31 October 2014

Mckenzi | 2015 Chester High School Senior, Chester, IL

I don't normally blog 2 sessions in one day but lately I've been doing so just to stay caught up. It's my craziest time of year but it's also the best time of year for me. I love this time of year and so does Mckenzi. She wanted a true fall session and that's exactly what she got. I actually took her to a new spot that I recently started shooting in Sparta. I took her to "brick town" which is just this residential area with a beautiful street. That day, the trees were gorgeous and I knew she would love it. She did and in fact she laid right down in the leaves for some pictures. I'm sure the people driving by thought we were weird laying in the street and in the leaves but who cares LOL. We got some really great shots and I couldn't have asked for anything more.

I'm so excited to show you my favorites from Mckenzie's session. It just screams fall!!!! You're gonna love it.

Cameron | 2015 Du Quoin High School Senior, Du Quoin, IL

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! I love this holiday and I absolutely love dressing up into different things. It's the one day of the year that you can be anything you want to be and nobody questions it.

But today isn't just all about Halloween, it's also a great day to showcase Cameron and his amazing senior portraits. I actually took Cameron's brother's senior pictures last year so when his mother contacted me about doing his I was so excited. I met up with Cameron, his girlfriend and his grandmother in Du Quoin last week. When he arrived, he had a bit of a chest cold and didn't seem too enthusiastic about taking pictures but then again, who's excited to do anything when they're under the weather a bit. I kept asking him if he was okay and he said yes and that we could continue LOL. I felt bad because when I'm sick I would rather be in bed. You would never know he wasn't feeling great though because his pictures turned out great.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Halloween. Be sure to stay safe and have a wonderful evening trick-or-treating!

Love these!

Another FAVORITE here!

28 October 2014

Marcus + Michelle | A Rustic Small Town Wedding

I walked into the back of the church into the room where Michelle and her bridesmaids were getting ready and I heard this loud "Hi Kacey!" Michelle was finishing up her hair and already had her makeup done. She was breathtaking! She was glowing and smiling and kept asking me what needed to be done. All I kept telling her was to just take in the moment of her wedding day. When Marcus showed up, everyone kept making sure that they kept the doors closed so that they wouldn't see each other. The rooms where the groomsmen got ready was literally right now to the girls. They didn't have to stay apart long because they did a "first look" and had their portraits done before the wedding.  We set enough time aside for portraits without feeling rushed or stressed out. We literally had an hour to spare before the wedding ceremony to just sit and relax. After the ceremony Michelle wanted pictures taken at Fort Kaskaskia and it's a good thing she did because the trees up there were gorgeous!!!! The light was beautiful and I'm so happy with the photos we were able to get there.

Marcus and Michelle, I adore you two and your love is something out of a fairytale. I love the way you two look at each other and my only wish for you two is to remain as happy as you were as the day you were married. Enjoy looking back at my favorites from your special day. 

The first time Marcus saw Michelle on their wedding day!!! He likey!

Michelle, you were such a beautiful bride!