Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kewanee IL Child & Family Photographer | Another Pregnancy Announcement

I got a call from Jami I don't think either of us were least for a while..... to do another pregnancy announcement! She was pretty surprised but I could still hear the excitement in her voice. It seems not that long ago I got the call to do a pregnancy announcement for their second son, well in reality it wasn't that long ago! Coy was born just 3 short months ago. (See Coy's pregnancy announcement here) So I squeezed a quick mini session in for them so they could share their news with family, which I was thrilled to do. It is truly an honor to be chosen to help share such exciting news and to be one of the very first to know. 

So I sat down the next night to work on a few and I got a text from Jami telling me to wait she was going to the doctor for an ultra sound, which made my stomach drop for a quick second. But it was good news not bad, she was informed that she was having twins!!!! So the cutesy little signs she had made needed to be altered to say #3 &4. A happy challenge. She will definitely have her hands full with a brood of little ones but each little life she & Ryan have created is a true blessing. I wish them nothing but the best of luck in the future, pray for a healthy pregnancy and remind them they will get to sleep again some day!

Thank you times a million Jami for allowing me to be part of your special news once again.

They're also the cutest little country family and couldn't help myself but to take a few in their element!
Biggest Brother

Monday, September 24, 2012

Kewanee IL Child & Family Photographer | Spets Family

What a family. This family knows how to have a good time! They were beyond enjoyable to work with and loved to goof off! They giggled and joked around this whole session which made for some pretty awesome images. I've known the Spets family for a long long time. I have fond memories of playing kick-the-can at their house and John David singing annoying Adam Sandler songs as only a little brother can. Crimping each other's hair and movie nights. It is so nice and sweet to see a couple who are still so in love and weren't afraid to show it. The best part about doing sessions for people you've known a long time is sitting down and thinking about what to say and remembering good times. I think and I hope I was able to capture their good times in these images and that they last a lifetime and beyond. Thank you so so much Spets Clan for allowing me to capture you as you are today! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kewanee IL Family Photographer | Winters Family

This family was one of the best families I've ever worked with! They definitely knew how to have fun. My husband and John aka Old Man Winters...sorry, that's how I know you, it's all Jake's fault...are fellow Local 25 members and I'd never met him but have always heard the stories and seen his sense of humor on Facebook so I was looking forward to our session. It's always nice when the people are outgoing and up for a good time. Now I must say I've never taken quite so many lift & handstand pictures as I did with them but it was well worth it. They made memories they'll never forget and have the pictures to always look back at. Thank you so much and I hope you enjoy the pics and laughs as much as I did! 

 This is what you do to appease a cranky 2 year old.....such sweet little moments!

 I must say this is the best look I've ever been given by a child!

Kewanee IL Child Photographer | Tobey

Happy First Birthday Tobey! This little man was just too cute! He was definitely a happy little guy. He was a thinker. He didn't throw a fit or run wild he just took in the world around him and thought it all out before he made a move. Mom & Dad are fellow classmates and it always feels good when people you've known for a long time trust you with their life's moments. I had a lot of fun with this cutie. Enjoy inching towards being the parents of a 2 year old's a wild ride! Thank you again!

Kewanee IL Photographer | Alison & Jeff

Congratulations Alison & Jeff! These two will be getting married in just a few short weeks and I wish them nothing but a lifetime full of Happiness! This amazingly lucky couple were the first recipients of an Erin Stevenson Photography Gift Card! I don't know which made me more excited: the fact that the purchaser of the gift card is herself a photographer and thought of lil ole me or the fact that I got to make and sell a gift card! I know total nerd alert. I'm a little off topic now so I'll bring it back to Alison and Jeff. They were fun to work with. She told me he doesn't like pictures.....typical man ;) But every time I asked him to look at her or I caught him looking at her he was totally enamored. So so sweet. Base on that alone, I think they have a very happy future ahead of them. Thank you both and Best of Luck!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kewanee IL Child Photographer | Brenton

 Happy First Birthday Brenton! How cute and happy could this little guy get! He was such a handsome little bugger. My favorite shot from this session is the one below...what is it about a baby in a swing? He's just enjoying all that there is to be enjoyed in that moment. That face says it all. That face and the serious down to business face while destroying the cake, he didn't mess around or waste any time. Thank you Amber for allowing me to capture a special milestone in your little's life!