their photos so light and airy with that soft glowing light. This is one of my secrets when planning and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I’ve known Alexa since she was just a baby. I started watching her at my house when she was about 8 or 9 months old and she was a part of our life for many years. She came everywhere with us and did everything with us, it was kinda just like having another one of […]

I love working with families and I love watching kids grow up and have kids of their own. This is the daughter of a family we have known since we first moved to Illinois almost 17 years ago. {WOW, that’s a long time!} I’ve known her for many years and I got to take their […]

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 […]