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TBT | Olivia | Lake of the Woods, Mahomet, IL | Fall Senior Pictures

Olivia's session took place at Lake of the Woods, in Mahomet, IL on a beautiful fall day in 2016.  The light was magical, the temps were perfect for the jean jacket and sweater Olivia was wearing in her pics. And surprisingly for as late in the year that it was we still managed to find a tree with vibrant leaves.  

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When Life Throws You a Curveball and You Find a New Normal | Family Photographer | Mahomet, IL

The first photos I had taken after my ex-husband left are powerful images for me.  They are a reminder that we survived the most difficult time in my life. 

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Wardrobe Staples for Transitioning Seasons | Senior Picture Ideas | Mahomet, IL

With the fast approaching spring and the lingering winter, the weather is all sorts of jumbled, which can make planning an outfit quite the challenge.  Sydney, one of my current VIP's is gonna share some tips. 

"Layering is always my go-to outfit for this change of season. An outfit with layers gives you options, which is perfect when the weather can’t seem to make up its mind."

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Cancer Survivor Gets In The Picture

It's funny to think I was hiding from the camera cause I was overweight and Ted was self-conscious cause he was underweight.  At the end of the day, we were both self-conscious about our appearances but we both did it.  We got in front of the camera with those we love.  

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Hey Foodies! Champaign-Urbana Restaurants That Accept Reservations | Community Content

Have you ever wondered what restaurants in Champaign-Urbana accept reservations?  Twenty years ago, reservations were common practice at most sit-down restaurants and now it is the exception.  While most high school proms include dinner these days (unlike when I was growing up), there are plenty of other occasions when this info will come in handy.    If you decide to make plans on any holiday or a weekend that happens to fall on UI campus-wide events such as  Mom's UIUC weekend (April 13-15, 2018) / Dad's weekend (November 2-4, 2018) and homecoming (October 13, 2018) at the University of Illinois, you will be really glad to have this list.  :-) 

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TBT: Mikaela | Fall Senior Session | Downtown Mahomet & Nature

I loved everything about Mikaela's session.  The fun began before we even started taking pics since she arrived at my studio early to have professional make-up applied.  Let me stop right there and say, even if you don't ever wear make-up, I can not encourage you enough to have it done for your senior pictures. 

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Rock 'N' Roll Teen Photo Birthday Session | In the Studio | Mahomet, IL

Yesterday, Tucker turned 15.  Yesterday was his session.  Well, it only seems right that in addition to pictures he was prepared for with his guitars that we surprise him with balloons and a cake smash.  ha!   

In front of the camera, he has a quiet presence, yet seems so comfortable in front of the camera which makes it so fun to photograph him.   We got a variety of pics of him with and without his guitars.  Take note of his guitar strap... I think it's awesome that he's into old school music.  Love me some Guns N' Roses!  

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