February 9, 2019

Just as they encourage in the hospital, we encourage skin to skin contact.  This creates the most beautiful images.

However, not everyone is comfortable with this, here are suggestions on what you should wear and what you should avoid wearing for your newborn's portrait...

January 8, 2019

I had to redecorate our entire house after about 6 months of having my first baby.  I loved her so much I wanted every. single. picture. of her hanging on our walls.  Once I filled our living room, I started down the hallway and into the rest of the house!  I was start...

December 31, 2018

Having a baby can be overwhelming.  Documenting this momentous occasion shouldn't be.  Here are 5 tips to help you prepare for your newborn's portrait session.

1.  Find a photographer early on.  Having this lined up before your third trimester will reduce stre...

April 8, 2017

I could not believe how much baby B has grown.  Just four months ago he was a tiny newborn and now he's a smiling baby.  His personality is starting to show and it's so fun to watch.  Here are a few of my favorites from our studio session... 

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March 25, 2017

I've been photographing Owen since he was born.  Even though that was only 8 months ago it feels longer.  He has changed so much in such a short amount of time.  I love my 1st Year Milestone sessions because I love watching your baby grow.  It always amazes me how much...

February 19, 2017

Liam Allen was just over 5 weeks when he came to visit me.  He was the sweetest little baby, even though he wasn't so little.  Weighing in over 12 pounds he is the biggest newborn I've photographed.  

I loved all his rolls and those cheeks!  

Such a g...

February 15, 2017

I always ask the parents if they have a theme for their child's birthday party. Mom replied they were doing a baseball theme but didn't mention any teams. When they arrived at the studio in Mt. Vernon,IL I was so excited to see they were Cardinal fans!  Yay! Go Cards!...

January 17, 2017

Miss V first came to my studio in Mt. Vernon, IL for her newborn photos and I've been photographing her ever since.  I love watching babies grow; they change so much so fast it always amazes me!  She was such a sweet newborn and has grown into such a sweet toddler.  Ev...

January 8, 2017

I hope everyone had a happy New Year!  First blog post of the year goes to the S twins!  I love photographing twins; double the squishy-ness!  

Alayna & Savanna were born December 14th at 8:07 and 8:08 am.  

I hope I get this right... please welcome Savann...

December 14, 2016

Abram James

November 29, 2016

6lbs 11oz

20 1/4 inches 

 Can't wait to show you more!

Contact me now to schedule your session or get your due date on my calendar!  Don't forget to like us on Facebook

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