McConnell-Smith Family Photography | Decatur, IL

I am so pleased to get to share this beautiful family with you all today. Every year I donate a auction basket to LSA that includes a free portrait session and this last year was no different. Heather was the one who purchased my auction basket and we worked together to schedule the perfect portrait…

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Marlee’s Month by Month Album

You all know I took pictures of Marlee every month during her first year on earth. And now that the year is over I was able to do something with all of those beautiful images. I had a break between classes and sessions a little bit ago and gradually found 15 minutes here and there…

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Brian and Caitlin’s Wedding | Monticello, IL

I am so overjoyed to share this beautiful little wedding for two incredibly sweet people with all of you! You may recall I shared earlier this year that I am now taking a very select number of small weddings. Caitlin and Brian are actually the ones who made me aware of this gap in service…

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Why You Should Schedule Your Senior Session NOW

HEY Class of 2019 – I’m talking to you! The school year is already over and I’m sure you are all super excited summer is here! This is the time for fun, friends, and maybe a vacation or two. It feels like you have tons of time before you’ll be back in school. But even…

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2018 LSA Graduation

On May 18th, we said congratulations and good luck to another class at LSA Decatur. As always, the Class of 2018 was full of bright, fun, kind, and amazing individuals. Each year I love getting to know the students and each year I’m both sad and excited to see them go on into their futures….

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How Do You Preserve Your Memories?

I’m sure I’m not the only one…but there are plenty of days that I’ll opt for the camera on my smart phone rather than pulling out my big fancy camera. When Marlee is doing something cute or I just want a quick pic, it’s the simplest tool for the job. But just because I’m not…

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Mothers Day 2018

If you read my post on Friday, you know how Mothers Day is always a bit bittersweet for me and full of a mixture of emotions. Well yesterday, though not my first Mothers Day, was an amazing experience for me and considering all of my posts lately about infertility and this holiday I figured I’d…

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Thoughts for Mothers Day…

Mother’s Day… For seven years this holiday was painful for me. It brought up so much heartache and sadness and pain. You can read any number of posts I’ve written about how hard Mothers Day is for the woman who remains childless not by choice. (2017 before Marlee, 2016, 2015, 2014, & 2013) I’ll be…

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Infertility & the Church

I realize that last week was National Infertility Awareness Week and that the week has come and gone. But I follow a number of support pages and blogs on this issue I’m so passionate about, and there was a theme I saw again and again as women from all over shared their truth and experience….

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The Your Story Project: The Girl Trapped by Worry

I still may not have had the ability to shoot a new fine art piece, so I’m continuing to share some old ones! Before the creation of my self portrait series (The Journey) I was working on another series for others called the Your Story Project. This series was designed as a collaborative art expression….

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