Posts in Natural Light
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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The Morrical Family | Our Happy Place | Cissna Park, IL

When my lifelong best friend, Heather asked me to photograph her family on the front porch of their new home in Cissna Park, I was over the moon excited!  Being invited to photograph families in places that are so special to them makes our time spent together even more meaningful.

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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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Best Friends | Downtown Champaign Tween Session

"The most important thing a girl wears is her confidence"

Recently, I got to spend time with these 3 friends.  And I have to tell you folks, these are girls that are not afraid to be themselves, they root for each other - even when in direct competition with the other, and they are there when one needs a shoulder to cry on or a good laugh!  

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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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Callen | Fresh 48 | Carle Hospital | Champaign, IL

When Kristin contacted me about photographing her newborn boy, Callen, I was so excited!  Newborn sessions are among my favorite, and Fresh 48 sessions in the hospital, are no exception.  Many times these sessions are taken to capture the first moments that older siblings meet their new baby brother or sister, and their reactions can be priceless!  Big sis Jocelyn had met her new brother the day before, but today she was getting to spend a bit more time with him during our session.  She was very curious about him, and understandably hesitant to share her mom.

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