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    Thanks for stopping by the blog! Here you'll find many of my recent sessions and get a glimpse at the work I produce for my amazing clients. If you'd like to experience our Portrait Experience first hand give me a call and we'll invite you in to design your very own session. We are based out of Central Illinois (Decatur) but serve the entire mid-west with destination services available world-wide.

Today I read a great article by Seth Godin talking about the ‘theft’ of ideas… You can read it here: http://ideas.ted.com/2014/02/03/the-big-mistake-we-all-make-about-ideas/ In my industry I see this all the time. People get hurt/bitter/mad/etc (‘butthurt’ as my husband and other workaholics fans would call it) when another photographer ‘steals’ their signature pose, lighting style, location… but […]

Elizabeth of Punch & Sizzle did an amazing job AGAIN painting the heart for the Warrensburg-Latham High School winter formal dance and the ‘snowy’ backdrop was quite fitting as this dance was snowed out once and then called early due to freezing rain the second time! Despite the crazy weather we had a great time creating images […]

You might remember Jaycee’s senior portraits from earlier this year (when it was MUCH warmer!) but we wanted to mix it up a bit for their family session and have a little fun in the SNOW. In honor of yesterday’s random snow flurries here in Decatur and the kick off of baseball season this month I […]

It’s time to feature yet another amazing small business right here in Decatur, IL: Sound Check Music! I was introduced to Sound Check a couple months ago when an assignment for Thrive Entertainment Guide called for me to get my hands on some music equipment. I posed the question to my facebook friends/fans to find […]