Year: 2013

{Callia’s 1st Birthday Party} Studio LPP Sterling IL

February 11, 2013 · 9:51 pm

Sunday I got the pleasure of taking photos for this adorable little girl as she celebrated her very first birthday!

She enjoyed the bubble machine, playing with all her friends and walking laps around the tables (with help of course)

Definitely one of the least messy cake eaters that I have seen in a while.

Here is just a sampling of her big day!

Beautiful Cake and Cupcakes were from Baked By Liz  Morrison IL

{Tyler & Tawny} Studio LPP Sterling IL

January 4, 2013 · 5:05 pm

Playing catch up…………  again!  Tis the Season.


Tyler & Tawny……  plus Daisy 🙂   came in for some pictures for Christmas.

They brought these old Christmas lights and were ever so good at holding their breathe so that we could do longer exposure to capture the true glow from the lights.  Even Daisy held still long enough for a shot!


And after this session…………  THEY GOT ENGAGED!!!!!  Congrats Tyler & Tawny.  Can’t wait to photograph your wedding in 2014!

{Family} Studio LPP Sterling IL Photographer

January 4, 2013 · 4:48 pm

Just before Christmas this family gathered at my studio for a picture to celebrate Mom & Dad’s 20th Anniversary


Being my studio space is on the smaller side capturing a group of 10 in one shot just really isnt possible.

Plus getting 3 small children and all family members looking at the camera at the same time can also be a bit of challenge.

This family image is actually a merged image of 4 separate pictures!

The groups were shot in smaller sections and then images merged in post processing to create a fun family group picture where all children are looking!   There are many factors to consider when attempting this type of merge.  You want each image to have everyone at the same size & lighting to maintain consistency across so the final image doesn’t look pieced together.


We had a great time shooting these images…..  And aren’t those little ones just adorable!!

{Snowflake} Studio LPP Sterling IL

January 4, 2013 · 4:31 pm

December 2oth 2012 I wandered outside to try and capture some snowflakes….

Most of the snow was like little ice pellets but I did manage to find a “needle in the haystack”

Waiting for the next snowfall hoping to capture many more snowflakes in the future.

Here is what I did capture.  This image is really cropped in so you can see the detail.
This snowflake was extra tiny!