Sunday, May 30, 2010

Carter & his family {Benton, IL Family & Children's Photographer}

I was excited to get to photograph Carter again! He is 2 years old now, and I hadn't seen him since his one year pictures last year, when we finished up his baby plan. I love repeat clients, because I love to see kids growing and learning and seeing how much they change from session to session.

We had a crazy session, we started in the studio, and really wanted to get outside, but it was sprinkling. So we tried to do a few outdoor ones, but I had to carry around an umbrella and shoot quickly!

This is what Carter would rather do than get his picture taken:

Thanks for a great session guys! It was wonderful to see you all again! :)

Kelsey & Kortney {Sparta, IL Senior Photographer}

Kelsey & Kortney are twins....hard to tell, right? :) They are both cuties though, and we had a great joint session with the girls, mostly individually, and a few together. I think this was my first Senior Twin Session, I had fun!




Thanks so much girls, for choosing me for your senior pictures! Good luck in college this fall! :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sadie {Sesser & Ewing, IL Newborn Photographer}

Sadie is the baby of my good friend Kylie. We grew up together and we are actually 3rd cousins...our grandmas were sisters! Now we are all grown up and have our own babies, and I am so honored to get to do newborn pictures for her newest addition, Sadie Adele!

Check out this little smile she gave me!

Thanks so much, Kylie, for letting me take Sadie's pictures! She was so good, and it was so nice to get to spend some time with both of you!

What to Wear Wednesday! {Sesser, IL Photographer}

Brandon {Mt. Vernon, IL Senior Photographer}

Brandon had already finished his Senior year when he came for his pictures, but he hadn't graduated yet! So we got them in just in time! :)

Thanks Brandon for choosing me for your senior pictures!

Friday, May 21, 2010

My girl...

Today my first daughter is 9 years old.

She was born a few weeks before our second anniversary, and only 3 days after Johnny graduated from college.

To be honest, at the beginning of my pregnancy, I was scared to death!!

I was the first of my friends to have a baby, we lived away from family in Nashville, TN at the time, and I was freaked out!

The day she was born I went to work and I remember calling my mom and telling her I felt weird.

By that afternoon at 5, I was in the hospital, getting ready to have my first baby.

Our parents began rushing down from Illinois, our best friends came to the hospital, and everything seemed to happen so fast, I don't remember much of the labor part.

At 10:01 pm, Madison Kate Hollis came into this world, and her Daddy and I looked at her and each other in amazement!

This was the little girl we had been waiting for! She was cone-headed, super fat-cheeked, and so red! She was the most beautiful thing we had ever seen!

Now here she is, 9 years old today...

Too grown up, too beautiful, too smart...asking for trampolines and pedicures for her birthday...

I am amazed at her everyday!

Thank you Maddie Kate, for being my wonderful daughter! Now stop growing, that is enough! :)