• i am completely booked through june. now accepting bookings for july. thank you!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Stick collector

My most recent session was with two little blondies...a 3 year old boy and his 9 month old sister. The boy was intent on collecting sticks the entire session, so by the time we finished up, he had two big armfulls! His daddy helped him find a "special place" to leave them in the park; otherwise, they would of for sure gone home with them! Ya gotta love 3 year olds!
Here's a sneak peak for their parents...

Friday, May 25, 2007

Callie's Sneak Peek

Earlier this week, I took pictures for my dear friend, Callie and her husband David. They have 2 adorable little boys...you may remember them from a post way back in March. I think the best part of this job is the repeat clients. I get to see firsthand how much the children have changed over the months. As I started proofing this latest shoot, I was amazed at how different both of these boys look, just after a few months. It's such a bittersweet feeling. You want them to grow up, but yet you don't. Before we know it, I'll be taking their senior pictures!
Callie - here's a sneak peek for you while I finish up proofing your session! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Father's Day Special!

Only 24 days until Father's Day! I realized this today while talking to a friend. I had taken pictures of her boys the night before and she mentioned wanting to order some of them for her husband for Father's Day. That's when I realized that I had better get on the ball! So now I am scrambling to make up a storyboard for Matt for his "office" (aka cubical) and get it ordered in time.

So because I want to make sure everyone gets their Father's Day gift in time....here's your reminder! I've also decided to offer a special that will run just until the end of this month! Get your print order in by Thursday, May 30th - I'll make sure you have it by Father's Day to surprise the man in your life - AND I'll give you 10% off any collages or storyboards in your order! This applies to any and all past sessions. Just shoot me an email at summer@summerknoblochphotography.com or give me a call: 309.287.0579

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Goin' to the chapel...

Well, I had my first wedding last weekend! I was a second shooter for a wedding photographer (& friend) of mine. She was nice enough to take me under her wing and let me click away that day. I finally got around to editing some tonight, so I thought I'd post a few on here.

I must say that while it was a fun day, it showed me that weddings are definitely not my forte! I'm not used to having to ask people to pose, etc. Children are so great in that everything they do is cute, and having fun just comes naturally! While I think I'll leave the wedding side of the business to Whitney, I will continue to second shoot with her this summer. So you may see some wedding images on my blog from time to time over the course of the summer - but let me assure you that photographing children is still my absolute fave and focus!

If you've been wanting to book an outdoor session but haven't done so yet, I strongly encourage you to look at my calendar and pick a date. The summer is filling up fast (I only take 4 sessions per month). Also, I have business cards around town, so if you find one, bring it in for $15 off your print order!

I'll leave you with this happy couple....

Monday, May 14, 2007


Well, I recovered from my insanely busy weekend! The wedding on Saturday was an absolute blast...although I still have so much to learn. Wedding photography is so completely different from what I am used to. I haven't even scratched the surface of the hundreds of photos I took, but hopefully I'll get a few to post on here over the weekend. Thank you Whitney for taking me under your wing and letting me click away like crazy :) Your creativity amazes me!

Saturday evening I had a great session with this cute lil redhead. She is such a doll! Her parents were so great...letting me put a tutu on their daughter even though it made her cry :)

Patti- Here's your sneak peek...I'm almost done with these already, so you'll be hearing from me soon!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

So much to say!

I haven't been very good at keeping up with the blog lately, but it's all for a very good reason...I have a new website! www.summerknoblochphotography.com After a week of work (and pulling my hair out), I finally finished my website. I can already tell it is going to be lifesaver for me. Clients can view proofs, place an order (and even pay!), check my calendar for openings, and shoot me an email. All without leaving my site. Ahhh, simplicity. Things are finally calming down here now that I'm done working on the site, but after this weekend, it's back to crazyland for me! I have an event I'm shooting in the morning, a wedding that I'm a 2nd shooter for all day, then that evening I'm off to an outdoor shoot. I get tired just thinking about it! It should be a fun day, though. It will be my first wedding experience, so I am quite excited about it. Yesterday Matt "kidnapped" Charlotte and I for the day and took us to Wildlife Prairie Park! It was such a fun day. It was just what we needed...a little vaca from life. Time to just be a family and enjoy being outside. We both felt so refreshed when we got home (even after walking all over the hiking trails pushing a jogging stroller....oh, and uphill both ways of course!) I loved seeing the wonder on Charlotte's face as she enjoyed her first train ride and saw bison for the first time. If only they could stay this little longer!