I feel truly blessed to be able to follow my dream of being a photographer. I absolutely LOVE what I do! From the time I picked up a camera, I was obsessed with taking pretty pictures. After 12 years, my focus has shifted… I have come to realize that one of the most important parts of my job is telling your story through my lens. If I’m photographing your wedding day, I focus on authentic, natural and real moments. If I’m photographing your senior pictures, your personality and inner beauty will shine through! These are the moments that you will forever cherish and remember. Welcome to the blog. I can’t wait for the opportunity to capture YOU and tell your story!
Meet the crazy-beautiful, funny, sweet, girly-tomboy, talented, and stunning, Kaitlyn Campbell from Pekin Community High School! She pretty much charmed the daylights out of my camera… it looooooved her!!
“When you first get to meet me i am extremely shy and hard to talk to but once we get to know each other i begin to warm up to you and i can be a great companion. i also will share my humor with you as a way to show friendship”
Kaitlyn participates in softball all year round, in and out of school. When she was a little girl, she dreamed of being a professional softball player but now thinks she will attend ISU and major in education. She wants to be a junior high teacher! The event she is most looking forward to her senior year is senior send off at her school; “it will bring most of the kids I have been growing up with all of my life together for the last time and it will be extremely emotional but bittersweet.”
Her favorite teacher is Mr. Rees because he was the best teacher she had ever had …. He was my junior high science teacher and he is also the one that has given her the motive to want to be a great teacher like him one day. “I also have a desire to have kids that learn from me and I want to be a great example to them.” Her favorite school event would have to be football games, “It’s so cool seeing our huge stadium fill up with all of the students at our school and the community just to cheer on our football team. Fire pit is also a great place to be because all of the school spirit really does help the football players, or so they say!” Advice to incoming freshman: “High school may seem like it sucks when you get there, but you’ll wish that it would never end because college and adult stuff is scary. so make sure that you go to every event you can and make sure you make the most of it because once that night is gone, you can never get it back.”
Some of Kaitlyn’s hobbies include: Fourwheeling at her grandparents, going fishing (but i will not touch the fish directly), jet skiing on the lake, and hangout with my family, they are extremely interesting and i always have a good time when i am with them. She also loves sports – her favorite sport to watch would have to be major league baseball, especially the Cardinals! Yadier Molina has been my idol for i dont know how long…
This is how Kaitlyn would describe her “perfect day” – the perfect day would start out with a great breakfast with my family, then we would more than likely go swimming in my back yard and it would be 87 degrees. i would soon go to the lake and jet ski some just to then go and play a softball game. around 5 or 6 the game would end and I would have all of my friends with me at my house and we would all watch a movie outside and have a fire and just float around in my pool. If you could not tell, summer is the ideal time period for this!
Three things on her bucket include: Traveling the world (She would love to go to Dubai because she has family friends there, it is an extremely beautiful place, and they have a huge, nice water park 2. Meet at least 20 people and one of the MUST BE Alec Baldwin. 3. Get married, build a family and have 4 kids!
Her heroes are: “My parents because they have had many obstacles throughout their lives with losing loved ones, losing jobs because of CAT leaving but somehow they saw the greater idea and kept our family successful and raised both my sister and i the best they could. i am extremely grateful for everything they do for me, i cannot stress that enough!”
Here are some of Kaitlyn’s fun favorites and facts:
“A moment i am most proud of is when our team last year got 5th in state after we had many people doubt us and say that we were worse than the A team. the A team ended up getting 13th and it might have been the best feeling beating everyone’s standards.”