Wow. I am STUNNED by the women I am meeting through my InfluencHER Project! My artist heart is overflowing with joy. There are SO many amazing women in our community and I've decided there will be a celebration early next year at the completion of this event so we can all fill a room with our energy and get to celebrate each other and form new friendships and relationships. This is going to be an AMAZING event and experience. The sessions are so upbeat and exciting! There has been a LOT of response and so I will be limiting The 2023 Peoria InfluencHER Project to 50 women. I'm looking forward to meeting more influential women and spreading the work about the project. An area magazine has even expressed interest so I'm pumped to meet even more phenomenal ladies.
Will you be one of them?
Recently we painted our living room. It’s been a lovely sage green color for the past eight years and it was time for an upgrade. We decided to go with a nice clean light gray and white trim. In preparation for the painting, we removed everything from our walls. I didn’t have a chance to hang our family portraits back up before it was time for all the Christmas decorations to come out. Now that the holidays have passed and everything is packed up I am noticing my bare walls.
Having our family portrait on the wall every day is something I have missed dearly. I find myself gazing at it often and remembering back to those times when my children were oh so little. It’s the version of my family that lives on the wall. No matter what hour of the day or who is home I can always know my smiling family will be there. A moment in time hung on my wall to be remembered forever. I love decorating my home and my walls with love. I would love to do the same for you! Every step of the process is laid out and I’ll hold your hand the entire way. I tell clients that all you have to do is show up and smile, we do the rest! Clothing selection, style and concept, hair and makeup, lunch, order appointment and even wall art installation! It’s portraits made easy by Jenni Williams Photography!
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The Banks family updated their portraits with Blissful Images recently downtown Peoria in the warehouse district and we had such a beautiful day! The kids were cooperative and so sweet. They are beyond excited about having a new baby in the family! I just LOVE this portrait of them! How adorable are their outfits too?!?
The Harms family braved a torrential downpour to come to east peoria from bloomington for their portraits!
The Harms family made the trek to my studio in East Peoria from Bloomington in some crazy stormy weather! What troopers! Their hair held up and the kids were a blast. They were coming up with all kinds of fun poses and ideas and it made their session even more enjoyable. I just love this hug pose with them. SO cute!!!
This was SO cool to see come together from the studio session to final products. The composites are a lot of work but really rewarding! Here is the first one. Getting spacing similar between each player was tricky but I think they did a great job of staying still! We were able to get the entire group in one image in the studio. Did a few head swaps and evening of light and it was ready for extraction. Since I specialize in family portraits, this was different than usual and I really enjoyed it!
Extracted image with no background.
Final image with the ladies on the field and sunset in the background.
This next composite was my favorite! We couldn't space everyone out as needed in one shot so we had to take 2 different images.
I did some head swaps and put everyone in the same image.
Here is is extracted. Coach wasn't sure what he wanted to do with it so this is how it was delivered.
This was after he put a background and their sponsors with it. WOW, isn't that the coolest!?! I just love this!
The Peoria Playhouse had a really fun superheros craft and I got to document it for them in photos! Each child designed their own cape and then cut and sewed them. Some needed more adult help than others due to their age but everyone had a blast and now have awesome capes to play with at home.
Funny thing-the day after my last blog post, the Dr found that my cervix was funneling. Glad they keep such a close eye on me every 2 weeks! They put me on bedrest for an extended weekend and I went back on 4/15 for another check. They said things looked ok so I could be released from bedrest but I have to take it a little slower and easier than I have been. Avoid lifting and rest frequently. Those are some hard things for me but I am doing my best!
Spent spring break with my kiddos and we had lots of fun adventures! Elevate, Peoria Playhouse, swimming and Chuck E Cheese. Most places I could sit and watch. The swimming was nice too! Tomorrow is my next Dr appointment so hopefully things look great still!
I did have the chance to do some senior portraits last week and that was a blast! The girls are best friends and we had a fantastic time. Mom even captured some awesome images of me working! How fun :-)
If you follow Blissful Images on Facebook or are friends with me (Jenni Williams) then you heard the exciting news that we are expecting baby #3 in late July! Our first was a preemie so we get some extra special treatment of weekly progesterone injections and bi-weekly cervical checks to be sure I am not going into early labor again. These preventative steps got us to 39 weeks with our second and I am feeling so great and am sure we will have another full term baby. I am planning on taking off work mid-July and then returning in early October, just in time for the beautiful fall colors! Because availability will be shortened for 2019, be sure to plan early if you are wanting to have a family portrait with Blissful Images!
Emily, Drew and adorable Rhyder were recently in my East Peoria studio for their first family portrait session! How exciting! Emily told me that they had recently gotten engaged so we focused on a few of just the two of them as well as their engagement portraits. They were willing to do anything and Rhyder was in a super mood for me. I really enjoyed their family portrait session and can't wait to see how their canvas print looks on their wall. I know they will enjoy it for their entire lifetime and that's what makes my work so rewarding!