Altamont, IL Family Pictures :: Dylan

If you caught yesterday’s blog then I’m going to sound like a broken record, but I LOVE when I can have the opportunity to work with the same people multiple times. I did Dylan’s 1-year pictures pretty recently and now he’s older, more active… definitely more active. I love photographing this age because you seriously never know what you are going …

Altamont, IL Family Pictures :: Tate

It’s the best feeling in the world being trusted by a family to take their family pictures year after year. When I started doing family photography, my hope was that it wouldn’t be a one and done sort of thing. I wanted to be able to build relationships with families to photograph their family over the years. With the Tate’s …

Effingham, IL Pop-Up Session :: New Home

Last week, I decided to start up what I’m calling pop-up sessions. Inspired by the popularity of pop-up shops, I thought it would be cool to do something like this, but for pictures. So what is a pop-up session? A Pop-Up Session is a session that can be last minute, location-based, or topic/theme based. For Kayla and Jeff’s session, the …

Shelbyville, IL Family Pictures :: Smith

I got a messaged from Josh asking about doing lifestyle family pictures with his boys. Since it was around Easter time, we thought it would be cool to kind of plan around the cooking schedule and then we could incorporate the boys into the pictures. I was super pumped about this session. Lifestyle sessions always seem to bring something pretty …

Effingham, IL Family Pictures :: Allred

When we used to do traditional baby sessions, we typically did newborn, 6-9 month, and one year. Even after transitioning to lifestyle sessions, we kept this format for baby pictures. I’m not sure why, I guess I just figured that’s how I should do it. After doing Sidney’s newborn pictures, I told Amy and Jaron that the 6-9 month session …

Lifestyle Newborn Pictures :: Allred

Having the opportunity to continue to work with couples after their wedding day is seriously the best feeling on earth! It’s one thing to be trusted with the responsibility of capturing and preserving the memories of a wedding day. It’s another for a couple to contact us with the news that they are about to introduce a little one in …

Lifestyle Family Pictures :: Henry

As we continue our transition of our family pictures toward lifestyle sessions, we had the opportunity to work with the couple who kicked off our wedding photography career. Brianne and Luke gave us the opportunity of continuing our change for family pictures by capturing moments rather than poses. Lifestyle family pictures are a totally different way of thinking when it …

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 …

Lifestyle Family Pictures :: Patton

I mentioned in an earlier post that we are taking our family pictures in a new direction. In case you missed it, traditionally family pictures are the family posing together looking at the camera smiling. Don’t get me wrong, these can be great images that will be cherished forever, and of course, I’m still doing posed family pictures. However, for …

Thanksgiving Family Pictures

For the past four years, we have had the incredible opportunity of spending part of Thanksgiving day with a family in Effingham. It’s pretty much become a yearly tradition for us in the way that our own families get together for Thanksgiving, and it’s one that we are always excited for. Four years ago, I walked into a house I …