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Sneak Peek – Crom Family

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!!!

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Varner Family Sneak Peek

Family Portraits on their farmAfter being rained out on Monday, we had a perfect evening yesterday for the Varner’s family portraits on their farm. Technically this isn’t the best photo from the shoot. It’s the one that makes me smile. You can’t look at those happy faces, and not want to smile. This is just one of those times where genuine smiles and laughter trump all.

Urbana Family – Unportrait

“We want a family portrait, but not the posed, cheesey, everybody sit still kind” were the requirements for this family’s portrait shoot! Knowing that Ja Nelle and her husband Chris are  incredibly creative, plus having three kids under the age of 8, I knew I would have to come up with something completely out of the box….And huge mess aside, I think we did it! family unportrait _ the clean versionFamily unportrait_ getting paintedFamily unportrait_kidsFamily Unportrait_ getting messyFamily Unportrait _let me hug youFamily Unportrait _ painted family

Glam Maternity – Sarah K

Sarah is one of my incredibly talented hair and makeup stylists, who just happens to be expecting her second daughter!  When I had this idea for glam maternity shots, I think she realized I truly was crazy. But, I won her over and we did an absolutely amazing maternity photosession centered around feeling beautiful while expecting. We also included her darling daughter and hubby for a few fun photos as well!! Sarah, thank you so much, I hope you love these!

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Farm Family Portraits – The Hansens

The fun thing about photographing families in the midwest is that you get to use really really BIG tractors as props! It was a hot, hot afternoon, but the sky was gorgeous blue and the tractor was clean and ready to go! Creating really fun, unique family portraits is something that I really love doing and I think these are some of my best!

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Baby makes Three!

I love photographing 6 month old babies; they sit up and have lots of expression and are just too cute for words. Hadley with her beautiful big eyes was no exception! She brought her mom and dad along, so we got some beautiful family photos and a couple of extras with dad. Since mom is gorgeous and all done up with her hair and makeup, we did some contemporary portraits of her as well! Such a fun family to work with! Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems!

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Mother daughter portraits- Chris and Amy

Amy contacted me way back in April about doing a mother-daughter photo shoot with her mom for Mother’s day….except with Amy and her husband graduating college and moving, it couldn’t happen till last week! Chris was totally surprised, and Amy showed us her girly side. It was a wonderful shoot with these two women! Hair and makeup by Sarah Kellems.

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Contemporary Portrait of mother and daughter

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Contemporary Portrait of a beautiful woman

Contemporary Portrait of a beautiful woman

Contemporary Portrait of mother and daughter

Who are you?- Kirsten

Portrait of a woman who loves children

In a contemporary portrait, is it enough to just portray a beautiful woman? Or should the portrait convey who she is besides beautiful? This image of Kirsten was part of a concept shoot to illustrate who she is. Personally I think we nailed it. I would love to hear opinions from others who know her. If we were to photograph you, who would you be?

Contemporary portrait of a woman and her children

This mom went a step beyond what we have done thus far in that she wanted pictures with her daughter, but also her son.(much to his dismay) Boys and later Men, as a rule aren’t much into pictures, but I think this time we pulled it off. We got some abosolutely gorgeous shots of Tiffany, and then daughter Grace and son Landen. Then we put them all together and had a little fun! I hope she enjoys these images as much as I loved taking them! Hair and makeup by Stefani Smith.portrait of a beautiful womanPortrait of a womanPortrait of a young girlPortrait of a young boyportrait of a mother and daughterPortrait of mother and children

 

Laura Trovillion Photography rolls out a Cutting Edge NEW Product!!!

We have just taken image sharing in the Champaign-Urbana area to the next level! Now exclusively at Laura Trovillion Photography, you can get your favorite images from your Family, infant/child or Senior  Portrait Session as an album on your smartphone!!!  Share your awesome images from LTP with all of your friends and relatives, just by pulling out your phone! This  works on iphone/ipad and android phones and tablets!  Stand out from the crowd with Laura Trovillion Photography, where Awesome is just the Beginning!

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Mahomet Baby pictures – Amelia is 6 months

Actually this portrait sitting was closer to 7 months, but they are still adorable! This age, when they are sitting and starting to babble, is such a hoot! We had the bonus of being able to photograph her in her Halloween costume. Isn’t she just too cute?  And I love how mom and dad totally focus on her in the family photo. Who wants to look at a silly old photographer when you can look at a beautiful baby girl?

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baby pictures - 6 months

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Family Pictures – The Holidays are Coming Sale

Laura Trovillion Photography is happy to announce our Family Holiday Picture Special!

 We are offering Family Photo Mini-sessions October 22 -23 and October 29-30.

 Sessions are $35  We are also offering special Holiday packages with gift prints andcustom holiday cards. Packages range from $45-$225 with special discounts on Wall Portraits and Metal Prints! 

  We have a limited number of sessions available.  Hurry and call 217-239-1658 to reserve your Family Holiday Mini-Session.

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Champaign KId Pictures – Leah is 4!

Its so, so much fun to photograph children, especially when you have been doing so since they were born! This is Leah on the occasion of her Fourth Birthday!  She is so bright and active, she reminds me of a butterfly, flitting from person to person and place to place!  I just love the juxtaposition of the pink dress and the bare feet, especially as she swings her bat at the pinata!  Happy Birthday Leah! May your wishes come true!leah jumping

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Fisher Family Portraits – The Hamiltons

I love shooting portraits of families with small children. You never know what to expect!  We had a lovely evening at the Lake of the Woods Botanical Gardens and 5 wonderful and 3 unpredictable subjects!  Every family is so unique, and I love it when I can get them all together like this first photo, as one big squishy, hugging unit. It says to me; “this is my family and we stick together. Us against the world”.  And then there are times where you have to work with what you have, which in this case was a 14 month old who was done being held…She wanted down, so we gave her down….and walking!  Every shoot has hilarious outtakes and this one in particular was just too funny! Our final image here is way outside any concept of traditional, but if you have ever had kids and a swingset, you can so totally relate and remember. I have said before, I want my photographs to tell stories, and I think the story titled Family has been told here well!

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The Big Hug!

 
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...and we are walking......walking......walking!

 

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session outtakes - a little moon!

 

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Just swingin!

Custom keepsake tin

We are super excited about another new product that we are offering just in time for mother’s day…our new custom keepsake tin! This beautiful aluminum tin is just over 5×7 and perfect for storing keepsakes, pictures 5×7 and smaller or just looking pretty on your desk or dresser. These keepsake tins will be offered for the first time with our Mother’s day promotion, and will become part of our regualar product line in June. These keepsake boxes will be available for senior pictures, family portraits, kid’s photos, newborn/baby photos and special events such as prom or homecoming.

New at Laura Trovillion Photography…photopurse!

Now at Laura Trovillion Photography you can get your favorite senior, infant/toddler or family photo on a purse! Now, you can have something functional that is also uniquely yours! This first offering is a small purse, just big enough for a wallet, keys, phone and compact, but perfect for on the go. The flap, which is the purse image panel, is removeable, so it can be updated with you newest images. A larger messenger type bag will be arriving in the coming weeks and we will be sure to let you know when they get here! In honor of Mother’s Day, both bags will be on sale during the month of May! custom photopurse

New ltpsenior and ltpkids domains

We have made it easier to find us!!! Now you can get to your favorite senior, baby/kids and family photographer by entering one of our new addresses.

www.ltpseniors.com or www.ltpkids.com

either address will bring you here, where we are working hard to update and bring you more seniors, more newborns and kids and more families for your viewing pleasure!

Our navigation will be changing as well. Soon we will have separate tabs for newborn/kids and families as well as a new individuals tab!  Watch for our changes, its going to be an exciting time!

Elkins family portraits

Sometimes it seems as if the hardest part of a family portrait is finding a time to get everyone together…especially if your kids are in college and have busy lives of their own. However a special request managed to get all of the Elkins’ home for at least part of a day and we had the opportunity for this wonderful family shoot!

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Smith Family

The Smith Family Photo Shoot was alot of fun. Cindy got everyone together before her adult kids went off again to their respective lives. It was rather warm, so everyone was “glowing” and Tim was a trooper to lug my bench seat all around the Mahomet Botanical Gardens.  When the bugs came out though, we got finished rather quickly! Great family;  beautiful inside and out!

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