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!!!!    […]


The McKinley Family | Mike, Nicole, Kendall, and Malone + Cookie and Blue too! | Washington IL family portrait photographer

Washington, IL family portrait session   I worked with Nicole for years at OSF before starting my photography business full time.  Since then, I’ve watched this beautiful and extremely sweet woman fall in love,  get married and start a family.  It’s hard to believe that her girls are 15 and 12 now and they are […]


Fall inspired themed session | IL high school senior photographer

One of the fun perks of being a Shelby Senior is being able to participate in themed sessions throughout the year! This time, they were able to bring a friend.  We almost cancelled this one because of the foggy, drizzly day but last minute, we decided to go for it and I’m glad we did! […]


Keegan | IVC High School | Class of 2018

Meet  Class of 2018 senior from IVC, Keegan Rainey!  The last time I took Keegan’s pictures, he was four years old and he ended up having an asthma attack that evening after playing in the leaves for pictures.  #truestory.  Random fact: Besides being allergic to playing in the leaves, he’s also allergic to llamas, LOL. […]


Grace McConaghie | Class of 2018 | Dunlap High School

Meet the sweet & lovely, Grace McConaghie, Class of 2018 senior from Dunlap High School.  She’s a pretty as her name and she happened to endlessly charm me and my camera.  Grace has the cutest little giggle and the most amazing smile. In school, she participates in volleyball and after high school, she plans on […]


Baby Everett \\ Lifestyle newborn session // IL photographer

Congratulations to Quintin & Kortney on the birth of their baby boy, Everett William (baby Rhett)  I visited their home for a newborn lifestyle session when Rhett was four weeks old. Check out some of the precious moments captured between this sweet family of three! Boots, the cat had to be in the middle of […]


Mark, Zandra, Hailey, and Zachary | Washington, IL Family Portrait Photographer

Celebrating family and two new graduates!  Congratulations Hailey and Zachary!


The Rich Family | Eureka Lake Family Session | Eureka IL family portrait session

Every year, I have the honor to photograph some of the wonderful families that belong to my Shelby Seniors. Getting to know Kara and the Rich family has definitely been a highlight. I love each and one of these family members to pieces. They are the BEST!


Alex + Chelsea | Spring Engagement Session

I loved this couple from the moment I met Alex and Chelsea. We had so much fun during their engagement session.. from start to finish!!  They were super sweet, playful, and so natural in front of the camera. Congratulations you two!!  You were incredible and I’m so excited for that future wedding date.


Fall Mini Sessions | Peoria Family Photographer

A huge thank you to all of the families that participated in this year’s fall mini sessions! It was an unexpectedly warm day but the colors and light were gorgeous and it was SOO fun to see some of my past clients and meet some new people as well!!  Have a blessed Thanksgiving and I […]







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