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Documenting the sweet, raw, and the outright histerical moments we get to experience together.

December 29, 2022

Delivering Mak & Blaze's wedding gallery today was a blast.... Apparently not as much of a blast as their reception though...

Absolutely NOT sorry for each and every face.

December 28, 2022


I have been mailing out a LOT of orders as I am wrapping up my 2022 Fall WeddingsI absolutely love seeing our photos in print and, because of that, I am open to ordering prints for you ANYTIME! I always try to keep your galleries, even once they are removed from my online website. If you want to order anything, just reach out!

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December 5, 2022

Little Toullie came all the way down from Washington to be able to be a part of Dad's family photos... and I am so glad I got to meet her. She had SO MANY faces for me that have made editing so much fun. lol

December 4, 2022

One of my biggest fears is being late to a session and causing more stress to a new momma... welp. This time, I showed up a whole hour early..

Baby boy ate, pooped, and made a million faces while we spent the afternoon together. No better way to spend my time.

December 3, 2022

There wasn't a better day for an intimate wedding for Cait and Chase.

Nothing sweeter than the father of the bride informing me that my daughter's teacher recommended them.

THANK YOU, Danielle and Skyler Chronister! Your kind words bring me so much joy!

December 1, 2022

There isnt much that brings me so much joy as working with my previous students!

If you didn't know, I tought Jr High and High School Art at Alton for 6 years. I left when we had our second daughter and took the leap to take Photography FULL TIME!

I've had the privilege of working with a handful of my students since I started staying home and it has been my new favorite part of my job!


Andrea Vonallmen

College Graduate May 2023

November 27, 2022

I've had the privilege of capturing Hunter and Lynsie's Wedding day, pregnancy announcement, maternity session, and now their extended family portraits.


Note: We scheduled our session for right after their family thanksgiving dinner.... so they fed me.

Win win. lol

November 23, 2022

Mom played in this barn when she was their age.... so of course we had to climb up, explore, and take a few photos in the beautiful space!

November 21, 2022

I have taken it upon myself as a lifelong challenge to capture the ONE SECOND you dont want me to capture... and then use it as the gallery cover.

You've been warned. lol


Luckily Madi is used to it... and Austin licked her and their son once or twice more while working together.

Christmas MINIS 2022

November 19, 2022

Did Wyatt bring a chicken to his session to get ONE photo? Yup

Did we get the shot? Yup

Did he look like a proud pappa? ABSOLUTELY

November 14, 2022

This girl will either never have to fight to make her way... or will be taught exactly HOW to do so. lol


Security: Little Sister Protection Squad

NOVEMBER 12, 2022

These two have let me be a part of their lives from their engagement, wedding, portraits, their pregancny announcement, and now their maternity.

I cannot wait to see little Sprout and get to capture every little feature of his.

November 11, 2022

This little man's features were just PERFECT.

His family has returned to me for family photos and I have loved watching them grow.

November 6,2022

This family welcomed me with open arms from the get go.


It only makes sense that grandpa would be the kind of person to drag grandma in and make her run circles with the grandkids. lol

November 6, 2022

Savannah & Devon


Nothing is such a compliment as photographing another photographer.

November 5, 2022

Emily & Randy

November 4, 2022

Image proof of dad and grandma doign the "Dinosaur Stop" to get the toddler to smile.


Not sorry at all.

NOVEMBER 3, 2022

Big brother may or may not have tackled little brother in the very next second.

Little Jack is going to have to get tough FAST. lol

It's a Vicious Love.


Allison & Lowell

I cannot wait for their 2023 wedding!!!

October 29, 2022

You are NEVER too old to blow out birthday candles.... I may only be saying that because I am a few weeks from 30... but it still stands.

October 29, 2022

Jayden's Momma AND Sister joined us for her senior portraits.

When family and friends join us for portraits our whole session is more relaxed and the smiles are more geniune.



BRING THE PEOPLE WHO CALM YOUR NERVES!

October 28, 2022

Miss Robyn was in my art class my FIRST year teaching and, trips with her and her sister will always be a fond memory. She has so many amazing people in her corner, and it makes sense, because she is just as amazing.

Also, the best way to get her to laugh is to talk liek a sailor... so it was possibly the best session ever. lol

October 26, 2022


Desmond had one goal today, eat.

He was a trooper and momma knew just how to soothe him.

October 25, 2022

Parker Allen has gotten so much better at working with us during sessions.

I cannot believe he is FOUR!!!!

Nothing like a dinosaur hunt for your birthday session!

October 24, 2022

There is nothing as sweet as meeting a couple that you click so well with. Our session lasted till the last moments of light... and then we proceeded to have the "mid-western goodbye" where we stood and talked for 40 more minutes. lol

Worth every minute.

October 22, 2022

Mak & Blaze tied the Knot today and Hunny might be the most happy about it.

October 18, 2022

Miss Jaycie

NOT THE BEGINNING...

But I am not organized enough.

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