Mother and Me Session | Kankakee IL Child Bloomington IL Family Photographer

Miss Meghan has been teacher at for my two children at Little Jewels and happens to be one of the sweetest people I know.  When she contacted me about booking a surprise session with her boys to gift to her husband for Father’s Day, I was so excited. What a great idea!!

Her cuddles and playful behavior with her little ones melts my heart. We finished off her Mother and Me Session with Cubs gear, as her hubby LOVES the Cubs! I hope he loves this gift and I cannot wait for him to receive these on Father’s Day this year!

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Newborn Session with Will | Pontiac IL Newborn Charleston IL Baby Photographer

Will’s newborn session was mostly spent with me gushing over his curly flowing eyelashes, his button nose, and his dark hair. The rest of his newborn session was spent with me cuddling him and keeping him soothed to sleep while I worked. We got some great shots during this little man’s time with me. He smiled a couple times, and showed off his big eyes for me once, but otherwise, he was sound asleep!

Meet Will….

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Carter’s 1 Year Session and Cake Smash | Tremont IL Family Lincoln IL Baby Photographer

Carter’s 1 year session was nothing less than perfect. Great night. Gorgeous weather and an even sweeter family! Carter showed off his toothless grin while his older brother and I cracked jokes. This family’s images are some of my favorite to date. You know why? Because they show you what raising little kids is all about – I love that they are wrestling their oldest one while their youngest looks around in awe and how they look at each other. I love that they are captured playing with the kids and laughing. I hope they cherish these forever. Someday sooner than you wish, your little one will no longer give you those open mouth kisses or think your jokes are funny. They won’t reach their arms up to you for you to pick them up. It’s so important to savor these moments because they are often gone in a blink of an eye. Capture them — I will help you do that!

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Family Session with The Cranes | Mahomet IL Baby Peoria IL Family Photographer

This family. They are so kind and so sweet. I was happy to do their family session this spring for them. I mean, Desmond has been coming to see me since he was a newborn. You can see his other sessions here and here.

Although we had cloudy skies, we had some great spring temperatures for their family session. I loved how their outfits coordinated each other and flowed with the feel of spring.

Thank you for trusting me to capture your memories. I hope you cherish them forever.

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Family Maternity Session | Metamora IL Family Peoria IL Maternity Photographer

I have adored this little family since the day I met them! They are so easy going, fun, and some of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. When Mom contacted me to book her maternity session, I was soooo excited!! Her whole family is adorable!! They had the best little outfits for the family maternity session – I mean, she can dress us anytime! Everyone is so excited about this little one on the way, and these two girls are going to be the best big sisters!

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Newborn Session with Jasper | Champaign IL Newborn Mahomet IL Baby Photographer

This little newborn boy will melt your heart. His newborn session was simply breathtaking. His perfect skin, his dark hair, his proud family. And he had to see what was going on during his newborn session, so of course we got an awake shot for Mom and Dad! Those are some of my favorites!

Meet Jasper

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Outdoor Sunset Child Session | Bloomington IL Child Pontiac IL Photographer

This outdoor sunset child session was simple yet gorgeous. I have been watching these girls grow up for 3 years now and I love how their little personalities are sweet, yet so different. You know what I love even more about these two kids? They run to me when they see me each time and give me a huge hug! I mean, really!? What a great feeling to feel like you’re someone they are looking forward to seeing!! We goof off during our session, tell potty jokes and I often offer piggy back rides for them when we are done! Win win for everyone!

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Hunter’s Theme Newborn Session with Kambri | Pontiac IL Newborn Decatur IL Baby Photographer

Kambri’s daddy is an avid hunter and I have always wanted to do a hunter’s theme newborn session, so when he showed up with his prized antlers and his hunting gear, I was happy to help Daddy play out his vision. Nothing better than having a dad help me set up a prop for his little girl’s newborn session!

Meet Kambri. Dainty, sweet, and daddy’s little girl!

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6 Month Studio Baby Session with Elijah | Champaign IL Baby Joliet IL Photographer

Elijah, you melt me heart into pieces. Those big brown eyes and that hair.  Those cheeks and your big personality! I love getting to photograph this little guy every 3 months. I loved his 6 month studio baby session. His mom and dad always have him so well dressed, usually sporting some cute baby Jordans. Elijah was super strong for his 6 month session, showing off his sitting skills, and his smiles shows how proud he is of himself.

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