I am a wedding and portrait photographer serving Peoria, IL and surrounding communities. I love to travel too! My primary focus is weddings and high school senior portraits but I also love photographing families and specialize in professional headshots/personal branding for small businesses. I’m the momma of four great kids and my business is named after my youngest daughter, Shelby who happens to be a “mini me”. She’s not a photographer; but she has always been a creative soul. Our logo is an arrow which represents the most important things in my life.. Family, Christ, Courage, Protection, Courage, and Sense of Direction. I embraced the arrow logo after Shelby turned 18, she came home with a tattoo of an arrow on her forearm. She told me, “when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch into something great. So just keep focus and aiming!” I immediately loved the meaning and thought it was a great way to represent my photography business.
Photographs that capture genuine moments will be the most cherished images from your wedding day. It might be the image of your dad trying to fight back the tears right before he walks you down the aisle or the expression that your groom shows when he sees you in your wedding dress for the very first time. These are the images that will stir your heart over and over again when you look back through the photographs from your wedding day.
Timeless NEVER goes out of style!
This simply means that we are not going to put an unnatural filter on your photographs. Your pictures will be bold, beautiful, flawless, and timeless. The light will be stunning! We stay true to the belief that invisible Photoshop will still look amazing 20 years from now! I have always been obsessed with taking pretty pictures, but after 12 years, my focus has shifted. My goal is still the same; to take beautiful pictures, but I have come to realize that the most important part of my job is telling your story through my lens. If I'm photographing your wedding day, I focus on authentic, real, and natural moments. These are the photographs that you will forever cherish!
I photographed my first wedding in 2005. Photographing weddings was my first love and I am deeply honored when I’m commissioned to document your wedding day.
A retainer of $500 and a signed contract is required to reserve your day so that no other bookings can be taken. The remainder is due six weeks before the wedding. Dates are book on a first come, first serve basis. I’ll send you an email reminder when your payment is due.
I will send you a link to a personal online client portal where you will be able to view all of the important information you need including your contract, invoices, and a wedding questionnaire that will help guide you through your wedding day and help us serve you better as your photographer.
There is no sitting fee if you choose to do an engagement session. It’s a perfect opportunity for us to get to know each other! Most people have never been professionally photographed and feel a little nervous. The wedding day has enough pressures as it is, so the engagement session is a great time for me to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera and it’s the best way to get to know each other since we will be together for a long period of time on your wedding day. If you choose to skip the opportunity to have engagement portrait session, we will offer you a print credit that can be used towards Fine Art Prints or Wall Art with an image(s) from your wedding day
We photograph weddings all over the Midwest and really love to travel too! Reasonable travel fees apply to areas beyond a 120-mile radius.
We want to record your wedding day in a way that tells a story filled with love, emotion, and real moments. This can’t be captured with a list of “posed pictures” so the only list that we really need is a guide to what formal family portraits that you want on your wedding day. After you formally book our services, we will send you an online form that will help you with that process.