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  • Welcome to Sweet Pea Photography! Scroll down to find lots of current images, sneak peeks from recent sessions, info about blog contests, scheduling announcements, and my thoughts on all of the above! Or check out the tabs at the top, especially if you're interested in scheduling a session.  To get a glimpse of what a Family Session or a Beloved Session is like, just click on one of these awesome videos by Park Life Wedding Films... then sit back, relax, and enjoy the fun!

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Last fall I had the honor of photographing the DSC Tree of Hope spokesfamily for the fourth year in a row, and they were awesome!  I thought it would be fun to look back and share a few of my favorites from that mini-session.

One of the best things about mini-sessions is that they’re just long enough to have fun, capture the perfect images, and finish up before kids are tired of seeing the camera. I have found this to be true for kids with even the shortest of attention spans. If you’d like to give it a try, click here to see the sessions still available this summer!


All kids are awesome, but some kids are a bit more amazing because of what they have endured. This girl is one of those kids. Born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, she has gone through several open-heart surgeries in her short life, and still she keeps recovering and growing and living with such vigor that it makes me tired to watch her run around!  What an amazing kid, and how lucky am I to get to photograph her with her awesome family?!  Thanks you guys!

If you’d like to book a mini-session with your amazing kids and awesome family, click this link to see the dates available this summer, and drop me a line to reserve your time!


Sometimes families (like this one) ask if they can include their pets in a family session, and my answer is always YES!  Your furry family members are just that – family members – so I’m glad to include them in a mini-session.  Click here to see what sessions are still available this summer, and let me know which one will work best for your family – 4-legged family members included!


I have had the pleasure of photographing these girls since they were born, and we managed to fit in one last mini-session this spring… because this month they are moving far away to Georgia! I will definitely miss seeing their silly grins and beautiful eyes every year, but maybe that just means I’ll have to take a quick trip south instead!  I’m so glad that their parents wanted to have one last session with me before moving day, so they could always remember the fun they’ve had while living in Mahomet. Best of luck in Atlanta!!

If you’d like to book a mini-session for your family and document a milestone in your life this summer, click here to see available dates and times!  I’d love to help you capture this moment in the life of your family.


Need a great gift idea for Dad? How about a family mini-session?  I know, I know… most dads cringe at the thought of family picture day. However, mini-sessions with Sweet Pea Photography are 20 minutes of playing, laughing, and fun… and then you’re done!  I’ve had many dads comment after their session “Wow!  That was easy!” and I take that as high praise for sure!  Click here to see available dates this summer, and then email me to reserve your session.