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Creating timeless photos for couples and families while capturing all the joyful moments and the tiniest of details makes my heart sing. Each you look at your photos you should get a nostalgic romantic feeling and fall in love all over again with your loved ones.

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fellow photographers—

hey, lovebirds—

welcome new friends—

Light is light.
Let's make photographing with flash simple.

Romance should be infused with joy. Let’s plan your big day.

The best part about capturing timeless moments? Clients become friends.

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I am an artist and storyteller who uses a camera as a tool to document this crazy journey. I can't turn the artist in me off and I never want to. If my camera isn't at hand, my eyes are still chasing the light and writing a love story with each unscripted moment.

newborn, fresh 48 + milestone

-justin + kristi coy

Kristin is nothing short of the full package! Upon, meeting her she was so friendly and treated us like family. She immediately put us at ease and was patient and gentle with our new little one. We were provided a sneak peak just hours later—I wouldn’t go to anyone else. Her natural look and attention to detail sets her apart. I will cherish these photos for years and years to come.


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newborn + baby's 1st year

-sarah jane shorthose

Friends are very shocked to find out I hire a photographer for the girls’ portraits, because I’m a photographer. I always say: abso-freaking-lutely! I've never once regretted spending the money to hire a photographer for our family portraits and yes, even the portraits of just the girls which I could easily take myself. While the end goal is a photo, the experience is such a part of it too


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What People

As the bride, I felt extremely comfortable around Kristin… she ensured that we (wedding party and guests included) stuck to a timeline the day of so that everything went smoothly for my destination wedding. [She made us] feel as if we’ve known [her] for years! THE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE BREATHTAKING. It’s been over two months now and I still can’t stop looking at the photos. It’s as if you’re reliving the day over and over.


destination wedding

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-laura + jake casper

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Mom and dad with 2 young boys in picture with christmas trees

Do these cooler days have you thinking about the holidays? Does seeing holiday decor popping up get you dreaming about sending (and receiving) cards in the mail? Sending out cards means needing PICTURES to put in/on those cards showing all your friends and loved ones how much your kiddos have grown this year! I’m offering […]

2021 Limited Edition Holiday Session | Champaign, IL

Photographing fireworks on film – I want to pass on what I have learned over the years to you! No crazy technical terms, no formulas or calculations to make. Just plain Jane easy to understand terms.

How to Photograph Fireworks

Oh my goodness, this year was filled with so many awesome senior sessions with unbelievably cool high school seniors. Man are these kids going places. Seniors have it together way more than I did at 18 years old. They know what they want their major to be in college, or what trade they plan to […]


Sait Joseph Illinois High School Senior Girl Pictures wearing a hat in parking garage
Spring wedding pictures at Japan House Arboretum Urbana University of IL flowering trees

Laura and Yeoh had a beautiful day in April for their “mini-mony” – that’s what I’m choosing to call these small intimate ceremonies that have become popular in the post-COVID world. Twin City Bible Church in Urbana was the setting for saying their vows in front of loved ones and friends that were able to […]

Laura + Yeoh | University of IL | Arboretum


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