The Senior Experience

Yes, the days seemed long but the years were short.  Looking back now at the young age of 38, married, with three children of my own, the years in high school seemed like eternity.  I couldn't wait to graduate!  I wanted to grow-up, be a big girl and be able to make...

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5 YEARS LATER

Hey everyone, Shanna here!  20 years ago if anyone would have told me I'd be running my own studio and capturing everlasting memories for families, I would have called you a liar!  A big one at that.  I remember growing up, I had a sister who was 4 years older than I...

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Valentine’s Day

It's almost Valentine's Day and we had the most adorable siblings in the studio!  We met Rob & Sarah over the summer.  Originally from Barrington, IL, they had just relocated to Lyons, WI and were in search of a family photographer.  We were beyond elated to know they...

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Sweet Baby Girl

Second baby girl in the studio and they both slept like a dream!!  She was absolutely perfect and just a sweet 6 pound bundle of gold! I'm so excited as this family purchased my newborn and entire year milestone package so I get to watch this cutie grow and see her...

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Wren’s Newborn Session

I can't even put into words what this session meant to me.  Just over a year ago, I met this amazing family.  The circumstance was less than ideal however, it was me, the chosen one to be there for this family that night when they lost their sweet baby girl, Rosie....

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Grant’s Newborn Session

This sweet blessing made his appearance just before New Year's and was the first newborn in the studio in 2018.  He also wanted nothing more than to be wrapped and held most of his session!  But he is 6 pounds of perfection! This little boy is a miracle and I couldn't...

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Evan is 9 Months

I met Evan's mom when his sister was just a newborn. I have been photographing this family since.  I can't believe that Evan is already 9 months old.  People say all the time "time goes by so quickly."  I couldn't agree more.  It seems like I have these babies in as...

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Animal Hospital of Lake Villa

This week I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time at the Animal Hospital of Lake Villa.  I can't even begin to express how amazing this place is!  The staff was so warm and welcoming as well as the doctors there too! Not only did I get to take a tour of the...

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Maxwell’s Newborn Session

I hope all of my family, friends and clients had a wonderful Christmas!  I took a a few days off to spend time with my family which has been absolutely amazing and very much needed!  We don't often get time together as a family of 5!  I also am dealing with...

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Ali is almost TWO

Where or where did the time go?  I can't believe our baby is almost TWO!  She is the completion to our family and has kept us on our toes since the day she arrived.  Don't let that smile fool you.  She loves to party all night and has even decided to party during the...

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