Because we could…
Tune in tomorrow when more fun from this senior shoot will arrive in cyberspace!
It’s that time of year again! More awesome, gorgeous seniors to photograph! And we are off to an awesome start with Matt! Stay tuned for more really fun shots tomorrow!
I am pretty much a high school senior photographer. It’s kind of my thing. Having said that, there are always exceptions and challenges, and this last weekend was one of them! I was asked to photograph entries in the Lucky Foot Festival Car Show. And this is some of what I got!
We totally lucked out! It was an absolutely gorgeous day for this Senior photo shoot! And he totally rocked it!
WOW!!! Stop back tomorrow for more awesomeness!
Daniel and the things he loves to do! With a few for mom as well!!
Sometimes you know you like a photo as you are shooting it, and sometimes it surprises you in post-production. This is one of those photos!
Stop by tomorrow for more images from Daniel’s shoot!
I was super excited to work with Mason! He wanted a very specific high fashion look for his senior photo shoot, and I was determined to create the look he wanted. It isn’t every day I get a senior with such a clear concept of what they want for their senior photos. We were able to secure time at Allerton Mansion, which was absolutely perfect for this look. And Mason just flat out rocked the high fashion vibe!
Awesome venue+ great senior= Pretty amazing photos! More to come tomorrow!
More awesomeness as promised!
If you look up “laid-back” in the dictionary, this is the picture you will see!
Tune in on Wednesday for more awesomeness!!!
It’s August, and that means that Senior Portrait Season is officially underway. I had the pleasure of kicking off this year’s season with Jack! Laid back with a wonderful smile and a surprise halfway thru the shoot!
As promised…most awesomeness from my latest Senior!
This girl’s got game!!!Beautiful day, freezing temps and wicked cold wind, but Karma was with us!
Love love love her eyes!
Normally I only post one super sneak peek, but the moody black and white is just too great and I couldn’t decide between the two. Stay tuned til tomorrow when I post more from this awesome, (freezing, but awesome) spring break senior!
One of the best perks of my job is when one of my seniors comes back and wants me to photograph their engagement pictures. This was the case with Parker and his fiancee, Miranda. Congratulations!
Zach is a senior at Rantoul High School. He was originally only getting senior pictures to make him mom happy. Then I said the magic word: FIRE! Suddenly much more interest when discussing what to set on fire! Then we talked about his passions: hunting ( shotgun and bow), fishing, and his truck. After that it was just having fun!
You are gonna have to wait to find out what we set on fire this time! Check back in a week or two!!!!
I always worry about late season photoshoots…Will we freeze to death or not? Well, yesterday was definitely a not! Great weather for playing in the woods and streams, and just a whole lot of fun!!
Gorgeous family, great weather and beautiful location!
So hard to choose a fav! Can you say “Rocked it?”
We waited til the end of October, thinking there would be fall color…Not so much! However, as you can see, we found lots of fun color for this gorgeous Fisher High School Senior! Tune in tomorrow for more awesome pix from her shoot!!
What an awesome family!!
Tune in tomorrow for more from this Heritage Senior’s photoshoot!
Finally, my last senior flag of the fall sports season!
This Mahomet-Seymour Senior made my life so easy. Nice guy, athletic, super smart and wonderful to photograph!
This is what happens when senior soccer players get to have fun and show-off! Stay tuned til tomorrow for more awesome senior photos from Jarrett’s photoshoot!
It was a valiant effort to get Maddie’s senior photos taken before the storm hit Wednesday night, but raindrops were hitting the windshield as we pulled into Allerton Park and the skies grew more threatening. It rapidly became apparent that her senior portrait shoot wasn’t going to happen that evening. Phone calls were made, schedules juggled and we were able to regroup and reschedule for the next day. The universe made it up to us with a day that is everything you could want for a senior shoot; beautiful weather, gorgeous senior and almost no one else in the park. As you can see, it was totally worth all of the effort for these beautiful senior portraits. I can hardly wait for her to see the rest…..
I had honestly begun to wonder if this shoot was going to happen, but evidently the third time is the charm. OMG what a wonderful shoot;. Perfect weather, almost no one else wandering through Allerton Park and a gorgeous, gorgeous senior. I love/hate it when they make it incredibly difficult to choose a favorite.( and I had to play eeni-meenie-minnie-mo as it was) Awesome hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems. Stay tuned over the weekend for more amazing photos of Maddie!
Sara was my graphic designer for a long while and I am thrilled that she asked me to create her maternity photos. I have to say that she is the happiest pregnant woman that I have ever met. While I have lots of really cute photos from the session, I feel like this photo says it all!
Awesome senior…Beautiful day…Downtown Urbana, Champaign and the Engineering Quad at the U of I….Can’t beat it!
The beautiful senior was originally scheduled for a week ago today….Cold, wind and rain/snow caused us to rethink our plan. What a difference a week makes! I saw this blue wall a few weeks ago in downtown Urbana, and just knew that Johanna, a SJO senior, was going to look amazing with this as a backdrop. I love how it makes her beautiful blue eyes just POP! Special thanks to H2O Salon for hair and make up. Stay tuned til tomorrow for more photos of this gorgeous senior!
I apologize for making everyone wait…Technology is a wonderful thing, until it isn’t and I have been fighting a wonky internet connection….Finally, here are the promised images!
It was a bit chilly, but an otherwise awesome day for Caitlin’s Senior Photos! She totally rocked her look and we got some amazing urban senior images….Here’s the sneak peek….and one with her BFF! Tune in on Monday for more incredible urban senior looks!!!!
And a few more images from David’s Senior Portrait Shoot….
Within every shoot, there is an image I fall in love with. It isn’t necessarily the best image, or even one that Mom will want to purchase. They are images that resonate with me as a person and an artist. They make me remember why I do this. This is that image.
Tune in again tomorrow to see more of this awesome Centennial Senior!
Every now and then I photograph something that isn’t a senior or their families. I recently had the opportunity to do some food photography for Kelly Jo at Piatos. So, if these photos look good enough to eat, then contact her about catering your next event!!!!
Just some of my faves…
I promised you gorgeous and drama…We’ve got gorgeous and drama! We also have attitude and a twist. Yep a twist that I don’t get to photograph everyday. You see this gal is more than a beautiful person and pretty face, she is Army National Guard. How cool is that? You go, girl!
Decisions. Decisions…..Sneak peek that makes me smile? Sneak peek that is drop dead gorgeous and dramatic? Smile? Drama? Smile? Drama? Smile wins. You get drama tomorrow. Plus she says her owls make her smile too! Stay tuned for more of this beautiful, sassy Fisher High School Senior!!!!
Welcome to 2016! It’s a new year and in the spirit of new, I have a new studio phone number! Our new toll-free number is 888-344-1920! I think I have all of the info updated on the website and will be finishing the updates on business cards, mailers and order forms in the next couple of days! Same awesome photography. Same convenient studio location. New phone number!!!
We so lucked out with a warmish, sunny day! Having photographed Tim and Tyler as seniors, I was thrilled for the opportunity to photograph the whole family!
Just…WOW! Simple, classic and laid-back
Hair and makeup by the awesome Tia Crom
After days of cold and rain and general YUCK, we got a perfect autumn day for Lauren’s senior photo shoot at Allerton Park. I love the way her eyes sparkle and just jump out of the image at you! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s full 5 image sneak peek!
“It’s going to be cold. Are you sure?” I asked her. “Absolutely” she replied. And into the river she went, cowgirl boots and all. Into the fields, into the woods and the river, with a few other stops as well. As I said in my previous post, Molly was game for just about anything. (although the water was her idea). Another awesome day with an Awesome Senior!
Molly has some serious game…And some serious patience. Usually I post the super sneak peek within 24 hours of the shoot. Due to the fact that I just today got my replacement computer and all of my software installed, she has had to wait four days. Yet she kept it together. No frantic emails, no texts. She knew she rocked it. And she’s right, she totally rocked it! Stay tuned for the 5 image regular sneak peek tomorrow and see what else she was up to during her amazing senior portrait session!!!! Oh and in case you were wondering, hair and makeup by the fabulous Tia Crom!
Tia is a hair and makeup artist that works with me a lot. They had never had family portraits done, and decided with Gage being almost one, that it was time. Evidently the trick to working with a one year old, who isn’t sure he wants to play, is to let him photobomb! And since I couldn’t help myself, I included a sweet, sweet shot of just Gage and sister Hunter! Both shots just make me smile!!!
Mr. Just-get-it-done-quickly rocked his shoot.
2016 Fisher Senior Gabe, just wanted to get this over with quickly. Like a lot of senior guys, I am pretty sure he was getting senior photos just to make his mom happy. Two hours and 4 locations and clothing changes later, we took this last photo with his pride and joy. Turns out it wasn’t so bad after all! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s regular sneak peek for more awesomeness from Gabe’s senior sitting!