Happy Birthday Avery!

So I know this session is Christmas themed...and this is March, but I chose to share this today because little Avery just celebrated his third birthday! 

I am the worst blog-procrastinator. I always rush to get the pictures edited for my clients because I'm always so excited to share them, send them off, and then neglect my poor blog. Thank you so much for those of you who stick around and check out my recent work! It's definitely my goal this year to blog more consistently and share lots more tips and photography knowledge as well as some behind the scenes fun! Let me know in the comments if there are any subjects you'd like me to cover or questions you'd love an answer to, blog style!

But before you do, take a peak at Avery and Amy's Christmas session! 

Jared's Senior Portraits

I had an awesome time taking Jared's senior pictures. I love getting a variety of looks for a senior shoot. We went to riverfront, an alleyway and then over to Eagle Point park for a nice, natural setting. For each location, Jared had an outfit to change into and also didn't mind showing some skin. He even got a chance to show off his favorite sport for a few shots. It all made for a great finished gallery! Here are just a few of my favorites. 

Tori and Jacob are Getting Hitched

Tori and Jacob will be getting hitched this weekend! I had a blast exploring a park I had never been to, Sinnissippi Park in Stering, Illinois.

Funny story, my GPS actually took us to a different park. I mean, it was little but still cute, would've been just fine for portraits. I thought, huh, they really like this park I guess, maybe it's significant to their relationship or something. It was a typical playground with some slides and swings, but toward the back there was a bench, several trees, and a rustic looking path. So I quickly scouted the area and had the shots planned in my head. Only to discover, we were at the wrong park! Tori and Jake found us and were kind enough to lead us to the correct location, which was a HUGE, gorgeous park with roads to drive through because it was so large, stone walls, bridges, and a little creek. And that was one part of this park. I couldn't help but laugh comparing the two.

We spent well over an hour walking around, enjoying the sights, chatting about life and the wedding, and of course taking some beautiful engagement pictures. They brought their pup, Four, along for some photos since he's part of the family! 

I look forward to meeting their friends and family on Saturday so we can all celebrate their wedding day!