I am a wedding and portrait photographer who keeps things light, fun, and full of energy. I’m based out of Springfield, Illinois however I love traveling all over the midwest and beyond.
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We tried once. We tried twice. And the third time was a charm! Anyone living in Springfield, IL (or the midwest for that matter) should know that the spring brings some crazy weather! This was no different when Grant’s mom, Mindy, and I started scouring our calendars for the perfect date. Grant had just began working at a local restaurant and weekends were out. So we planned for a Monday night to set up his session. Now that daylight savings time gave us more time during the week this worked out perfectly for everyone. Well the day of his session…There were gray skies, gloomy clouds, and a good amount of wind. Not ideal for senior photos. Mindy and I decided to push it back a week and give it another try. Well the next Monday…It snowed! Really Mother Nature? She must have thought this trick was funny! Although photos in the snow have their place and can be magical, I didn’t think it was fitting for a senior session. Back to the drawing board aka the calendar! We pushed it one more week and what did we find? Sunny and close to 70 degrees! Perfection!
Grant and Mindy arrived at Lincoln Memorial Gardens to get kickoff our time together and wonder the grounds. We had some great golden hour lighting as we hit up a few of my favorite spots. We chatted about his time at Glenwood High School in Chatham and found out we knew a lot of the same people. I’m a Glenwood graduate as well so I always adore working with seniors from my alma mater! Grant played football and is also very involved in Eagle Scouts. He is a very polite, outgoing, and charming guy. He is currently thinking of attending SIUE for business. I really enjoyed my time with him and his mom and so glad we waited out the insane weather patterns and were rewarded with ideal conditions to photograph his senior session. Good Luck in your Senior Year, Grant!