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Back in January, I decided to enroll in Sandra Coan Certification. It’s a course that focuses on consistency in all areas of my photography business from lighting to posing to editing, website, social media, etc… I’ve known Sandra for a really long time first being introduced to her teaching on CreativeLive and then when I […]

Why I’m a Photographer | Champaign – Urbana, IL

Babies, Best Friends, Business - null, Childbirth, Children, Connection, Education, Family, Film Photography, Love, Newborns, Photography, Portraits, Pregnancy


One of my fondest childhood memories is picking up or developed photos/prints from our local dime store. There was just something so magical about all that anticipation to hold those prints and see your memories come back to life. Some people say – don’t you worry that you can’t “see” what you’ve captured? Quite the […]

Why I Choose Film | Central IL Photographer

Babies, Champaign, Children, Family, Film Photography, High School, Illinois, Light, Newborns, Photography, Portraits, Seniors, Toddlers, Tweens


Imagine bottling up your family’s fleeting moments — not only what they look like, but what they feel like. Imagine your family in true-to-life, joyful, connected imagery — and being able to hold those timeless moments in your hands 20 years from now. The Newborn Experience is a wonderful and miraculous time that presents itself […]

What to expect at your Newborn Session | Champaign Urbana Photographer

Babies, Champaign, Childbirth, Children, Family, Film Photography, Illinois, Maternity, Newborns, Photography, Portraits, Pregnancy, Uncategorized


So, you know how people usually say “cheese” to make kids smile in photos? Some folks, like me, prefer not to use that line. Why?

How I get natural smiles in photos | Central IL Family Photographer

Babies, Best Friends, Champaign, Children, Connection, Family, Illinois, Light, Love, Natural Light, Newborns, Photography, Portraits, Toddlers, Tweens


The bond between a mother and daughter is a relationship like no other. It is a connection that transcends time, intertwining generations with a tapestry of love, tenderness, and understanding. The bond between mothers and daughters can be described as romantic, timeless, and joyful, as it is a profound connection that evolves and flourishes throughout a lifetime.

Mothers & Daughters | Champaign, IL

Babies, Champaign, Children, Connection, Family, Film Photography, Illinois, Love, Marriage, Photography, Portraits


The first year of baby’s life is a whirlwind of precious moments, countless milestones, and boundless love. As the months fly by, parents eagerly await their little one’s first birthday, envisioning a celebration that perfectly encapsulates the joy, love, and timelessness of this momentous occasion. Today, we delve into the enchanting world of a baby’s first birthday, exploring ideas that evoke timelessness and bring forth sheer joy.

Baby’s First Birthday | How to Make it Memorable

Babies, Champaign, Children, Family, Film Photography, Natural Light, Toddlers


Welcome to your family, Noah! Noah’s in-studio newborn photography session was so beautiful. He is blessed to have such a warm, loving family and I was so happy to capture these moments for them.  I’m not sure I’ve ever had a baby as smiley as Noah! I’m also so glad that his mom, Emily, chose […]

In-Studio Newborn Photography Session | Baby Noah



Welcome to your family, Thomas! This was an incredibly special in-studio newborn photography session. Thomas is my great nephew, his daddy Tyler is my nephew! Tyler and his wife Abby welcomed Thomas into their family, and I was so happy to capture these moments for them. An important part of this session was making sure […]

In-Studio Newborn Session | Baby Thomas



I have always wanted to look forward to the new adventure that is on its way. That is how I approach each new phase and stage of my children’s lives.

The Best is Yet to Come | Champaign, IL

Babies, Children, Connection, Family, Love, Newborns

Newborn baby with parents mom in floral dress

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