Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

In honor of all the mother's out there, here are some mother-daughter photos I recently took. This incredible mom has a smile I love to see and a special place in my heart.

May all you mom's out there have a great weekend and thanks for all you do.

Happy Mother's Day!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away!!!

I am getting ready to shoot another wedding this weekend, which is my third of the year already. I didn't realize getting ready meant doing the rain dance, but I guess with this streak of rain we've had, it does! At this point I am doing the rain dance forwards, backwards and upside down in an attempt to have some sunshine on Saturday. To quote one of my clients, "I didn't realize we live in Seattle!".

The last wedding I shot it was still pretty cold out. But this bride and groom managed to make it look warm and cozy. Hoping that this weather starts to cooperate soon. Is it really too much to ask for the rain to suddenly go away and it to be a nice, warm day????

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Lamb and Bunny Photos

As a photographer in Yorkville, Illinois, I'm always striving to give my clients something new and different. This year's crazy idea-a lamb for Easter portraits. Thanks so much to the families that let us get to know their bunnies and lambs this year! I can't say how much all the kids enjoy this. In the end this event was a huge success and we got some great photos.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... one of the great things about photographing families is seeing them grow and change. I've posted some bunny photos of 2 families from last year and now this year. Look how these kids have changed.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Exciting News!

I have awesome and exciting news that I want to share with you. My husband and I are excited to announce we are expecting a baby. Soon we will be a family of 5! I am currently 20 weeks pregnant and I will be having the baby by planned c-section on July 5. I have wanted to share this news with you earlier, but at the same time wanted to be sure that things were going as planned. Just this week I had my ultrasound and we were happy to find out the baby was healthy and growing.

Some of you may have noticed in the past few months that I was often not feeling so good. A few of you at the Santa shoot may have even thought there was a green elf there shooting your photos, but it was just me not feeling well. I hope this announcement explains any odd events that you may have encountered with me over the past few months. For the few of you who accidentally found out the news (or even guessed it) thank you for keeping my secret and allowing me to announce this in my own time.

As you all know a baby can be life changing, however I want to assure you that my photography business is still going to be a priority. I love my work and plan to continue working after the arrival of the baby. As long as there are no unforeseen circumstances, I will be taking a leave with the arrival of the baby from June 20-August 10. During that time , if you have an immediate need, I hope that you will still contact me. The benefit of having my office out of my home is that I will still be available to clients. If you are expecting a baby during the time I am off, please still contact me to schedule your newborn shoot. I would not want a client to miss out on portraits that could not be done at a different time. If you call or email during the leave and I am not available to answer the phone immediately, please leave me a message and I will return the call as soon as I can. After August 10 I will be returning to normal business hours and preparing for the busy fall season!

We cannot wait to meet our newest addition, and of course I cannot wait to get my camera out!!!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

As Thanksgiving approaches I just want to say "thanks" to all my loyal customers and fans. I am thankful for you all. Fall Mini Sessions went great and I am now looking forward to Santa Photos. This weekend I photographed a beautiful wedding in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and then was able to celebrate an early Thanksgiving with my extended family. It's a busy, busy season and I'm working hard to get everyone their photos as soon as I can!

Safe Travels and a happy holiday.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Great Connections

A great thing about taking pictures has been all the creative people I've met and connections I've made. The most recent being a great designer whose taken some of my photos and created awesome cards with them. I'm excited to give my clients this new option with their photos. I've posted a couple of samples for you to check out. If you'd like more information on purchasing her designs she will have a display with information at the Santa Photo Sessions at Lighthouse Academy and I'll also be posting some information on facebook in the future.

And speaking of Santa photos, don't forget to book yours today! VIP spots are filling fast. Facebook has all the details for the December 3, 4 and 5th event!

Can't wait!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Santa is on his way!!

Where have I been??? That's the question I've been hearing. So here it is.... I've done 22 mini-sessions and have 22 more this weekend. There's been some new life and I've captured it in baby and maternity shoots over the past couple weeks, as well as doing about 8 Senior Photo shoots. Thanks to all the parents and staff at Lighthouse Academy (Yorkville) and God's Gifts Pre-School (Oswego) who have let me take their children's pre-school photos these past few weeks. It's been awesome getting to know some new kids this way and to photograph some new Oswego families.

I've been anxious to share a lot of my recent work with you all, but I'm trying to be a little secretive with it just so that client's can use things for Christmas Cards and gifts. I want everyone to have their families be surprised and excited to see the images.

And then there is the fact that Santa is on his way and I'm preparing. Last week Santa popped in to say hi at my house and he's as excited as I am for this year's shoot. The schedule for Santa photos is out on facebook, so check it out and become a fan of my page while you are there. The photos are a great idea for your Christmas Cards or a gift. Here are all the details of the event:

It's that time of year! Santa will be returning to Lighthouse Academy for photos December 3, 4, and 5th! Please email me at or sign up via facebook with the date and time you prefer. We will contact you by email/facebook to confirm your date and time.
Pre-Paid VIP spots are available in limited quantities. Walk In spots are also available.
Prices for photos are:
$35 for the digital rights to 1 Image
$50 for the digital rights to 2 Images
Your Images will be emailed to you within 48 hours of Sunday December 5.

Friday- VIP from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday-VIP from 9 a.m.-Noon, Walk Ins from Noon-3p.m.
Sunday-VIP from 10 a.m.-Noon, Walk Ins from Noon-3 p.m.

Please feel free to share this event with friends and family. We can't wait to see you there!!

Thanks for all the support everyone! Happy Holidays!