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Dec 12 2018

Sydney ’19 Burlington Central High School

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I met Sydney when I photographed Central’s golf varsity team for the banners that hang in the gym. It was so much fun when she decided she wanted a full senior session and we went to multiple loacations to photograph her. We started at Bowes Creek golf course and then when to rural elgin to the backyard of a close friend. It was a photographer’s paradise location! LOVED all the different areas in the yard that we were able to utilize for so many different looks. Here is a little bit about Sydney:

Favorite Candy: Cruncha Buncha

Favorite Drink: Sprite and pineapple juice

3 foods for a year – what would they be?
- Broccoli
- Mac and cheese
- chip cookies

Favorite website? Pinterest

Dream Job? CEO

3 pet peeves:
- waiting
- following plans

3 Things I can’t live without?
- My dog
- TV
- friends

Unusual Talent or hobby I have: Crafting

Favorite place on Earth: My grandparents house

Favorite song: Just the girl by the click five

Fav class or teacher in HS. Why? Mr. Newburger, freshman year.

Person I most want to meet: Taylor Swift

Favorite Brand: Vineyard vines

Something I always have in my Purse/Pocket: Kleenex

Favorite App on my phone: Huji

Something I wish I was better at: Volleyball

3 things no one knows about me:
- I’m a only child
- I like hanging out with my mom
- I’m 21st youngest grandchild on my dads side

My friends would describe me as: Fun

When I grow up I want to be: A business lady

What are your after graduation plans? (college & major, work etc.) 4 year university (no sure where yet)
Major: business/marketing
Collegiate Golf

and some of her favorite images!


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Nov 11 2014


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Happy Veteran’s Day! It was my honor to photograph Alex. He is active Army ROTC, home in Elgin on leave. He graduated from Michigan State University ROTC. He is currently an officer for the US Army stationed in Fort Stewart, George. He is EOD – Explosive Ordinance Disposal. He has been stationed in VA & FL. He is in his 2nd year of a 4 year active duty and then 4 years of reserve duty.

Although I didn’t photograph Alex when he was a senior, I did get to photograph his brother Ryan when he graduated. So it was nice to catch up with his mom and hear all about Ryan also! Alex’s session was held in his backyard in Elgin – we had to include 2 of his loves – his dog & his truck! We did not do any in uniform – his mom wanted more casual images. Here are some of his favorites!


Thank you for your service for our country Alex!

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Aug 11 2012

Open House and You’re Invited!

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Apr 27 2011

Jared ’11

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Jared’s session was held at Muirhead’s Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast.  With all the rainy weather we are having this spring, we were lucky to get the session in! We had a lot of fun just wondering around the grounds and Jared was such the trouper and up for anything!  He is planning on attending Bethel college in Indiana next year.  Here is some information to get to know Jared better!

3 things people would be surprised to learn about you

I enjoy cooking shows

I would like to learn to play piano

my nose has been broken.
3 things you couldn’t live without




Fav movie or book

Dumb and Dumber

I have NEVER…


3 pet peeves

Being woken up from a nap

when someone tells me I cannot do something

nagging mothers

3 foods for a year, what would they be?


mom’s cookies

If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?

my house

If you could ask one person (dead or alive) 1 question – who would you ask and what would you ask them?

Michael Jordan – what did you do to win?

If I had 24 hours to live, I would

Go crazy and do everything I could with everyone possible

What are your after graduation plans (college & major, work, etc.)

Bethel college to study Criminal Justice

And then a couple “would your rather” just becasue they are fun!

  • Would you rather

  • X

  • X

And some of my favorite pictures from the session.

Enjoy the rest of your senior year and best of luck next year Jared!

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Apr 18 2011

Aaron ’11

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Aaron’s session was last fall at his relatives gorgeous property in rural Elgin.  Aaron has such a genuine, natural smile it was hard to get him to give me a serious face.  He is planning on studying heating and air conditioning (HVAC) at Elgin Community College next fall.  Best of luck Aaron!

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Jan 15 2009

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On this cold day I am not going to be sharing any pictures but wanted to share this wordle:


Go to and create your own wordle!  But beware – it is addicting!

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Oct 04 2008

{sneak peek – Monica}

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Monica’s session was a busy one – we had 3 locations – her backyard, Runde’s landscaping, and Muirhead’s bed and breakfast – and many outfit changes. Monica is very musically inclined as she sings in the choral and is a drum major in the marching band – so we incorporated her choral dress and drum major outfit into the shoot. We almost got eaten alive by the mosquitoes and just missed a downpour going to the 2nd location but the session was great! Hope you like your sneak peek Monica, your full session will be online in a day or two.

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Jul 02 2008

Falling behind….

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I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to blog! So this is NOT a sneak peek of the “S” family portraits but I liked them so well I had to share! This session was on the campus of Judson University where Kimberly teaches. It was one of the hottest days so far of the summer but everyone toughed it out. I got to photograph the entire family, sisters together, and then some of Jess for her senior pictures. What a gorgeous family! Thank you for the opportunity to photograph the family before Jess leaves for school in fall for North Park. Good luck Jess!

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May 23 2008

Another gorgeous senior girl

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I had the pleasure of photographing Stephanie’s senior pictures last Saturday. It was a cool, windy morning but the sun was shining. Stephanie walked all over with her high heels on – sitting on rocks, benches, tall grass – all while not missing a step! The wind kept whipping her hair every which way but the photos only show the natural wind swept look. Best of luck next year Stephanie – majoring in interior design.

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May 10 2008

Augustana bound!!!

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I had the opportunity to photography Dan for his senior pictures. All the weather looked like rain it held off for the session. With Dan’s easy smile and willingness to pose where ever, it was a fun session. We just wandered about their property and explored the porches, fences, barns, and grassy areas. Thanks Dan!

And although we didn’t get the pony in any pictures, we did get the dogs.

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