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Extended Family Portrait Session at Constitution Trail’s Camelback Bridge (Normal Family Photographer)

We recently had the honor of creating portraits for our brother-in-law’s extended family. Shooting a large group in the summer can be challenging (heat, bright sun, etc.), but the newly created public patio under the Camelback Bridge in Normal was … Continue reading

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Interiors, Exteriors for Specialized, Bloomington Cycle and Fitness, Coffee Hound (Bloomington, IL Architectural Photographer)

Specialized Bicycle Components recently contracted me (Holly) to make interior and exterior architectural photography at Bloomington, IL’s new multi-tenant development called the Foundry, which houses: Bloomington Cycle and Fitness (one of their vendors, and a space which also includes a … Continue reading

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Post-Production Before-and-After, Part 2: Smoothing Pavement / Removing Object (Central Illinois Architectural Photographer)

As I mentioned in my prior post about correcting color and eliminating distracting background elements, I try to whatever extent possible to make images that don’t require major work in Photoshop, especially in portraiture. However, in certain situations, using Photoshop is necessary (and … Continue reading

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New Client Mailers (Marketing Ideas for Photographers)

It’s been a long time since my last major photography marketing push, and now that we’ve settled in one place for a while, it was time to invest in another big outreach effort. Here was my process: Throughout this summer and fall, I … Continue reading

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March of Dimes Illinois Valley Signature Chefs’ Auction, Utica, IL (Event Photographer)

Last week, I was honored to cover another March of Dimes Signature Chefs’ Auction, this time, in Utica, IL. While very similar in nature to the Signature Chefs’ event in Normal, IL, this one did have it’s own unique touches … Continue reading

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Exteriors – Custom Modern Home (Bloomington Normal Architectural Photographer)

Steve Kibler is an architect based in Chicago. Recently, he commissioned me with making a series of exterior photographs of this recently completed residence in Bloomington, IL. The home is uniquely beautiful! I arrived in time to make some full daylight images, then stayed … Continue reading

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Fall Mini Sessions in Oklahoma City, OK and Bloomington-Normal, IL

On my way back from my recent trip to Phoenix, I enjoyed reconnecting with one of my best friends, Amy, and her daughter that I’d never met, and also with my loyal client-friend Monica and her family. Since returning to BloNo, … Continue reading

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