Cassandra scheduled her family portraits with me last year and we really hit it off. Dare I say 'clicked' Haha
Early fall of this year I had a contest and the winner received a $500 Blissful Images credit. The winner was Cassandra!
I was overjoyed to work with her wonderful family again and love the album we created! Repeat clients are AWESOME!!!
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.
This guy melted my heart! He wasn't very excited about picture day but after we talked and played around a little he warmed right up to it.
We did some of him and some family ones. I asked him what we should say that was silly. He could barely contain his excitement in the most hysterical thing he could think to say.
I had not idea what that meant at the time and when I found out later on it was even funnier but every time he said it I would double over laughing. His voice was so animated and comical. What a card this little guy is. I didn't want the session to end because we were joking and playing around and having a great time!
We got so many wonderful smiles but this serious one where he is still for a moment just warms my heart
Could these 3 be any cuter!?!
From Jensen's pink boots to Aubrey's missing 2 front teeth and the way Evan is hugging everyone together...I just adore this! I can't wait to do a family portrait sometime next year and get to hang out with these 3 again :-)
We did their session at their new house their parents are renovating. It's already a beautiful home and will be stunning when they are done.
All three were all full of giggles and smiles and it was sure hard to pick a favorite but this one was it.
I am really excited they will have this beautiful portrait in a canvas as the focal point of the living room and it can be seen from the entryway.
Nothing better than coming home after a long day to a beautiful portrait of your smiling kids to greet you :-)
The Hodge Family was all set for a perfect session. They selected great clothing, an amazing location (Mom's beautiful yard) and made sure little Gavin had a full tummy. We got lots and lots of smiles from everyone and even took a short hike to this amazing spot for a few. Had to pick a few burrs out of my pants but it was totally worth it! What a great day and wonderful portraits we made!
This family is so close and has lots of fun together. They are always on the go at a park or festival and love to be outside so Luthy Botanical Garden was a great spot for their session!
Didn't mom do a wonderful job on timeless clothing?!? LOVE this one! Everyone was so cooperative and full of smiles. Perfect weather, wonderful family and beautiful location-what more can you ask for?
I am SO excited for October!
It's my busy season with the leaves changing and I love it! This year I am not playing 'beat the clock' and hoping I could get everything done before baby arrived so that's a huge relief.
I have a NEW outdoor location I am SO excited to use! Who wants to go here?
I do 4 sessions every Saturday and 4 sessions every Sunday in October. It's a crazy schedule as I also book during the week for families who are available but it's just one month, right?
October is to Certified Professional Photographers as April is to Tax Professionals!
This is by far my favorite client story because it's so fun and wild and makes me smile every time I read it and imagine her so frustrated she locks the boys out of the house until she can cool off. It's from way back in 2007 but I love reading it.
Hope you will get a laugh out of this too!
"I wanted to share my experience with Jenni at Blissful Images. Over 8 years ago, I swore off pictures of my three boys. Every year from the time they were born, I had professional pictures of them. It was always a hassle and I always had to settle for the best of the worst picture. The last time I had pictures taken, I left the studio so mad at my boys for not cooperating that I locked them out of the house and said "Never again".
I never had the family portrait and always wanted one so I decided after an 8 year absence it was time. I called Jenni and she assured me things would go well. She came to our house and proceeded to take the most beautiful pictures even including our dog who I thought would never sit still. She took family shots, shots of the boys and individual shots of each of my guys. I was shocked at how at ease she had all of us and was truly amazed at how she handled each of my boys. They are not fond of pictures but the experience was so great we had Jenni back in the fall for more shots. It was the first time I actually had to pick from beautiful proofs instead of the best of the worst."
Sincerely, Jan Howland
Blissful Images is a Certified Professional Family Portrait Photographer in Peoria, Illinois specializing in preserving your family's memories in photographic prints and wall art.