L & A are 1! – Central IL Baby Photographer

These two have been so fun to photograph this past year! They are always happy and full of energy!

They celebrated their first birthday before Christmas, and finished up their baby plan at the studio not too long ago.

Enjoy a few favorites from their 1 year & cake smash session!

My baby plan starts at 3 months and is a great way to remember you baby’s first year. These sessions can be at my studio or outside and can include family and siblings. Contact me if you would like more information! I would love to hear from you!

W. Family and Baby Session – Central IL Family Photographer

Still blogging from my Fall sessions from 2014- should be caught up soon! My goodness, with snow on the ground and freezing cold temps, I am missing all this color and warmth!

It was a gorgeous Fall evening for family pictures, and I grabbed a few shots of a sweet baby girl at the same time. Loved the light that evening! Enjoy these favorites from a fun session!



I work with babies year round in my studio and on location, and will be booking family sessions soon for May of 2015 soon! Contact me today if you would like to chat more about a session with me!

A. Family Location Session – Central IL Family Photographer

The A. family made the drive up from the Champaign IL area for a Fall family session and some Senior pictures for one of their daughters. We had a gorgeous evening… very chilly but otherwise perfect for pictures!

Enjoy some favorites of this beautiful family!


I am opening up booking SOON for May 2015 Family Location Sessions! Can’t wait to get outside shooting again! Contact me if you are interested getting family pictures this year!

So long, 2014! – My Life

For the past week and a half I have completely enjoyed disengaging my brain from my regular sessions and work flow. It’s been a much needed break. We’ve had lots of time in our pjs and watched too much Netlix (I’m currently binge watching Lie To Me… so good!). No alarms and no rushing out the door first thing in the morning. We did start remodeling our bathroom and laundry room and have had plenty of Christmas activities so it hasn’t been that relaxing I guess!

My girls all ready for their Christmas Program at school.  So proud of them!

My girls all ready for their Christmas Program at school. So proud of them!

The other day my kindergartner was looking at a picture she made in school and I overheard her say, “I miss you school!” So maybe we are getting close to needing to get back to our routine… maybe.
A little peek at our Christmas morning.  Blessed!

Christmas morning. Blessed!

I feel very blessed and thankful as I look back on our 2014. We were blessed to move and start a remodel project, Phil has taken on some big things with his work, we have 2 kiddos in school full time, and we have enjoyed the blessings (and a lot of challenges) of being a licensed foster home
Grainy phone pic from Christmas Eve.  So thankful I get to be his wife.  Basically everything I do wouldn't happen if it weren't for him!

Grainy phone pic from Christmas Eve. So thankful I get to be his wife. Basically everything I do wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for him!

And of course, I’ve squeezed some sessions in there also! Being a mom is really my main gig, but I love that I have this creative outlet. I am passionate about helping families see the beauty in the current stage of their family. Life goes quickly and is full of surprises. I hope you take the time this year to enjoy your loved ones and maybe even get photographed with them. And then get those pictures into albums and on your walls. Surround yourself with the joy of being together! Many blessings to you in 2015!!!

One of our "done" rooms in the new house.  I probably go a little overboard with displaying pictures, but what else would I rather look at every day?

One of our “done” rooms in the new house. I go a little overboard with displaying pictures, but what else would I rather look at every day?

A. 3 month Baby Plan Session – Watseka IL Baby Photographer

I love this little girl’s chunky cheeks! She is sweet as can be and I enjoyed photographing her for her 3 month session at the studio.

Enjoy some favorites from her session!


I love working with babies both in my studio and outside. I photograph babies on my baby plan starting at 3 months, or for single sessions whenever works best for you! Contact me and we can chat more about what these sessions are like.

A. 2015 Senior – Watseka Area Senior Photographer

Hard to believe this guy is a Senior! We have been blessed to be good friends with Andrew’s family for a long time now! Time flies and all our kiddos are growing up way too fast!

We had a sunny Fall day for our session, which was nice in the middle of a lot of rainy days. Enjoy a few favorites!

I love working with Seniors but can’t fit too many into my schedule. Make sure you contact me early if you want me to be your photographer for your Senior Portraits. I only take these sessions in September, October, or April. Contact me if you would like more information

N. Family – Central IL Family Photographer

We did not have a warm day for this family’s session, but we made the best of it! These girls were still adorable! It was fun working at this location that was special to this family and had lots of neat old out buildings.

Enjoy some of my favorites. It was hard to narrow it down!

I do location sessions May through October. I also work in my studio year round. I’d love to hear from you if you are thinking about family pictures!

2014 Christmas Walk In Sessions – Watseka IL Child Photographer

Christmas Walk In Sessions for this year are done and I have been sorting and mailing orders this morning. Thanks for making this year another success! I loved seeing all your beautiful children again this year! And to those of you who have been coming for years, you seriously make my job even more amazing!!!

I only offer these sessions one weekend a year, but I am still booking regular studio sessions. Please contact me if you would like to learn more about those!