Lisa + David: Engaged

They really do grow families this cute :) When I met Lisa and David about 8 months ago – Lisa had one of those adorable pregnancy bumps. You know the ones that are perfectly round and somehow still petite?! She was planning a wedding and getting ready for their first baby  – talk about having a lot on your plate! So when we were able to get together for their engagement shoot (weather permitting – third time’s a charm right!) I was so excited to meet the little mystery man! Asher made his way into our engagement shoot, because now Lisa and David aren’t just fiance, they are a family. He was perfect – seriously didn’t even make a peep the entire time!! I’m not exactly an expert on 4 month old babies but I do know he’s a rare find and am so so happy for Lisa and David!

I am beyond excited for their wedding next month and to see Asher in his adorable pageboy suit :) my heart will melt.

For now, enjoy this beautiful families engagement session x


Ava and Bella

These beautiful girls are my nieces :) Spending the last week with them was amazing and I just love being Auntie Jacqueline again!

Last time I was home Ava could barely string two words together and now she can easily tell me “You’re not my best friend anymore!” if ever she’s told ‘no’ :) She loves all things pink, rainbows and sparkly and if I could have bought her the entire Disney store I would have.


When I left Bella was old enough to know exactly who I was – so coming back is the best. I got a huge running huge and an “Auntie Jacqueline!!!!” when I walked through the door to pick her up from the babysitters. She joins in with our conversations now and is so thoughtful of other people – like choosing the milk chocolate easter egg instead of the white chocolate so we can all share :)

I miss these two so much – I can’t wait to go back again later this year and see how much more they will have grown!

Lila Turns 3

The perfect Sunday morning – right here :) Sometimes I can get so caught up in my own thoughts and worries and they are never really anything to even worry about anyway! Well, nothing cures that than seeing the world through the eyes of a 3 year old. Take a look at a perfect family and pure joy :)

Thank you to Bubbles Academy for their seriously awesome set up!!

Lila Turns 3 : Sneak Peak

A little glimpse into my Sunday morning :)

Moments that are only there for a second, and if you blink you will miss it. There were countless this morning :) And i’m thrilled to have been able to catch them.

// Many many more to come! //

Happy Sunday! xxx

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Lila: Christmas Card

We woke up to a very very gloomy, rainy Sunday afternoon. So instead of putting the session on the back burner for another day – Emma invited me around her GORGEOUS house take some photos of the beautiful Lila for their Christmas card. I’m so glad we made the most of the day as I had so much fun running around like a little kid with Lila and the rain even let up just for a minute so we could play outside! I think you’ll agree that smile just melts you – so darn cute!!! :)

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Happy Friday everyone! Have a lovely weekend!!

The Dancer Family!

Here are a few more images from the family session I did a couple of weeks ago down in Champaign…

We love this family! Brad is the men’s head tennis coach at U of I and Billy’s old coach! Haylie and him have this gorgeous little boy you can see here, Jackson – and another one in the oven!!! :)

I had such a lovely time seeing you guys, and Jackson is SO ADORABLE!!

Have a relaxing Sunday everyone x

Melts your heart?!

And here’s Jackson saying hello to his little brother or sister – to – be!