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Attention Class of 2023...Here are 7 Reasons Why It's Important to Get Your Senior Portraits Booked This Summer.

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June 8, 2022

  1. 309-660-6296  The school year gets busy with after school activities, so it is best to get them done over the summer when you have more time on your hands. 
  2.  Longer days during warmer weather give us more time to get them done.
  3.  The green grass and fields of flowers make for beautiful backdrops. 
  4.  More time to order prints and senior albums so that you have in time for your graduation party.
  5.  Even if you are wanting your session done in the fall that is a very busy time of year, so the sooner you get your session booked the more likely you are to get the time of year that you want.
  6.  More clothing options that are less bulky.  
  7.   The beautiful weather, gorgeous sunsets and less rainy days to worry about during the summer make summer one of the best times to get your senior pictures done. 

Your senior year of high school is a special time, you have worked hard to get where you are and the time has finally come for you to move on to your next stage of life, whatever that might be.  It is a time to celebrate you, your acheivements and this importrant milestone in your life.   That is why senior pictures are a wonderful way to celebrate this special time in your life.  

Pictured below are just a few of my favorite past senior sessions.

    Call 309-660-6296 to Book Your Consultation Today!  

Book by the end of June and recieve either a complimentary family portrait session or 20% off a senior album.  

Three Different Mother's Day Gift Ideas  to Celebrate Mom

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Marc​h​ 15, 2022

Imagine handing your mom a gift certificate for an amazing bonding experience between the two of you with a magazine style photoshoot were she will receive a  styling consultation, professional  hair and makeup, a 3-4 hour photoshoot with up to 3 different looks and a beautiful  heirloom piece of fine art celebrating your special bond. 

Here are Three different Gift Ideas for Mom

1. Canvas Pro

  A handcrafted art piece with Italian craftsmanship and  blended with state-of-the-art printing, fashionable materials and classic, timeless finishings for heirloom piece to be handed down for generations to come.

2. Gallery or Legacy Wall 

Perfect for generation shoots to celebrate 3, 4 and 5 generations.  

3.  The 9 Series

A collection of  9 fine art prints that are similar and part of a sequence of images that tell a story available in  5 x 7" prints or 6 x 8" prints.

100% Archival  

We have gift certificates available for any denomination or any of these legacy gifts or you could completely spoil her with the whole package which includes the magazine syled mom and me photoshoot plus either a 16 x 24" Canvas Pro or The 9 Up Series for $850.

You can purchase gift certificates right here or call 309-660-6296 to ask any questions.


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February 17, 2022

Celebrate Mothers

One day, if these ladies are among the lucky ones, their hair will turn to strands of silver.   They will tell the tale of the babies they nurtured and grew from their own bodies.  

One day each of these moms will look back on this exact moment and it will all feel like a dream, but she will know it was not a dream because she will have the portraits to prove it.  She will revel in the fact that her once young babies, whose hands she use to hold now hold these very portraits and will have them to cherish for the rest of their lives, long after she is gone.  A moment in time that cannot be replaced, but can be revisited even once the memory starts to fade away. 

So celebrate your mother and all that she did for you.   She brought you into this world, she fed you, she bathed you, she attended to your cries when you were just a baby and you had to rely on her for your every need.   She has loved you unconditionally since before you were born.  She may have not been the perfect mother, but then again, who is?  The important thing is she tried her best with what she had and remember not to judge her decisions, because one day your children will be grown.  They will have learned from you the way that you have treated your mother.  So treat her with kidness, give her respect, give her love and give her the grace of being human.  

So Love your momma with all your heart, because one day she will no longer be here.

"Motherhood is amazing, And then it is really hard, And then it is incredible,

And then it is everything in between.  So, hold onto the good, breathe through the bad, and welcome the wildest and most wonderful ride of your life." - Unkown

Mother's Day might be a little ways away,  but if you

book soon then you will be able to hand her a  gorgeous gift of your portraits together just in time for Mother's Day and she can relive the experience all over again.

A gift the two of you can cherish always!

Book Your Mother/Daughter Portrait Experience Today!

 Gift Certificates Also Available

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Fairytale Portrait Session

Nov, 2021

This fairytale inspired portrait session was inspired by the Netflix series "Reign".   Miley has a love for both that series and horses so we decided to incorporate them into her session.  We dressed her in period style clothing and included a beautiful horse named Bones.  These portraits have a more ethereal and majestic feel to them.

Senior Session - Kate Stadeli - Class of 2021 Prairie Central High School

January 18, 2021

We did 2 separate sessions with Kate, as we wanted to take advantage of the ice storm we had a couple weeks ago and get some shots with her horses.

Then we did a session last Sunday in the studio with professional hair and makeup by Maggie from Everything beauty with Maggie using Seint Beauty.

Maggie did an awesome job assisting me during Kate's session, helping to blow air in Kate's hair using a hair dryer and making hair adjustments during the shoot, she even gave me suggestions for for poses. 


Before & After Edits - Ethan + Olivia

December 23, 2020

The image on the left is a raw image straight out of camera

The image on the right is post processing after edits.

For this image I wanted to create a romantic moody feel, so I darkened the image up first, added a velvety tone, warmed their skin tones up and added a glow of light from the lantern.

Ethan + Olivia - Couples Session

December 23, 2020

We started at my studio and then finished in a beautiful row of evergreen's with dark, moody tones and a soft glow of the lantern light along with Olivia's dark dress with red roses gives it such a romantic and magical feel in an enchanted forest of evergreens!😍😍😍

Please call to set up your consultation today!

Poetic Grace & Co. Portrait Studio

1 (309)660-6296

112 E. Locust Street 

Fairbury, IL 61739