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Sweet Pea Photography is now booking AUTUMN 2017 SESSIONS!

Sessions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so after we decide on the date/time for your session, I’ll temporarily hold your spot for 48 hours to allow you time to complete your booking form and session fee payment. Your session date/time will be reserved AFTER your session fee is paid in full, either via check, credit card, or paypal.

Mini-Sessions are $295 and include 3 digital images. Mini-sessions are 20 minutes long and YOU can choose a date/time/location for a mini-session if the listed options don’t fit your schedule! Mini-sessions are available to new and current Sweet Pea Photography families (your immediate family ONLY).  If you would like to book a NEWBORN session (if your infant is under 6 months old), or include extended family members or groups, you will need to choose the Story Session option.

A Story Session is $1500 ($295 retainer due to book your session, balance due at your pre-session consultation).  Story sessions include all of the full-resolution digital images and an 8×8 custom storybook album. Story sessions are 1.5 – 2 hours long at a date, time, and location of your choice. These sessions are customized to capture the essence of your family – which means we will chat a lot before your session to determine the best date, time, location, and overall feel for your session.

I’m also continuing to offer One-on-One photography lessons! Gather your camera and your questions, and I’ll spend up to 3 hours teaching you the ins-and-outs of basic photography so you can take better pictures! Topics may include lighting, locations, composition, camera settings, white balance, shooting on manual, or whatever other photography-related questions you can think of. One-on-one lessons will not discuss any business-related topics, and are not open to professional or semi-professional photographers. The cost for a 3-hour One-on-One lesson is $300, and includes a helpful booklet for you to keep and refer to at home. Click here to request a One-on-One lesson.


This year, I’m listing some scattered dates through the fall months — but if none of these work for you, together we’ll find a date and time that will work. If you’d rather book a Story Session, let me know! All photo sessions must be completed by November 10, 2017.


Tuesday, September 12 – Hope W. Story Session

Mini-sessions in Champaign (Curtis Orchard)

Sunday, September 24 at 3pm – Shinjinee C.

Sunday, September 24 at 4pm – Ashley Y.

Mini-sessions in Champaign (West Side Park)

Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30pm – Julia Y.

Mini-sessions in Champaign (Downtown)

Tuesday, October 17 at 5pm – Lori B.

Mini-sessions in Urbana (Meadowbrook – Race Street side)

Saturday, October 21 at 1pm – Sherry B.

Saturday, October 21 at 2pm – Jessica S.

Saturday, October 21 at 2:30pm – Debra M.

Saturday, October 21 at 3:00pm –

Mini-sessions in Urbana

Sunday, October 22 at 1pm – Christine H.

Sunday, October 22 at 3pm – Jaclyn A.

Mini-sessions in Champaign (Midtown by Scott Park)

Tuesday, October 24 at 5:30pm – Molly N.

Mini-sessions in Urbana (Race Street)

Saturday, November 4 at 12:30pm – Aman A.

Saturday, November 4 at 1:00pm – Ashley H.

Saturday, November 4 at 1:30pm – Molly N.

Saturday, November 4 at 2:00pm – Jen P.

Saturday, November 4 at 2:30pm – Erin M.

Saturday, November 4 at 3:00pm –

Just as a reminder, Story sessions with your newborn are best when your infant is 7-10 days old… so let me know your due date well in advance of your baby’s arrival and we’ll get you on the calendar!