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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The Bruckner Family in Peoria, Illinois {Romeoville, Illinois Children and Family Photographer}

I had the opportunity to meet and photograph this amazing family back in June of 2012 when I was asked to photograph their newborn baby boy in the NICU in Peoria, Illinois. When I first met little Finnegan, he was off of his oxygen for the very first time and weighed only 3 pounds! He was so tiny but made such a big impression on me, and I will never forget those intimate moments I witnessed and photographed between him and his parents. It was, and will probably always be, my most favorite session.

I was so excited to meet him again when we started talking about this session. Iā€™m so glad I was able to see him again, he is so big now and has changed so much! Even though it was only 30 degrees outside for our session, he proved again what a trooper he is and was all smiles! šŸ™‚

Family photo by Joanna Smith PhotographyFamily photo by Joanna Smith PhotographyToddler boy photo by Joanna Smith PhotographyOutdoor family photo by Joanna Smith PhotographyOutdoor toddler boy session by Joanna Smith PhotographyOutdoor family photo by Joanna Smith Photography

Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer.

single frame. ā€œ Joanna has a beautiful eye
for capturing the emotion of the day - the
love and happiness that
you would never think
could be enveloped
in a
ā€ - Sharon & David
unmatched. ā€œ Joanna's ability to capture emotion and pure beauty
in a photo
ā€ - Christine
ā€œ Joanna is a talented and gifted photographer. She has an amazing eye loves for capturing beautiful
candid shots. she truly

what she's doing
and it shows
in her work. We were
very lucky to have
found her for our
ā€ - Katie & Tony