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Winter months are a great time to update your business portrait to use on LinkedIn, Facebook, business cards, etc…. so I’m running a headshot special through the end of February! Starting next week, I’m opening my calendar for a headshot session EVERY WEEKDAY AT NOON – so you can get an updated headshot done over your lunch hour! Headshots are usually $295 (which includes a quick 30-minute shoot and 3 full-resolution digital files) but here’s the deal from January 22 through February 28:

Individual Headshot Session: $295 — includes 30-minute shoot and 5 full-res files

Bring-a-Friend Headshot session: $150 per person — includes 30-min shoot for 2 or more people and 5 full-res files each

A headshot session can be done anywhere — your office, your home, or one of my favorite places in Champaign-Urbana. It’s quick, easy, and even more fun when you bring a friend! Email me to book a session today! You can also see more of my headshot portfolio at

As my girls get older, it’s tempting to take less photos of them because they don’t seem to be changing quite as much, or as quickly as when they were little… however, I know better than to believe that! I’m always thankful when other parents realize how important it is to capture the tween and teen stages of life too! It was great to meet these three last fall, and I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of each other at school activities when our family moves to Mahomet this summer!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s 2018 already! The weather this month has been pretty crazy (-15* all the way up to 55*? So weird!) and our family is getting back into the routine of school. I hope your family had a wonderful holiday season, and are ready for lots of fun in the new year. Although my family photo session calendar won’t open until spring, I’m always available for newborn sessions and headshot sessions – so let me know if you’d like to book something this winter! For now, I’ll be posting images from the past year and looking forward to spring 🙂

Yep, in a few days it will be November… which means Thanksgiving and then Christmas! For photographers, “November” translates into “insanely busy” as we try to finish up all of your images in time for the holidays! With that said — this is your last chance to get on my calendar! Don’t wait! Send me an email today so I can squeeze you in. I wrap up all of my sessions before Thanksgiving so I can enjoy a relaxing holiday season with my family, and so you have plenty of time to print your images to give to family and friends as gifts or holiday cards.  I hope to see your family in the next few weeks (if I haven’t already this year!) and then again after the holidays!