Today I’m praising God for the opportunity to sneak outside on Monday and shoot Tiffanie and Simon’s engagement portraits! The 40 degree peeks have given me spring fever. I cannot wait until the snow and ice is gone. Until then, I’m going to savor these portraits and enjoy all of these two’s beautiful smiles :)
November weddings are becoming increasingly popular! When I started shooting weddings ten years ago, I had zero in the latter two months. Now a days, the first two weekends of November are typically booked and at times, I’ll be shooting even past that. This year with such a late fall and beautiful temperatures, Nick and […]
I am blessed by this little guy. I’ve watched him grow over the last year… I can’t believe he’s one! He’s turned into such a sweet, happy little guy. Ryker, we LOVE you so much!!!
While waiting for yet another electronic device to download on my laptop, I thought I’d spread a little holiday cheer with the Cooper family. They won’t be in Quincy long which makes me sad… (who wouldn’t want to shoot this adorable family?!?), but what’s the old saying, make hay while the sun is shining! Merry […]
So much goes into family portraits; I’m a mom–believe me I know. There’s the outfits, the naps before, filling hungry bellies, entertainment during, perhaps a grandma or an aunt to help wrangle and more! All with the hope of just getting one, just one perfect family portrait. This was the Bliefnicks FIRST family portrait so […]
Another beautiful fall wedding for the books! Kelsey and Brett’s day was absolutely gorgeous–complete with purple leaves, caramel apples and plenty of moments that made this grown lady cry ;) Enjoy the peek!
These are perfect. Perfect. There are just a couple sessions during the year that absolutely hit the mark with the leaves. This year it was late. Normally the peak is mid-October. These were taken November 4th–who’d have guessed?!? Fall really was drawn out for weeks. I’m so thankful God blessed us with so many days […]
As much as I love fall, October is known around the Craig residence as the “hold on” month. I work long hours and am gone a lot. After years of this, luckily my husband understands. But… come the holidays, I am liberal with my time off. I am so anxious to start spending time with […]
There is nothing better than the sweet smell of a newborn–right out of the bath with sleepy eyes and a full tummy… ahh… that’s how Ms. P. greeted me. It took a bit (more milk!) to get her to relaxed, but I really don’t mind. My babies are big and I miss having a snuggly […]
I would be perfectly happy spending lots of time with Kim and Chris. First off… they LOVE all things German (beer anyone?!? Yes, please.) Next, Chris is a sound engineer. While I’m a far cry from an “engineer”, he understands the importance and having my lights just so and making sure that my equipment is […]
It’s a pleasure every time I see the Bealors. The oldest is growing up… no longer the baby I remember. They’ve got another handsome little guy now too with baby blues as striking as they come. Mom and Dad, the same sweet people. It’s families like these that make my job so enjoyable. Thank you. […]
The weather is so incredibly beautiful right now… which means my job is only that much better! I fortunately got to hang out with Lauren this last week and grab some amazing images. Check out just a few of the hundred she has to choose from :)
I do love the chance to stretch my legs a bit and venture outside of Quincy. While Carthage isn’t extremely far, the venue at Lake Hill Winery always lives up to the drive! Alyssa and Brian had a beautiful day complete with so many sentimental moments… the way Brian teared up as Alyssa walked down […]
Smitten doesn’t even cover the way Melissa feels about Brent; her love radiates through every look, every word, every gesture… her love is incredible and it shows. During the ceremony at one point, Brent had to calm her down as the emotions streamed down her face. It was beautiful to watch. I’m so grateful you […]
Meet Brittany and Josh — one of my adorable 2014 couples! Brittany brought me back to my old college stomping grounds in good ol’ Canton, MO. While most would say, Canton?!? What’s in Canton?!? I would happen to politely say, “plenty!!!!” Take a look for yourself; we were certainly not lacking any beautiful scenery! I […]
Ryan and Kimber endured the hardship of losing his mom just weeks before the wedding. I’ve been blessed by watching them endure and grow through such a trying time. They deserved every bit of this beautiful wedding in Barry, IL. As the sun set over them, guests watched as clouds formed an angel in the […]