This fall I had the pleasure of meeting the Trumpower family. When mom, Kathy, first contacted me about family pictures, she told me they had never had family pictures taken, and would I consider doing the session at their home in Onarga? I was immediately intrigued. After a great phone call where she told me about her large porch, red barn and wooded property we chose a date and to say I was excited would be an understatement!

Upon arriving at the Trumpower home, I observed the epic wraparound porch with the light hitting the front steps perfectly. I noticed the huge yard and wooded area – and my favorite, the big red barn. I’m a sucker for old barns. It breaks my heart to see them torn down or left to decay. This barn is in great shape, I’m happy to report, and ready for pictures!

Kathy is a blogger with, “a passion for making her family’s life a little more natural by finding ways to do it on a budget.” She and her hubby Anthony moved from the Chicago area to Onarga where they found their dream home to remodel and raise their 3 adorable boys with a more simple, slow-paced way of life.

There are many reasons I love photographing family’s in and around their homes. Your home is where the majority of family memories are made, so why not make your photographic memories there too? As you can imagine, photo sessions with 3 young boys comes with it’s challenges, however, because we were in their “safe place,” the boys were able to play and run around comfortably, which allowed me to get so many genuine smiles and expressions. Photographing this family in their natural habitat has created even more special memories for them to treasure. When family photography sessions can focus on love, family connection and play, my heart absolutely sings and the resulting images leave mom and dad falling in love all over again with their family.



Hey there, I’m Kristin, owner and photographer at kDarling Photography located in Fisher, a small town in Central Illinois, just a few minutes from Champaign-Urbana.  When I don’t have a camera in my hand, I can be found at one of the kids’ many activities, or at the “happiest place on Earth”…which is Target, of course!!  I have 2 of the sweetest kiddos, Payton and Mackenzie and have been married to my best friend for 18 years.  Capturing the true personalities of those I photograph paired with yummy dreamy light makes my heart sing.  Film and digital photography are both my weapons of choice to create cherished memories, which makes me a “hybrid photographer.”   In studio lifestyle newborn photography is my specialty, along with children of all ages and families, with an occasional high school senior sprinkled in for good measure.  To schedule your next session, please contact kDarling Photography at by email or at 217.778.1325

For information on wedding photography, please visit our wedding website at www.SweetDarlingWeddings.com

January 10, 2019

  1. Hali says:

    Love home sessions, they have an incredible property! Love all the variety!

  2. Lindsey Turner says:

    What a darling family and a stunning location made all the more special that it’s their home! I especially love that you took the time to grab a few photos of just mom and dad. Always great to remind parents, especially with young kids, that their love for each other was the foundation of their family!

  3. Amber says:

    Beautiful! What a cute family and such great pictures!