Effingham, IL Family Pictures // Allred

Baby sessions continue to surprise me with how quickly time goes by. Has it really been three months since we last did Sidney’s pictures? I can’t believe it! It also amazes me how much of a difference three months can make in a baby’s personality. We, of course, see changes like this with our son, but because we are with …

Altamont, IL Family Photographer // Burry

I cannot believe it’s already July 4th! The year is halfway over already and I’m really not liking how quickly things are going. However, I do love this time of year. I especially love fireworks and this year I thought it would be fun to incorporate some fireworks into pictures. Definitely count on some of this happening more next year! …

Americana Themed Senior Pictures Effingham, IL

I’ve been wanting to do an Americana themed session for over year now. Last year and years prior I didn’t really market to senior that much, but now that I’m all about telling the story of life on camera, senior year is something I really want to market to. This year, three of our reps were available for a pretty much …

Relieving the Stress of Social Media with Planoly

I’m going to start writing a little more about things that I have learned over the years as well as some things that I have found to help me through the everchanging world of business and social media. This first post is going to be about social media because let’s be honest, trying to keep up with it is like …

Botanical Gardens St. Louis, MO Engagement Pictures // Renea + Kent

I had recently been researching some areas I had not been before for engagement pictures in St. Lous. I came across the Botanical Gardens. I have visited the Gardens before, but I’ve not taken pictures there. It was at this point that I received an email from Renea to schedule their engagement pictures and we finalized with doing them at the …

Gender Reveal with Smoke

If you follow me on social media, I’m probably going to sound like a broken record with this message, but I’m going to act like you haven’t seen my post and write about this sweet family anyway. 🙂 When we found out we were pregnant with Liam, soon after, we ran into Brianne and Daniel at the grocery store and …

Effingham, IL Family Pictures // Slavens

What an absolutely PERFECT evening for pictures!! For the Slaven’s Pop-Up Session, I wanted to do something a little different. Since these sessions are a little shorter, I wanted to do pictures much later than I usually do. Just as the sun was above the horizon is when we started the session. This didn’t give us much of a window …

Effingham, IL Family Pictures // Hecht

We recently ran a special for Father’s Day this year to kick off our first official run of Pop-Up Sessions. If you might be confused what a Pop-Up Session is, check out more information here. I received a message from the Hecht family wanting to do baseball pictures as a kind of “dad & me” session. Something like this is EXACTLY …

Pop-Up Sessions

If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen a number of posts on Pop-Up Sessions. I’ve tried to explain what they are in a quick bit in posts, but I can only say so much in an Instagram post until it becomes too many words for one post. So I’ll use this blog post to explain what they …