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Stay Little Valentine Stay ~ Valentine’s Day Cards from Springfield Illinois Photographer Kari Bedford

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day to send greeting cards? Neither did I! One of my clients chose to do a session in her home so that she could send out custom Valentine’s Day cards instead of Christmas cards. I think they turned out so cute that EVERYONE should […]

Engagement Session at Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, Illinois

Let me just say this: I am a total foodie and a complete and utter beer snob. So when Michael and Melissa showed up with their dogs (who were named after breakfast foods) whilst wearing matching Ranger IPA t-shirts, I knew we would get along just fine. They chose Heritage Prairie Farm as the location […]

Happy New Year from Kari Bedford Photography

After the busy holiday season, I am just easing into the New Year. January is always a great time for catching up on projects around the house, designing sample albums, seeking inspiration for the upcoming wedding and portrait season, and working on pet projects. I have also discovered the addictive nightmare that is Pinterest, so […]

Introducing Richard: Springfield, IL Senior Portrait Role Model Winner for 2011

Awhile back, I hosted a “Role Models” contest/giveaway. The winner, by a landslide, was Richard. He was nominated by his friend (and the mother of one of the grooms whose wedding I photographed this summer), Annette Kramer. She had this to say about Richard: “To know Richard is to love him. Upon meeting him you […]

Trust Your Photographer Enough to be Fearless ~ Adventurous Portrait Photography in Springfield Illinois

Since a friend and fellow photographer turned me on to the Fearless Photographers website a few months ago, I have been thinking about how to apply the same approach to portrait photography. There is a tendency to take the safest path to portrait work — a beautiful, traditional portrait of the entire family. Everyone is […]