I have had the privilege to photograph a lot of peoples 'best day ever' in my 16 years as a professional photographer.
Weddings, births, baptisms, 1st communions.
Yesterday was a first for me. I had the honor of witnessing and photographing an adoption 3 long years in progress and the formation of this family becoming legal. It was an amazing event and I hope to have the chance to do this type of work again because adoption day is such a monumental moment in the life of a family and should be captured by a professional family portrait photographer!
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Summer 2016 has been wonderful. From working in the yard, gardening, swimming, camping and family fun, I am not ready for it to be over with! Summer is my favorite season and I am not ready for my 4 year old to go back to Pre-K. Okay, maybe I am a LITTLE ready :-)
Fall is right around the corner and it's my busy season. I do most of my sessions in October. In fact, I do more session in October than the rest of the year COMBINED!
Blissful Images is again having the Fall Family Portrait Special to benefit my favorite charity Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. It's an event we do every other year in Peoria and families each receive a mini session, 11x14 print and a warm feeling knowing a portion of the proceeds is donated to this special charity. The event is not open for sign ups quite yet. 1st Blissful Images will notify all past clients and give them 1st dibs on times. Then we will open it to people who have not been photographed by Blissful Images before but have requested to be on the list. Then we will promote on Facebook and in ads and lastly, we will take fliers and materials to local businesses to spread the word. This event always sells out so if you want to be notified when you can sign up, please click on the 'contact me' link.
I am really excited to announce that Blissful Images will host a Limited Edition Mini Session on Sunday, February 21st.
The portrait sessions will be themed ‘Snowbabies’ and features a session of your child aged sitting to 18 months dressed as ‘Frosty’ including diaper cover, buttons, scarf, hat and orange nose.
$10 of every session will be donated to the March of Dimes.
Session times are by appointment only.
I designed the theme after being inspired by a portrait of a child dressed as frosty. I saw the image and it was so adorable! I had to have one of my daughter and thought others might feel the same. I plan to hang a canvas of this image seasonally in my home. I love donating back to area organizations, events and fundraisers, so partnering with the March of Dimes was a perfect fit for this Limited Edition Mini Session.
This session was taken at Grandma's house on her land. What a breathtaking view! The lake was so perfect! In fact, everything about this session was perfect! Clothing, cooperation, weather...loved it!
The only problem we had was deciding which ones to make into wall art :-)
I loved this session. Grandparents with all their grandbabies. I really loved playing with each of the kids and coaxing out their personalities. We had fun playing and letting them each give me 'Five' as hard as they could (OUCH! Some of them have quite a slap LOL)
Playing and interacting with kids like they are my nieces and nephews and then spoiling them with a treat after is one of the best perks of my work :-)
This family is just such a blast to work with!
This was our second session together and the girls are cuter than ever.
We did their session at a very unique and special location. Can anyone guess where we are?
It was such a beautiful day for this amazing family!
I adore this woman! Mary was my midwife for the birth of both of my children and she is one of the most compassionate and kind human beings I have ever met!
We did a session with her husband, Greg, Mary's 3 adult children and all their children. What a spirited group this was. Lots of laughing!
We did the session in their yard as well as across the street by the Pekin Lagoon since it has a lot of meaning for them.
What a beautiful group!
Jamie won a gift certificate I donated to the Small Wonders Miracle Walk. Being as one of their children was a preemie we connected right away because I also have a preemie. The morning of their session was very, very cold but you can’t tell from the pictures or the smiles. I had the kids running around to stay warm and jumping up and down. We got so many good images it was hard to choose. I know that sometimes having a portrait of your children done can be very stressful but being able to see how Blissful Images can capture your children perfectly is all worth it.
This extended family grouping was such a great session! Lots of smiles even in the chilly weather.
We met at a park near Canton and I just love new locations! The colors were really pretty and we got a lot of excellent images!
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