Monday, December 19, 2011

Sneak Peek of "D" kids and Ms. A!


I am so glad my friend called me to do a quick mini session of her two children  and their Beagle Ms. "A". She is such a sweet dog. Ms. "A" has been in the family for 15 years, and they really wanted to get some nice pictures of the kids with her before winter. After taking some more traditional shots, we had some fun with Ms. "A"'s Blackhawk bandana and the kids! BRRRR it was only 30 degrees...thanks for freezing with me to capture some great memories. This is a quick peek at what we got, your children are always so great, you have alot to choose from-again! Enjoy the Holidays and I will email you as soon as these are ready!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Note About Your Holiday Cards and Envelopes!

Many of you have received your holiday cards! I am getting some calls from customers thinking they are missing small amounts of envelopes.

During the busy season sometimes the printer includes the over run on the card orders. This could be 1-8 extra cards included with your order. You are not short envelopes. Please toss the extra cards. I have asked them to pull the over run on all my orders, but with the holiday season being so busy for them, a few are still getting sent sent with the over run. Please count your envelopes before calling to report missing "envelopes". If you are short the error will be corrected. Thank you for your attention to this detail! I apologize for any confusion! Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sneak Peek of "S" Kids!

So we did yet another mini last weekend, and hmmmm...just as cute as the rest! Something in the air that day, or just alot of happy kids...For the "S" family though it might have been one hour to game time, so there was definitely an incentive to smiling! I so love seeing my good friends M & J away from all the craziness of our kids schedules and love how comfortable the kids are...."M" this is a quick one, I am still working on them! Enjoy the holiday more after.

Sneak Peek of "C" kids!

Mini...ok, I am LOVING my mini's! It must be something about telling the kids, hey, 15 -30 minutes we are out of here...or, maybe everyone just had really happy kids. Either way, I am thrilled with what we captured in such a short time frame! Definitely planning to offer more minis for next season! Mrs. "C", this is a quick one I wanted to post, I am not through them all...please enjoy the holiday and your "mini" sneak peek!

Monday, November 21, 2011

sneak peek of "S" boys!

Wow, what a great mini session. Mini??? We got so many awesome pictures in 15 minutes, I am even amazed. Hmmmm, cutting this down to 5 images, that will be a challenge. Mom had the boys dressed so perfect for our setting, it is so cool when a look goes so well with where we shoot. The guitar was a great idea, and the boys were so fun. I am really glad that we got to spend some time together, tell the boys they totally rocked the session. Here is one, with an artistic preset, just had to post it. There are so many...cant wait to share. More after the holiday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sneak Peek of "A" Family!

Seeing lifelong friends is always so fun...Mrs. "A" and I met when we were 6! Of course my daughter cannot believe "that"....or maybe that I "was" ever 6.The property that their new home is on, is a photographer's dream....with horses, hills, trees, water and a beautiful bridge. A very casual look was our plan, and I think we got some really nice shots! Grandma and Grandpa were in a few was so nice to see them, I have so many childhood memories that were brought back. Aside from one of the horses taking a walk by itself, and the sun going down a bit faster than we wanted, things went pretty smooth! I learned how not to position Dad...thanks for that! (ha) you made me crack up, glad to see you have not changed a bit! I really enjoyed talking with the kids, and so miss you "M"! I cannot wait to come back with my family and hang with you all.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sneak Peek of "P" Family!

Oh how I love to see how big little "e" is getting, all curls and running everywhere! I have been photographing her for awhile now... She is a new big sister though, and Baby "L" was so sweet and had the biggest blue eyes! Getting a 2 1/2 and a 6 month to sit together for more than 2 minutes was near imposible...however we managed to grab some super cute shots. Mom and Dad were wonderful, running and scooping up the girls as needed to catch those magical moments!....And Mom was a huge help with our little grass eater Ms. "L"! I think we did really great...please enjoy your sneak peek, Ill post to your gallery very soon!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Can your family you need pictures and cards?

Last chance to book a Holiday Mini Session! With the crazy season we are in, I have added a 15 minute slot for familes who can get it together and smile! 5 spots open, please book through
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sneak Peek of Baby "S'!

 8 weeks can be a challenging age to photograph, but little "S" was really easy to work with and when he got fussy, Grandma had the magic touch! I so love these tiny my baby fix for sure! Little "S" gave us a few quirky smiles and had the most adorable holiday outfits...Mom likes Janie and Jack, you can totally see why...this is one in the HOHO hat and sweater bunting...more cute to come tomorrow!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sneak Peek of "C" kids!

Driving to meet the "C" family, there was snow, rain, dark clouds, and then sun! We crossed our fingers and Mother Nature decided to "be on my side"! I think I said the last children I had were the happiest so far this season...well Mr. G and Ms. E were so happy and so easey to work with, I cannot say enough.

Even with wet grass and some snow showers, everyone had a blast. Mom, there are so many of them together, I know you will have a hard time choosing, I know I would! Enjoy your weekend, and Ill email wehn I get your gallery posted.

Sneak Peek of "R" kids!

What do you do when the winds are 40mph....go home? reschedule? worry??? NO-SMILE-ALOT! This was my first time meeting the 'R' family. I really, have not photographed more happy children this entire season. I loved all of the real smiles, telling jokes, and the genuine bond that these two have. Mom I have posted 3 large images...will post a grid tomorrow. Please tell the kiddos hello and I am so glad you found me!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sneak peek of new Holiday Cards!

Ok, so late in coming ...but we have  such fabulous pictures to put on them this year! Here is a sample of our new papers...many more to come hoping to post by Friday!
Photography customers receive 10% off, and a FREE totally custom design. With this discount cards are $1.44 each! Extra heavy linen, Extra Heavy Matte, White Shimmer and FREE BW images on the backside. Send a card this year that is completely yours.

Modern Holiday Gold

Dotty Holiday!
So Fun Holiday!
Modern Holiday Teal

Elegant Holiday 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sneak Peek of Neuqua Valley Senior "C"!

Ok, Could not WAIT to post 1 of "C"! Thank you Mom for helping out the second part, I think we got sooo many great shots. I opened this one and had to share! More later...Carol

Sneak Peek of "W" Brothers!

So very nice to  be able to send your 3 boys off for pictures! Mom you should be proud. Mr. T was great, and so relaxed, of course he had the pleasure of Senior photos just last month! Everyone was super cooperative, and with a little joking around, we captured some really natural smiles! Thank you so much for having me capture these memories for you! Here is a sneak peek!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sneak Peek of Little Ms. "M"!


Mom and little "M" had a long drive out from Chicago for our session...and did I want to be sure we got some great shots! We started in Urban Naperville, and then headed over to a nice park a few minutes away...for a 3 year old, Ms. M was a super poser, and so sweet. I am blown away at the vivid colors and her coloring in my images and hope Mom and Grandma will be too. I know I am way less traditional and more artistic than your past sessions and hope you love the results! This is a teaser of what we got, I plan to post a full grid this evening! Ok-I couldnt are the rest!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sneak Peek of Neuqua Valley Senior "S" Class of 2012!

I think I actualy told Ms. "S" at the start of our session that she had "nice contrast"...ok, Ill are beautiful! Loved how bright all your images came out, and all the different looks we captured! Thank you for working so long, and trying some cool things when we got that great low light toward the end. I really enjoyed chatting with you and hearing about college and track. 

Sneak Peek of "W" family!

| 0 comments what the alien said! This was the smile maker from start to finish! Mr. "O" liked Aliens last year too although I did not have the whooo noise down then, so much to learn! Mr. "W" was sooo good this year, love those blue eyes and his big smile...The "W" family does pictures every year, and boy do their boys know what to do when it is picture time! Mom I know we got a bit tired at the end, but well worth all the effort! Loved the outfits this year, tell Dad great job with that! I am ecited to edit yyour gallery and will call when it is up. Please enjoy your sneak peek!

Sneak Peek of "L" Family!


Seeing the "L" family is always so fun! Baby "C' is walking..."no" running all over! Big brother "R" seems so much older than he is...loved the black hat. Tiny "G" is so sweet and did so great -I would love to see the cheerleader halloween costume! With 3 little ones, we certainly had to "run" around alot, and really worked to get the family shot for Mom and Dad...I have to say it paid off, and I think we got several that are great! I will email you when the gallery is up! Thank you again for a fun session.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sneak Peek of "B" Family!


Oh, to be 3 again....Big brother "E" kept us on the run this time around! I always forget how much energy 3 year old boys have! Baby brother "E" was so sweet, and is smiling in so many Mom and Dad you will crack up...when no one else is looking in some, he is all smiles! After chasing "E"  Mom decided to catch him, and tickle which worked perfect...Dad jumped in and  I think we did really get the "Money" shot! Getting a fantastic family not easy  to do with the boys thank you both for working through our session...we really got some awesome I hope"E" finally got his sprinkle ice cream! I really LOVE the one of the boys together. I have enjoyed getting to know your family this past year, and  look forward to watching the boys grow.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2011 Holiday Cards coming next week!

Happy Holidays, Cheer, Merry Christmas...OMG it is almost here! New cards are coming out next week, so please be sure to take a peek. For all my clients wondering where to go,
the cards can be found at or on my site at then enter shop. There are 6 pages of designs already showing, under Holiday so take a look before it starts snowing...

OK, 1:30am rhymes are not my best LOL and have a great night!


Sneak Peek of the "A" family!


Did I already mention how wonderfully "easy" your family was? Yes, I have to tell you again, give a huge thanks to the girls for those easy smiles! I really enjoyed our time together, and loved that we ventured across those rocks. A huge thanks to Mr. "A" for helping me "balance" while crossing...I am working, working, working hard this time of the year to get all the edits finished, so within a few days I will have your grid of images up! This one was a favorite! Please enjoy your sneak peek!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sneak Peek of "S" Family!


What a windy, windy, WINDY day we had! We did fabulous shooting between the 40mph gusts, and really worked to get the "money" shot I know Mom wanted! I got so many great shots of family and kids, I think Mom and Dad will be super excited! This is a teaser of what we got...Ill post a full grid of images soon! Please enjoy your sneak peek, and tell Dad that I am still cracking up at his smile technique---LAUGH!!!!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sneak Peek of "H" Family!


Chaka and Roar were our 2 favorite words when working with baby "C"! So loved the lion costume, and could not have had a better setting! Both locations had a couple great spots where the 40mph wind gusts were less noticable, and baby "C" did not seem to mind at all. Mom, I think the money shot is him standing by the tree for "ALL" those cute ones in the halloween costume! Thank you again for venturing out, adn for a great session. I will let you kow when the galleyr posts!

Sneak Peek of "W" Family!


We had the best evening to head in to Downtown Naperville for our family session! Mom did a great job coordinating outfits...AND flying Dad in for our session! Thank you for working hard to get everyone together, I know how hard that can be! I am so happy we captured Mr. "S" natural smile in so many of the family poses...and loved how sassy Ms. "O" could be! Enjoy your sneak peek! As soon as your gallery is ready I will give you a call!