Jasmine and Mikayla are best friends! How fun was it to shoot her senior photos too! We had such a fun time and a friendly guy let Jasmine ride his horse!
I ran into Mikayla’s father during another photoshoot I was doing! I was ecstatic when he asked if I was available to do her daughter’s senior photos. They wanted the fall colors and I think we found the perfect spot for these! She is such an adorable young soul and we had so much fun during this shoot. She wants to become a teacher and with her personality I can’t imagine her being anything else!
Fall Family Sessions!
Ive been so exited on how well the turnout has been from my fall sessions this year! So many great families and doggies! Here are a few of my favorites and I still have a few openings left! Fall Family Session mini pricing will be ending on October 16th! Your photo session can take place before October 31st, but must be booked and paid before the 16th!
Mercedes and Brandon honestly were made for each other! They are so goofy and funny together and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding next September! These engagement photos are just a few of my favorites from their magical session!
This couple and I had so much fun during this shoot. They were so natural in front of the camera, and the love they have for each other really brings out all the feelings in these photos! The weather was once again on my side and was the perfect sun and warmth for this glowing maternity shoot. I cannot wait to shoot their sons fresh48 photos in the hospital when hes born in November! Check out some of my favorites below, and their lifestyle maternity video!
I’ve gotten to photograph just about every milestone in this little girls life. I’ve been so excited for her 1st birthday and could not wait to do her photos and make a video for her mama to cry to! She’s such a sweet funny girl, and an early walker too! When her mama told me she wanted a milk bath, of course I was overexcited also! With 169oz of pure, hard earned, pumped mama milk, that little girl bathed in pure gold! Her 1 year breastfeeding goal will be reached, and with no plans to stop in the near future, I’m so glad I get to call her mama my friend!
Smash and Splash!
Roger, aka as “Oliver” came prepared for his session with smiles and all his hair! His little dapper clothes had me melting. He will be turning one in September and he got to smash his first cake. He was hesitant at first, but quickly realized that digging his hands into it was so much fun. He tipped the cake over a few times because he was having so much fun! We finished his session in a warm bath tub and I felt bad when we had to take him out because he would not stop splashing and playing.
Mama also got a lifestyle video with her session that I’m completely in love with! Scroll down to see a few of my favorite photos and his video to go along with his session.
The Vow Renewal
I was approached by Bernadette during my downtown Frankfort mini sessions. She just happened to see me doing photos, and asked if i was available for her and her husband’s [Leo] vow renewal! I was pretty excited and couldn’t wait until the day of.
The ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mokena! Everyone was gathered inside on the most perfect day. Their love radiates to anyone that is around them. I got teary eyed a few times during the ceremony, because I could see how much they love each other and their family. The ceremony was beautiful and their closest friends and family got to enjoy their special day with them. 23 years of marriage, and their love is still just as strong. After the ceremony at the church, we all came outside to release beautiful Monarch butterflies!! I definitely was more excited than everyone else it seemed! After the butterflies, we headed to Frankfort to Francesca’s for an afternoon lunch to celebrate. To Leo and Bernadette’s surprise, a Mariachi Band came in! The parents of Leo had gotten the band as celebratory gift. Bernadette’s eyes were filled with so much joy and tears she couldn’t express how much love everyone was showering them with!
I feel so honored to be able to capture such a beautiful ceremony and gathering of family and friends. I hope my marriage is as strong as theirs in 23 years!
Bath Fun with the D’s
This session was so fun! Even though the youngest didn’t want anything to do with the bath tub, we still managed to get some photos. The daughter could have play in the gravel the whole session too if we would have let her! I love playing in rocks and dirt too, so it didn’t bother me. She was so goofy running around with no clothes, with no shame. I love the free spirit children have, with no care in the world! We even busted out the bubbles in the end for a little extra fun!
I have known Bre for years through a mutual friend. Although we don’t get to see each other much, I was so excited when she announced her pregnancy and I have been waiting what has felt like forever to do these photos! The sun didn’t cooperate as much as we wanted, but the rain did hold off on us just long enough to get these.
The water was rushing and cold, but that didn’t stop us from getting the shots we wanted! I did have some anxiety about the slippery rocks, but we managed! I am so excited for this husband and wife to welcome their baby girl into the world next month! As a mom of a 1 year old, I now realize how fast the time goes by, from your first little flutter to the full on kicks and punches! Their little girl was moving all about during this session!! She is ready to make her modeling debut, and I’ll be ready to capture it all. Stay tuned in the next 6 weeks for a baby update.
In the meantime, check out their lifestyle video session!
These 2 girls turned 1 this summer! I have a twin brother, so I love seeing twins anywhere I go! Audrey and Charlotte came ready to smile and splash. Their personalities and looks are so different, but once they got in the tub, they couldn’t stop splashing and smiling. And then, mom and grandma bust out these adorable pearls and I about melted! I had so much fun with these 2 I didn’t want the session to end! I can’t wait to photograph them again!
The Wild Girls
This sunflower mini was such an adventure! We drove into the middle of nowhere, and trudge through some thick grass, carrying a cooler filled with warm water for the bath, all while having our children in tow! The weather was a perfect temperature, although the sunflowers weren’t as happy as we wished they would have been. Gracyn had tons of smiles to give, but her serious face is my favorite!
I have loved watching her grow up, and become such a smart and beautiful little girl! She really does light up a room when you see her. Her giant blue eyes and her perfect lips make my heart melt every time I see her! I’m so glad I have been able to capture her growth through the past year, and cannot wait to do more.
Gracyn’s cousin, Emersyn, came with us! She is such a doll, with her curled out blonde hair! She was more interested in hanging out with mommy, then my camera. But I can’t blame her, mommies are always the best! She was so happy in that bath tub, I felt bad when we had to leave! I am so glad we got to have a little adventure for the photos, something I know I will never forget.