Illinois Child Photographer ~ Simply Adorable

Is it really possible to be this cute?  How can so much cuteness be rolled into one little boy?  How on earth will his parents ever look at this face and those eyes and tell him anything but YES?  What is even more amazing is that his big brother is just as unbelievably adorable!  One of my favorite little guys, at one of my very favorite ages (9 months)….

Mom mentioned she’d love to have one shot of his first little tooth popping through.  Mission accomplished!

What did I tell you!  I just want to eat them they are so cute!

Bean.

That’s what we call her.  Lately I’ve been obsessed with photographing her.  I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because she has a loose tooth and those top baby teeth will no longer be.  She’s growing up, I don’t like it, but she is.  She could be the most photographed child in Central Illinois.  After all I started doing this when she was just 9 months old.  Yep, nearly 7 years ago.  So many things have changed in that time, I have grown as a photographer, and she has grown into a little lady.  I look back at the thousands of images I’ve taken of our baby, our only girl, and am thankful to be able to give her beautiful photos when she is grown.  My hope is that she looks at these images and feels how much we loved HER, not how much I loved photography.

Fall is almost here and the field was looking beautiful with all the yellow flowers in bloom.  It was just calling for the new yellow chair, so her daddy and I made promises of  an ice cream cone at DQ and she agreed to some fun in the field.   The sun wasn’t quite low enough when we first arrived so she got that cone before our session 🙂  She has always been pretty great as long as I’m patient while we are shooting.  Most of the smiles are a result of her dad giving me bunny ears or pretending he sees a spider on my head.

We are completely booked for September and I only have 3 remaining spots in October.  So if you want a fall session it’s best if you grab one now 🙂

**Anyone who posts a comment on THIS blog post will be entered to win a complimentary session and (25) custom holiday cards!  That’s right, I’ll waive the session fee and you’ll get a set of (25) cards!  The session will be booked for November 2011.  Session can be immediate family or a sibling/kid session(no large groups or newborns).   I’ll draw a winner Friday! **

Two of my favorites!

Not only are these two of my favorites, they are also at two of my favorite ages!  Little “B” is 9 months and big brother “T” will be 3 very soon!!  I had a terrible time choosing photos to share.  I like having that problem 🙂  This family is always up for anything.  I had maybe 3 images of  “B” where she wasn’t smiling from ear to ear and big brother is always FULL of expression!  It was nice enough to go outside the studio that day and I LOVE shooting outside.  I’m fortunate to be located in a place where we can take advantage of the green grass and foliage right out my front door.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

More of the “V” family

I’ve been photographing them for a LONG time 🙂  Their kids know me, feel comfortable with me.  Building a relationship with your photographer is a great way to get relaxed, fun images.  Not to mention when everyone feels comfortable it will show in your photos.  That photographer doesn’t have to be me, but if you find one who’s work you love, who works well with with your family, the images can only get better in my opinion.  For my clients, I get to know their personalities, what they like, what makes them laugh, and even how they like me to shoot.  I’m familiar with what they typically order and need for their homes and plan the session accordingly.  I have many, many families who I see on a regular basis.  It’s THE main reason I have stayed busy.  Combine that with so many who refer their friends, which in my opinion is THE best form of advertising (a happy client telling another) and you have a successful studio/client relationship 🙂   Now onto the “V” family…