The Johnson's | Central IL Families
I was so excited with Michelle contacted me to document her family pictures! I was even more thrilled when she told me she wanted to meet up at Allerton Park & Retreat Center in Monticello, IL! It was one of the most beautiful locations within an hour driving distance from Decatur, which is where I am based!
The session was at 10am, which meant the sun was almost up all the way for the day -- which can be a little challenging for light purposes. However, since I try to always arrive to a session about 30 minutes early so I can make sure my ideas will work out, I was still able to find the perfect location with a tree lined backdrop and lots of greenery!
I got to hang out with Michelle's parents, siblings and their significant others, her husband, daughter & nephew! We had so much fun! There were so many laughs, smiles, and the young kiddos were sooo good! I look forward to photographing the kiddos in any of my family sessions because they always add an extra element of realism to my work -- I think anyone with kids knows exactly what I mean. :)
Take a look at some of my personal favorites from their session!