behind the lens
I've been photographing families, newborns and seniors in the central Illinois area for the past four years. I'm an outgoing people person, who absolutely loves meeting new families while also reconnecting with my past families year to year. I aim to make your session fun, relaxed and an all around enjoyable experience. While I can be a type-a, organized, task master, I enjoy the freedom of rolling with the punches to see what authentic, joyful moments we can create during our time together.
"The pics were amazing, and I felt beautiful. OUr newborn and family pictures are incredible, and she does such a great job with our kids to bring out the best in them!"
"Emily did an amazing job with my son's newborn pictures! she captured him perfectly and got some special shots for us i had requested."
"She sees all the right moments and angles! She's amazing with kids and has a gift in catching their natural smiles."
"emily has been doing our family's photos for three years now. she is always a pleasure to work with and has such a heart for her craft."
As a mom of three, I realize more than ever how quickly time passes and children grow. Documenting your family is so important, not just for your Christmas card, but to freeze time, just for a moment. The way your husband looks at his baby girl, a proud senior about to leave home for college, the sibling bond of three, roughhousing brothers, Grandma and Grandpa surrounded by grandchildren and giggles- these are the memories you want to hold tightly. It is not only my goal to deliver a beautiful image, but to take these moments and create something meaningful.