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 drop-dead, gorgeous Reils.. Rellyroo… Reilly O’Laughlin, Class of 2020 senior from East Peoria High School. She has a positive, contagious personality that just makes a person want to be near her and we didn’t want our time together to come to an end because we were having so much fun!
She is a busy student and involved in lots of school activities including the Dance Team, Student Council, Link Crew, Revive Club, and Prom committee. She dances 4 nights a weeks at MLSD and then also teaches the 3-7 yr old classes throughout the week. Her hobbies include coloring, listening to music and watching sitcoms. After high school, Reilly plans on going to Cosmetology school. This year, she is looking forward to Prom because she loves getting “dolled up” and dancing all night with her friends. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Moore (her fashions teacher) because “she is the nicest lady I have ever met. She always pushes me to be my best!” Advice to incoming freshman: “Join as many things as you can that you enjoy because high school is only as fun as you make it and don’t let one little thing ruin your day…You only get 4 years and time will fly by.”
“My hero is my dance teacher Philip Durkee…He not only has been a person that I have looked up to in my dance community for many years since I was about 5., but he is also one of the happiest people I have ever met. He always is concerned about others around him and tries to help in any way needed and I am sure he isn’t even aware of how he has inspired me or the impact he has had on me just by being my friend.”
A moment she is most proud of is when she turned 16. ” bought my own car by myself. It isn’t a new car but its safe and parent-approved and its MINE!!!”
Here are some of Reilly’s fun facts and favorites:
FOOD and FAMILY:
Three things on my bucket list include 1. Eat alligator 2. See tourist attractions along Route 66 3. Go to the Smithsonian