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Our new and exciting journey ahead…

  Where do I even begin.  As I sit here looking at the blank page, I am thinking to myself, how do I even begin to explain this journey.  I guess you could say it started as a thought…a slight whisper to my soul with a someday attached.  Adoption. Over the past year, it felt

Christmas Special | Holiday Sessions | Southern Illinois Photographer

Get your outfits ready and mark your calendars!  Our Christmas Special is coming!!!  We were working hard on our sets and now have samples to show.  We have two sets this year, so you can choose one or both! Wednesday, November 19th – 10am-6pm Thursday, November 20th – 10am-6pm Friday, November 21st – 10am-6pm Saturday,

The Hollis Family | Southern Illinois Photographer |Fall Family Session

I loved photographing this family!  Jessica is a fellow photographer in Southern Illinois….so, let’s just say, I might have been a wee bit nervous!  You know how it goes, you always want to make sure you do a good job for someone else that is in the same line of work.  At the same time,

SPECIALS! | Southern Illinois Photographer

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up on some stuff that is going on around here! Our HALLOWEEN SPECIAL is still going on!  Make an appointment with us to bring in your little one(s) in costume and get one digital image for only $25….that is a super special!!     FALL SPECIAL – THIS

The Lewis Family | Southern Illinois Family Photographer

Oh my goodness…these pictures make me smile.  We had the most beautiful evening with cooperating children and husband.    Wives always cooperate, it’s the husbands that reluctantly come along…but, Billy knows the drill by now.  When mama is happy, everyone is happy. The Lewis family has been coming for pictures for the past few years,

The DiMaggio Family | Southern Illinois Photographer | Family Portraits

I can hardly type the name DiMaggio without thinking about yummy DiMaggios Pizza…which reminds me, I would much rather eat out tonight than cooking….. Anyway, back to this photoshoot!  I wasn’t sure if we were going to get to do any outside pictures on this particular day because it just rained all night and morning!  However,

Justin + Chelsea | Wedding | Southern Illinois Photographer

So, I don’t normally photograph weddings.  However, back in May, a super sweet couple came to me for pictures and Justin proposed during our session!  They were super sweet and made it so easy to work with them.   If every wedding was this beautiful, with a couple this sweet, I would sure photograph many more!  It was

The Cline Family | Fall Family Portraits | Southern Illinois Photographer

I had the opportunity recently to photograph this fun family!  They were real troopers having to be outside on a muggy Summer evening with mosquitos and all kinds of other lovely bugs which also wanted to have their picture taken.  They smiled, said silly things, told funny secrets and laughed.  I love to see the bond