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“Fresh 48” Lifestyle Newborn Photography in Dixon, IL

My wonderful assistant, Danielle of Danielle Marie Images, recently welcomed her 4th child home in December and I was lucky enough to get

Second Shooter Diaries, Part II: Distillery Details

I’ve started my first real series on the blog, and while I don’t get a chance to post as much as I would like, a few posts here

The Beauty of Ballet // Sterling, Illinois Studio Photography Portrait Session

I have loved ballet since I was a very little girl, so when Olivia’s mom approached me about doing a ballet-themed photo session, I

Small Things // Real Life Unscripted Lifestyle Photography

“Do not despise the day of small things” (Zachariah 4:10).   This simple passage brought tears to my eyes today. I’m

10 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Toddlers (or, how to accomplish the impossible)

I think it’s pretty safe to say that getting a great photo of a toddler is about as hard as walking a greased tightrope during a


Aria is so excited to officially announce that the Rachael Osborn Photography studio location in Sterling, Illinois is now officially OPEN

Visiting the Bahamas: All Play & Some Work, + Some Atlantis Resort Travel Tips

Last week, the hubs and I darted off to Nassau for a few days for a little mini babymoon at the Atlantis Resort and because I had the

Featured: Getting Comfortable in Front of the Camera – A Morton Arboretum Styled Session

If posing for the camera sounds about as comfortable to you as a trip to the dentist, you’re not alone. It’s safe to say that most of us –

Second Shooter Diaries, Part I: Wedding Photography from the Backseat

Recently, I’ve gotten a few emails and Facebook messages asking me (me? say what?) for advice on how to get started photographing

Things that are awesome.

I’m gonna take a real quick break from updating y’all with past photo sessions to share a few things I feel are so awesome they

Yulia & Brian // Iowa Wedding Photography

I’m back from a little holiday break (more on that in another post) and getting caught up sharing peeks into this past summer &

Cassandra & Trent // Chicago, Illinois Festive Holiday Editorial Photo Session

A few weeks ago my wonderful, creative friend Cassandra (who blogs and shares her gorgeous work over here) asked me to snap some festive

The Nicklaus Family // Chicago, Illinois Family & Lifestyle Photography

Let’s keep on getting caught up, shall we? Since I’m on a roll, at least (or, you know, my kid is napping for once….same