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I've got a new love | Film Photography | Central Illinois

Recently, my film images were featured in a blog on the Happy Tog's website.  My friend Holly writes about a truly epic night when we were reminded to slow down and pay attention.  That is exactly what film does for me.

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Gibson | One Year Cake Smash | Champaign, IL

Often people ask me what my favorite age or genre is to photograph.  That is an almost impossibly question for me to answer.  If I've just photographed a newborn, I say, "Newborn!"  If it's a wedding, my answer is, "Weddings, I love LOVE!"  So if you had asked me after Gibson's 1 year photo session, the answer would have been, "One year old sessions with a cake smash - hands down!"

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Kristina | Summer Maternity Session | Fisher, IL

My neighbor and friend Kristina and her hubby Ricky are getting ready to welcome their third baby any day now!  Kristina was so kind to model these dresses for me the other night - doesn't she look gorgeous?!

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Let Them Be Little | Tween Session | Fisher, IL

Do you remember what it was like to be a pre-tween/tween?  Stuck in limbo between no longer being a "little girl" and not quite a "young lady?"  Not quite ready to give up your American Girl Doll and definitely not ready for makeup and boys yet.

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Newborn Session | Baby Boy | Kaine, 9 days | Champaign, IL

Kaine was an amazing sleeper, and slept through most of his session, stopping to eat a couple of times.  A full belly makes us all happy and sleepy - right?  While he was asleep, I was able to grab some lovely macro images of all of his little features - eyelashes, lips, fingers, toes, etc...He graced us with some awesome open eyed opportunities too - love it when newborns seem to be looking right at the camera!

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NEWBORN SESSION | BABY BOY | OWEN, 9 DAYS | CENTRAL ILLINOIS

 Newborn sessions should be all about baby with simple, timeless images that will always remind you how your baby slept with his hand by his mouth, or how tiny those little sweet features were. There is not much to say about it other than babies are beautiful just as they are!  I love to let the light and shadows tell a story that captures the innocence of your newborn child. 

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Personality Portrait Sessions | kDarling Photography | Fisher, IL

Creating timeless portraits of children, showing their true personalities has been the goal of kDarling Photography since the start.  The Personality Portraits sessions are a perfect way to capture your child or children in timeless photographs showcasing their unique personalities through black and white photography.

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Class of 2018 | Senior Session | Champaign County, IL

Now that school is in full swing, and the Class of 2018 is settling in to their senior year, it’s time to share some of my favorites of the Class of 2017!

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Suzy | Styled Maternity Session | Golden Hour | Champaign County

The glow of an expectant mother is only closely rivaled by the glow of the "golden hour sun."  They are both magical in their own special way.  One glows with the promise and hope of new life, and the other with the hope and promise of a beautiful evening and the promise and hope of a new day to come.

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