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 …

Fall Senior Pictures

I recently purchased some colored smoke bombs with a vision of using them during senior pictures. This was all a part of trying new things this year. Earlier we used colored powder, tried some new editing styles, this time it was smoke. I love pushing myself and trying new things. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, but overall it leads to …

Fairground Senior Pictures

Recently we did pictures at the fairgrounds. Typically, this involves kids, families, maybe some babies, but this year we did something a little new in the mix; seniors! I loved these. Senior sessions are fun enough, but add in summer and the fun vibes of the fairgrounds, does it get any better? The other thing that was great about this …

Senior Pictures 2017

For around the last four years, senior pictures have been a type of session I’ve not really pursued heavily, but it’s easily one of my favorite types of sessions. This summer I have decided to start pushing senior pictures a lot more. On top of that, since our photography is constantly evolving, I have pushed to do something totally different …

Trent // Senior Pictures Effingham, IL

We’re getting a little bit of a head start on senior pictures this year with Trent’s senior session downtown Effingham, IL. After talking about some locations and looks for the pictures, Trent wanted to have something a little more urban looking and downtown Effingham has so much to offer to accomplish such a unique look. I wanted to do something a …

Senior Pictures 2017

As the end of the school year approaches, it’s about time not just for summer, family vacations, a summer job, but it’s also a time to start preparing for your senior pictures. This leads to the age old questions; why? Why do senior pictures? Your senior year is a huge deal! You’ve been in school now for 12 years, and next year, …

Brooke // Senior Pictures Chicago, IL

I feel like at this point, Chicago is becoming a second home for us. It’s kind of a good thing, because the more we go up there, the quicker the drives seem to get. Not sure how it’s working out that way, but I’ll take it. Brooke found us through a search online and scheduled her session some time ago. …

Rachael // Senior Pictures Chicago, IL

I received an inquiry from Rachael about doing pictures in Chicago. She was going to be visiting some schools, but she was a fan of Chicago and the cubs and wanted to incorporate a little bit of the cubs and a lot of Chicago character into her pictures. Ultimately, she wanted pictures that were going to be totally different than …

Seven Years! What?!

Has it really been seven years since our first wedding?! Where has time gone? I’m reminded today that today marks the 7th anniversary of our first wedding we photographed. It’s funny looking back, because even in 2009 I knew that blogging would be a big part of the business. I wanted a place that I could show off our pictures …

Portraits: 2015 Year in Review

As we near the end of 2015, I spend this time to reflect on the past year; the highs and the lows. Looking at things that we did great and also areas where we can improve. Part of this reflection is looking at the pictures we captured and picking out our favorites. I decided to start off with portraits. Everything …