Monday, February 25, 2013

Kewanee IL Child & Family Photographer | My Forever Model

I got a new 50 1.8 for Christmas and haven't really had a lot of time to play with it. Chasing a constantly moving 2 year just wouldn't cut it anymore so I grabbed my niece who has had plenty of practice being my model and went to the local state park to trek through the snow. I really got a feel for my lens and the light was beautiful, not to mention how gorgeous my niece looks! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kewanee IL Child & Family Photographer | Remembering

I was very touched when Amber asked me to come take photos of the annual balloon release they do for her brother. Family and friends gather every year on his birthday to say Happy Birthday and release balloons for him. Schuyler was deployed on his second tour, when he made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country. He was a young vibrant man who had found his place in the military. Our small community came together to show their respect and mourn the loss for this family. Flags lined the streets, the atmosphere of "togetherness" was such a touching experience. This wonderful family has kept Schuyler alive and just saying Thank You isn't enough.