Meet Chris, Emily, Oliver, and ARCHER! I love being friends with this family and each time I get to take their photos, I find myself with the biggest smile watching them interact together. It was awesome to capture some cute shots of Archer turning 1 and eating his tasty cake. He couldn’t believe his luck with this after-nap snack! Archer loves to explore, climb on whatever he can, eat lots of food, play with his big brother, and snuggle with Mom.
I have really enjoyed getting to know Kevin through working with him at Plainfield Christian Church. A few years ago, I was blessed to take some photos of his sweet family and I loved it. When he was needing some headshots updated, and asked me to take them, I was eager!
Now, if you know anything about me, you know I am an only child. However, I never truly felt like an only child because I was blessed with a few people in my life who I grew up alongside. Bekah is one of those people. From our days of playing dress up to watching her at band competitions, I’ve always enjoyed my time with Bek. This time was no different. Now my sister is engaged to be married to Hugh and I couldn’t be happier for them. To watch someone who means so much to me be so happy fills my heart. Congrats Bekah and Hugh! It was a pleasure to spend time with you both and take your engagement photos. Love you guys!
Twice in one year, I have been blessed to take photos of the Scott family. And this time, it was for the birth of their daughter, Slade. Slade, you are too sweet and you loved looking at the camera. While her brother, Sage, slept for most of his newborn session, this little girl wanted to see what all the action was about. I enjoyed visiting the Scott family in their home and celebrating the arrival of their healthy daughter.
I love getting to photograph families like this and this was truly a special occasion. Kathy contacted me looking for a photographer in the Peoria area over Thanksgiving weekend. You see, it was going to be a pretty special gathering for the entire family. Kathy’s oldest lives in New York and hasn't been home for a couple years, and her daughter and son-in-law and grandsons (Ryan, Sarah, Jonah, and Solomon) are moving to Papua New Guinea in March to work with Pioneer Bible Translators. It was time for a special family photo and Kathy was able to not only get her immediate family together, but also her extend family together.
This is the family session that photographers dream about. Morning fog, perfect lighting, yellow leaves, kids playing, and awesome parents. Photographing the Skinner family was so much fun. Deric and Ashley are great parents and man, despite the cold weather (yes it was about 35 degrees), these kiddos didn’t complain once! They ran around, played in leaves and laughed at their dad’s jokes. Not to mention, this newborn who was so chill and basically slept through it all.
We had the most beautiful evening and gorgeous colors when we took Ashley’s senior photos! I have gotten to know Ashley through church at PCC. VBS 2018 was when Ashley shadowed with me in photography and we got to spent a lot of time together. It was so much fun and now she volunteers once a month on the photography team at church. She is such a fun person to be around and is full of creativity.
At the beginning of 2018, I met a woman named Ren. She wanted to join our new Life Group at PCC that my husband and I were starting and we were very excited to have her in our home and get to know her. Since then, I have loved getting to know Ren better as a friend, watch her get baptized, and get to know her gorgeous kids. Getting to take their photos in the fall leaves was so much fun and time spent with my friend Ren was treasured.
I have gotten to know the Morrissey family through working with Jason at Plainfield Christian Church as he is the worship leader at our Reunion Campus. Jason and Alli’s daughter, Emma, was the member of their family that I met first, however. When I was working at Brentwood Elementary, I used to help Emma with her math in the mornings. She was so sweet and we always got along. Years later, I get to reconnect with her and her family through church. When they asked me to take their family photos, I was very excited! We brave a VERY cold session and these kiddos were troopers!!
Hope is a ray of sunshine and pure joy. She’s creative, artistic, and so much fun to be around. I’ve gotten to know Hope through working with her dad, Mark, at Plainfield Christian Church. I had the privilege of photographing her family a few years back and getting to take her senior photos was a blessing. I hope you smile looking at these photos as much as I did taking them.
Meet Scott, LeAnna, Emily, and Nick! This was my second time photographing the Vecrumba family and I enjoyed taking some fun photos of them. We braved a very windy day and were able to get some beautiful fall shots.
A beautiful, yet slightly windy, fall day was perfect for getting Clara some fun, updated headshots! I met Clara through my husband, Jonathan. Clara and Jonathan were in a small group Bible study together in college at the University of Illlinois where they both played in the Marching Illini. Getting to reconnect with her after all this time was so lovely!
The lighting was perfect. The colors were beautiful. The family was so sweet. I loved being able to take some fall photos of the Proctor family! I work at Plainfield Christian Church with Luke and have enjoyed getting to know his wonderful family.
I had a great time taking photos of the Vallosio family! Yes, there was some running involved as I was in a few of the photos as well as taking them. Despite the chilly weather, we had a lot of fun and quite a few laughs.
Sam’s dad was one of the youth pastors at my church when I was in middle school. I remember when he and his brother were little and even when their little sister was born. Last year, I took his brother’s photos. This year, it was his turn. I had such a wonderful time with Sam and his parents. He is an easy-going, fun guy who rocked his session.