| Lynch Family Portraits | Decatur IL | Sarah Jane Photography |

Omg the session I have to share with you today has me grinning again just uploading the images (you’ll see why when you get a load of these faces!). We had SO much fun on Tiffanie’s session. I mean playing with these kiddos how could you not have a great time?!?!

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I met Tiffanie when we featured the Mt. Zion Convention Center as one of our featured small businesses and not long after that she got in touch to schedule a session for her kiddos and I’m so glad she did.

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We got her in for a quick session as part of our Limited Edition session event. These sessions are perfect bite-sized versions of our full portrait experiences. We know you don’t always need over an hour of portrait time (I mean even my kids who are no stranger to the camera don’t have nearly an hour’s worth of good behavior in them … #toddlermom #truth). So 4 times a year we offer our Limited Edition 15 or 30 minute sessions which are designed to be simple, quick and still full of everything you’d expect from an SJP session! PLUS, these sessions include a whopping 50% off (yes, you heard that right!) of our Limited product line.

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If you’d like a taste of the SJP portrait experience this year and like the idea of getting everything you want in less time than it takes to watch your favorite TV drama, then head on over to sjanephotography.com to BOOK NOW!

2019 Limited Edition Session dates: Saturday, May 4 | Saturday, Sept 14 | Saturday, Nov 16th!

| Muirheid Fall Family Limited Edition Session | Decatur IL |

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It’s time for some ‘bonus blog posts’ since I have LOTS of sessions to share with you from the past few months and not enough days in the week to fit them all in if we don’t start adding in some extras. So our first BONUS post this week is of this beautiful family who lucked out with scheduling and landed perfectly on the best, most beautiful, fall week of our entire year. Just look at that stunning fall color we had for their day!

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I hear from mommas all the time who haven’t had family portraits taken in a year, 5 years, a decade or more and it always comes with a tone of guilt… ladies, let me be the first to tell you I 100% do not judge you for not having family portraits taken! It’s hard work, it’s stressful and the #1 reason I do it every year is simply so I do not ever forget how freaking hard it is to be on the other side of the camera. I get it! And we all have enough mom-guilt about EVERYTHING (literally I just posted on my IG yesterday about having it about not grocery shopping <eye roll>). Melissa mentioned that it had been quite some time since they’d had family portraits taken and she wanted to be sure to get one while they had the chance to celebrate their family before the next chapters and additions with her son going on to create his own life as an adult.

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As we’ve started along the path as parents recently, I’ve grown more and more fond of photographing families at all stages because I can so appreciate the ever-changing fabric of our families. This guy is grown, he’s venturing out to create his own life but he’s still their baby boy (ok mushy mom moment) and it was important to all of us to create a final family portrait of JUST their family before any future additions.

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I’ve been doing this long enough to have been able to share in creating family portraits for my past senior clients as they welcome new babies and I SO look forward to the day when I start to photograph my senior’s senior kids (boy will that make me feel old), but that’s the dream right?!? I’m a decade and a half into this so bring on the next decade and more.

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I’m so excited for a fun year of family portraits this year including families of brand new babies and families with their babies headed out of the nest! If you’d like to join us this year I’d love to work with YOU to create the portraits that celebrate the ones you love.

| Britnie + Brandon | Engagement Portraits | Decatur IL |

Seriously, are these people not just gorgeous?!!? Britnie made my day when she came in for her consultation talking about how she knew she’d wanted me to photographer her wedding since she was in high school. I’m honored to be joining in their wedding day later this year and had an amazing time creating their family/engagement images this fall.

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this images of them walking together down the road so much it might just have to be a sample in the new studio.

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With a blizzard (or so they say) on the way I thought we could all use a bit of warm fall sunshine in our week… but if a chilly snowy session is more your cup of tea you can hop in on this Saturday’s Limited Edition sessions for just $45! Call 217.330.7012, text 573.690.7427 or email mail@sjanephotography.com today to request a snow session this Saturday (1/12).

| Garvin Family Portraits | Sarah Jane Photography | Decatur, IL |

Check out the Garvin family! I got to meet this beautiful family at our Fall Limited Edition session. One of my favorite things about our LE sessions is that they are a great way to ‘try on’ the SJP portrait experience. With no pre-session consultation and your choice of short 15 or 30 minute sessions they are a convenient option for clients with busy schedules and/or dads and kids who don’t LOVE being in front of the camera for an hour (haha any husbands out there that do?!?!).

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And post-session you still get the full red-carpet treatment with your exclusive in-studio Premiere where you become the movie stars on our 106″ movie screen and we work with you to select images and create the perfect artwork for your home as well as to share with friends/family.

I have my set of annual clients who I get to see each year at these events and watching their kiddos grow over the years is seriously so rewarding but it’s so fun to meet the new faces like the Garvin’s and I swear you wouldn’t know this littlest guy didn’t know me before session. He warmed right up and was seriously working it for the camera. Even in 15 minutes I think it’s so important to let each of the kids shine with their own time in the spotlight. They are each such an important part of your family and we want to show off who they are right now so you don’t miss a moment (you’ll be shocked how much they change in just a year ahhhhh).

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We’ve already got 2 of our Limited Edition dates set for 2019 and open bookings up to past SJP clients first. If you’ve ever been a client of ours and want first dibs on these sessions be sure to join our facebook VIP group here:¬†https://www.facebook.com/groups/sjpvip/