Thursday, June 21, 2012

New blog!!!

The new blog is up and running!!  Click here to head on over there!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Samantha & Derek : DeKalb, IL Engagement Session

Sam and Derek were so cool to drive out to meet me for an early morning engagement session last week!! Sam is a huge Taylor Swift fan, so she had the idea to have Derek bring his guitar along to get some Taloresque pictures. I love the unique look it brought to their session!! 


Taylor ain't got nothin' on you, Sam.  You're beautiful!!


I had a really hard time choosing my favorite from this session, but this one is definitely up there!

I think this one is my favorite.



The cover for their first album, perhaps??


What you don't see in this picture were about a BAZILLION flies I edited out!!  It was borderline Biblical.  Sam and Derek were awesome! I was the one freaking out every time one flew into my head, which was every other second!


Wait, this one is my favorite!!



Alright, THIS one is my favorite!! ;)



Congrats and good luck to you guys on your wedding next month!!!!  It was a pleasure to meet you, and an honor to photograph you!!




Monday, June 11, 2012

Courtney, Jason, & Lorelei : DeKalb, IL Family Session

Remember these cheeks???  Cute Lorelei just turned one a few weeks ago!!!!  I can't believe how much she's grown in just six months!!!  Time is crazy, isn't it?




Showing me her pageant wave. 





Doesn't she make the best faces??


Watch out, world, she's gonna get you!!


My favorite from the evening!!!





Happy, Happy Birthday, Lorelei!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)






Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Addyson, Izaak, Aubrey, Nathan, & Landen : DeKalb, IL Kids Session

This session from last fall was the 3rd time I've photographed these kids (see here and here), and I just love them to pieces!!! It's been so much fun to watch them grow of the past couple of years!  They are a group of hams, which makes sessions with them a blast!


Another thing I love about Izaak, Addyson, Aubrey, Nathan, and Landen?  They are some of the most natural kids in front of the camera I've ever photographed.  Any time I'd ask them to get together for a group shot, they'd just meld together in a completely natural pose.  I never had to ask them to get closer to each other, hug each other super tight, smile like they liked each other, or anything like that!  It was magic, people!


I knew the lips and mustaches would be perfect props for these guys! 






Then they all attacked me. :)



Love this one!!!


I look forward to seeing these kiddos again soon!!!! :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Video!!!

It's been about a year in the making (actually, a little longer) thanks to busy schedules and a pregnancy, but I'm proud to finally debut my first promo video!!  I'm so excited about this; I feel so professional!!



Thank you so much to my AMAZING (and extremely attractive) husband, Seth, who put the video together for me. :)

Also, in case you missed it a couple of months ago, here's a blooper reel from shooting the interview portion of the video, which for obvious reasons, ended up getting cut entirely.  Public speaking never was my strong point. :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bridget & Pat : DeKalb, IL Engagement Session

I seriously heart Pat and Bridget.  They're the kind of people everyone wants to be friends with:  sincere, laid back, and CRAZY fun!!!  Spending time with them this past weekend got me so excited for their wedding this August!!

Bridget and Pat spend a lot of time together outdoors hiking and camping, so it only made sense to have their session in the woods!  I love when couples choose locations that reflect not only their personalities, but who they are as a couple.






This is what happens when I ask for a serious face. ;)

They still totally rocked it!


My favorite!!!




The gun show was in town, and I had front row seats.  ;)




Another one of my faves!!!











Happy Friday, ya'll!!!