Thursday, July 30, 2009

Emma is ONE! {Sesser & Benton, IL Photographer}

I met Emma last November at Sesser's PTO fundraiser, and she was 3 months old. I remember she, her sister & brother did a great job and were really sweet. Here she is at 3 months:



Then her mommy brought her back for her 6 month photos in January:



And now here she is a sweet, beautiful, chunky one year old!












This was the first time I have ever had a kid not really enjoy their cake smash! Emma didn't love it...but we got a few cute ones before she got upset...






Thanks for letting me take Emma's pictures over her first year! Doesn't time fly?! She is beautiful!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

One for Tyler {Sesser, IL Photographer}

Brandy & Louie's Engagement Photos {Sesser, IL Photographer}



This was a one-of-a-kind session! When I asked Brandy where she wanted to go for their pictures, she said everywhere she wanted to go, you had to get there on a 4-wheeler! We went to a few of those spots though, only on foot. It was great, no one else will probably ever have pictures like this!









We found a pitchfork, so this is our version of "American Gothic"....lol!








And at then end...a mudfight....






Louie & Brandy, you are so much fun...I can't wait for your wedding! :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just Because Session with Amberly {Sesser, IL photographer}



Amberly decided it was time to have some new photos done. She hadn't had any taken since her senior year, so she contacted me, and we went out and had a blast! She was up for anything, and she introduced me to some new locations in our area (which I always appreciate!)



















Thanks Amberly for choosing me to do your photos! I had a great time!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Courtney & Brett's Wedding {Alto Pass, Illinois Wedding Photographer}



What a beautiful wedding! I love outdoor weddings, and I love weddings at vineyards, they are always so wonderful for photos. We scrambled a bit trying to get the photos done before the wedding, because it decided to rain on us a few times, so we kept having to stop and run for cover! Not to mention it was blazing hot that day...the humidity was very high! But even with all the heat, I think we captured some wonderful shots of Brett & Courtney's special day.

Getting ready:












This one cracks me up! It's the bridesmaids paparazzi! :)




Fun shots of the girls...














Fun shots of the guys...




A few of the ceremony...






After the ceremony...






















And a few of the reception...




The bride and her father didn't have the typical "Father-Daughter Dance"!




And last, one of me working that my assistant took...
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and one of her that I took...


Thanks to Brett & Courtney for allowing me and my assistants into your lives for your special day. It was beautiful and we had a lot of fun!