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!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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!!!
you guys ~ these three gorgeous beings contacted me on their own to set up a session so they could surprise their parents!!!!! isn’t that the best thing ever!!!
i took Maddy’s senior pics a couple of years ago so it was no surprise that great looks run in the family!
such a fun session and as a parent ~ I sure hope my kiddos do something like this for me someday (hint, hint to them)…