H Turns One | Central Illinois Children Photography

Becoming a parent and watching my own daughter grow so much in one year really opened my eyes to parenthood. Plus, it made me want to capture that first year for others. I have been photographing H since the day he was born (well, the day after to be specific). I went to the hospital and captured him and his parents in their brand new world of parenthood. Boy, was that amazing too.
Watching your children grow goes by quickly & I believe the first year is filled with the most changes, going from a small human being that can barely open his eyes to double the size and walking and talking and recognizing his favorite people. It is an honor to be able to be there and capture all of those amazing moments. H is so blessed and so loved! We had so much fun at his 1 year shoot, as we did at every other milestone. He is a little model! 🙂

Eric & Laini | Central Illinois Engagement Photography

December 31, 2016. What a big day for EVERYONE, but it was a HUGE day for Laini & Eric. It was the day they made it official that they would be spending their lives together. Laini is my best friend, so she included me in her ceremony! What an amazing experience! It was a day of waiting since they did not get married until 9pm. L&E wanted everyone to ring in the new year with them. And it was amazing!

Laini asked me to take her engagement pictures and I could not pass that up either! These were taken in the fall since it is Laini & Eric’s favorite time of year. So they adorned their sweaters, took some pictures with their cat child, Louise, and we headed outdoors! It was so magical to see real love right before my eyes! Thank you to Laini & Eric for letting me be a part of these moments.