Mahomet-Seymour High School Senior's Dream To Play Baseball At Parkland College Comes True | Austin's Senior Pictures

Sweet Lemonade Photography, capturing life's sweetest moments in central Illinois and beyond.  Located in Mahomet, Illinois, Sweet Lemonade Photography photographs in Champaign and surrounding counties frequently and also travels nation wide and internationally for weddings and destination senior sessions.  

There is something so exciting to me as a photographer when focusing on teens, particularly high school kids as they near their senior year.  I am blessed that so many families have chosen me to photograph their child's senior pictures and I love every minute of it.  At this time in their lives, most kids are dreaming big, feeling unstoppable and going after what they want with a determination that is unparalleled.  They have a fire in their heart and a sparkle in their eyes as they talk about their hopes and dreams.  For this young man, his dream since he was a little boy was to play baseball for the Parkland Cobras in Champaign, Illinois... a short drive from his hometown of Mahomet.   

His love for baseball has not dwindled since he started playing t-ball just a few short years ago so incorporating baseball was a must.  At the time we photographed his senior pictures last fall, he still did not know if his dream of playing for Parkland would become a reality but he was hopeful.   I love how these pictures on the field turned out with him being in his high school colors of orange and blue. However instead of a baseball uniform as you might expect we had him do some fielding in his orange and blue game day clothes.  Suit and tie with his ball and glove.  Love it!  Did anyone else just think of Justin Timberlake?  Suit and Tie.  No?  Just me, huh?  ;-) 

Austin shared with me, "My experience with SLP was awesome.  You take pictures that look great and you make taking pictures fun even if you don't like pictures."  Love that Austin!  It also doesn't hurt that we did part of his session on a ball field where he's spent hundred of hours over the last 4 years.  We were taking pictures in a place where he was comfortable and happy.  When planning every session, we have a consultation (email, phone or in-person) so I can get to know more about your senior.  What does he like?  What is he involved in?  The more I learn about your child, the more we can create a session at a location that will excite your child.... even if he/she doesn't like to take pictures.  :-) 

I can only imagine Austin's excitement when he found out just a few weeks after these pics were taken that he was invited to play for the Parkland baseball team.  I love being able to not only get to know these high school students through their session but also be able to be another person on their team.  I cheer for them and I pray for them.  I was so happy that Austin's dream has come true!

Tweens, teens and high school seniors.... it's great to schedule your session at least 3 months in advance to get your preferred date and time.  Weekends fill up quickly so contact me today to get the date that works best for you. 



Hey Juniors! I'm already booking senior pics for Class of 2019 so message me to get on my calendar.

Heather is the owner of Sweet Lemonade Photography and co-owner of Sweet Darling Weddings located in central Illinois (Mahomet).  Life gave her a bunch of lemons (you can read a little more here on her personal blog Sweet Lemonade Life) and by keeping her focus on God, finding the positive in each day, and surrounding herself with supporting, loving and encouraging people she has turned those lemons into the sweetest lemonade.  Her personal blog has been created to share her heart, her adventures and find ways to bless others.  You can contact her at or