My dear friends Jessica + Luis welcomed their second baby boy into the world this July! It was my absolute pleasure to photograph this adorable bundle of joy. We wrapped this baby in blue and photographed him in his nursery. After his portraits he snuggled with mom, dad and big brother for some family pictures. […]

Baby in Blue // Crystal Lake Newborn Photographer // Tyler

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Aug 20, 2018

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe my best friend’s baby girl is one already! Where did the time go?! I got to photograph Amelia’s first birthday cake smash session in July and it was so much fun! She even wore her flower girl dress from my wedding this past June–I’m so glad she got to […]

Amelia’s First Birthday Cake Smash // Crystal Lake Family Photographer

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Aug 13, 2018

I still love the wedding album company I was using previously, and I’ll continue to use that company for my individual prints and canvases, but I thought it was time for a refresh to my album offerings — so here they are! TJP’s new custom heirloom wedding albums! There are many fabulous options to choose […]

New Custom Heirloom Wedding Albums

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Jun 3, 2018

I think this session has to be one of my favorite maternity sessions to date. I mean, who doesn’t love a lovely mom to be, adorable family of three (becoming four), a golden sunset AND beautiful waterfall? I had a blast photographing Jessica and her adorable family. We played on the bridge, walked along the […]

Midwest Waterfall Summer Maternity Session // Jessica

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May 30, 2018

Professional headshots are the perfect way to show off your unique personality and style. They can catch a potential client’s eye, and give them a glimpse into what working with you would be like. I recently did a professional headshots session with online business & marketing strategist, Susie Romans. During the shoot, we got to […]

Preparing for Your Professional Headshots

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May 16, 2018

This family! They’re so sweet, fun and beautiful! Shenika & Chris were referred to me by one of their friends for their maternity session. We had a fabulous time photographing their maternity session in Crystal Lake that I was beyond excited to hear they wanted to do a spring session at the same park after […]

Crystal Lake Outdoor Park Spring Family Portraits // Foggie Family

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May 9, 2018

Happy Monday everyone! If you saw my post from last Monday about the, “10 Thigs Most People Don’t Know About Me,” then you know that I actually wanted to be a teacher when I began college. I obviously ended up taking a different path. So, today I thought I’d share the story of how I […]

How I Became a Professional Photographer

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Apr 23, 2018

I absolutely love shooting an engagement session. It’s an opportunity to get to know my couples and allow the couple to showcase not only their love, but their hobbies and interests as well! As much fun as engagement sessions are, there is also a lot of planning that goes into them. Lucky for you, I’ve […]

Tips for a Stress-Free Engagement Session

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Apr 2, 2018

Newborn lifestyle sessions are one of my favorite types of sessions to photograph. I have the privilege of photographing my clients in their homes at these super special moments in their lives–the arrival of their baby. In this case, the arrival of two babies! Two beautiful, cuddly, perfect baby girls. Daisy + Madelyn’s newborn session […]

Algonquin Twin Newborn Lifestyle Session // Daisy + Madelyn

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Mar 28, 2018

I wish every winter day could be this sunny and beautiful. Chrissy and Zach celebrated their first wedding anniversary by getting a photo session with me in Crystal Lake–how amazing it was! We got extremely lucky and picked a day that ended up being 50 degrees and sunny in the middle of February! Who would […]

Crystal Lake Sunny Winter Anniversary Session // Chrissy + Zach

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Mar 21, 2018

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