Let me introduce you to Kim and Darren!! Kim runs Springfield Moms — an extensive online resource for families and the area’s go-to website for what’s happening in the Greater Springfield area! Darren is the superintendent at Auburn schools. Each have two amazing kiddos! Oh and let me tell you about those kiddos — so impressive — sweet, kind and SO MUCH FUN!! I had such a great time with them! Kim and Darren — you are definitely doing something very right!! 🙂

I was so excited when Kim called to say they had changed venues for their ceremony! From what she described, I could tell it would be my favorite type of wedding — small and intimate with tons of emotion! Every single person involved in the day is such an important part of their lives — and who better to have near you on one of the most important days — really any day!

So let me tell you about the location — the Maple Lawn Barn in New Berlin, Illinois. It was completely full of sweet and rustic details — this place is a perfect setting! I loved every inch of it! The owners, who also are dear friends of the couple, made everything so easy!

Kim and Darren — all my congratulations!! Thank you so much for asking me to be part of your day!

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  • Anna Mies Richie - June 28, 2016 - 6:06 pm

    Breathtaking!!!! Gorgeous. I dove into every pictureReplyCancel

  • Nicki - June 29, 2016 - 2:44 am

    I LOVE everything about this wedding!!! The venue, the details, the flowers, but I’m completely obsessed with that dress!! It’s just perfect!! You did an amazing job capturing this special day for this couple!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - June 29, 2016 - 7:27 am

    Holy Smokes, this couple is gorgeous!!! And this venue is a dream! Amazing job capturing this beautifully intimate day!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - June 29, 2016 - 10:34 am

    That ceremony site is amazing!!!!! You rocked this wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi - June 29, 2016 - 10:53 am

    I love them all, I can’t even pick a favorite. Your details, posing, processing, flash skills… ON POINT!ReplyCancel

  • Julia Pinski - June 29, 2016 - 12:03 pm

    What a gorgeous couple!!! Every photo if filled with love!!ReplyCancel

  • Abbey Kline - June 29, 2016 - 1:14 pm

    Awww stunning!! Loooove her dress! Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Rawson - June 29, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    These are so sweet and intimate. Exactly how you described it!ReplyCancel

  • Megan D - June 29, 2016 - 8:23 pm

    Kim!!! LOVE!!! So many perfect details! And I love the portraits! Perfect job friend!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Allmond - June 30, 2016 - 1:05 pm

    what a seriously beautiful wedding! i love these images so much!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Dunham Roderick - June 30, 2016 - 3:53 pm

    Beautiful!!!’ReplyCancel

  • Kim Leistner Root - July 1, 2016 - 3:49 am

    The moments you captured of our new family are everything we had hoped for! I can’t wait to have these photos at home on our walls to enjoy every day! Thank you for taking the time to scout out such beautiful shots…your artistry is top notch, and you’re such a delight to spend time with!ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Kyle McGraw - July 1, 2016 - 3:50 am
  • Rosemary Leistner - July 1, 2016 - 11:18 am

    Love it all!!ReplyCancel

I was SO excited to get to photograph this young lady!!!! I grew up three doors down from her mom most of my life! I babysat for her uncle (goodness that makes me sound old)! But in all seriousness, when people I’ve known all my life trust me to be their photographer — it’s the biggest compliment and I feel so grateful!!

And now on to Michelle herself — she’s super smart and was such a delight to photograph! I loved chatting with her during our session! She’s such a naturally beautiful girl — inside and out!! I cannot imagine anything but good things coming from her in the future!! In fact, I’m counting on it! All my best to you Michelle!!

Oh one other note — Michelle’s grandma made my wedding cake!! You guys — nothing compares to her cakes!!! I’m telling you, be jealous of this family for getting to eat the best cake EVER for special occasions!!!!

You guys — this first image, the bw — it’s on the all-time favorite list!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Heather Renee - June 23, 2016 - 3:28 pm

    Amazing. I’m in agreement with the B&W… beautiful work, beautiful girl!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Landess Knifley - June 23, 2016 - 3:37 pm

    Awesome pics❤️❤️ReplyCancel

  • Pat Robinson - June 23, 2016 - 5:02 pm

    Beautiful family and gorgeous pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - June 23, 2016 - 7:25 pm

    Are you kidding me with this beauty?! So stunning! I love the variety throughout – awesome job friend!ReplyCancel

    • Kim Nehrt - June 27, 2016 - 3:44 pm

      Thank you so much Laurie!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Angie - June 23, 2016 - 9:24 pm

    You were right, she is such a natural beauty!! These images are gorgeous and I love her style!ReplyCancel

    • Kim Nehrt - June 27, 2016 - 3:44 pm

      Thanks Angie!!! Hope you are doing great!!ReplyCancel

  • Maike Pulliam - June 23, 2016 - 10:28 pm

    Yo, that jacket, jeans, white tank and boots look is AMAZING!!!! *must try to copy in own wardrobe*. Beautiful lady and beautiful session!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim Nehrt - June 27, 2016 - 3:44 pm

      Yo — I know and agree!! She styled herself perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlynn - June 24, 2016 - 12:17 am

    Oh goodness. What a beauty! I agree with you – that first black and white is killer! LOVE her outfits. I’m also dying over the fifth shot from the bottom. Michelle totally rocked her shoot!ReplyCancel

    • Kim Nehrt - June 27, 2016 - 3:45 pm

      Aren’t her eyes beautiful in that image Caitlynn!!! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra Koman - June 24, 2016 - 3:17 am

    OMG this session is awesome!! that covered Bridge is amazing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi - June 24, 2016 - 1:04 pm

    HER EYES???! OUTFITS?! HAIR??!?! SHE’S BEAUTIFUL! You nailed this session Kim!ReplyCancel

    • Kim Nehrt - June 27, 2016 - 3:45 pm

      Thanks Bobbi!!! You know it means so much coming from you!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - June 24, 2016 - 1:10 pm

    Holy gorgeousness!!! These are downright stunning!ReplyCancel

    • Kim Nehrt - June 27, 2016 - 3:45 pm

      Natalie — thank you so much!!!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy - June 24, 2016 - 1:38 pm

    She is GORGEOUS!! What a natural in front of the camera! Beautiful images Kim!ReplyCancel

    • Kim Nehrt - June 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm

      Thanks so much Chrissy!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Marquis - June 24, 2016 - 6:09 pm

    Holy gorgeousness!!! These are downright stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Rawson - June 24, 2016 - 6:37 pm

    Her outfits are money. Not to mention, these photos are totally gorgeous. Nice work!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri Mills O'Neal - June 25, 2016 - 2:15 am

    Are you kidding me??! She’s beautiful! That first picture – YES, it totally deserves to be on an all-time favorite list! I love them all, you both did an amazing job!ReplyCancel

  • jenny grimm - June 25, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    HOLY WOWWWW… every image is killer.. nailed it, these are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • Kim Nehrt - June 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny!! She was awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Allex - June 25, 2016 - 7:48 pm

    Wowzers, what a beautiful young lady. LOVE her hair and she definitely knows how to work the camera. These are so great!ReplyCancel

    • Kim Nehrt - June 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm

      I know her hair Rachael!!! Totally natural!!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - June 27, 2016 - 3:45 pm

    what a beautiful, beautiful girl!! love these photos…just gorgeous. she has the BEST smile!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim Nehrt - June 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm

      She’s gorgeous inside and out Shannon!! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Abbey Kline - June 28, 2016 - 1:58 am

    She is just stunning! Love her outfits! Gorgeous session!!ReplyCancel

  • erin s - June 29, 2016 - 12:45 pm

    Michelle has the best style ever! I love that you can really see how fun she is and her personality in these! Fab work!ReplyCancel

I remember watching this girl play junior high basketball and I just loved her from the start!! I’ve been watching her play ever since and I’m going to miss seeing her on the court so much!!

I know she’s going to have the best time in college but I’m getting a little sad thinking about not seeing some of these faces around next year!

Regan — my wishes for you are nothing but the best!! I can’t wait to see what you do!

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  • Megan D - May 14, 2016 - 8:24 am

    Ahhh!!! She’s GORGEOUS!!! That pink romper is my fave! Love these so much Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Abbey Kline - May 14, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    Love a girl who can rock a romper!! These are stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • jessica - May 15, 2016 - 4:02 pm

    these are so good. many many favs! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Rawson - May 16, 2016 - 1:08 am

    Love her style and gorgeous smile! These are perfect senior photos. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri - May 16, 2016 - 3:39 pm

    Beautiful young lady!! I love those stairs! And she looks adorable in that romper 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Maike Pulliam - May 16, 2016 - 4:32 pm

    What a gorgeous girl! Her long blonde hair is BEAUTIFUL! Especially love that very last image.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Pelletier - May 17, 2016 - 12:08 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Gisselle - May 17, 2016 - 10:10 am

    What a gorgeous girl!! Great job!!!ReplyCancel

  • lauren allmond - May 17, 2016 - 11:38 am

    gorgeous session + gorgeous girl! You seriously rocked this session lady!!ReplyCancel

  • erin s - May 17, 2016 - 12:49 pm

    These are beautiful! I love the colors and Regan is sooooo gorgeous! Fantastic work as always 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Destinee Gallup Blau - May 17, 2016 - 3:13 pm

    Such amazing images of a beautiful young woman! Love them all!ReplyCancel

  • T.B. - May 17, 2016 - 6:03 pm

    Amazing work Kim. It feels so good to catch up on what you’ve been up to once again!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - May 18, 2016 - 8:56 am

    What a beautiful girl!! That last B&W under the scaffolding is my favorite!! So sultry! Great job friend!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqie McKenzie - May 20, 2016 - 6:18 pm

    what a beauty! gorgeous work, kim!ReplyCancel

She’s Maggie — or as I sometimes call her, “Magalicious!” She’s adorable, and fun and sweet all at the same time! I’m gonna miss seeing her around next year but can’t wait to hear about all her awesome adventures in college! I included a few pics of her and her BFF that I took last year! I hope they each take at least a print to college to remind them to call each other — or text! I mean who calls anyone these days, right!!

Good luck Mags!!!

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  • Liz Walschleger Sinclair - May 12, 2016 - 8:54 pm

    Love all of these! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Christa Nicole Coley-Williams - May 13, 2016 - 4:17 am

    Mags your going to shine in anything you do! Your beauty runs deep.ReplyCancel

  • Maike Pulliam - May 13, 2016 - 3:13 pm

    two things: 1. Teenagers have the coolest clothes. and 2. This session is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Rawson - May 14, 2016 - 4:04 am

    That second image – woah! She is so gorgeous and these images highlight that beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Pelletier - May 14, 2016 - 5:27 am

    Gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Danser - May 14, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    This girl is GORRRRRGEOUS!!! Love all of her outfits and those best friend images. Perfect, as always friend! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Abbey Kline - May 14, 2016 - 4:50 pm

    This girl is all kinds of adorable!! Absolutely love all of these!!ReplyCancel

  • Gisselle - May 15, 2016 - 12:55 pm

    These are beautiful!! Great job as always!!ReplyCancel

  • jessica - May 15, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    you rocked another senior session…awesome job. what a beautiful young lady.ReplyCancel

  • Kerri Mills O'Neal - May 15, 2016 - 7:03 pm

    Beautiful senior girl!! Love that she got some best friend images as well 🙂 I love those!ReplyCancel

  • erin s - May 17, 2016 - 12:44 pm

    Wow! Maggie is stuuuuuning! I love these and I love the best friend images – so much fun!! Fantastic work as always, Kim 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Destinee Gallup Blau - May 17, 2016 - 3:08 pm

    Love that full length image with the barnwood behind her! These are all so beautiful! Love!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Allmond - May 17, 2016 - 4:32 pm

    Wow! I love all of these images, but that second shot is GORGEOUS!! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Tsone - May 17, 2016 - 5:51 pm

    These photos are so Magalicious! 😏 That photo of her sitting on the trail is my fav!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - May 18, 2016 - 8:50 am

    Beautiful ladies!!! Great job kim!ReplyCancel

  • jacqie - May 20, 2016 - 1:15 pm

    you totally rock these seniors! what a beautiful lady!ReplyCancel