Emily | Professional business headshot photographs

Emily is one of my 2018 wedding clients, and am so very excited for her and Bryan's wedding in June.  We 3 hit it off at our first consultation at Espresso Royale, and I've considered them friends ever since.  We had a lovely time at their engagement session in Urbana last fall, and then a couple months ago I did Bryan's headshot for his law firm's website, and then Emily decided she need a new headshot too!  She's a working woman and active in Junior League.  I love getting her in front of my lens, and am definitely looking forward to their big day!

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Aniyah | Judah Christian High School senior cheerleader

Aniyah needed a quick turnaround on her senior pics since she's in her last semester and had just a week or so to turn in her yearbook photo!  We were able to easily accommodate each other's schedules since she has a chunk of time in the middle of the day with no classes.  It was COLD the day of her session, so I chose a few places where I knew we could duck in and out of the cold as needed, but still have some awesome light and variety -- thank goodness the sun was shining!!  We started out at a parking garage, then headed to Hammerhead Coffee where we warmed up with some hot chocolate and hot tea.  After that we ventured to the downtown Champaign area for the "city feel" and then finished up at the mall so we had some skylights and bright white walls to compliment her purple Judah cheerleading uniform!

I think it's always fun to see the progression from the beginning of the session to the end.  I don't know if you can see, but I definitely see Aniyah loosening up and relaxing a bit in front of my camera as the session goes on.  That's when we start to see real, genuine smiles and true personalities.  I loved this session and wish you the best with your future endeavors, Aniyah!

Kalyn + Jordan | New Year's Eve wedding in Bloomington-Normal

I worked as a second photographer for one of my best friends Rebekah Albaugh at this New Year's Eve wedding in Bloomington-Normal and Pontiac.  It was a beautiful wedding with every detail meticulously planned by bride Kalyn.  Jordan looked handsome in his black tux and surrounded by some of his best friends.  Kalyn has gorgeous eyes, and I love how they gleam in the window light of the hotel room where she got dressed.  This particular day was one of the coldest days we've had all winter, but everyone in the wedding party powered through like champs and did such a great job in the snow!  We started out with the First Look at a park near the Holiday Inn hotel, then ventured over to one other park with the whole wedding party, followed by a nice little limo ride up to St. Paul's Lutheran church in Pontiac.  After the ceremony, it was back to the Holiday Inn for the reception, full of navy and gold sparkly details to help ring in the new year.  Congrats, Kalyn + Jordan!  Happy 2018!