Children

Christmas in the Country

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I got to visit the Central Valley of California this Christmas when I visited my husband Jay’s family. His family owns a large property in the country with orchards of plums and grapes, as well as an area bordering the riverfront. We helped watch little Allygan and River, and frolicked through the fields and dirt […] Read more…

Child Photography | Belleville, IL ~ Michael & Marie Video Montage

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Child Photography | Belleville, IL ~ Michael & Marie Outdoor

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Pillowcases Transformed into Dresses

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Oh WOW! Love this free tutorial on repurposing pillowcases into child’s dresses! Need to dress your kid on a budget for their big shoot? Try this idea: http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2011/02/icandy-plenty-of-pretty-pillowcase.html We love it when we get the opportunity to use our friends’ designs in our shoots. Think you are pretty crafty? Contact us to become a possible partner […] Read more…

Doll/Vasquez ~ Family Session

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After winter seemed to hold off for weeks and weeks, this shoot was one of the first days that really felt like winter was here, and Christmas was on its way. It was super cold out, but we had a fun time running around Centennial Park getting some great family photos. Hope you enjoy watching, […] Read more…

Child Photography | Belleville, IL ~ Michael & Marie Indoor

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Michael & Marie: I look forward to watching you grow up and I know you will grow to be the best of friends. Love You!   Read more…

Montgomery ~ Family Session

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I had such a fun time running around with the Montgomery’s, making memories and goofing off. What a beautiful, happy family. 🙂 Montgomery Family Portraits – Video Montage from Paula Willems on Vimeo. Read more…

Jaden’s Baptism ~ Event Photography

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Family and Friends came out to celebrate little Jaden’s Baptism at a chapel in Belleville, IL. This group shot includes the happy godparents, proud mom and dad, as well as a few of the family’s loved ones. Read more…

The Reyes Family ~ Family Photography (Fairview Heights, IL)

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I am very grateful to the Reyes Family for the opportunity to use my new lens for the very first time for their Family Portraits at a local park in Fairview Heights, IL. What a gorgeous evening, the grass was green, and the family energy was contagious. It was an honor to see a couple […] Read more…

The Whites ~ Child Photography (Lebanon, IL)

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It was a beautiful fall morning for a photo shoot. I frolicked around with the kids trying to capture the smiles and the adorable faces. They had so much energy running around it made me feel old. We played with chalk and puppies, and walked around, and basically had a blast. Thank you Kelly for […] Read more…

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