2015 Destination Sessions!

It is time to release the 2015 Destination Sessions! Each year we release cities and dates for a unique opportunity to have your portrait experience in a completely different city. From the looks of it, 2015’s locations are going to be some of my favorite yet!

To give you a little more information about these sessions, there are no extra fees. Yep, you read that correctly, no extra fees. Simply arrange with us to meet you in one of the cities on the list. The session fee is the same, the prints and products are the same and as always, still no minimum order. AND, there are no on-location fees, no studio travel fees, no extras at all! You are responsible for planning your own travel and hotel.  

Many of our clients choose to take this opportunity to use their credit card points, airline miles, etc. This would be the PERFECT getaway for engaged couples! Who wouldn’t love a vacation PLUS have epic engagement images?! That would definitely be something to remember.

Or for our senior clients – Many of you are looking for unique images, unlike your friends. THIS is that opportunity. And for Mom, next year as they leave for college, everything will be different. A destination session would be the perfect mother/daughter trip, to create memories and experiences to last a lifetime!

THE CITIES
Nashville, TN – January 31st – February 4th

San Diego, CA / Los Angeles, CA – February 15th – February 18th

Las Vegas, NV – February 28th – March 5th

Next step, start planning! WE CAN’T WAIT!!

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Springer Family [Southern Illinois Family Photography]

Jody contacted us a few months ago and asked if we could photograph her and husband, Steve, on getaway weekend they had planned to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. They had wanted to get pictures taken for their family and thought this would be perfect! We met Steve & Jody at Hidden Lake Winery where they were staying and quickly got to it! Jody brought one of their engagement pictures so we could reenact it and Steve taught us how to spot poison ivy! (Something both Amy and I have never really gotten the hang of) The photography gods were with us that morning because the clouds rolled in just as we were finishing up! We had a great time with them and wish Steve and Jody 3o more years of happiness!

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Amber: Central High School [Southern Illinois Senior Photographer]

Amber’s session was a little later in the year and even with it being so cold out, she totally rocked it. We wanted to try out a few locations we’d never done before and Amber was totally up for it! She even laid down in the crazy tall grass in a dress. Now that’s dedication!

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Rehkemper Family [Southern Illinois Family Photographer]

While planning family pictures for Amy’s mother-in-law I knew it would be a fun day. The orange and white Camaro went perfectly with the surrounding fall colors and there was never a dull moment, especially with Amy’s husband, Brad, who can be quite the joker. All kidding aside we had a gorgeous day out and I love their images!

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KARA: Lebanon High School [Southern Illinois Senior Photographer]

Kara was our last Supermodel for 2014 and we really went out with a bang! Like tiny pieces of a mosaic, each outfit exhibits facet of her personality and the final product was nothing short of perfect. We started the day downtown St. Louis with her stunning prom dress and made our way around to nearby locations. Of course we couldn’t be downtown with one of our Supermodels and not stop into Pi Pizza for lunch! Full bellied and ready to get back to it, we made our way to her Grandfather’s farm where, as promised, we found the ideal spot for her “laid back country girl” outfits complete with four wheelers and tractors. We even managed to get the dog in for one on the four wheeler. (after she got a ride of course) The creek proved to be tricky at first but Amy was able to spider monkey her way into a spot to give the perfect light. We headed back to the studio and hung up her softball uniforms. We had some fun and did sporty, competitive images and also captured one of the most thoughtful images we’ve had this year. Kara pulled out one more shirt from her bag and asked if we could incorporate it to show support for her softball coach.  A day made to be all about Kara, she wanted to give a piece of it to him and repay him for all of the support he had given her. After multiple outfits hair and makeup changes, his was what really showed us who Kara was and exactly why we do what we do.

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Miller Family [Southern Illinois Family Photographer]

Allow me to introduce you to the Millers. Miranda did an awesome job coordinating the outfits for their family session. I just love the reds and black against the greens and yellows. Their canvas gallery wraps are going to look great up on their walls!

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Boyle Family [Southern Illinois Family Photographer]

Sometimes we use stickers and candy and sometimes we get lucky. This is one of those times. We knew Clayton was a natural in front of the camera from when we saw him at our Fall Special and he did not let us down this time either. The way his face lights up when he is playing with mom and dad you can tell he loves them both very much! And it’s easy to see they are just as smitten with him.

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Fridley Family: Southern Illinois Family Photography

Aren’t John and Marlene just the cutest? We spent the afternoon chatting and getting some really great pictures of the two. As we walked the grounds they told us about about their travels, grandkids, and an italian restaurant that sounds amazing! Before we knew it we were finished! It’s so great to connect with people in a way that it becomes more than a session and we leave feeling like we really know them.  That’s when we are truly successful.

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Luke: Mater Dei High School [Southern Illinois Senior Photographer]

We’ve had the pleasure of photographing the Fuhler family a handful of times this year and they are just the nicest people! We had a great time doing Luke’s senior pictures at their family farm. He even pulled out a few of the tractors for us which made for some pretty cool pictures!

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Kari: Central High School [Southern Illinois Senior Photography]

Kari is such a sweet girl, I knew working with her would be a breeze! And those eyes! We had to get her in front of the ring light to really let them shine. But I have to say my favorite outfit is probably the black and white cardigan. It may or may not have something to do with the outfit I had on that day -which was almost exactly the same ;)

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