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Thanks for clicking by the Blog today! I'm Andrea and the photographer behind the lens of Shining Moments Photography in Sycamore, Illinois. I have a guilty obsession with Starbucks + Instagram and specialize in Teens, High School Seniors and Headshots.

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Brooke | Teen Photography Session in St. Charles Illinois

Brooke | Teen Photography Session in St. Charles Illinois

It was a pretty rainy and chilly Spring Break in our area of the country this year, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t find some bright spots! Brooke, a freshman at St. Charles East High School in Illinois, was the kindest and most sparkling girl! While some are planning vacations or tropical trips for their spring vacations, Brooke was staying close to home this year. And when her mom asked what she’d like to do, she requested a photoshoot instead. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate a school break than by documenting all the hard work you put into your studies, can you?

Obviously, the weather was less than ideal, so we worked in the studio. I was fully booked for full length sessions, but I was more than happy to fit Brooke and her mom in for one of my mini sessions indoors. My mini sessions are one of my favorite ways to capture a young person in short, less formal capacity. That doesn’t mean you don’t get the full treatment though, or what I like to call the Shining Moments Experience; one where you feel bold and confident and where we have tons of fun! I worked with Brooke to find out her ideas for outfits, and she planned out every single detail down to a tee, including her adorable pedicured nail design. We even incorporated a spring-inspired outfit while we pretended we were in a sunnier climate!

She was delighted with the way these portraits came out, and with her mom’s help, is planning for a full session soon. Brooke is a beautiful and graceful dancer, and wants to do some dance-inspired shots outdoors, rather than in the confines of my studio.  I can’t wait!

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The Shining Moments Experience is a special one. We believe in building strong, confident young people up with gorgeous photos that they will treasure for a lifetime! You can contact us HERE to get started. We serve the Sycamore Illinois area, and the surrounding vicinities. 

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Andrea, Shining Moments Photography, is located in Sycamore, Illinois and specializes in modern high school senior portraits sessions that highlights your individual sparkle! SMP offers other fun sessions as well. So click around for a few minutes + take a peek at just a few past sessions.