I can’t even remember the first time I met Bev but I just loved her from the beginning! She’s such a genuine person and such a hard worker! I hope she had as much fun during her session as I did!! I LOVED every second and hope these images help her realize how beautiful she is and also help remind her 20 years from now!! I just cannot wait to see and hear about all the amazingness that comes from this girl!!

She answered a few questions for me so you could get to know her just a little better! Scroll to the bottom to see!! Thank you SO much Bev!!! I hope you love them!



As we ended, we witnessed the most beautiful sunset! SOOOO pretty!


FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF? Catholic, Athletic, Intelligent, Sarcastic, Mature


DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY? Waking up to see the sunrise after sleeping well, having a simple yogurt breakfast with fruit, going to mass, reading a good book, having a picnic for lunch, going to FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid soccer game, going to a nice restaurant for dinner, watching the sunset. The weather would be warm and sunny without much humidity. Most importantly, I would get to see all of my loved ones throughout the day.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB? Team doctor for a professional or national soccer team


  • Maike - July 21, 2016 - 1:53 pm

    What a gorgeous girl! I LOVE that first black and white laughing image, and then that series with the black cardigan shrug… first I love that outfit, but second, they are allll gorgeous and feel so natural!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy - July 22, 2016 - 10:28 am

    Man, she’s SOOOOO beautiful!!! She’s a total natural! Gorgeous images, Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - July 23, 2016 - 11:50 am

    These are all fantastic!! She is so beautiful and I love the variety in images! That last image of her is so natural and pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Justina - July 24, 2016 - 1:24 am

    Beverley’s a beautiful girl inside and out, her comments at the end of the post are inspiring! She rocked all her looks in her senior portraits, Kim you’re the best!ReplyCancel

  • jenny grimm - July 24, 2016 - 11:00 am

    What a pretty pretty girl! Love that she had so much variety in her senior shoot- dressy, casual, and sporty! You can see how beautiful she is inside and out in these expressions and through your portraits, love all of these! XOXOReplyCancel

  • gisselle - July 24, 2016 - 3:18 pm

    gorgeous photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi - July 29, 2016 - 4:17 pm

    These are goooorgeous! I love them ALL!! I especially love the black and white of her laughing 😀ReplyCancel

I had the privilege of meeting Kerby a few years ago for her senior pictures!! Some of her senior pics are on my all-time favorite list which is why I was so excited to have a little session with her after she become the Sangamon County Fair Queen not too long ago!!! And just so you know, it’s kind of in her blood — her mom also was Sangamon County Fair Queen, just a few years ago (right mom…)! I asked Kerby a few questions so you could all learn more about her so let me introduce to you — Miss Kerby Ingram!! 🙂

Why did you compete this year? My family and I were at an auction in Virden and the auctioneer announced to the small crowd that my mom was there as a former Sangamon County Fair queen and I was so shocked that she was still getting attention. My competitive side made me decide I would finally try it. The same auctioneer, Derek Long, was the MC at my pageant this year.

What was the hardest part? As contestants, we sit down with the judges and have a four minute face-to-face interview with them. It was the most difficult for me because there is a lot of pressure surrounding the interview, as it is worth the most points.

What was the most fun part of the pageant? As a swimmer, I have zero coordination and for the pageant, we did a dance production number to “Man, I Feel Like a Woman.” After weeks of practicing in my driveway and living room in front of anyone who would watch, it was so much fun to pull it off perfectly.

What has been the most fun part since being crowned? I was immediately taken to the GrandStand following the crowning and it was incredible to go on stage and announce myself as the new queen! Besides that, just watching every little girl look at me with amazement and love!

Any special people you would like to publicly thank? Of course I have to thank my loving parents, Kurt and Kerry Ingram, who have truly become my best friends throughout this process. I cannot thank them enough for all of their time and effort. My younger brothers, Konnor and Kyle; my grandparents, Ron and Marcia Marr and Tommie Ingram for their support and love. The entire Sangamon County Fair Board for their generosity. My pageant crew that prepped me for a month and for the new family I have gained in the pageant world. My neighbors on Glenwood Avenue and my friends who laughed at me when I said I was doing a pageant but were all with me every step of the way. I’m just so grateful to anyone and everyone who has helped me become the Queenly girl I am today!! 🙂

Kerby — you’re adorable!! It was so much fun seeing you again!! Go do great things!! And also — that Mori Lee gown was a PERFECT choice!!!!

  • jenny grimm - July 11, 2016 - 1:35 pm

    OH MY GORRRRRGEOUS.. what a gorgeous location for a stunning girl! All of these images and the light in the photo is just PERFECTION. Well done, Kim! XOXOReplyCancel

  • Megan D - July 11, 2016 - 2:39 pm

    KIM!!!!! My most favorite session of yours EVER!!!! This girl is GORRRRGEOUS!! And you captured the most beautiful images of her! I LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • kerri - July 11, 2016 - 6:39 pm

    Awwww!! How special to be following in her mother’s footsteps! She’s a beautiful young lady and you did such a great job with her pictures!! I love that last picture with both of her hands under her chin! So gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Abbey - July 11, 2016 - 7:03 pm

    Ahhh!!! What girl doesn’t want photos of herself as a queen?! These are simply stunning!! Amazing job!ReplyCancel

  • Maike - July 12, 2016 - 9:47 am

    Oooh, that last horizontal one is LOVELY! And those sitting ones, where she’s leaning against the fence, and has that gorgeous golden light behind her. YES. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - July 12, 2016 - 3:54 pm

    she is a knock out and your photos of her are just stunning!! so so gorgeous!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - July 13, 2016 - 1:44 pm

    I love the one of her sitting on the dock! What a beautiful young lady! And lets talk about that dress for a second LOVE IT!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi - July 13, 2016 - 4:25 pm

    KIMMMM!!!! THEEEEESE ARE INCREDIBLE!!!! That light?! I’m DYING over it! You truly nailed this entire session!!!!! And Kerby?! WHOA! Talk about beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Faye - July 13, 2016 - 4:33 pm

    These are SO beautiful! Love the ones on the dock of the pond. She is gorgeous and so are all these photographs!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - July 13, 2016 - 9:23 pm

    Oh my goodness, she is STUNNING!!! The shots in the white dress in the field!! YES! This whole session is perfection!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZ - July 14, 2016 - 7:48 am

    she is sooooo stunning!!! wowza!! kim, these images are amazing!!! beautiful job with this beautiful girl!!!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlynn - July 14, 2016 - 1:03 pm

    Woah! These are stunning! What perfect locations and light! She is gorgeous especially in that dress. And she has the absolute best smile. Love your work.ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy - July 15, 2016 - 4:30 pm

    Whoa. Just…whoa. Every single images is absolute perfection!! She is GORGEOUS, that light is dream status. You rocked this!!!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - July 15, 2016 - 4:46 pm

    Oh my she is stunning! Beautiful images of a gorgeous girl, Kim!ReplyCancel

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!


  • 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

  • Megan D - June 29, 2016 - 8:23 pm

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

  • jenny g - June 29, 2016 - 9:41 pm

    Gooooorgeous wedding, I was instantly drawn to her dress and the last set of images of the bride + groom are my fave!! Too many favorites here, XOXO!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Yocum - July 6, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Gosh, what a dream wedding!! These are just perfect in every way!!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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!


  • Megan D - May 14, 2016 - 8:24 am

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

  • jessica - May 15, 2016 - 4:02 pm

    these are so good. many many favs! 🙂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

  • 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

  • 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