Category archives: Portraits

  • Drinkall Family | Lifestyle legacy session on the farm

  • I go way back with this family -- to the fall of 1999 to be precise.  It started when I lived with their cousin Carrie at 4-H House and her cousin Adam came to visit just after we moved in.  Adam was a freshman like me and hung out at the house a lot, studying, playing the piano, eating, and hanging[...]
  • Campus family + graduation session | University of Illinois

  • This awesome family is from my hometown.  Four years ago we did Grant's senior photos back in Mason City and now he has just graduated from the University of Illinois.  Carlee is going to be a junior at Illini Central in the fall and I'm looking forward to her senior pictures next summer!  They want[...]
  • Champaign business headshots photographer

  • Earlier this week I spent a little time with my good friend Emily to get some new headshots for her photography business to really match her brand and personality.  She loves maroon (as evidenced by the hair and cute top!) and has incorporated it into her business and lifestyle.  She's also very fon[...]
  • Fieldhouse 219 | Monticello bar + grill food photography

  • When Fieldhouse 219 bar owner Michelle told me she wanted to get some food photos and updated headshots of her and her bar, I was all in! Then she told me that she'd purchased a mini session package I had donated for a fundraiser that was held at her bar a few months ago, and I can't think of a bet[...]
  • Business + student headshots | Website + resume portraits

  • Over the winter I've had the chance to photograph a few different headshot sessions. They ranged from college students starting to apply for jobs to psychologists and doctors. I prefer to do these types of sessions without a backdrop and find an office or public building location with good natural[...]
  • About Me : You're My Lobster

  • Sometime in college is when my obsession with lobsters began. I don’t fully remember the earliest details, but it had something to do with the Friends episode and Part 2 where Phoebe explains how lobsters mate for life and that Rachel is Ross’s lobster (which isn’t actually true, however. I read The[...]
  • Brianna & Ian : Allerton couple session

  • Brianna & Ian were married last summer at the courthouse, but they never really had any formal photos taken either for the wedding or their engagement. They actually moved overseas last week for the military, so Ian's parents wanted some photos of the two of them together before they left. We met [...]