Crystal Lake, Il Photography

Posts made in July, 2013

By on Jul 25, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

Oh sweet Lucy and Luke, how I love you guys. I am soo sorry we had to brave terrible heat, humidity and BUGS… OMG!!! Looking at these pictures you’d never know it though! We survived! I am in LOVE with these pictures. I love scheduling sessions late in the day and capturing that sweet light 🙂 I have taken Lucy and Lukes pictures several times now, and each time I get so excited! I can’t wait to keep capturing your lives...

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By on Jul 15, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Love this Family! Jeff’s brother from another mother as they say… LOL… I was so happy to get this family together for some gorgeous outdoor shots. Once again, the weather didn’t look too promising. However, I had faith that the skies would break and the sun would shine… and that it did indeed on these sweet little red heads (blondie too!). I just love the little personalities on these kiddos and their relationship together. It melts my...

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By on Jul 14, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

Meet Amy and Joe!! I first met them last fall after a recommendation from my wedding planner friend, Tami Hacker of Creatively Yours. We were all excited to get this wedding on the books at a gorgeous facility in Spring Grove, Illinois. Come May of this year, the trees started to bud, birds started to chirp and we all got excited for the big day to come! May 18th, 2013 was a gorgeous sunny, 85 degree day. We had plenty of time for pictures in between the ceremony and the reception, so this made for a very happy photographer 🙂 The grounds at The Shores of Turtle Creek are absolutely gorgeous, so much to choose from! I first took Amy and Joe off by themselves for about a hour, and captured the relationship between them. Then we called out the rest of the bridal party and had a little fun. Cocktail hour was next and the drinks were flowing and the food was AMAZING! Dinner was then served and toasts were made. After Dinner everyone moved back inside for dancing. The Bride and Groom and entire party broke into a Thriller Dance that was a surprise to all! So much fun was had by all at this wedding! It was pleasure to be part of their special...

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By on Jul 2, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

Meet my friend Jamie from childhood, 20+ years friend that is. Jamie lives in Arizona now with her husband Tim and son Payton. They periodically come back to visit friends and family, and most importantly see Nana and Papa. Jamie contacted me to let me know they were coming and that it was time for some fresh pictures! The day we had the pictures scheduled, the weather did not look great. Jamie was texting me all day asking if I thought it was gonna happen or not. I have learned to wait and see, you never know what the weather is gonna do lately! Sure enough, the rain stopped, the clouds broke and amazing light we got!! I ended up going to Nana and Papa’s house at Bull Valley Golf Club because I knew how gorgeous the scenery would be. I didn’t even think to go to Jamie’s childhood home on County Club Rd for the gorgeous driveway that has given us all tranquility though our lives! Thank god Jamie did! I have always loved Jamie, so many memories with this chicky, I’ll be careful not to tear up as I type this. Swimming at her pool, trips to Paladrome, cruising the strip and on and on on. I’ve always had so much fun around Susan, Jamie’s mom too. When I think of Susan, I always think of her working out at the Country Club home and laying by the pool sipping a Margarita! She is also the first person I ever saw to have a tatoo on her foot and inspired me to do it too! I love seeing the love that Mario has for this whole family! Jamie’s husband Tim I can’t say enough good things about, he by far has got to be the most laid back, good spirited, easy going guy I know. Payton is such a little cutie and a spitten image of his mamma and dadda. I am blessed to know this family. I absolutely loved taking their pictures and I love...

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