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Crady Family | Central Illinois family photographer

I had so much fun playing with this fun family at Bielfeldt Park, capturing some great candid moments and genuine smiles. Spring is finally here and it’s such a great time of year for family photos!

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Holiday Mini Sessions | Peoria, Illinois Photography | Chicago, Illinois Photography

You asked for it, so here they are! Holiday Mini Sessions just in time for updated family photos for holiday cards 🙂 I didn’t list dates because I have a few dates open this month and in December for these minis, so your session can be up in the Chicago suburbs or in the Peoria/Chillicothe area. Hopefully we can work you in to one of those dates! Please reach out to me ASAP if you want to book one of these so we can work out a date/location <3Chicago suburbs, family photography, holiday mini session, mini session, Christmas session, Peoria Illinois

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Fall Mini Sessions | Oswego, IL | Lisle, IL family photography

On August 5th, I will be joining thousands of runners from across the country to participate in my 3rd St. Jude Run. I am part of the Chillicothe to Peoria St. Jude Run satellite team and our leg consists of just over 55 miles. I plan to run as many of those miles and raise as much money as I am able to. Last year, I ran 33 miles on run day and raised $3,300. I set my goal higher this year and would love to reach it but I still have a long way to go so I decided to donate $25 from each Fall Mini Session to my fundraising goal. All of the money we raise goes to make sure that families never receive a bill for the time their child spends at St. Jude, including housing, travel, food, and treatments. Every little bit helps.

I included some photos in this post so you get a little feel for run day. The picture of me and my husband is right around 20 miles in 🙂 the day is full of inspiration, encouragement, emotion, and I consider it to be one of the best days of the year because of the runner culture and the amazing people I have met in the years I have been part of this team.

In order to secure a session, a $25 must be made to my St. Jude fundraising page, then the remaining $125 must be paid before the session. If you see a date/time combo that works for you, please email me at joannasmithphotos@yahoo.com (fastest method) or comment on this blog post to snag it.

The following dates and times are available to book:

Friday, August 11th @ Hudson Crossing Park in Oswego, IL: 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, and 6:00pm

Saturday, September 23rd @ The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL: 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, and 5:00pm

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I look forward to seeing you for a Fall Mini Session! I will update this post as session slots become unavailable.

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Fall Mini Sessions | Chicago Family Photography

Due to popular demand, I am so excited to share some new mini sessions for the Fall! I have selected two dates, one for Chicago (Museum Campus) and one for the suburbs (Morton Arboretum). These sessions are perfect for updating your family photos or getting ready for your Holiday cards. These always book up fast so if you’re interested in a date, snag it fast! Available session times will be constantly updated below.

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October 9th availability: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00

November 5th availability1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00

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Spring Session Special | Chicago and Central Illinois Family Photographer

I am so excited to announce that I am now offering a Spring Session Special! This can be booked anytime in the Spring between now and the beginning of June and can be any type of session – cake smash, family, or just your children.

Sessions are limited so contact me to book your session today!

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The 16×20 canvas can be swapped out for an 11×18.

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