I have known Jenn for several years even before she met her husband AJ. I was so excited when she asked me to take her family portraits. I have watched the boys grow up and couldn’t wait to capture their first family portraits. We had great weather the day of their session and the boys were VERY cooperative. I couldn’t have asked for a better family portrait for my friend Jenn.
When Amber contacted me about taking her family’s very first family portrait I was delighted. She shared with me how when she and Jeb got married several years back their wedding photographer did a great job of capturing their day however he moved away and left town and they never received the images they paid for. I found that to be so tragic so for them to reach our to ME to capture their first family portrait was such a privilege. Olivia is such a photogenic little girl. She laughed the entire time and you can just tell the love this family has for each other.
We did the McCall family session at Luthy Botanical Gardens in Peoria recently. Aiden and Shannon were so much fun. We all laughed and had a great afternoon. Their portraits are so beautiful. Yvonne (Mom) is so excited to get her wall art. I know it’s going to look gorgeous.
I met Becky Garvey several years ago when I started attending a church in Peoria. She was such a sweetheart and we became good friends. I had the privilege of photographing Elaina’s birth and couldn’t wait to do her newborn session with her big brothers. Everyone did so great and we got beautiful portraits that I know their family will treasure for a lifetime.
Haylie really stole the show for her family portraits recently. You can really see the love between her and big brother Jarrett. I just love seeing how this family interacts together. They were so sweet and such a fun session!
Mom was worried because Haylie had scuffed up her nose a few days before the session but after a little bit of post production enhancements Haylie looked picture perfect!
The Bryant family was such a joy to work with. Lisa had everyone in beautiful clothing and it complimented each other wonderfully. The three kids smiled and laughed and did everything I asked of them and mom couldn’t be happier with the final portraits. I can’t wait to see the canvas hanging in their family room!
One of the most rewarding parts of being a photographer is repeat clients. I photographed Danielle’s family last year and her daughter Lilliana won the Cutest Kids Contest at her work for the second year in a row. The contest prize was a portrait session with Blissful Images! Danielle made Lilliana’s beautiful skirt and we had a ball doing their session with their new dog. I just love the fall colors in these portraits.
We met the Harris family when we moved into our house as they are our next-door neighbors. Megan loves children and had occasionally done in home babysitting. So when I mentioned I was looking for someone she was the perfect fit. She’s conveniently located and she and her husband Jeff adore our children. Our children refer to them as Aunt and Uncle! We had a beautiful day for their family portraits and included the grandparents and Megan’s brother as well. It was hard to pick favorites from this session so I am going to show you a few.
Henry was an absolute doll for his newborn session. We did the session at his grandma’s house when he was just a few weeks old. I especially loved the Cubs portrait that mom and dad wanted to do (Go Cubs!). Don’t you think he’s just adorable?
When I pulled up for this session and everyone started climbing out of their vehicles I knew we were going to have a great time. Their clothing is so wonderful for a large group and everyone had me laughing the entire time. The sales appointment was the exact same way!
I love photographing large groups and think it's like putting together a puzzle. You can force it the wrong way or keep moving parts around to get the perfect fit and that's what we have here.
Such a fun and loving family and they were a joy!
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