I met Allie and her mom, Janice at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg bright and early on a Saturday morning. It was the epitome of a brisk, October fall day… filled with gorgeous sunlight, flurries of perfectly timed wind gusts, and beautiful autumn colors. Allie and her mom chose the perfect spot to capture Allie’s senior portraits before she went away to college. As Allie and I chatted along the yellow tree lined pathways, bridges across little streams, and even through some tall prairie grass, I shot that gorgeous smile of hers while the sun perfectly lit her glowing face. Even though it was nearly 33 degrees, Allie braved the weather even wearing a dress for a few photos.


As Allie changed into her next outfit, I showed her mom a few photos that we had captured… when she had to stop looking because she was going to cry… I knew I was doing my job 🙂

Thank you so much to Allie and Janice for letting me capture these photos. Allie, you are an amazing girl… so sweet, so caring, so genuine… I know you’re going to do amazing in college while you study Occupational Therapy. And special thanks to Janice for keeping the changing room (car) warm for Allie! It was great meeting you both and I hope you love the photos as much as I do!!