Country setting perfect senior portrait backdrop for National FFA Winner | Jaden | Champaign, IL

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 nationwide and internationally for weddings and destination senior sessions.  

Academically gifted, driven, respectful and kind kids are plentiful at Mahomet-Seymour High School and Jaden is no exception.  When planning her session for senior pictures, finding a natural, rural, country location would best suit her and I stumbled across a unique location in Champaign County a few weeks before her session that I knew was just perfect for her.  And when you see her wearing a Santa Claus in her senior pics, you may be wondering why.  Well if your last name was KLAUS, that would be a must too.  :-)  

This girl has always had a passion for agriculture and has been involved in FFA all throughout high school and plans to participate in Collegiate FFA as well.  Jaden recently started her freshman year at the University of Oklahoma and plans to study Agriculture Leadership: International Studies.  She's already well on her way to succeeding in that field of study because this year as a senior in high school she and her partner Maddie Fugate won the FFA National Award for their Agriscience project.  So freaking amazing!   

Jaden has been active with the young adult program at the high school and when she graduates will miss her daily interaction with the students with special needs.  I imagine with her love for helping others, she will find a way to volunteer while attending the University of Oklahoma.  

When I asked her about her experience with Sweet Lemonade Photography this is what she shared with me.  "I loved having you for senior pics because you knew exactly where to go to incorporate all aspects that defined me.  I loved that we were able to trust you immediately to do your best and you brought out the best angles as well.  One thing everyone needs to know is that you'll make the session lively.  There will never be a dull moment at all.  The photos still turn out priceless all while having a good time."  Reading that made me so incredibly happy because that is always my goal... to provide my clients with beautiful images AND a fun experience in the process.   Thanks Jaden for sharing. 

Sooooo, CURRENT JUNIORS, class of 2020.... you heard what Jaden had to say about her experience.  You want SLP to capture your senior year? Now is the time to schedule your senior session.  Contact me ASAP to schedule your session!




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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