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    I fell in love with photography when I was teaching in China. My eyes were opened to a world of beautiful faces and incredible art as I roamed the streets and markets of Shanghai. I took pictures of every new and exciting detail and scene to help me remember my time there when I returned home.

    Because photography is the memory of our lives. Photographs never change, even when the people in them do. My family lost my brother-in-law at a young age shortly after I returned from China. All we have left of him are the memories through our pictures. I wish we had more pictures of all of us together to show my kids the love and laughs we shared. Losing him motivated me to be a better memory creator for my family, and it fuels my passion for creating beautiful, timeless images that capture smiles and spirit.

    My goal as a photographer is to make this easy for you. I'm a mom of 5. I get that things need to be simplified in life. Let me give you pictures you'll love and an experience you'll enjoy. Now is the right time to schedule your session! Contact me--let's do this for you!

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Miss Kylie Turned 2!

This child has more energy in one hour than I have all week! She was by far the fastest person I’ve ever captured! ๐Ÿ™‚ But even though she wouldn’t sit still or take any of my pose suggestions, I think her pictures turned out to be great! (not that I’m biased or anything…) ๐Ÿ™‚ This session was a ton of fun! To see more preview pictures, follow this link to my facebook album. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

First Senior Pictures of the Year…My sister! :)

After seeing these pictures, you might not believe that we almost didn’t even take any because of rain. But after waiting out the mist and rain, we ended up with a perfect cloudy day for some great pictures. It was so awesome to be able to take my little sister’s senior pictures. I can hardly believe the time is even here for this event! I’m so proud of my beautiful little sister! I’m not sure how she’s going to choose between all these great pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are a few to preview. To see more, visit my facebook album here.

Picture Edits Included!

One of the great things about my session fee is that it includes any touch-ups or edits that you might want on your pictures. This is especially helpful when you’ve got little kids or pets who can both be quite uncooperative at times. This is how it works. I snap lots of pictures of the same pose, hopefully catching a smile or good look out of each person/pet involved. Then my editing skills take care of the rest!

Here’s a great example. The first picture (proof 64) looks great…except for the little wiggle worm bottom center. The second picture (proof 65), although not too bad, is a much better shot of little wiggle worm bottom center. With my editing software, I am able to replace the not so good picture of wiggle worm with the better picture of wiggle worm. This great feature will help make the day of your photo session a lot more relaxed!

proof 64

proof 64

proof 65

proof 65

finished product

finished product

N Family Preview

Last weekend was my first session since little Haven’s arrival. I had the wonderful opportunity to capture the N family at Faust Park in the St Charles area. It was a beautiful day with wonderful places for pictures! A little sloppy after all the rain that hit a few days before the session, but we worked with it… ๐Ÿ™‚ The kids did a great job smiling for the smarties…I mean the camera! There were so many great shots…I had a hard time choosing just a few to post!…

Thanks, N Family, for letting me capture you! Enjoy the preview!


Our newest addition

It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve been quite busy with my newest baby, Haven Marie. She’s just about a month and a half now, and I’m getting back into the swing of things, so I thought I would introduce her. This Saturday I’m looking forward to my first session since she was born…it’s good to be back and actually doing something other than feeding, sleeping, and changing diapers! ๐Ÿ™‚

Haven at one month
[Haven at one month]

Evan and Haven--my two kiddos
[Evan and Haven–my two kiddos]

Havens hospital picture
[Haven’s hospital picture]