Combining a Senior Shoot with Family Photos

family of 6 poses for a photo

The Vandenbergs I had so much fun photographing the Vandenberg family! Their senior Kayla wanted a session with me, but it had also been a while since they had family photos . . . so we combined the two! Kayla is a volunteer at Prophetstown State Park, so we designed their session around that special…

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A Look Ahead from February

Hi, everyone! I wanted to take a moment to look ahead and fill you in on some photography plans.  I’m heading into my fourth season of photographing seniors, families, and businesses, and even though it’s cold right now, I’m looking forward to spring flowers, golden sunsets, and fall colors that await us in 2022. This…

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What’s Hard about Family Photos?

Family of 6 poses along a brick wall downtown for a photo

I have a question. What’s the hardest thing about getting a family photo taken? Cost? Outfits? Time? Not important? I’d love to know honest, real answers. For me, it was always cost when my kids were little, and we were either grad students, small business owners, or both! Now, it is time and getting everyone…

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The Fleming Family Photos

What a fun family session with two generations Saturday evening! When the Fleming’s session suddenly changed and one of their kids couldn’t be in the photos, they pivoted and asked their in-laws to be in the session instead. It reminded me of how important it is to encourage people to be in photos. For as…

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4 Tips for Photographing Toddlers

Chris & Mary’s Fall Family Photos I had so much fun photographing Chris, Mary, and their little guy this past weekend during their family photo session. I met Mary many years ago when she was a personal trainer for our business. After working on other endeavors for a while, she came back – this time…

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Sisters Surprise with Family Photos

I love walking away from a photo session filled with joy. I usually do. It’s so fun to watch people come to life, to share moments with their families, and celebrate important milestones. I recently had the opportunity to photograph three sisters at Purdue; they were beautiful inside and out.  I first met Olivia when…

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