Monday, November 3, 2008


My surgery was cancelled. So, if you need to order, and were waiting, go ahead and give me a call. Also, will be doing Christmas Pictures. Anyone needing a family portrait and Christmas Cards, theres still time.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

What to Expect from a Senior Session

The first thing you need to do is to decide what type of pictures you want. Do you want and indoor session, an outdoor session, or do you want both? You need to think of a location for your outdoor shoot. It could be a park, your own yard, the beach, or somewhere special in you home town. If you choose to do a beach shoot, it needs to be done in the morning around 8 or 9 am. Or, if it happens to be a cloudy day, anytime will work. You have to remember you may be dealing with wind, sun in your eyes, or even colder weather. Each session will take aproximately an hour and a half. Many photos may be taken, but that doesn't mean that all the proofs are shown. Generally you can expect 40 proofs from each session. Often I'm asked where a specific picture is. I use my own disgression to decide which proofs will be shown, and which ones won't. I base that decision on composition, expression, blinking, or basically if its flattering to you. Any sessions that go over a two hour period will be charged according to the time. Also mileage is a factor, so you need to enquire if you are more than a 15 mile radius from DeMotte. I'm willing to go anywhere for photos, but mileage has to be a consideration. Also, to go to the pavillion at the Dunes, there is a 5.00 charge to get in the gate FYI. If you would like to bring a friend with to your session you are more than welcome to do that. Sometimes its helpful, because it seems we always trust the opinions of our friend! If you have questions regarding senior shoots just call. Try to plan your outfits ahead of time, and know which ones you want to wear for your outdoor shoot, and the ones for your indoor shoot. Think of accessories too. Hats, jewelry, sunglasses, shoes, and anything that pertains to what you've done during your highschool years, or anything that reflects your own personal style can be used in your photos. Anyway, just a few tips! Also, don't try a new hairstyle the day of photos. Chances are, you won't like it! Headbands, and scarves may also be good for you senior girls. Chunky jewelry also photographs nicely. So good luck, and give me a call to book your senior session. Prices are on the second page of the blog. Its time for you 2009 seniors to get going on your photos....especially if you're wanting beach and outdoor pictures.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

16x20 print

Just a sample of some things that can be done with multiple photos. Border can be any color to match the photos and your decor. Frames available on request.
Finished collage 16x20 priced at $85.00.


Anyone contemplating outdoor family photos, may want to think about the month of May and the beginning of June. In my opinion, Hamstra Gardens is at its best during these times. The flowers are amazing, and there are so many varieties in bloom. Something to think about!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

This is Bella

Otherwise know as "Bellabina", and a few other choice names that I won't mention. Again... English Pathway.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My New Backdrop, English Pathway.

This was a quick photo of Taylor with my new backdrop. I love it!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More of Nicole

Looking for Senior Rep for 2009

I will be looking for my Senior Representative for 2009, from Kankakee Valley. The Representative will have a large portfolio of photos. We will do an inside session, and an outside shoot at location of my choice. I will then design a postcard with photos and the representative will pass out the cards to their classmates. We will schedule the outside session for June. The Representative will be given a discount on their order. To apply, you can call 219-987-2109. I will be choosing at the end of May. I will be looking for one boy and one girl. It will definately be worth it! Call an apply!


Nicole was so much fun to work with. We started her shoot at the Dunes, and finished with her inside shots.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Email Addresses

I'm trying to do my mailing via email. Would love to have your email address. Just send it to I will then notify you of any upcoming specials that I am offering.

2008 Seniors

Its not too late to book your session. Book now and receive one free 8x10. Senior Package Pricing on second page of blog.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Coffee Table Books Available

Custom Coffee table books now available. Help customize your own hardcover book. Available in many sizes. Call for more information.

Attention Seniors!

Its not too late to get your Senior Pictures done! Just call for an appointment. Pricing is on the second page of my blog. Book this week and receive a free 8x10. I will be going to the Dunes on Sunday for a Senior Shoot. Will go to location of your choice!

Gabrielle in her Easter Dress

Friday, March 21, 2008

Another of Gabrielle


Happy Easter from Gabrielle. Shes 6 months old, and a very happy baby!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mommy and me (and maybe Grandma too!

My next special will be in honor of Mothers Day. The only rule is Mom, or Grandma have to be in the picture! You will have your choice of two backdrops. We will do a basic black drop, and also a pale pink muted scenic background. Check back for more details. I will post a couple of examples after Easter.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


This is a picture of one of my recent Seniors. She was so much fun to work with. It didn't hurt that shes so photogenic either!

Monday, March 3, 2008