I had the honor of photographing my second newborn this week – Kasen Wayne Cantrell. Kasen entered this wonderful world on March 19th at 10:40 A.M. He’s a little feller weighing in at 5 pounds 12 ounces, and he’s 19.5 inches long. This sweet baby boy is absolutely perfect from those pretty little eyes to those precious fingers and toes. Baby Kasen has been blessed with two pretty awesome parents who I know are going to fill his life with lots of laughter and love! It has not been an easy road for Jeremy and Brandi, but God has answered their prayers and blessed them with this precious little miracle. I am excited for them as they begin this new chapter together as parents, and I am so thankful I was asked to capture these memories for them.
Rachelle Rexing (Class of 2015 Senior Rep Session) | Southern Illinois Senior Photographer (March 2014)
I got to take pictures of this beautiful girl on Sunday afternoon! It was very cold outside (she was in a cute little dress while I was bundled up in my Carhart), so we had to move quickly to get some pictures for her rep cards (coming soon!). I think we got some great pictures, and I can't wait to take the rest of her senior pictures later this year! :)
I had a wonderful time hanging out with this pretty girl Saturday afternoon! We decided to get together to get a few pictures for her rep cards (these will be out soon - I'm currently finishing them up!). She found some really cool places, and I think we got several good shots. Dana is a beautiful young lady - inside and out, and I am so excited about working with her again this summer! I loved getting to visit with her and her sweet momma too. :)
I got to spend a beautiful afternoon taking pictures of this pretty little gal. Miss Tayleigh is absolutely adorable from those big brown eyes to that cute little smile (and yes even her solemn expressions are precious!). She’ll pose for snacks so she’s my kind of girl lol. I started working with her momma in August, so in a way I have watched this little lady grow up, and I can’t believe she is already 9 months old (she changes so much every time I see her!). I had a lot of fun hanging out with her and the Chamberlain girls Saturday afternoon. Her aunts helped me get lots of sweet smiles and several cute pictures! J
I will be offering Spring Mini Sessions from March 24th to April 6th. These sessions will be taken outdoors so the dates are subject to change depending on the weather. Hopefully spring will be here to stay very soon (today was just beautiful!). :)
I am very excited about my senior rep program this year! I have lots of great ideas in mind to make your experience fun and unique.
I am looking for two seniors per school to represent Kate Ragan Photography. Each senior rep will receive a complimentary rep session, a discount sitting fee for your senior session, rep cards to pass out to friends, and a customized HD video of images from your senior session.
Responsibility: You are required to promote Kate Ragan Photography by spreading the word to your friends and classmates. For each referral you will free prints/credits.
HCSH SENIORS: I have already selected one rep from your school so there is only one more rep position available.
If interested, please fill free to message me on Facebook or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicant Deadline: April 5, 2014
I was so excited when Katie asked me to take some maternity pictures of her and Lucas – it was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon! These two are very sweet, and I am so excited for them as they begin this next chapter in their lives. As picture day neared, I was starting to get worried if the weather would cooperate with our plans (after all, snow and ice was supposed to come in any day). Luckily for us, we were blessed with the perfect day – 50 degrees, awesome light, and an adorable couple! We decided to take their images at Dolan Lake, and Katie and Lucas asked that we start our session at the Pavilion, the spot where they got married a few years ago. We took our first photos in front of a large tree there where they had had their wedding photos taken. This location was meaningful to them with makes the images even sweeter! I’m excited to meet their sweet little miracle! Katie is due at the end of the month which means Miss Hannah will be here before we know it!! J
To see their maternity video, please click here: https://vimeo.com/88198575
I had a great time Saturday morning photographing this beautiful little girl. It seems like just yesterday I was taking her newborn pictures, and now she is 3 months old (time really does fly!). Babies change so quickly during their first year of life so it always amazes me every time I see Miss Kinsley. Each time she has grown so much and learned new things (right now she’s learning how to lay on her belly and hold her head up on her own). I always love getting to hang out with Kinsley and her sweet parents, and I am so glad I get to capture all of these wonderful milestones of this pretty little gal’s first year. J