Heather and Blair are the stars on the blog today! These two are the sweetest and their wedding day was full to bursting with love and family and fun. We kicked off the day at the day getting ready at their homes (where even Heather’s dog got fancied up for the special occasion).
This was my first wedding at First General Baptist Church and I have to say I’m a big fan especially with it being just walking distance to the beautiful Garden Path which we made our first stop after finishing formals inside! And Heather and Blair’s reception location was just as beautiful so we spent some time around sunset on the Hickory Point Golf Course grounds.
Their album is currently being hand-crafted in Italy and I cannot wait to see it in-person so soon!
In January I was invited to speak at the Richland Community College 8th grade career fair on the art panel along with my fellow creatives and entrepreneurs Kat Smalley (Thrive Entertainment Guide), radio personalities Toby Tucker and Tat Taylor, Kate Flemming (Millikin University) and performer Jerry Johnson. This was a blast and I was excited to see a number of these 8th graders have a great interest in not only photography but many areas of arts and entrepreneurship.
Through that event I connect with John Oliver with Richland’s Student services office and they invited me in as part of their career week to offer executive portraits for some of their staff and students. As college students, either entering their college careers or about to graduate and searching for their full time career, many of them are starting to adjust their online profiles to reflect a more professional appearance and/or creating new professional social profiles through sites like LinkedIn. Clearly, when you set up your LinkedIn profile it’s time to phase out that selfie on the beach for something a little more formal and professional. But what students often may not think about or know is that a professional executive portrait session can easily run you a couple hundred dollars investment and much more for a full executive branding package*.
So I was excited to partner with Richland to bring the students these portraits for use on their growing web resumes absolutely FREE to them! And a few of their staff and visiting personalities (like Tat and Nicole) jumped in at the opportunity as well. And I’m excited to be offering a similar opportunity to the professionals in Decatur this coming Tuesday, March 13th from 3:30-5:30. We’ve partnered now with Network Solutions Unlimited to offer a public Executive Portrait event to once again create professional headshot images for the professionals in our area 100% FREE.
Our NSU event will be held at NSU (1234 N Water St, Decatur, IL 62521) on Tuesday, March 13 from 3:30 -5:30 and will include FREE quick 2-3 minute sessions (black background) with immediate viewing of your images to select your favorite. PLUS, we’ll provide a fully retouched web-size file for use online (printing rights are available for as little as $50). And while you wait, you’ll be able to network with other area professionals and enjoy a few light refreshments.
To help us prepare please RSVP here. Walk-ins are welcome but may incur longer wait times.
Can’t make it to the event Tuesday, but still need updated portraits for you and/or your staff? We offer in-studio individual executive portrait sessions for only $45 plus the ability to bring out studio to YOU for in-house portraits your staff can complete in just a few minutes. Bulk pricing is available for larger offices/schools/etc.
I now get to show off one of my favorite families, the Conn Family! You may remember Liz & Justin’s beautiful wedding day at the Millikin Homestead and their first family portraits here last year.
These poor guys froze their booties off last year with a crazy windy cold day so this year was a treat with mild weather and a beautiful day for their session! We even had some lovely fall colors even in mid-November for our Limited Edition sessions.
I’m a big fan of their card design and hope it filled their friends/family mailboxes with some smiles this year.
Believe it or not we’re rolling out our 2018 Limited Edition session dates already! So if a quick and easy 15/30 minute session sounds perfect for your hectic schedules head over to our store to pre-purchase your session and reserve your spot. We host ONLY 4 Limited Edition session dates per year and have as few as 5-10 sessions available at each one.