illinois engagement photos

Motherhood is something special!!!

As a mother, holding your sweet newborn and snuggling all day long, you think, "it cannot possibly can get any better than this." But then you get to begin every single day with your sweet little one staring straight up at you from their crib, grinning from ear to ear with their big toothless grin and its somehow even better than before. This is motherhood. This is the pattern of motherhood. 

Capture this pattern of motherhood before it's too late. Message me here to find out more information or book your Baby's 1st Year Photo Session! A customized package where I photograph your child at different milestones throughout their first year so you are sure to never miss a thing! 


Shifferd Family Session at Funk's Grove

The Shifferd family holds a special place in my heart. I used to be a nanny for this family while living in Joplin when I was just engaged almost 7 years ago. Macie (the oldest) was only 4 while Morgan had just turned 1, and Max wasn't even born yet! I love, love, love the kiddos so much! I can't believe they are getting so big (cue all the crying)! So when I heard they were going to be traveling through on their way up for a family vacation to Chicago, I of course had to do their pictures! Enjoy some of the sneak peeks of this family session held at Funks Grove! 


Welcome to the World Malcolm!

Little Malcolm joined big brother Micah and big sister Melea this February. He came into the studio for a little portrait session and I think all of them totally rocked it. 

Enjoy some sneak peeks from the Saad Family Session! 


Kaycee and Chris Engagement Session

I met Kaycee Richert and Chris Bernhardt for our wedding consultation at her mother's business, Small Town Creations, in Lincoln, IL. Kaycee and Chris are such a fun couple. They are easy-going, full of laughter, and their love for each other is clear to anyone around them. We started their engagement session in Downtown Lincoln around the square and ended at Cooper's Tree Farm. I cannot wait for their wedding in October of this year! It is going to rustic and charming, with both the ceremony and reception being held at her mother's house! I cannot wait! Enjoy some sneak peaks from this sweet couple's engagement session! 

If you or someone you know has a wedding coming up, shoot them my way! I would love to be their photographer for one of the most important days of their life!