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 …

Lifestyle Family Pictures Altamont, IL :: Glenn

As this year starts to come to a close, we have been reflecting on our business and looking at areas where we can improve or change. One area, in particular, is our family photography. This past summer, I started thinking about who I am as a photographer. I know, I know, after 8 years in business you would think I’d …

Altamont, IL Family Pictures

Anytime that we have the opportunity to continue to work with people, it’s seriously the best feeling when it comes to being a business owner. To know that the pictures we took are not only cherished enough for them to come back but that they enjoyed working with us that much as well, it’s definitely pretty warming. Our relationship with …

Altamont, IL Family Pictures :: Carrell

I’m sure I’ve said it in every blog previously, but having the opportunity to continue to work with folks is seriously the best thing about doing photography as a business. First of all, it’s a huge honor being trusted with the pictures year after year, whether it’s family pictures, seniors, babies, etc. The Carrells have used me for their pictures …

Fairground Mini Session :: Wagner Family

I’m always a fan of seeing what kind of session we might have with our fairground mini sessions every year. This one was a family session, but the majority of the pictures were going to be of an 8-month old. Being close to Liam’s age (our baby), this was especially fun to work with a kid who was in a …

Fairground Mini Session :: Miller Family

LOVE this time of year! The fair is here, which means shake-ups and elephant ears, oddly enough, as I write this blog, I have yet to enjoy the sweet taste of an elephant ear! It’s also the second year of our fairground mini sessions. This is something we introduced last year and it was a lot of fun! These are …