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Travis, Lisa & Baby Girl!

I was thrilled to have the honor to capture the beginning of Lisa & Travis’s journey of parenthood! As you can tell from the images below, Travis & Lisa are full of joy anticipating the arrival of their sweet baby girl. After having 3 babies myself, I can relate to how fast this little part of it goes. You blink and your baby is here in your arms and your heart is melting and so full of love at the same time. So CAPTURE it! just like Travis & Lisa did!View full post »

Bethany & Garen | A Classic Courthouse Wedding & Session

Bethany and Garen were married before the judge this past Wednesday, March 9th in Peoria, IL. I was delighted to get a chance to sit down with Bethany before her wedding and discuss the ideas for her short and sweet ceremony. We decided to add on a session after to further imprint this wonderful day in their memory through photographs. After our family session in downtown Peoria’s courtyard, Bethany & Garen’s parents informed them they had a SURPRISE night’s stayView full post »

Megan & Matt | engagement (part 1)

Megan and I had been emailing back and forth confirming a date to shoot for her and Matthew’s engagement session. She had mentioned in one of her emails that it was a dream to be able to have a snow session – but with the way winters are here in Midwest, USA, she was doubtful. That’s when God decided to show us some grace! In checking up with the weather, I noticed the BIG snow storm we were supposed to get here in Central IL over Valentine’s Day weekend! So what do weView full post »

Brie | Splendor of Eden

My beautiful and dear friend (also sis-in-love) is on to something. She’s making waves in the wedding industry in Central Illinois and beyond. Hands down, she is the BEST floral designer in the area. And other people are catching the surf. She was ever gracious to do my very first styled shoot back here called Softly & Tenderly last Spring. Graduating with a degree in Horticulture from University of Illinois, she cultivated and developed her love and gifting of creating beauty.  IView full post »

John & Kelsey | 12.12.15

John & Kelsey held their classic wedding at the Pere Marquette in Downtown Peoria, IL on 12.12.2015. Each detail was beautifully thought through. From the gifts they gave to one another to the dances on the floor – these two and their love shone all night long. Thank you for letting us be a part of your amazing wedding day!View full post »

the Nichols Family

Just as I was looking through these images again, I cannot help but laugh! Little Blue was hilarious! And YES, his name is BLUE. How awesome is that?! Just by looking at these photographs you can see the joy and love between this family – what an honor to capture such dynamic!View full post »

the Helliges | Family

The Helliges who won a family session that I had donated to a fundraiser to benefit our dear Meekie Johnson from our church family. Meekie was diagnosed with cancer, and this family was one of the many to rally around to pray and support the Johnson family. Meekie is now with Jesus – her place of true rest and comfort. During her last few days, she actually mentioned to our pastor that he and the church were the ones that SHE was praying for because she was glimpsing HEAVEN and weView full post »

Baby Josie | newborns

My beautiful niece was born just a few short weeks after our baby girl was born. Meet baby Josie! Short for Josette. She couldn’t stop smiling for me! Welcome, baby girl! <3View full post »

Joe | 2016 Senior

Joe was such a blast to shoot because not only was he easy to photograph (I mean, THAT smile!!), but he was so natural and relaxed behind the camera. Wishing you the best in you future, Joe!!View full post »

Glamour + Woodland Pine

We had marvelous vendors involved in this stunning bridal shoot. Hair & Make-up provided by  Katie & Jenni at the Loft. These UH-mazing dresses provided by Adore Bridals Boutique. Styling by Lauren Davis over at the June Twenty blog. Launching on November 5th – aka TOMORROW!View full post »

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