11.05.2016

Engagement Portraits in Galena, IL- Andrea & Jacob

Super cool couple, Andrea and Jacob- easy going and great conversation.  We had fun though I ran them just about out of gas, physically, lol- we braved mosquitos and tourists for these great images at Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve and downtown Galena, IL Main Street.  I’m looking forward to their wedding in 2017.

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GORGEOUS.  Their eyes....wow.

GORGEOUS. Their eyes….wow.

Sunset at Casper Bluff in Galena, IL- one of my favorite places to watch the sun set.

Sunset at Casper Bluff in Galena, IL- one of my favorite places to watch the sun set.

fall portraits in galena, il

Omg the color is just……lush

Galena IL stairs portraits

Beautiful scenes near the historic Post Office building looking on to the stairs and St. Micheal Church‘s steeple in downtown Galena.

Main St Galena Downtown

Galena’s Main St. is such a nice place for a stroll…especially when I escape from editing and sneak downtown for an ice cream cone from American Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. (What can I say?  Living in Galena has it’s perks.)

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11.04.2016

Weddings in Galena, IL- Nixon Wedding Photos at Goldmoor Inn

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Bridal Suites in Galena, IL

Sometimes you catch a moment that is beautiful, you stop breathing lest your very breath disturb the magic. This was one of those moments. The Goldmoor Inn in Galena, IL has lovely cottages with lots of room for getting ready.

Wow, Taylor is just ethereally beautiful.

Wow, Taylor is just ethereally beautiful.

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They were holding each other's hands so tenderly.  Mush overload, i know, but just...awwwwwwww.....

They were holding each other’s hands so tenderly. Mush overload, i know, but just…awwwwwwww…..

FIsheye again here.  Because, um, wow.  lol.  Check out that sky!  I could not get this overall shot without that crazy fisheye lens.

FIsheye again here. Because, um, wow. lol. Check out that sky! I could not get this overall shot without that crazy fisheye lens.

Sand Ceremony- these fabulously melding sands might get jostled around changing the super cute design, but life does that.  and you can be separate, but more infused within each other's lives as time moves forward.  Pretty cool choice for their wedding.

Sand Ceremony- these fabulously melding sands might get jostled around changing the super cute design, but life does that. and you can be separate, but more infused within each other’s lives as time moves forward. Pretty cool choice for their wedding.

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Um......they wanted to kick and I'm like, well, that calls for my full circle fisheye lens.  It's definitely a funky lens to play with.

Um……they wanted to kick and I’m like, well, that calls for my full circle fisheye lens. It’s definitely a funky lens to play with.

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What is more fun than twirling that big full skirt like you did when you were a tiny tornado in your favorite dress?

What is more fun than twirling that big full skirt like you did when you were a tiny tornado in your favorite dress?

Such beautiful light at sunset in Galena, IL.

Such beautiful light at sunset in Galena, IL.

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09.29.2016

Children’s Portrait Photographers in Galena, IL- TRIPLETS

I met Kristie and Matt several years ago when I shot their wedding in Riviera Maya in Mexico.  THAT was a blast.  I think there may be some of those on this blog.  I’ll have to add the link :).  Anyhow, they are just one of the sweetest couples and now they have these three adorable girls.  To watch them all function as a family is simply endearing, to say the least.  Each of the girls has such a distinct personality and they are all just magical to watch play together.

I really wanted to shoot at sunset at beautiful Casper Bluff here in Galena, IL and it turned out to be such a great day for it- though the poor girls were covered in mosquitoes at the end of the session and we were chased out.  Vicious critters.

Casper Bluff Portraits in Galena, IL

Triplets running into the sunset at Casper Bluff in Galena, IL

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The Triplet Wrangler Mama

The Triplet Wrangler Mama

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I just love the light here. Perfect for such a beautiful moment.

I just love the light here. Perfect for such a beautiful moment.

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Family Portraits in Casper Bluff, Galena, IL

Check out the onder on those little faces. Ahhhhh, sunset at Casper. Beautiful.

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