Monday, March 29, 2010

{Katie} |Bloomington, Illinois College Graduation Photographer

Katie is graduating from ISU this year. Congratulations Katie!
We took these images at the quad at the ISU campus. It was a gorgeous evening!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

{alexa} take 2...

{maya} |Bloomington, Illinois Child Photographer

This is little miss {Maya}...Isn't she just BEAUTIFUL!!! I don't think she quit smiling the whole time she was over. She is just full of JOY! It was a pleasure to photograph her and to meet her sweet Mommy & Daddy!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

more {shoes}

I made these to go with Ava's 4th of July outfit. I know I know! 4th of July??!! Well Old Navy had a shirt on sale that I thought would be perfect for the occasion so I bought it as well as the perfect pair of shoes...well the shoes didn't fit and the next size they had were 18-24 months which are HUGE on her since she has the tiniest feet! So anyway I made these for her instead.
This was taken in natural light...I'm trying to do more of that. What a difference it makes in the detail! I just shot a 1 year old in all natural light. I am excited to take a look at those...sneak peek to come!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Jack always gets excited when we come home and there is a package waiting for us. The packages are usually clients picture orders or fabric that I have ordered.
But today...we got a little boxed filled with these:

How fun! The cutest little bows you ever did see!!! Stephanie's Bownanza! And it was definitely a BOWnanza! Ava loved them!

Look how happy she is...

On a side note...I spoke with a photographer today and she agreed to do some online mentoring with me! I have been feeling that my photography needs a lift. And I think she is just the photographer to help me with this. She is a natural light photographer and she processes with Photoshop but her images aren't overprocessed. They are very natural. And the eyes in her photographs POP! So I am excited for this new learning experience and grateful that she has agreed to help me out.
Check her out here:

Thursday, March 25, 2010



I bought a shoe tutorial here:

And made my first pair of shoes for Ava. I made them to match her Easter dress. I have material to make her some other styles. I made some mistakes because I didn't follow the pattern exactly. I modified it a bit. But I am proud of these for my first ones.

Oh and I found this blog today:

Wow she is awesome! I am inspired!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vote for {HALAS} |Bloomington, Illinois Pet Photographer

I entered a picture of HALAS in a contest. Please go vote for her so she can win a new doggie bed!! :)
Come vote for my entry in the JMC Best Pet Photo Contest contest at Central Illinois Proud.

You can find the entry here:

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