my high school spanish teacher, señora paslay, as i knew her for several years of my life turned into janet last year when she called me to schedule an anniversary session with her and her husband, RJ!

boy do i remember her putting up with quite a lot back in the day (not from me, of course)…well, there was this one time — well, nevermind about that!

anyway, as i was looking through their session to choose favorites for the blog, it was so hard because really, i love them all! it was such a fun and entertaining (i.e. RJ) time photographing them! we had to reschedule our initial date because of the weather. the second we called their session finished, it started sprinkling but remained such a beautiful night!

we chose a central location for their session since they live in another town. the location we chose just happens to be the same spot they used to go during their college years to get away for a little while. they even brought their Illinois College blanket to use for the session!

it was such a pleasure to be able to help them celebrate such a milestone in their lives! i hope the smiles and laughs continue for many years to come!



  • Zach and Sarah - March 26, 2015 - 10:49 pm

    I love this! I’m so excited that this couple took 40th anniversary pics, and it is so cool that she called you-a former student. I know she must be so happy with all of these. They are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Julina - March 27, 2015 - 10:04 am

    MAS POR FAVOR! – thats about as far as my spanish takes me, but I love these! It should be a mandatory law for anniversary sessions! Muy hermosa!ReplyCancel

you guys ~ i have so many favorites from this gorgeous girl’s session! her smile and laugh are incredibly contagious and you can just tell by looking at her, what a wonderful human being she is!

i could have photographed her and that smile all day long!

this first image is definitely a favorite of 2014!

jessica ~ thank you for choosing me for your senior pictures! i know you are out there making others smile and laugh right this second!





  • Zach and Sarah - March 26, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    She’s precious. I love that first image, too! You did a beautiful job capturing her! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Julina - March 27, 2015 - 9:50 am

    Lets be real: This girl is gorgeous and I’m sure taking photographs of her is super easy, but CLEARLY your amazing talent took her beauty to the next level! These are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - March 28, 2015 - 10:32 am

    She is adorable and exudes happiness and joy! Wonderful images!ReplyCancel

barb and floyd are my brother-in-laws parents! barb asked if i would come out and get some images of them on their property!

it’s such a beautiful place and it’s so pretty year-round! when we took these last year, her gorgeous flowers were just ready to bloom i couldn’t resist taking some pictures of them for her!

i think it was all of 10 minutes into our session and floyd said, “well are we done now?” haha! lucky for me, he stuck with me for a bit longer after that!

the sun was starting to set as i was leaving and i captured the image of their pond and dock that floyd built! it’s such a happy place ~ a place where memories are made and family spends time together ~ a wonderful home they’ve built! it was a pleasure for me to be there!

thank you barb and floyd for stepping in front of my camera!



  • Jacqie Mason - March 25, 2015 - 1:20 pm

    I adore this! Never stop falling in love, and never stop capturing that love. <3ReplyCancel

  • Zach and Sarah - March 26, 2015 - 12:32 pm

    Oh, I LOVE these! The property IS beautiful, but their love…that’s perfect. Their kids will be SO happy to have updated pics of their parents!ReplyCancel

  • Julina - March 27, 2015 - 9:44 am

    Nothing better than images that represent TRUE love! What lovely images!!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - March 28, 2015 - 10:21 am

    Oh my goodness, could these two get any sweeter?!ReplyCancel

tyler is quite the character! we had his session scheduled in the fall of his senior year but the weather didn’t cooperate so we had to squeeze it in right before he graduated last year!

yes, he graduated last year which means he’s off in college, being amazing!! i had a blast with him during our session. we started off serious at John Geyston’s Martial Art Academy but things quickly turned light-hearted and super fun!

in case you can’t tell, in that first image, he scaled a 9-ft. wall while we were shooting! just hopped right up and pulled himself up like it was no big deal!

hope you are doing great tyler!!


  • Jacqie Mason - March 25, 2015 - 1:15 pm

    You captured is personality beautifully! Nice work, Kim! :D ReplyCancel

  • Zach and Sarah - March 26, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    Great job on making these FUN and full of personality! Such variety, too. Love the black and whites. Way to go!ReplyCancel

  • julina - March 27, 2015 - 9:42 am

    This kid is RIPPED! these images are amazing! I can’t pick a favorite! They are all awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - March 28, 2015 - 10:18 am

    love them!! You get so much personality and variety in your shoots!ReplyCancel

you guys ~ admittedly, i’ve been terrible, terrible, terrible at updating the blog! it’s really one of my favorite parts but so many other things come up that it just gets neglected! i’m determined to fix that and get caught up! here goes!!

i just saw this little lady the other night and realize it’s been a year since her welcome home session!! she is such a cutie and i bet her mom and dad are having the best time with her! and if she’s anything like some of her cousins, there will be a ton of sporting events in their future!!

happy first birthday beautiful girl!!