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Graduation season is here! So for the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting some graduating seniors that I had the privilege of photographing this year. I’ve known this handsome fellow since he was 1o years old, and it has been a joy watching him grow into a young man who loves God and shares that faith with everyone around him! Congrats on your upcoming graduation Noah!


This PSA is for all the dads out there… Mother’s Day is just over a month away.  If you haven’t started planning a gift for the mom in your life, here are a few suggestions that are definitely mom-approved:

  1. A mini-session gift certificate to Sweet Pea Photography. Super easy.
  2. Schedule a mini-session for just your kids. It’s just 20 minutes and I promise they’ll have fun and your wife will be thrilled.  Really easy.
  3. Purchase prints or digital files from past Sweet Pea Photography sessions… especially because there’s a SALE going right now until April 13th! See all the details below…. Easy peasy.

There you go! Three options that will surprise the mom in your life and guarantee smiles and hugs all around.

gaines_25Here are the details of the Spring Anniversary Sale!!   This year Sky and I are celebrating our 16th anniversary, so until April 13th, you can purchase all of the Digital images from any session in 2008-2014 at an amazing rate! Simply email me listing the sessions that you’d like to purchase (for example, “full-res files from our family sessions in 2012 and 2014?) and pop a check in the mail to 708 Lavender Dr, Savoy IL 61874 with that same note in the memo line. Payment must be by check or cash, and orders must be received before 11:59pm on April 13th.  Below are your two awesome options:

Low-Resolution Digital Collection — $100 for each session (regularly $300)

  • Includes all of the low-resolution images from a past session of your choice, delivered via Dropbox.
  • Includes a print release that allows you to make prints up to 4×6 in size, as often as you want!
  • Does not include any reference prints or image box.
  • Perfect for scrapbooking!

Full-Resolution Digital Collection — $400 for one session, $200 for each additional (regularly $800)

  • Includes all of the full-resolution images from 1 past session of your choice, delivered via Dropbox.
  • Includes a print release, so you can make prints as large and as often as you want!
  • Does not include any reference prints or image box.
  • BONUS!! : If you purchased the low-resolution collection from a previous session and would like to upgrade to the full-resolution collection now, I’ll give you $100 off each upgraded collection you purchase!

(This is the best deal by far — individual full-resolution files are usually $150 each!!)

Can’t remember exactly when your past sessions took place? Look through the galleries – I’ve reposted most sessions back through 2010 (your password is your first name)… or just ask and I can remind you!  This is a great way to get those images you’ve always wanted and display them in your home, just in time for lovely spring weather!