Every time I would go to Sidney’s house, she would shuffle on over to me and nudge my hand to get some pets. She loved to be petted on the head and she knew I would happily oblige. If you ever stopped…..she would nudge you again with that nose. Sidney was old and had bad hips so she didn’t like sitting and would stand and stand as long as you would pet her. She also loved any food you would give her. How could you say no to that face?

Sidney’s mom had  told me that she was not doing so great for a while and now she was getting worse, her liver levels were super high and there wasn’t anything they could do except love on her. I wanted to get over there and take some photos of the gorgeous girl and that little nudgy nose. With older pets, an at home session seem to be the best way to go. They feel comfortable and happy at their own home and yard. There is no need to take them anywhere else.

We started in the living room after she woke up from her nap in her bed when she noticed that someone was there. Oh hey, you are the lady that pets  me, right?
Then we went outside on her front porch and front yard. Her brown and white fur was so soft and beautiful.
Oh… that sweet look gets me every time.
And THAT is the look….the please feed me or pet me look.
She looks so regal here. Like she should be on the cover of Town and Country magazine.  That would be ok with me.
I will miss your nose nudges and  and your little brown tuft of hair on the top of your head. Lots of love and pets to you, Sidney. Until we meet again.

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I’ve known Tango for a while now and I’ve always said I would love to snap a few photos of him. As things do, time slipped by.  I then heard ,a few weeks ago, that he wasn’t doing so well. He had worsening heart disease and kidney failure. His family was doing all they could to help him have a good quality of life. We made plans to have me come by as soon as we could. This was my first time doing an indoor home session before but how else do you photograph a cat?

Ask him to go outside and sit really nice in the snow for you? uh….no.

His mom and I went, found him under the bed, and then stalked him (nicely) for a while until he came out to see what we wanted. He’s a 12 1/2 year old Tabby  so he really doesn’t have to do anything he doesn’t want to. He came out from under the bed, meowed, and then allowed us to pet him briefly.
He then went downstairs, for the first time, and grabbed a bite to eat….wondering again….who was this paparazzi and why did she want to watch him eat?
 Upstairs again we went for some more cat talk and images of this handsome guy.
I mean come on, look at those blue eyes.
He went to go check out his sister’s room.
And then back down the stairs again to go check things out.
And then, as I am packing up to leave, he finally goes to one of his favorite spots on the back of the couch to survey his domain.  You are a sweet guy, Tango. Thank you for letting me photograph your beautiful face.

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Bella and Boomer-Summer Session

Bella and Boomer’s Mom wanted to get some”grownup” photos of them as she called them and even though it was September and super dooper hot, we went for it. And even with the super tongue we got from Boomer….. I loved the way they turned out.  I will be back in the fall to take some with the leaves changing. Bella has the best smile and  Boomer’s eyes are so pretty.



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Christian- Seniors of 2016

I have to say that Christian’s senior session was one of the most interesting I have done. Christian will be going to college to become a pilot and an engineer. His mom contacted me to take his senior pictures, I asked her if he would like to  take some photos at the airfield in Illinois where he was training to get his pilot’s license.  She said yes so I contacted the flying school and they said yes too. Awesome-sauce!  We chose the day and we went out to take some photos. It was a very different shoot as there were no trees or open shade to be had.   I loved having the plane there and runway.  I can’t wait to someday say I know a pilot. Oh…and did I mentin that orange is his favorite color?img_0103_webimg_0106_webimg_0166_webimg_0184_web


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