Happy New Year 2018 | Shelby Senior Snowy Themed Session

Happy New Year from Shelby Photography!!  I have been enjoying this festive time of year and if it’s going to be cold,  I LOVE, LOVE the snow!  The past two years, there has been very little snow, so when it started coming down Christmas Eve, I was jumping for joy! This snowy, Happy New Year […]


Peoria IL wedding photographer | Derek and Elisa | The Waterhouse

“Always remember there is nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name” – The Avett Brothers   Derek and Elisa were married on Veteran’s Day surrounded by their closest friends and family. (so perfect because Elisa is a veteran!).  It was the happiest day filled to the brim with love and […]


Jacob & Kristina | Engagement session at Bradley University | Peoria IL wedding photographer

Kristina and Jacob first met in August of 2014 at Bradley University in Peoria where they were both attending college. Everyone was getting ready for school to start up and students were moving in..  It was a very warm August, so naturally there were a number of “day” parties happening around campus.  Kristina and her […]


A Very Merry Buffalo Plaid Christmas at Cinnamon Tree Farm | Shelby Seniors

         Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Shelby Photography and the Class of 2018 Shelby Seniors! If you know me, you know I have a little obsession with Buffalo Plaid!  Our Christmas Inspired Buffalo Plaid Christmas themed session took place on the sweetest little tree farm in Brimfield called The Cinnamon […]


Maddie Bebee | Class of 2018 | Washington Community High School

Meet the bubbly, beautiful, and over the top fun Class of 2018 senior from Washington Community High School, Madison Bebee.  She was the last Class of 2018 senior photographed this year and I can’t help but feel is was one of my favorites! Maddie would describe her personality as outgoing, happy, and nice.  She thrives […]


Justin and Emily | Raleigh North Carolina engagement session

Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill Engagement and Wedding Photographer       I always thought my sister, Mary would have girls but instead, God blessed her with four amazing boys. In June, she will finally have a daughter and she is a gem!  Emily is beautiful, sweet, and really funny.   We absolutely love her […]


Lucas & Chelsea | El Paso Wedding and Five Points Washington Wedding Reception

IL wedding photographer       Wedding Ceremony – Trinity Lutheran Church, El Paso, IL Wedding Reception – Five Points Washington, Washington, IL Florals – Casey’s Garden Shop, Bloomington, IL Catering – Chef’s Catering, Washington, IL Ice Cream – Uncle Bob’s Ice Cream, Eureka, IL DJ – DJ4U Linens – I DO Events Wedding Dress – […]


Lexi Juergens | Class of 2018 Pekin Community High School Senior Pictures I IL senior photographer

IL high school senior photographer | Class of 2018 Pekin Community High School | Shelby Seniors         Meet the bubbly and outgoing Class of 2018 senior from Pekin Community High School, Lexi Juergens!  I have nicknamed her the “Energizer Bunny” because she keeps going and going and going.. Lexi has a magnetic […]


Alyssa and Josie | Best Friends Portrait Session | IL senior photographer

Best Friends Session | IL senior photographer   *Warning*Warning*Warning*     Viewing of the below pictures will cause extreme happiness and an abundance of smiling. Alyssa and Josie met on the first day of high school their freshman year and have been best friends since!   We had a total blast during their best friends […]


Colton Heidbreder | Washington Community High School Class of 2018 | IL senior photographer

Meet the handsome, Class of 2018 senior from Washington Community High School, Colton Heidbreder.  One thing for sure, he is as sweet and charming as he is good looking.  Those dimples charmed the living daylights out of my camera and can we pleeeeezzzzzeeee have a conversation about his fierce/non-smile/model look……   I mean.. seriously!!!!    […]







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