Toddlers Archives - Kdarling Photography

Recently, my film images were featured in a blog on the Happy Tog’s website.  My friend Holly writes about a truly epic night when we were reminded to slow down and pay attention.  That is exactly what film does for me.

I’ve got a new love | Film Photography | Central Illinois

Often people ask me what my favorite age or genre is to photograph.  That is an almost impossibly question for me to answer.  If I’ve just photographed a newborn, I say, “Newborn!”  If it’s a wedding, my answer is, “Weddings, I love LOVE!”  So if you had asked me after Gibson’s 1 year photo session, the answer would have been, “One year old sessions with a cake smash – hands down!”

Gibson | One Year Cake Smash | Champaign, IL

Welcoming kiddos back to kDarling Photography for their milestone sessions year after year is such a special reward.

Milestone Session | Rosella is 2 | Central Illinois

Glitter sessions are here!!  We are covering the studio with glitter, making it rain glitter, throwing glitter and anything else involving glitter on March 18, 2018.

Glitter Sessions | Child & Tween Photography | Fisher, IL

When Aiden’s mom told me she was planning a “Where the Wild Things Are” themed birthday, I was SO excited.  This was one of my favorite books growing up!  We kept the props simple to keep the focus on the birthday boy!  He LOVED his cake from SugarShaper95, which fit into the theme perfectly with yummy buttercream frosting and an edible fondant crown on top.

Where the Wild Things Are | First Birthday | Champaign County, IL

When Kristin contacted me about photographing her newborn boy, Callen, I was so excited!  Newborn sessions are among my favorite, and Fresh 48 sessions in the hospital, are no exception.  Many times these sessions are taken to capture the first moments that older siblings meet their new baby brother or sister, and their reactions can be priceless!  Big sis Jocelyn had met her new brother the day before, but today she was getting to spend a bit more time with him during our session.  She was very curious about him, and understandably hesitant to share her mom.

Callen | Fresh 48 | Carle Hospital | Champaign, IL

The Lemenager family has been coming to visit kDarling Photography every 3 months for well over a year – until Colt turned 1 anyway – then I had to wait 6 MONTHS to see Colt (and his family) for his 18 month session.  It was wonderful to see one of my favorite families again.  Let’s face […]

Lemenager Family

When Brynlee’s mom, Ashlee contacted me about a “Tea for Two” session for her daughter’s 2nd birthday, I knew it was gonna be special! The Bertan family has been coming to kDarling Photography since big brother Jack was a baby, and watching this sweet family grow has been awesome! Brynlee was born a tad bit […]

Tea for Two!

My entire life I have been obsessed with beautiful light, romance of all sorts, and connections between families, couples and friends.  Some of my earliest memories involve the clicking of a shutter or the scratching of my pencil drawing on paper to preserve a moment.  Once a moment is gone, it’s gone. Or is it? […]

Love + Light + Connections