Vandalia, IL Engagement Pictures :: Alison + Jake

Wow! I guess Spring is no longer a season. I think it pretty much goes Winter, Late Winter, Summer. I’m not ready to sweat gallons yet, but I’m sure I’ve already lost a few pounds in just sweat alone. AH! This brings us to Alison and Jake’s engagement session. Sure, the temperature was pretty high, but whatever! It’s engagement picture …

San Francisco, CA Engagement Pictures :: Tracy + Sam

When I talked with Tracy and Sam about their wedding day, and the topic of engagement pictures came up, they were all for doing pictures out there way in San Francisco. This is a city I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. I love the redwoods, the bridge, Alcatraz and really just the military history of that area. It’s …

Bloomington, IN Engagement Pictures :: Katie + Chris

It’s been a couple weeks of travel for us so far during the month of May. I am always a fan of when I can see new places. Something about going to a place with fresh eyes sparks so much creativity. Katie and Chris’ session took us to Bloomington Indiana on Indiana University’s campus. What a campus. It was so …

Lafayette Square St. Louis, MO Engagement Pictures :: Lara + Andrew

Two days, two St. Louis engagement sessions. This was day two. What a perfect day we had for engagement pictures too. Cloudy and still feeling like Spring! I think we are finally past the freezing temps, it’s almost odd saying that when it’s May! I love cloudy skies for pictures. The lighting is even everywhere we go and it allows …

St. Louis, MO Engagement Pictures :: Kylie + Mike

FINALLY! It feels like Spring outside. What a perfect day we had for pictures today. The sun was out, which may not sound like something to celebrate, but when it’s been behind clouds for what seems like an eternity, I’ll celebrate any ray of sunshine that makes its presence known. Today what quite a day for pictures. Very early this …

Year in Review: 2017

What an amazing year 2017 has been. It’s been a year of growth, revelation, and risks. And the end of every year, I like to reflect on the past year at some things I’ve learned about myself as a photographer, the good and the bad. We can all do better in every aspect of life, right? I know that most …

Engagement Pictures Effingham, IL :: Marissa + Dustin

One of our last engagement sessions of fall before this brutal cold his us. Marissa and Dustin had the perfect timing for their pictures. The colors were extremely vibrant and it was definitely looking very Fall. Earlier in the Fall, I thought that we were going to miss out on the colors because, at least in our backyard, the trees …

Engagement Pictures Strasburg, IL :: Hailey + Charlie

This area is quickly becoming one of my favorites! The tall evergreens, the scenery, the pond, I love it all. Hailey and Charlie’s session was too perfect. The two of them were total naturals, seriously, I hardly had to do any posing because before I could even get started telling them what I wanted, they were already ready to roll …

Centralia, IL Engagement Pictures :: Mandee + Chris

It’s hardly feeling like Fall anymore with how cold it’s been. Understandably, it’s later November, but it seems like the past few years we’ve had pretty mild Fall seasons. That doesn’t slow us down any because it’s all about those fall colors. Cold, warm, we go for it. With the exception of brutally cold, then that’s just not any fun …