Sunday, March 21, 2010

Just a couple more months...

until the class of 2010 graduates! If you still need senior pictures taken, contact me ASAP to set up your session!

And now, here's the rest of Tyler's senior session on Friday. Tyler is going to be graduating from the same school I graduated from, oh, a couple of years ago :)

We met at Main Street St. Charles which just so happens to be one of my favorite spots to shoot!

By the way, Tyler had his senior pictures taken where he was required to by his high school yearbook, but didn't really love them. Seniors, just because you have to get your yearbook picture taken by the big studio, it does not mean that all your senior pics need to come from there. Consider custom photography as a more individualized approach!

Friday, March 19, 2010


I had a fun senior shoot with Tyler this morning at Frontier Park and Main Street St. Charles. We started the session with Tyler's dog, Bailey, so that's what I'll share tonight. I'll be back with more from his session later this weekend!

P.S. Notice it's getting GREEN out there! At least starting to...I'm so excited for spring!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jonah...part one

I have so many photos that I love of Jonah that I'm splitting his session into two posts. So...this is the part that made me cry. I mean...this is the part with the piano photos.

And I'm working backwards, as in this is the end of the session. Oops.

So, little Jonah's parents allowed me to invade their house just two days after they came home from the hospital when he was only four days old. Since he was so young, I assumed that he would be very sleepy the whole time.

I was wrong.

This little guy seemed to be hungry the entire time I was there and was ready to eat again 20 minutes after his last feeding. Fast forward to the very end of the session. Mom and Dad are exhausted. Jonah...hungry and awake.

We head to the piano. Dad (music director and church organist) begins playing. Jonah stares at Mom (also a gifted musician).

And his daddy continued to serenade him with lullabies, Jonah slowly drifts off until he is enveloped in happy sleep.

I'm in the corner with my camera, clicking away. Dad, Mom, Jonah by the piano, sharing a private moment as a new family of three. Dad stares at his baby boy as his fingers strum out the tune of "Children of the Heavenly Father." Tears are blinding my view now, but I keep clicking.

Love. A child. A family. A true gift from God.

And now finally...why don't I show you some pictures?!

Thank you, Anne and Ryan and Jonah, for allowing me to be a part of this moment!

Spring Break Special!

Spring is here! I'm so excited that the temperature is finally warming up and can't wait to get outside and shoot!

Next week is my husband's spring break (he's a teacher). To celebrate, I'm running a little mini-session special for baby and children! Here's the details:

Photoshoot lasting 30-45 minutes scheduled between March 13th and 21st
12-15 edited photos on disc with copyright release to print

This is a great way to update your children's photos. For example, if I took your baby's newborn photos, and oh yeah, she's 6 months old now! Time for new pictures!

Please contact me to set up your session!

Fine print: This does not apply to newborns and seniors. Up to 3 children.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Why I cried today...

Actually, I'm going to make you wait for the story (and lots more pictures!)in my next post, but I was moved to tears during this photoshoot today.

This is an upright piano, so I stood on top of a bar stool with the camera above my head to get this shot! So glad it worked!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Nathan and Daryelle

Last fall, I was able to do shoots for two of my brothers here and here. I am now three for three as I recently took some engagement photos for my oldest brother, Nate, and his fiancee, Daryelle. I'm very happy for you two and hope you love the pictures!

I promise I didn't spray paint this "LOVE" on the wall! It was there! :)