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Elsie’s Birth | Peoria C-Section Photography

Not to be overly dramatic, but I am obsessed with birth photography. This was my very first time documenting a birth and I am in LOVE with it! I love telling the story of the day a new life came into the world. C-Section photography is starting to become more welcome in hospitals now, which is really awesome. Births are such a beautiful experience to photograph. Because of the new popularity in birth sessions, it’s nice to see that hospitals are getting on board with documenting both vaginal and now C-section births. I am SO excited to start my birth photography journey!

It was an honor to be allowed in the OR at Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, for C-Section photography. Birth photography is such a surreal and powerful experience. Mollie and Brian, I am so thankful you allowed me to tag along and watch your daughter being born. It was absolutely incredible.

Welcome to the world, Elsie!

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Crady Family | Central Illinois family photographer

I had so much fun playing with this fun family at Bielfeldt Park, capturing some great candid moments and genuine smiles. Spring is finally here and it’s such a great time of year for family photos!

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Happy Birthday! – Adorable July 4th themed Cake Smash

These 3 pretty ladies are some of my favorite clients! I had so much fun with them last year for some holiday photos and it was awesome to see them again for Megan’s first birthday. Mom had a super fun red, white, and blue theme planned out for her July baby and I just love how these photos turned out.

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Happy First Birthday, Megan! I had so much fun helping you celebrate!

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Illinois Fall Family Photography – Jonamac Orchard

I was so excited when this beautiful Mama contacted me for some fall family photos and brought up the idea of shooting at an orchard. Jonamac Orchard in Malta, Illinois, was the perfect place. Beautiful scenery, a cute little store to buy fresh picked apples, apple wine, apple cider, and basically anything you can make with apples! Not to mention amazing customer service – they offered to replace my bag of apples after I dropped them on the floor. Totally my fault and they still offered. Amazing. Anyways, I so enjoyed walking around the orchard with this awesome family and was able to capture some great candid moments of their sweet new baby being loved on by his big sister.

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I had so much fun with you guys, thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer!

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Woodridge, Illinois Family Photography | 3 Month Old Baby and Family Portraits | Brown Family

I have known this Mom for YEARS! I was so excited to see her again and to finally meet her family, especially her adorable 3 month old girl. Taylor is soooo super cute and I had so much fun with her! We had a beautiful day at McCullum Park, but it was so hot the day of their session. Taylor was so sweet and was such a good sport through it all.

I always love watching the dynamic of a family during family photo sessions because they almost never go according to plan especially when small children or babies are involved. But that’s also what  makes family photography so much fun for me because I love to capture the unplanned candid moments.

Here are my favorites from their session, enjoy!

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I had so much fun photographing your family, thank you for choosing me to be your photographer!

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