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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Working with new parents and their special little bundles is such a joy for me. And it is even better when I get to photograph those children as they are a few months older and starting to show their personalities and character. The Meneghettis, Lauren (she’s awesome already), Andy, and Elia have been a family of three for about four months. Elia was bright eyed and very curious about her surroundings at the Botanical Gardens at Washington Park in Springfield, Illinois. She loved hearing her mom and dad talk to her while they got her dressed in her pretty outfits. When we got started she gave me so many wonderful smiles. She received plenty of kisses from both parents, who couldn’t get enough of her. In between clothing changes and meal breaks for Elia I got to know Lauren and Andy much better finding out many mutual friends that we all knew from Chatham, Illinois and Glenwood School District. Lauren is a teacher at Glenwood, where I went to school so it was fun to reminisce. We continued our time as we explored the park capturing each moment they shared with their adorable little girl. As we were hitting up our last spot in the park where the sun was about to set behind the trees, Andy and Lauren snuggled in with Elia between them. All of a sudden the sound that no parent holding a child in an all white dress never wants to hear….happened. I’m hoping you can guess what I’m referring to so I don’t have to go into detail. But, the reaction from Lauren & Andy was priceless! Andy was certain Elia’s bloomers would be ruined. Luckily this all went down at the end of the session and the huge mess we were all expecting wasn’t as bad as assumed. It was the perfect way to end everything…with a laugh! Kids can throw multiple curveballs at you in a matter of minutes. Yet, seeing their smiles and hearing their soothing coos makes it all worthwhile. Thanks for the fun and the laughs, Meneghettis!