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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

Many small businesses have been deemed non-essential during the current COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic…


What will be said in the history books about this global pandemic? Will it be a brief mention like the Spanish Flu of 1918…


I’ve been asked more than once what makes this different from summer vacation. The difference, for me, is that I know summer vacation is coming and I know when it will end. I don’t take on big changes/projects in the summer, just my normal photography sessions + editing. Also, in the summer, I can leave the kids home for a couple of hours and go to the library and work without interruptions or they can go to friends or grandparent’s houses. The difference is, that during “normal” breaks from school we aren’t also experiencing the uncertainties that this pandemic brings. We aren’t all on edge all. of. the. time.

Shelter In Place is NOT Summer Vacation

How we respond to this time is totally on us. What we make of this gift of time is totally on us. Will we get stressed and emotional? Yes. Will we get stir crazy? Heck yes! Will we value the power of a hug when this is all over? Never again. Will we regret extra time with our loved ones? Absolutely not.

Safe at Home | Mahomet, IL

I heard about #TheFrontStepsProject from an article featuring a photographer in Massachusetts. This is a unique moment in our lives and history. It’s a way for photographers to spread kindness and joy in these times of uncertainty. To document your time spent with the ones you love! 💕

The Front Porch Project | Quarantine | Fisher, IL

If you’ve followed along with my Facebook or Instagram posts for any amount of time, you’ll know this family is no stranger to kDarling Photography. The Perez family has been in front of my camera for several years starting with maternity pictures when Erika was expecting their middle child Walter. I was thrilled when they […]

Perez Family | 6 Month Milestone Session

When I travel I don’t buy souvenirs. My souvenirs are photographs – memories. Recently I traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to photograph a destination wedding. Since we were there for business and not play I didn’t stray from the resort, however, the scenery right there at our hotel, the Riu Palace was gorgeous!

Tips For Great Vacation Photos

It’s been such an honor to photograph so many big moments in this couple’s lives from their engagement session to their beautiful fall wedding complete with a dream outdoor reception at Maddie’s mom’s home and now maternity pictures.

Waiting for baby Darling!!

If time could be frozen, I would consider doing it. Momentarily. To just bottle up and keep on a shelf, all the magic of these fleeting childhood years. But I suppose that in itself is another wish, isn’t it? And perhaps we should just stop wishing for a while and focus on being present.

Milestone Mini Sessions – New!!