| Jen & Mike | Central Illinois Wedding | Decatur Country Club Reception | Sarah Jane Photography |

Jen & Mike had a BEAUTIFUL wedding day, getting married at St. John’s Lutheran Church here in Decatur with their wedding reception at the gorgeous Decatur Country Club. We could not have asked for more perfect weather and as you can see they are an absolutely adorable couple.

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Well even if I did waddle a bit I was thrilled to be able to capture this couple’s special day! Here are some of our favorites….

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Carlie | Decatur IL Senior Portraits | Sarah Jane Photography

Check out this lovely senior! I had so much fun with Carlie featuring not only her but her talent as well (check out that gorgeous instrument!). These are just a few of our favorite portraits from Carlie’s session so be sure to head on over to our Facebook Page and check out her gallery!

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Naill Family Portraits | Decatur IL | Sarah Jane Photography

 

This family is so fun! Even in a short 20 minutes for their mini session we were all laughs (as you can see). This year was my very first year to host mini sessions for families looking for quick, easy family portraits and Christmas Cards! I can’t wait to get cards designed for these guys.

Be sure to stop by our facebook page to see more from this session and give them a few likes!

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Kelly & Josh | Decatur, IL Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography

There are a few churches in Decatur that when I hear are wedding venues for my lovely couples I start to salivate a little (too much information)… like seriously, these are the stop in your tracks gorgeous ‘could shoot inside all day and never get tired of this’ type churches and First United Methodist is one of those churches. Not only is their sanctuary simply stunning but their bridal room is breathtaking and when you add in a beautiful bride dressed to impress you can’t miss.

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And that was just the start to my day with Kelly & Josh (and the amazing people they call family and friends). Take a look at what we created on their lovely day….

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Why did you choose Sarah Jane Photography? | “We loved your style of shooting. You were very easy to work with as far as helping plan a timeline for the wedding day and getting the shots we for sure wanted.”

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What would you tell another couple thinking about booking SJP for their wedding? | “Every couple has their own taste for every little detail when it comes to wedding planning and the photography is no exception. I would tell them to ‘go with their gut.’ and if they do choose SJP they won’t be disappointed.”

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Would you choose SJP to photograph your wedding if you had to do it again? | “Yes. The pictures you took were beautiful and you helped me organize the whole day.”

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Who made your event unforgettable?

1. The DJ, Justin Ford. We were very specific in what kind of music we wanted played during dinner and dancing. All country during dinner and all upbeat dance music after.

2. Sweet Life Bakery (Now called Mowery Baking Company). Our cake/cupcakes were awesome looking and tasted amazing. They have recently moved into a building downtown as their business is expanding.

3. Shirley’s in Mt Zion did a great job of helping me design a bouquet that looked beautiful and would withstand the August heat! They will work with any bride on a budget but I thought they were very reasonably priced anyway.

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Get the inside look at Kelly & Josh’s big day:

Vendor List:

 

 

Raychel | Warrensburg-Latham Class of 2014 | Seniors | Sarah Jane Photography

Rachel is a senior at Warrensburg-Latham high school and was SO much fun to photograph! The day before her session I called to confirm her locations and asked her if she was up for an adventure and willing to try out a never before used location and she jumped at that opportunity.

I was so excited to try something new at a location I’d driven by about 1000 times but never stopped to photograph at. We had gorgeous weather and Raychel did a great job rocking her poses and with great expressions.

Check out a few of our favorites here and see more on our facebook page.

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CLICK HERE to view her full gallery on facebook! 

** Noticing my two day in a row blog post this week?!?! Well over the weekend I realized that I’m a little behind on posts. This year, yet again, we’ve had more clients than ever before! I cannot thank you all enough for entrusting your special moments to me and helping continue to grow our business bigger and better than ever. So to catch up with all the features of my awesome clients (who REALLY each deserve their very own post) I’ll be posting one a day this week! Yes, that’s a whole lot of awesome people coming your way, get ready!

Mickayla | Taylorville High School Senior 2014 | Sarah Jane Photography

Mickayla did AWESOME on her session! Bet you can’t tell it’s like 1000 degrees outside?!?! Ok maybe not that hot, but in a huge prom dress with zero wind it sure felt that hot and this girl still rocked gorgeous expressions and I have to give a shout out to the talented Katie Fucinari at Salon 402 for creating a hair/makeup look that survived 2 hours in the heat perfectly!

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Be sure to head over to our facebook page to see more and show Mickayla some love by LIKING her images so we can post MORE!

Decatur Illinois Wedding | Charlee & Chase | Country Wedding | Sarah Jane Photography

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Chase Dickey!

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Chase MADE that wall! Now that’s a keeper Charlee. I loved the look of this unique piece and the couple is even renting it out to others who want a unique country look for their big day. Imagine this as your outdoor wedding backdrop?!decatur il wedding, wedding photography, mt zion conference center, country wedding, barn wedding, outdoor wedding ceremony, sarah jane photography, sjp, sjanephotography, decatur il wedding, wedding photography, mt zion conference center, country wedding, barn wedding, outdoor wedding ceremony, sarah jane photography, sjp, sjanephotography,

Check out Grandpa with the ladies and our lovely bride. Charlee was breathtaking on her big day and from flowers to dress and every jewelry detail this girl thought of it all. decatur il wedding, wedding photography, mt zion conference center, country wedding, barn wedding, outdoor wedding ceremony, sarah jane photography, sjp, sjanephotography, decatur il wedding, wedding photography, mt zion conference center, country wedding, barn wedding, outdoor wedding ceremony, sarah jane photography, sjp, sjanephotography, decatur il wedding, wedding photography, mt zion conference center, country wedding, barn wedding, outdoor wedding ceremony, sarah jane photography, sjp, sjanephotography, decatur il wedding, wedding photography, mt zion conference center, country wedding, barn wedding, outdoor wedding ceremony, sarah jane photography, sjp, sjanephotography,

Can I make a request that all new husbands unexpectedly pick up their bride for the kiss?!?! It was fun, surprising and got a great expression from Charlee! decatur il wedding, wedding photography, mt zion conference center, country wedding, barn wedding, outdoor wedding ceremony, sarah jane photography, sjp, sjanephotography, decatur il wedding, wedding photography, mt zion conference center, country wedding, barn wedding, outdoor wedding ceremony, sarah jane photography, sjp, sjanephotography,

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Get the inside look at Charlee & Chase’s big day:

Vendor List:

Who made your event unforgettable?

1. The DJ! He came to us multiple times throughout the reception to see if we needed anything or to ask if the music was okay with us or if there were any requests. He was AWESOME!

2. Sarah Jane Photography knew our vision and make it perfect! They did any pose we asked or showed and made them look amazing. I loved all our products!

3. Christy Hood & Tami Richmond! I told them my vision and they made it happen. Everything was how I pictured it to look on my wedding day!

 

Why did you choose Sarah Jane Photography?

“I saw SJP at the Crowne Plazza Bridal Expo not long after I got engaged and the moment I saw all the work and amazing albums/prints I knew I had found our photographer. I love your style!”

What would you tell another couple thinking about booking SJP for their wedding?

“Wedding pictures are timeless. You want quality; quality, style and uniqueness are what you get with SJP!”

 

 

 

Kelsie. High School Senior Portraits 2014. Decatur, IL. Sarah Jane Photography.

| Kelsie | Senior 2014 | Central A & M High School |

I LOVE photographing at brand new locations (that was one of the best parts about relocating to Decatur 3 years ago – EVERYTHING was NEW to me!). Well, Miss. Kelsie wanted a unique session at a very unique location; one that no one else would have… her home!

I showed up on session day having never seen the location and it was like going to Disney!! The gorgeous possibilities were endless; barn, lake, weeds, trees, weeping willow tree, wooden swing, corn, road, and then down the street… SUNFLOWERS! Boom! I don’t think I could have asked for one more thing. 🙂

Check out a couple of our favorite images from her session and be sure to head over to our facebook page to see even MORE! We have so many to show off be sure to give her some LIKES so we can get to posting. http://www.facebook.com/sjanephotog

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Decatur IL Family Portraits. Sarah Jane Photography. Garrett Family.

| Garrett Family Portraits | Sarah Jane Photography | Charity Auction Winner |

I was thrilled to photograph the Garrett family! Kendra and I met when she stopped by our booth at the Neuhoff Media Lady Palooza shopping event. Kendra loved the work and we got her booked for a session right away, then just a few weeks later she saw our Pennies for Jenni facebook auction and she messaged me to say she’d love to bid but she’d already booked a session. Well, of course, I told her she could bid and win our auction and she WON!!

I have to give a huge thank you to her for her generosity in donating over $600 with her winning bid. This money went directly to help my best friend who is fighting for her life battling Lupus. You can view more about Jenn’s story here: www.facebook.com/pennies4jenni 

I got to spend 2 hours with Kendra’s beautiful family and O.M.G. were they awesome! I was fairly certain Kendra had lost her mind when she wanted to do the full 2 hour session with two young boys, but I’m always up for an adventure and WOW were Tristan and Tanner awesome?!?!! These two could have future modeling careers for sure. They were ‘working it’ for the camera with some awesome ‘attitude’ looks and perfect natural smiles. We even got some brotherly love images with a few hugs (that I’m sure they will hate in 5 years). 🙂

The session was definitely an adventure with a quick shower to kick it off downtown (even though there was 0% chance of rain) and then bug attack at Rock Springs to finish it off. Check out a few of our favorites from the session here AND be sure to hope over to the facebook page to view more.

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Puppy Portraits!!! Decatur IL Pet Photography. Sarah Jane Photography.

| Millie & Bo’s Barkery | Pet Clothing | Pet Portraits |

O.M.G. super cuteness is coming your way…… ready? Check out these adorable pups I had the chance to photograph.

First up is Hailey…. Isn’t she gorgeous! She was workin’ it. Just check out this stoic stare. The pretty dress we brought for her model shoot wasn’t quite her style so we let her rock her shoot nudie – because she’s naturally lovely don’t you think?!?!

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 How about a little smile….

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Next up is Biff! One of my awesome 2013 seniors volunteered her handsome little man to model one of the outfits from Millie & Bo’s! You may have seen Biff sporting his look (which was my favorite too) in last month’s issue of Thrive Entertainment Guide. ImageImage photo, pet photography, dog photography, pet portraits, dog portraits, sarah jane photography, decatur il, central illinois, illinois, springfield il, sjp, sjanephotography, decatur il portrait studio, studio photography, millie & bo's barkery, millie & bos, barkery, pet treats, pet clothes, pet store

 …. and now some fan support and a little over the shoulder sas! Work-it Biff.

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 And finally, may I introduce Greg! I have to give props to this little man because he not only rocked out the jock look but also showed that men can be pretty in pink too! Image photo, pet photography, dog photography, pet portraits, dog portraits, sarah jane photography, decatur il, central illinois, illinois, springfield il, sjp, sjanephotography, decatur il portrait studio, studio photography, millie & bo's barkery, millie & bos, barkery, pet treats, pet clothes, pet store

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Thanks to all our awesome models and be sure to see more on our facebook page (Greg gets nudie too!).  And if you haven’t been in to Millie & Bo’s Barkery you are missing out! They have homemade pet treats that look so yummy I’m a little jealous they aren’t for me. Plus, adorable clothing in all shapes/sizes/styles for your pup!

Decatur IL Family Portraits. Sarah Jane Photography. Easter Photos.

| The Terell Girls | Sarah Jane Photography Studio Portraits |

Check out these gorgeous girls! This family was a blast … a whole love of energy and color and personality packed into the studio and we loved it! Take a look at a few of our favorites from this session and be sure to head over to the Facebook page to give this family some LIKES to see more!

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^^^ Can’t wait to see this one as a beautiful canvas on their wall!! ^^^

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Decatur IL Senior Portraits. Eisenhower High School. Sarah Jane Photography.

| Taylor | Eisenhower High School 2013 Senior |

Check out the lovely Miss. Taylor!!! This girl is queen of awesome expressions… Tira Banks would be proud because Taylor can ‘smize’ (smile with her eyes for those of you who are not Top Model fans). Taylor rocked her beautiful smile and the serious, no smile, looks!

We had a great day for her session though it was just a tad soggy after about a week of non-stop rain. I think her session is one of 7 I had scheduled that week and hers was the ONLY one we were able to get in between the storms. And she had no fear of a little soggy ground, we were traipsing through weeks, tall swampy grass and even laying her down in the forest for these portraits (it’s senior portrait time, come on, we’re not going to hold anything back)!

Check out a few of our favorites here and be sure to head on over to Facebook to see more and throw her a few LIKES. 

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Decatur Senior Portraits. Sarah Jane Photography. Warrensburg-Latham High School.

| 2013 Warrensburg-Latham High School Senior | Blake |

2013 Seniors it’s definitely NOT too late to start your senior portrait experience with Sarah Jane Photography!  Yes, we know graduation is right around the corner but in 10 years you won’t remember what month you had your session. This month we fit in Blake from WLHS and even though we didn’t quite have the greenery we were hoping for he did a great job and we created a ton of images for them.

Blake was great, wading through a bit of a swamp with me (have a muddy flash to prove it) and we even found a few ever green trees to give us that lush ‘spring’ look. Here are a few of our favorites from the session…

Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see more from Blake’s session and give him a few LIKES. 

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| Lady’s Night Out | Neuhoff Media Elite Bridal Lady Palooza |

| Sarah Jane Photography | Decatur Shopping Event | 

Hey Ladies!

I hope you made it to Neuhoff Media / Elite Bridal’s Lady Palooza night last night at the Mt. Zion Convention Center. It was a fabulous night with some amazing vendors (seriously, every cute thing you’ve ever wanted to own was there!).

I was across from a “Tom Boy Tools” – PINK tools girls, super cute! One of my favorite little girls, Haylei, was there rocking her booth with her momma selling the cutest bows, magnets, suckers, lotion and MORE (cute photo clips I had to buy!!). Purses, jewelry, salons, massages, even pizza!

I had over 50 ladies stop by the booth, register to win one of three amazing prizes and had the chance to chat with many of them as we booked and begin planning their SJP Portrait Experience! Those who didn’t win our grand prizes will still be receiving a little email gift (everyone’s a winner at SJP!).

Check out some images from my booth and all the awesome client products we were showing off.

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| 6-Month Portraits | Decatur Children’s Portraits |

| Cole | Sarah Jane Photography | 6 Month Portraits |

How can you have a bad day staring at this face?!?! Cole is growing like a weed and I think you’d be hard pressed to meet a happier baby. We had about a total of 2 tears during this session, not even enough to get a crying shot (I’m gonna have to start making scary faces to get those).

I believe he’s decided that sitting is way over-rated and he’s skipping straight to crawling. I know when I see him again for his first birthday he’s going to be running all over the place! Check out a few of our favorites from the session here and be sure to stop by our facebook page to see more (and don’t forget to toss them a few likes so they can earn more facebook images)!

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Teaching Photography. OCF. Decatur Camera Club… And other Friday Stuff.

| Sarah Jane Photography | Balancing Live, Love, and Photography Career | Decatur IL |

In the spirit of full disclosure, this blog post is stemming from a bit of Friday afternoon un-productivity. In the past 45 minutes I have bounced between what feels like 100 different things including a bit of bookkeeping, facebooking, unpacking orders from the lab, designing an album page, sending an album to the printers, uploading part of an order to the lab, pulling orders to send to the retoucher and setting up for a premier…. uh, holy A.D.D up in here!

So, why not add ‘blogging’ to the crazy list of half done ‘to do’ list items for the afternoon right? Right! Welcome aboard (I promise this IS going somewhere… I don’t promise that it is anywhere important.)

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Ok, back on track…. obviously most of you know I love my job and am passionate about photography and creating art for YOU. But, have you ever thought what a photographer does for FUN when their hobby/love/passion becomes their career? (Me too!) Well, 2 years ago when photography became my full time career it consumed my life. Starting the career in a new city from the ground up meant no guarantees, no past clients and for a long time no sleep! I was racing to make a name, get clients, create great work for current clients and didn’t take much time for anything else.

That pace isn’t a long-term sustainable option (especially with a hubby) so over the past year things like (semi) normal ‘work-hours’ were introduced into our home. In my down time away from my business I’ve discovered a fun ‘hobby’ and new passion… teaching. It’s no secret I LOVE photography and am passionate about making it a career and encouraging of anyone who wants to turn that dream into a career. But there are millions of photographers who try/fail to do so (sad).

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Alongside the photographers trying to make a sustainable living in portraiture there are also many who just love the field as a hobby (and that’s AWESOME too!). But where can they learn all the finite details of creating create portrait art? Lighting, posing, natural light, flash, etc? No everyone wants/needs or has access to a college degree in photography so they attend seminars, listen to speakers and receive online education.

And I’m super excited to be a part of that. In the past year I’ve been able to speak to professionals at FotoChoas and the Greater Kansas City Area Professional Photographers of America event. And just last night I was able to speak for the second time for the Decatur Camera Club whom I’ve spoken for once before and even had the honor of judging their annual print competition.

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Last night I was able to share my knowledge and passion about off camera location lighting and even had time to do a live shoot demo! It was a blast and so exciting to share my knowledge of the subject with a room full of fellow photographers.

I hope to have continuing opportunities to help others grow their passion whether it be hobby/business by speaking at more events, continuing to offer one-on-one in-depth courses and through my blog (and recently started book!!).

Anyways, hope you enjoyed this Friday, kinda-lengthy, rambly, casual blog post. Haha, I’m now going to run off and start a few more items on my to do list.

Happy Weekend!

| Black Friday SALE | Gift Cards + Digital Files | Decatur, IL | Sarah Jane Photography |

It’s that time of year! The one and only Sarah Jane Photography BLACK FRIDAY SALE. This is the only time of the year you can save BIG (and I mean B I G) on SJP digital files and gift cards!

GIFT CARDS: Are you a current client excited for your next SJP portrait experience or wanting to share the SJP experience with friends and family? Are you a new client who has wanted to see what all the hype is about and try SJP for yourself? Well this is the perfect time to stock up on gift cards for yourself or for friends/family. You will receive a bonus FREE gift card with every gift card purchase, up to $300 value!! That’s right, $300 in FREE SJP gift credit. 

DIGITAL IMAGE DISKS: 2009-2011 clients this is the biggest savings SJP has ever offered on digital files! Plus, never before available: disk of EVERY image proof from your session. You can save up to 70% and take home every single image proof from your session or wedding… This has NEVER been offered before.

And don’t worry 2012 clients we have digital deals for you too. Save big on Artist Files and digital Proof Movies too!

FREE GIFTS… That’s right there is MORE! Not only are you getting the best deals ever seen on digital files and gift cards but I’m going to throw in some free gifts including custom Holiday or Graduation cards and image jewelry! Plus, the first 5 shoppers* will receive 2 beautiful accordion wallet albums. These albums are one of our most popular bonus items so be sure to shop early.

*Available to first 5 orders over $300. Orders must be completed (purchased and paid for).

So how to shop? Head to www.sjanephotography.com on Black Friday (store opens at 12am!) and follow the on screen instructions. And the best part… you can shop the SJP sale while waiting in line for the department store deals or while curled up at home!

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| Sarah Jane Photography 1700 Facebook Fan Giveaway! |

It’s HERE! We’ve blown right past 1600 fans and hit 1700 earlier today. Great job clients, friends and fans for sharing SJP with your friends and family and helping us grow.

I get excited about the little things and I cannot wait to reach 2000 fans! Along the way I’m giving away some fun prizes just for you to show you all how awesome I think you are and how greatly I appreciate you helping my dream business GROW (both on and off the web).

So here we go: ONE DAY ONLY you can enter to win a BIG stack of 96 Wallets plus a $10 gift certificate to my favorite local coffee stop: Decatur’s Coffee Connection!

Just click link below and complete your entry!

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| Making Tracks for Celiacs | Sarah Jane Photography – let’s donate! |

 

 

 

Hello friends, family, fans and clients!

 

While most of my posts stay pretty centered on my clients, images and in general the world of photography when my cousin reached out to our family to spread their excitement and gain support for the Making Tracks for Celiacs Run/Walk I knew this is something I wanted to share with all of you.

First, I’d like to introduce you all to this beautiful, spunky little girl…

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This is Sofia, my second cousin and also very soon-to-be out flower girl. Sofia has celiacs. Her mom, Staci talks more about their experience with celiacs and their excitement about the KC run/walk on her blog which you can find here.

Sofia has her very own team for the walk and would love to have you as a part of it! You can find out more about joining Sofia’s team for the walk and/or donating to the cause at www.celiacwalk.org. Though I am unable to participate in the walk since I’ll be in mid-Missouri photographing a wedding I would like to offer our love and support to Sofia and all others walking to raise money and awareness for Celiacs SO… SJP will be donating 20% of every session booked from August 20-September 20 to Sofia’s team! 

If you’d like to help this cause please join Sofia’s team, donate to their cause and/or book your SJP session in the next month and we’ll donate 20% of session fee to the team!!! Spread the word.

 

| Stacie | Boudoir | Sarah Jane Photography | Decatur IL |

| Stacie | New York Boudoir Session |

Check out Stacie’s boudoir session! Stacie was a blast to photograph with her bubbly personality and fearless attitude. She had some great ideas to taylor her session to her special someone, who owns a painting business. We busted out the paint buckets and took advantage of the brick wall in our basement to add a little personal touch to her session and he LOVED it.

Like most of my boudoir clients, Stacie’s session was done as a very special gift. And she was so excited to share the present she couldn’t wait for the album to come in and instead we invited him in to share in the Premier. I love when we get to do this and my clients get to share the Premier experience.

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| BLACK FRIDAY DEALS | Sarah Jane Photography |

| Best Deal in Decatur, IL | One Day Only Sale |

It’s time! This is your chance to get the Unique SJP Portrait Experience at just a fraction of the price! Plus, current clients, have you been thinking about adding that CD so you can print more of your images? Now, is the best time! Add web disks for as low as $79 and high resolution disks for as little at $189. That’s over $410 in savings!

Plus, give your family and friends something personal and 100% unique this Holiday season with an SJP gift cards. They can use the gift card for anything from family portraits to seniors and even weddings. And each gift comes with a fun frame and special note from me!

Don’t wait this sale is ONLY one day and ONLY on Black Friday. Shop online at www.sjanephotography.com.

Check out a list of the sale items below (click the link above to start shopping and see the prices too low to show here!)

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I LOVE my job | Decatur Portrait Wedding Photography

Somedays it really hits me how absolutely blessed I am to get to follow my passion and do what I love as my career. With 2:30 AM work nights and 7 day work weeks and little time for sleep or relaxation it’s often really easy to get lost in the hectic day-to-day of running the business. But the joy of being able to create beautiful images for each of my clients and seeing the impact these pieces create makes every 17 hour work day completely worth it. Having a mom cry when she sees my images for the first time, whether it is of her newborn infant, her senior or her grown up daughter on her wedding day, it’s priceless.

And knowing that my images hang and will hang in my clients homes for years is such an honor. Thank you to every client who has gifted me with the joy of photographing your family, your memories and being a part of your legacy.

I wouldn’t trade my 17 hour day doing what I love for even a year off on vacation (or doing anything else).

| Decatur IL Senior Photography | Sarah Jane Photography |

| Lulcrisha | 2012 Cerro Gordo Senior |

Lulcrisha and her mom were so much fun to hang out with during the session. We were laughing and joking and Lulcrisha made my job easy she was so photogenic. She even brought some awesome fun props like her bright pink umbrella which we used for what ended up being one of my favorite images!

Here are some of our favorites from Lulcrisha’s senior session…

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Now normally the more classic/traditional images I take are not normally grouped within my favorites, but I loved this images of Lulcrisha. 🙂

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This ended up being one of their favorite images and we had great luck with a colorful train passing by when we are out on location.

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