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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


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


Hey there, let me tell you about the beautiful fall wedding of Niki and Evan that I had the honor of capturing. The venue was The Cannery in Eureka, IL and it couldn’t have been a more perfect spot for this gorgeous family-centered wedding. The couple had so many personal touches throughout the day, including handmade wooden signs and rustic details that added to the overall charm of the wedding.

Romantic Black Tie Wedding | The Cannery | Eureka, IL

Film Photography, Love, Marriage, Natural Light, Photography, Wedding Planners, Wedding Venues, Weddings


The Fisher Fair is finally here! Each year the entire Fisher community looks forward to the fair! This little community fair in Champaign county packs a big punch! the festivities kick off tonight with the Miss Fisher Fair Pageant.

Fisher Community Fair | Champaign County, IL

Best Friends, Champaign, Children, Film Photography, High School, Illinois, Natural Light, Photography, Portraits, Seniors, Tweens

Fair Queens at the Fisher Fair


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

Education, Film Photography, Photography


Welcome Home, Beckett! Miss Beckett was so sweet for her in-studio newborn session. I can’t get over her hair! Just absolutely adorable.  Beckett’s older brother Calvin was thrilled to be a part of this session, too. He was once one of my newborns! It was crazy to see just how big he had gotten. Calvin […]

In-Studio Newborn Session | Baby Beckett



Welcome to the world, Austin! I adored this in-studio newborn session. Sweet baby Austin is the third newborn I photographed from this beautiful family. I photographed his older sisters Quinn and Carley way back when, and it was crazy to see them so grown up! It was so special to photograph all these kiddos together. […]

In-Studio Newborn Session | Baby Austin



Natalie and Luke’s wedding was unique because COVID threw all their plans totally out of whack, with their official ceremony at the courthouse and the reception months later at The Lodge at River Valley Farm. When Natalie and Luke were finally married at the Champaign County Courthouse on Jan. 8 2021, that was their fifth […]

Natalie + Luke | Champaign County Courthouse & The Lodge at River Valley Farm


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