Thank you!

As 2008 comes to a close I’d like to take some time to say thank you!  I am very blessed.  God has given me so many gifts this year, a wonderful supportive husband, 3 beautiful healthy children, an amazing group of friends and family, and a business that continues to grow.


I have enjoyed each and every session.  I love seeing your children grow from newborns, to wobbly little walkers.  Reconnecting with my clients who have trusted me with their memories for several years to the new faces we captured for the first time.  Thank you for letting me into your lives if only for a short while.   I look forward to seeing you again in 2009!


Speaking of 2009, I only take a limited number of sessions per month.  Once that number is reached that month is booked.  With that said all sessions are booked on a first come first served basis.  I start taking your requests on Jan. 1st for the next year.  A $65 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking.  This fee holds your spot and covers the session fee.  The fee must be received within 5 days of booking.  Updated pricing is now on the website for 2009 so please review it before booking your session.  When booking please e-mail me with your name, phone number and month you would like.  We were booked for 2008 in March or April this year so it is best to book early. 


Also, keep in mind that my specialty is newborn, children and senior photography.  I feel it’s what I do best.  I am not a wedding photographer and I am not equipped to photograph large families.  My favorite way to capture families is to catch them doing the things they would normally do together.  I love those spontaneous moments like a piggy back ride from dad, sharing a secret with mom or siblings all wrapped up in a hug!  I take a more candid style of shooting over traditional posed photography.  Have a look through my galleries to get a sense of my style before booking.


Lastly, all I want for Christmas is for all of my lurkers, blog stalkers, and anyone who stops by the blog to post a comment on this post.  If nothing else just to say Happy Holidays!  Let’s see how many comments we can get on one post.  You don’t even have to use your real name!  Just say hello!  I have made it even easier for you, just click add a comment and all you have to do is fill in the blanks.  Pretty please with sugar on top?!


Again, thank you so much for your support.  Happy Holidays Everyone!!




No post is complete without photos so here are the small cards I designed for each of my kids to give to friends and family.  I attached Emma’s cards to a bag of candy for her preschool class.  I’m also sharing my own family card.




Peoria Illinois Children’s Photographer ~ Playroom!

Little K’s playroom was bright, cheery and full of color!  She was surrounded by her favorite things including mom and dad.  She even had a family photo album…loved that!  Can’t think of a better place to shoot a busy toddler!

I’ll give you three guesses to what she was saying in this photo (hint: it starts with a “ch” and ends with an “e”, it also rhymes with please)

Illinois Newborn Photographer ~ Big Sister!

So I photographed little “N” a couple years ago when she was new.  Well, now she is a big sister!!!  I can’t believe it has been 2 yrs already since I’ve seen her.  I was thrilled when mom called to let me know they would be adding to their family and asked if I would photograph their new baby girl. 

With the help of grandma and a bit of chocolate bribery we got some really sweet shots of big sister….



Baby sister was a dream and was so good for us!  Isn’t her momma beautiful!  Love this image. 

There is something about daddy’s arms holding a baby that gets me every time. 

Illinois newborn photographer

Here are a few more from one of my recent newborn sessions.  This is also a great way to show you that we offer lots of different custom sizes.  This next photo is cropped to 10×20.  I have lots of this size in my own home and it works perfectly for this photo…

This next image is cropped square.  We can do square images as small as 5×5 and as large as 30×30. 

His momma e-mailed to say they were already looking forward to his next session.  Sure made my day!

He created this pose…


I put his little hand on his belly and he kept putting it up by his head.  This is how he was comfortable and I thought it was pretty darn cute.   When I was proofing his images it jumped out so I am posting only one for now, but will share more soon.  Congrats to his mom and dad who were such a pleasure to spend the morning with!