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 …

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 …

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 …

Chicago, IL Portrait Session :: Christine

I’m always a fan of new types of sessions. Something that changes up what I typically do, even if they might be similar to what I do on a daily basis. Christine contacted me about doing pictures downtown Chicago for her golden birthday, titled “This is 25.” I LOVED this idea. Often times we have pictures taken for the obvious …

Effingham County Fair Queen Retirement Pictures

I have had the incredible honor of working with Ashley (as well as her family) for many sessions over the years! Everything from senior pictures, a sister session for their parents for Christmas, family pictures, real estate pictures for her mom, and now retiring fair queen pictures. This is the part of photography I love. Lately, I’ve been in the process …

Our Growing Family

We’ve been a bit silent over the past week or so on social media, our blog, and so on. Here’s a birth story… A week ago Monday, October 17, we had just been at my sister’s house for a meal celebrating my dad’s birthday. As we were leaving, Natasha said she was feeling tightening or contractions, but she couldn’t tell …

Goodbye 20s, Hello 30s

I think after I turned 17, birthdays really weren’t anything crazy for me. They were just another day. In fact, ever since I was 18, I’ve done some kind of work on my birthday. After starting with photography, I would try and book a wedding on my birthday (or at least the weekend right around that date). This birthday, though, is …