Tagged Lake of the Woods Botanical Gardens

Sneak Peek – Sage Family

Janssen was one of my class of 2015 seniors from St. Joe-Ogden High School. This time I got to photograph the whole family before he heads off to College! I always have fun with my senior family portraits, but I don’t think I have ever laughed as much as I did with this crew! What an awesome family!

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Mahomet Senior – Tim

I would never reccommend a senior wait this late in the year to get senior pictures. Sometimes, though, everything just works out beautifully. Tim is one of those crazy busy seniors that just didn’t have time for photos until this week! We lucked into a beautiful day weather-wise and the gardens at Lake of the Woods were gorgeous as well. Because Theatre and Music are two of his passions, it was only fitting to finish his senior session on the set of his last play at Mahomet High School, and a final chord on the beautiful grand piano. Tim was a pleasure to finally photograph and I wish him luck at Minnesota!tj-88 tj-152 tj-187 tj-250 tj-303 tj-356

2012 Fisher Senior – Logan

Logan’s senior portrait sitting was such a trip! We planned very carefully to accomodate as many of her ideas and concepts as possible into a single shoot. We chose Lake of the Woods Botanical Gardens as our starting point because of the many different venues in one place and ease of access when hauling props! ( like a chaise lounge) As you can tell, we got several different looks from that wonderful location! She was also insistent upon a piano shot, and not a normal sitting on the bench playing the piano, but something dramatic and unusual. I think we managed it! And last, but not least, in keeping with my two recurring themes this year ( fire and water) we ended up in her backyard after dark,  shooting the rain shot. Love it when it all comes together and totally ROCKS!!! 

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So, you’re thinking about Senior Portraits…

As you may have noticed, we do a few high school senior portraits here! As the end of summer looms, I start getting lots of calls wanting to know more about our senior portraits. So I am about to embark on a shameless plug for my studio and why you should bring your senior here!( ‘Cause its my blog and all!)

 I am a one woman studio, I shoot on Monday and Wednesday in the late afternoon and early evening. I then schedule ordering sessions on Tuesday and Thursday. Yes, if you had your pictures done with me on Monday or Wednesday, I CAN have them ready the following day. You just have to tell me that is what you want to do!  On days that I am not shooting or meeting with clients, I am shooting sports action for Fisher High School and area papers.

The ordering session is when you will see your images for the first time, projected bigger than life on our studio wall! I do expect you to place your order at this time, and half of the order total is required as a deposit with the balance due when everything is picked up! My LTPSENIOR Crew has coupon cards good for $$ off.

One very unique thing about my studio is that we don’t limit your poses. Often you will see packages that will say ” so many 5×7’s  and 8x 10’s from 3 poses”.  At Laura Trovillion Photography when we state” XX number of gift prints in a package,” every single one can be different.

 This year we are offering custom wall prints framed, matted and framed, gallery wrapped canvas and on metal. If you haven’t seen these, you need to stop in and lay your eyes on these awesome options as well as our new wallet tins, and pursbooks! 

Which brings me to  our ever popular books. There are two book options: first is our Storybook. Its called a storybook, because it tells the WHOLE STORY of your senior shoot. It is  a custom hardbound book, with layflat UV coated pages and unique layouts featuring multiple images per spread. Storybooks are  available as an 8×8 or new 10 x 10 size.  Can you say WOW? The second is our sessionbook –  its a custom hardbound offset press book. The covers are custom designed and each page has one image in a fine art format. The session book is offered in the traditional 8×8 size and also our new 10 x 10 size.   

 I will contact you about a week before your senior portrait sitting to discuss what you want, what your parents want, where you want to go and how we are going to make this all happen. We make a plan. Plans are good. If we don’t have a plan before your sitting, we will end up spending a chunk of your sitting…making a plan. I am a pretty creative person and we have done some pretty wild things, but I have to have a starting point and an idea of what you want, and without those, we are just spitting into the wind….and that’s not fun for anybody!

As far as the sittings go, I am pretty much game for anything short of jumping out of a plane. I have shot all over Central Illinois and have found some really, really cool places to shoot. And I am constantly on the lookout for the next awesome idea/shooting venue! 

And that my friends is my shameless plug for Laura Trovillion Photography Senior Portraits!  We currently have a few openings still available in September, so give me a call at 217-239-1658. We will begin booking family sessions for holiday cards and gifts on October 3!

Stay tuned right here for my latest senior….Parker Perrero!

Kid pictures – So very sweet!

I just love shooting these darling little girls!  We went to Lake of the Woods Botanical Gardens so we would have lots of room to run with super girl capes, chase bubbles, watch fish and have a little picnic. I wish I had half the energy of the two older girls and Ava is such a little doll!  The love between these siblings is so obvious and so real…..I am constantly in awe.  Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think!  

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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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