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Friend headshots | kDarling Photography

This dear friend of mine recently had a birthday, and I didn’t have a chance to get her a gift. BUT I am remedying that tonight when we meet for our quarterly Central Illinois Professional Photographers meeting in Monticello. I have her gift ready to go and we’re riding together and will be eating Jimmy John’s once we get there! I know, so random. LOL

Seriously though, Kristin is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She usually has some purple in her hair, she’s always just a text away, and she is a great listener and confidante. We, along with our friend Emily, call ourselves the Three Amigos, and we try to meet for lunch at least once a month to decompress and talk shop. We recently swapped sessions with each other and I photographed her daughter Mackenzie, and Kristin photographed my daughter Hadley. And then in July, Kristin is going to photograph my family at the fair with all the fun neon lights — can’t wait!

I hope 2019 is your best year yet, and I look forward to many more lunches (or brunches?), conferences, road trips, and texts! See you tonight, friend!! <3 By the way, what’s your Jimmy John’s order??? :D

Kenzie | Tween rainbow color session

My friend Kristin is a fellow photographer, and we often daydream about session ideas that are rolling around in our brains. Her daughter Kenzie loves all things rainbow, and Kristin had previously done a session with her on a light blue wall, but wanted to do an extra session with all different colors of painted walls. She loved my painted wall project from a couple summers ago, and so we set out with a new map and a timeline and made it happen!

We were able to find the 6 main color wheel colors — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, & purple. We did have a few challenges in that it ended up being a bit chilly that evening, and the sun wasn’t always quite where we’d prefer for it to be. We love how the images turned out though, and we especially liked seeing the juxtaposition of my digital versions versus Kristin’s film versions.