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ADORABLE WOODLAND ONE YEAR SESSION Happy 1st Birthday to a very sweet boy! Laith is a twinkly eyed – outdoor loving – veggie straw eating – toothy grinned CUTIE! His parents are good friends of ours and I was so excited to set up this adorable little session for his one year portraits! A minimal […]

Laith | One Year Session

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Such a proud big brother! So sweet! Big brother did such a good job of loving on little Noah even through some fussy moments!

Noah | In-Home Newborn Session

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A Gorgeous Creekside Portrait Session Can I share a heart to heart thought from a creative entrepreneur? It’s easy to find myself caught up in the busy-ness of business. Taking some time to let the creative part of my brain and heart go free on a beautiful summer evening is just what’s needed! Rebekah is […]

Rebekah | A Gorgeous Creekside Portrait Session

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We could not have had a better day as we hiked into the woods, found a great little spot and set up this amazing little photoshoot!  I had the pleasure to photograph this little sweet pea and her parents for their family session and to celebrate Isla’s 1st birthday!  I’m fairly certain that this post […]

Woodland Whimsy Family Session | Washington, IL

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I am just in LOVE with every single little detail from this session! Cedar takes after her older sister, so dainty and delicate! She may have needed a small nudge to get bit messy, but I think she’s the cutest little cake smasher ever!! 🙂 Happy 1 Year, Cedar Marie!   

Cedar Marie | One Year Cake Smash | Eureka, IL

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Our family is in a very busy season of life all around.  It’s been a while since we’ve been able to spend time on vacation together and we were determined to at least do an extended weekend somewhere before the summer is over!  My husband’s family hosts a vintage tractor show & olden times farm […]

Quick & Quaint Family Vacation | Holland, MI

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I had forgotten how unpredictable rain storms can be in the summer! Luckily after driving the 2 hours to meet this lovely family for their portrait session, we arrived just as the rain was ending!  I had also forgotten how absolutely beautiful the lighting can be right after it rains, so it was definitely a […]

The Ackert Family Portraits | Dixon, Illinois

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I was so honored when this couple contacted me about doing an anniversary session! They have been married 50 years and let me tell you, it’s a beautiful thing! Not only did we end up having a great time, they were able to make memories together during our session.   I aim for couples or […]

Midwest Anniversary | Celebrating 50 Years

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GIVEAWAY | Lifestyle Newborn Session

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