Senior Pictures Downtown Champaign With Urban Vibe

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.  

Oh gosh, Hallie's downtown Champaign session was so much fun!  We spent and hour or more exploring the city streets outside Barrelhouse 34 and surrounding areas looking for unique backdrops and beautiful light.   Hallie chose some great pieces from Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, American Eagle and Express to create the perfect outfits that not only flatter her figure but also complement her skin tone.  Did you know that I've created a guide for helping seniors choose what will look best on them?  After your session has been scheduled, you will receive a link to this information which I hope proves to be helpful when planning your outfits.   

Hallie, a lifelong Mahomet resident, plans to attend the University of Illinois to major in biology.  While it's only a quick 15-minute drive to campus from Mahomet, it will still be a big change.  She will not have the comforts of home.  She will not see familiar faces everywhere she looks.  I grew up in Tolono (about the same distance from campus) and I remember the anticipation, anxiousness, and excitement about moving away from home.  While my day to day routine was different I loved being close to home to be able to head back home on the weekends.    I absolutely LOVED my college years and I am certain she will too as she adjusts to her 'new normal' after she gets settled on campus. 

I was surprised what Hallie shared with me about her experience with Sweet Lemonade Photography.  While she may have FELT nervous she never once LOOKED nervous. "SLP was so fun!  At first, I was nervous because I'm usually never on that side of the camera but after my session, I felt more comfortable and confident than ever. "

I look forward to photographing more seniors Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 this year.  If you want to get your preferred date, contact me now to schedule.  It's recommended you schedule your session at least 3 months in advance.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me a message.  



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