Month: July, 2012

{Ashley & Jon} Studio LPP | Sterling IL Wedding Photographer

July 26, 2012 · 11:46 pm

I had the pleasure of assisting a fellow photographer Jen Jensen from PS 139 Photography.

On Saturday July 21st 2012 Ashley Lynn married Jon…..

The day was HOT HOT HOT…..

Wedding took place at the beautiful White Pines Wedding Canyon.

The bride arrived by horse drawn carriage to meet her waiting groom…… as the smile widen across his face in anticipation of Ashley approaching.


Here are some of the images I captured of their day…

I will be adding more images from formals and reception soon!  So check back later!


{E & L} Studio LPP – Children | Sterling IL Photographer

July 11, 2012 · 9:48 pm

First Note…………  If you recognize these children please don’t post on Facebook wall where their father can see it!

This is a surprise photo session.  He is currently deployed and Mom is going to surprise him by sending him some photos.

Once it is safe to talk about these cute kids to the parents on Facebook I will upload actual pictures to tag both parents in!


So now on to the fun part…… sharing some sneak peeks of the studio session with these 2 cuties!

Their mother is friends with my oldest daughter and I could hardly wait for them to make the trip to Illinois to visit family so that I could take some pics of them.


First off we have sweet little “L”

She sure was strong and knew what she liked and what she didn’t……  She practically refused to share the spotlight of pics with her brother.

Posed shots with the two of them touching in any way ended in her arching her back and pushing her brother backwards.  It was pretty comical.

I did get a few but more on that in a bit……


Next up with have big brother “E”

Here is a sweet shot of “E” with the Daddy Doll……  You can feel the love he has for his daddy.  This Daddy Doll also came in handy to put a smile on his little sister’s face too.

Then we have his “I am not gonna smile and trying not to laugh” face……..  Which my youngest gives me quite frequently.

But then he decided to smile some more…..    UNTIL………..  we tried another sibling shot.  lol  Of course this was his “But I wanna go play with Avery” face…..

Kids will be kids……  You just have to roll with it…..

Then we did manage to get some shots of them together.  We improvised…..  Near but not touching.  and a bit of smiling and laughing too!

And as usual I just don’t know how to share only a few sneak peeks……  But believe it or not there are at least 40 more images for mom to look thru besides these posted.

It was definitely an interesting session with losing power the night before and worried we wouldnt have power to do the pics…… then having power go out again in the middle of the session.

Grabbed my studio lights portable battery pack and kept on shooting.

Well I sure hope their mommy enjoys this sneak peek while I work out the bugs in the online proofing program I am using……. She is headed back out of town in the morning and I wish her safe travels.

“A” I will get you the link to your gallery as soon as I get the kinks worked out.  (upgraded program and its giving me fits)

AND DONT FORGET TO KEEP THIS A SECRET FROM THEIR DADDY FOR NOW!  Please dont go post on their mommy’s Facebook wall about loving the pics……….  Well at least not yet 😉  So if you want to let her know you love them be sure to leave a comment here !

One Comment

  • ruiz · Posted July 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm · Link · Reply

    Adorable. nice treatment. I love all the props

{The "S" Family} Studio LPP | Sterling IL Children & Family Photography

July 9, 2012 · 11:47 pm

A few weeks ago I met up with one of my favorite clients……..

They have been coming to me for pictures since their little man was just a newborn.

Hard to believe he is now 2 years old.

Time sure does move way too quickly…..

We headed out to a park/museum area that had a train.  Safety first when it comes to taking clients pics.

NO WAY would I put a little one anywhere near a real train track.  Even my Senior clients maintain a safe distance to active railroad tracks like in my last shoot.

Ok so no client in this next pic……….  but wanted to share an area we attempted pics with this little guy……  unfortunately he had more fun running around the circle path. He is one fast little guy.  Trying to keep up with him was…….. well a bit challenging.  haha  Well honestly all 2 year olds make you work for those pics, its all part of the job description.  I love it!

I did catch this shot of him off on his own mission that I thought was adorable and deserving of a quote…..

Funny thing was his most favorite part in the park appeared to be a ramp to the gardener’s shack.  He loved running up and down the ramp.


  • Candy Howard · Posted July 10, 2012 at 11:41 am · Link · Reply

    Those little guys do make you work for it, but the payoff is awesome! So cute!

  • ruiz · Posted July 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm · Link · Reply

    The photos of the lil boy are so cute.

  • Caroljean · Posted July 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm · Link · Reply

    Very cute! Love the one with the hat too!

{Connor – SHS Class of 2012} Studio LPP Sterling IL Senior Photographer

July 5, 2012 · 9:44 pm


Finishing up the last of the senior class of 2012.  This senior came in for last minute yearbook photos and then came back for outdoor photos when weather improved.

Here are a few (yes ok more than a few – but heck I just can’t pick a few to share)  pics from his outdoor session.

We had a lot of fun………

Could Not Decide which train pic to share…………  So had to share 2…… 😉

Was going for a bit of a fun dramatic look on this one……  Everything in the image is real……. just enhanced a bit in processing for a more dramatic look……



  • Candy Howard · Posted July 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm · Link · Reply

    What a handsome guy! I am digging the train images and the ones in front of the school! Nice job!

  • ruiz · Posted July 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm · Link · Reply

    Very nice. Cute boy and nice location.

  • Caroljean · Posted July 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm · Link · Reply

    Keeping it masculine and strong…great job!