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11.04.2016

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

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09.22.2016

Weddings in Dubuque, IA- National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Several years ago, I met this person who I will describe as….effervescent.  Seriously- she is like fizzy, sparkly soda pop.  Her cheeks must ache from smiling so much.  Jennaleigh first asked me to shoot her engagement portraits and that was …

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08.29.2016

Things to do In Galena, IL: Two Tarot Ladies On Main

So, many years ago, this friend of mine, Nicki, suggested I go see a medium.  It was totally weird for me.  I’m a pretty big skeptic, overall.  I’d been going through some difficult stuff and Nicki, who had a lot …

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08.23.2016

A prairie sunset at sacred Casper Bluff was perfect for Leslie’s Maternity Session

Galena Maternity Portraits

Leslie contacted me very early in her pregnancy about photographing her birth.  I don’t think she’d even told her husband she was expecting, lol.  Yes, it’s REALLY cool that I get to document huge life moments like the birth of …

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08.22.2016

Kid with the Boingy Curls Sprinkler Session

I admit I am partial this this little guy.  Not only is he wicked smart, he’s sassy and stubborn and inquisitive and he has SUCH a FREEEEEE spirit.  Plus, that hair.  I just want to pull those curls and watch …

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09.02.2011

Venni & Carol’s Wedding Story Video

Venni & Carol were married here in beautiful Galena, IL. Here is the rest of their wedding story..  Congratulations!   Galena is an amazing place for your wedding with so many beautiful wedding locations like Grace Episcopal church and Turner …

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08.04.2011

Travis & Hope’s Night Session in Downtown Galena, IL

Our Bellevue Prom contest winners, Travis & Hope. We found some cool metal salvage to play in. I think I’ll get this for the studio in metallic finish.  It will be completely silver.  How cool is that?! Weird things happen …

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07.24.2011

Venni & Carol- Galena, IL Wedding at Grace Episcopal

Venni surprised Carol with a performance by Catie Curtis. Grace Episcopal Church in Galena, IL They are just GIDDY. I’m a sucker for gum paste florals on a cake.  Really shows artistry. Such a beautiful day and sooooo much love. …

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07.21.2011

Luminous Spark Inspired Children’s Portraits in Galena, IL

children's portrait photographer in Galena, IL

Here are a few sample images for my Luminous Spark August Theme: Vintage Super Heroes. Luminous Spark session themes change monthly and each theme will be offered only one time.  The session plus your high resolution files on a disk …

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07.12.2011

Meet the Chipperfield’s

Little boys, oh, there are so many cutes ones in my life!  They are so sweet and so wild sometimes, that I secretly wish I could be a little boy for a day 🙂  

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06.20.2011

Her crazy dream was to have portraits made in the RAIN…

So, of course I love a challenge and Angie had revealed to me that her secret crazy idea was to have her e-pics done IN THE RAIN.  Guess, what?  The day of their session, it was raining cats and dogs…which …

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06.12.2011

The Budde’s New Addition

Ah, little Cashlan.  He is sooo cute!  Kim, Brian and Ireland now have 2 boys to chase 🙂  Here is a storyboard I designed for them:

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06.12.2011

Tory & Tyler, long time sweethearts and now the Mr. & Mrs.

Tory & Tyler were married at Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and they had Life’s a Feast do the catering.  Good taste?  I think so!  Everyone was so loving and close at their wedding, even the kids.  They had a …

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06.12.2011

Colleen & Nick Chase Gunther around Chicago

I’ll be shooting Colleen and Nick’s wedding in the fantastic Goldmoor in Galena, IL.  Chicago is always a treat, so I ventured down there to meet Gunther, the big ol’ pooch and shoot their engagement session. Aren’t they GORGEOUS?! Gunther!

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06.11.2011

Charlie & Elsje get hitched

One night I got a call from some people visiting our gorgeous Galena.  They wanted to know if they could meet with me…as in right then, for a wedding.  As luck would have it, the studio was tidy enough and …

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06.11.2011

Baby Colin’s In-Home Newborn Portrait Session

A few days after Colin’s birth, I visited him at home for some portraits.                               He is absolutely PRECIOUS!

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05.11.2011

2 Year Old Sass

Maybe some people believe that old idea that 2 year olds are just Terrible with a capital T, but I don’t see it that way.  They have so much spunk and sass as they flaunt their new brain power to …

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