Category Archives: Kids

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…

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Seems like just yesterday we were doing Finn’s newborn pictures. What a year it has been!! Watching Finn grow through pictures has been so much fun and quite an honor. I don’t take any session lightly. Whether it’s a wedding, senior pictures, baby or family pictures, they are all so important. I don’t want to…

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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…

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…

I had the opportunity of working with the Siegrist family last year during our Fair Mini Session! This was such a fun time. So going into this session, I was excited for another opportunity to work with these kids. It’s crazy, after just shy of a year, they seem like they’ve grown so much! I’m…

I just love when we can photograph families with small kids, because every year we do their pictures, we’re able to see how the kid(s) grows, and see what their personalities are going to be like year after year. Carrells are one such family that we have the honor to photograph every year. Just like the…

Last year I had the idea of offering sessions at the fairgrounds, however, this idea came in the middle of fair week. So this year when fair season was approaching, I started pushing out the idea to see how well it would be received. We booked quite a few sessions at the fair, at least…

I love it when a small crew arrives for family pictures. With the Haslett’s there were 5 of them and they were such a great family to photograph. We did pictures out at Lake Sara in Effingham, IL with them, and upon arrival I had full intentions of shooting at a particular location, but as…

When the weather is perfect for family pictures, and you have a family full of great smiles, you have a recipe for some amazing family pictures. Burrow’s session was such a fun session with a great location to work in at Ballard Nature Center. Typically my sessions are in the evening, and to work with…

Family sessions with little kids are so much fun, and it hit me the other day that I enjoy them so much because they are very much like weddings; unpredictable and always keeping me on my toes. After a weekend of family sessions we had kids that were running all over, kids that were quiet…

There are some families that you know just enjoy goofing with each other and laughing, and maybe it’s partly because I know Amy but just from their session, it was clear that these three like to laugh. When it comes to pictures, this is exactly what I want, I don’t want fake smiles, or fake…

Spring is finally here!! However, you might mistake it for fall with how cool it’s been. Now that it’s spring though, that means it’s a great time for family pictures to begin and we started our family sessions off with a couple that we photographed back in 2010… my first full year of doing wedding…

It’s always a huge honor to be trusted with any type of photography, because whatever it is, wedding, family, senior, corporate, it’s so important for so many reasons, but the main one being that it captures a particular stage of life forever. It’s even a bigger honor and so warming when we have wedding clients…

I love photographing families with young kids. For obvious reasons, of course, family pictures are so great because they are so important. Kids change so quickly and being able to capture each stage of their life, for me as a photographer, is a huge honor. The other thing that’s great about photographing families with kids…

What do you do when your birthday lands on a weekend? For me, I had a family session in the morning and a 10-year high school reunion that evening. Seriously, a birthday anymore is just another day of the week, but if it gives me an excuse to get together with a bunch of people, why…

I got to photograph the Barrientos crew a couple years ago, and since then they had moved to Dallas and I’ve only seen them a couple times until this past weekend when they were back in town. We had talked some time ago about doing family pictures when they were here and I was was…

I received an email last month with a request for head shots for Marlee, Jr. Miss Effingham County, so it was already a pretty awesome opportunity and then to top it off, they wanted them outdoor. Obviously looking through my work I’m an on-location photographer, I love outdoor, and I love natural lighting. Don’t get me wrong,…

Jacob (and Parker) were back at the studio and SO full of energy. I almost find it funny, if you were to ask me today after my engagement session what my favorite kind of shoot is, I’d probably reply that engagement sessions are. After a wedding, a wedding would be. After a 6 month old…

It continues to amaze me just how quickly babies change!! I think the fact that I get to see them change every 3 months is the sole reason I love photographing them. 🙂 It’s so precious to see them go from the sleeping quiet baby to the all over one-year old!  And Ian was just…

When jodi called me about having me do her kids’ pictures, I was thrilled. Especially because she noted that her son, Lane was a little cowboy and her daughter Annie was a little model. I absolutely LOVE doing kids pictures. To be able to capture a kid being a kid, does it get any better?…

To sum this shoot up in one word: WHEW! I’m still trying to catch my breath! 🙂 As Jen and Matt were getting Noah ready, Jen mentioned that she did not want traditional family pictures. With another little one along the way by the time they hung up these pictures they would need new ones….

Olivia is my second cousin, and when my cousin’s wife called me up and asked about getting pictures of Olivia for Christmas, I was more than up for the task! Olivia is just like any other young girl, full of life, and REALLY goofy. Then I find out she has her friend Mary there as…

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