Oh hey! So glad you found me! Photography is my passion and I truly love capturing everything that is important to you: people, places, and awesome moments in your life.

My favorite photos capture emotion, laughter, and feel real. No fake posey stuff here!

I am located in central illinois, serving chicago and the peoria area.

traveling is my jam and i will go wherever you need me!
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Session Auction for St. Jude – Chicago, Illinois Photographer

My first love has always been running and there’s nothing I love more than when I can run for a good cause. I have wanted to do a St. Jude run for about 5 years now and this will be my year to join thousands of other runners and finally do it! For those of you who aren’t familiar with these runs, the main run is from Memphis, TN to Peoria, IL. Those who can’t participate in the Memphis run can do auxiliary runs in varying distances, the one I’m doing is 55 miles. It’s a relay style run and I plan on running as many of those 55 miles as I physically can (my real goal is around 30 miles. Yes, 30!!). In order to participate in this run, I have to meet a fundraising minimum of $1,000. As the overachiever that I am, I recently just raised my goal to $3,000 because I believe in the kindness and generosity of my friends, family, and fans. I know I can raise that much but I need your help.

I’m auctioning off a full portrait session to help me reach my goal. It would mean the world to me if you could bid on this session. If you can’t bid on it yourself or aren’t in the Chicago/Central Illinois area, PLEASE share this post with your friends and family. I won’t keep a dime from this session, all of the money will go to my St. Jude fundraising, which in turn helps make sure that families never receive a bill for their children’s treatment while at St. Jude.

Some important details not mentioned in the photo… this session must be redeemed before December 31st, 2015. You must reside in or be willing to travel to Chicago, Illinois, the surrounding suburbs, or the Central Illinois area for your session. The winner will make their payment directly to my St. Jude fundraising page, payments are fine but the full amount must be paid by May 1st or the session will be offered to the next highest bidder. This cannot be redeemed for weddings or boudoir. Please, please share this post so we can raise as much money as we can for these kids! Please visit my Facebook page to bid on this auction!

St. Jude Runs Photography Session Auction Chicago Illinois Photographer Fundraiser

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