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Katie Class of '16 - Senior Portraits - Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL
February 16, 2016
Katie Class of '16 - Senior Portraits - Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL

Still loving these images of our renaissance girl, Katie from this past Fall!  She is into so many awesome and unique things.  Softball, rock music, plays drums and sax, loves her tshirts and sneakers, and on top of all that is a great girl just to chat with.  I think our consultation with her and her mom lasted almost two hours.  We are excited to see where life takes her!  Only good places, we know it.

Welcome to the Neighborhood - Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL
February 09, 2016
Katie Class of '16 - Senior Portraits - Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL

  Oh my gosh...while we LOVE our new neighbor, let's just say, our healthy eating plans do NOT love them!  Pease's at Bunn Gourmet have moved into the Gables in a gorgeous newly renovated space.  And while, YES they have a huge wall of candy, and a children's area complete with kid friendly treats, couches and a chocolate theater, they have plenty of non-sweet offers too.  There is a cafe area with quiche, salads, soups, coffees and of course decadent desserts.  They also offer beer, wine and sell Bunn Gourmet meats you can take home and create chef quality meals with.  So if you are in their store and see Sarah or myself munching away, come say hi!  And don't judge the amount of candy are buying. ;-)  - Andria

Best Buds - Senior Portraits from Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL
February 04, 2016
Katie Class of '16 - Senior Portraits - Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL

   These guys. What a fun day in the studio this was! They are from a small town in central Illinois and have been best friends for years. Their genius moms decided to send them together for senior portraits. What more to make you bust up laughing then your friend who knows about every goofy thing you've ever done! One thing we know is no matter where life takes these two, they will always remember their high school days together.

Can You Feel The Love? Childrens Portrait Photography Springfield IL
January 28, 2016
Katie Class of '16 - Senior Portraits - Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL

Valentine's Day is upon us, and while we love our sweeties, we have a simple family Valentine's Day idea that ANYONE can do!  My family did it last year and I'm excited to do it again.  Get some pink and red papers and cut out a bunch of hearts.  You can trace some and have your kiddos practice cutting with safety scissors.  Starting on February 1st through Valentine's Day, have each family member jot down something they love about each other family member on separate hearts.  They can just be small little things!  Tape them to each persons bedroom door.  Enjoy feeling the love!

Portrait Display - Springfield, IL Portrait Photographer
December 03, 2015
Katie Class of '16 - Senior Portraits - Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL

We love sharing our artwork with local businesses in our community!  Currently these canvasses of mustached siblings are bringing smiles to patrons of the Sangamo Club in Downtown Springfield.  Stop in and take a peek, and maybe take a mustached photo of yourself!

A New Member of the Family
April 09, 2015
Katie Class of '16 - Senior Portraits - Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL

If you've visited Sarah Petty Photography in the last almost 10 years, you've surely met our studio manager Andria.  In that time, she married, had a baby boy named Malcolm in 2011, and has added to her family, another sweet boy!  Everyone at Sarah Petty Photography and Joy of Marketing are thrilled to welcome darling Abbott to the team!

Baby Girl PJ
March 18, 2015

Meet our lastest super star baby girl, Paisley Jane!  She is an absolute doll and was a delight to photograph.

Puppy Love . Springfield IL Childrens Portraits
October 23, 2014
Katie Class of '16 - Senior Portraits - Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL

 "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." - Ben WilliamsWe feel like this little guy might disagree!  This is just one image from a recent session with a little boy and his pup.  This family has brought in all three children when they were the age of one, and we've photographed them all with their dog Jackson.  They have three framed series of these images displayed together in their home.  What a fun way to celebrate the kids, human or doggy, over the years!

New Blog!
September 04, 2014
Katie Class of '16 - Senior Portraits - Sarah Petty Photography Springfield IL

Besides our NEW blog, here's another one of our favorites things recently...this dress!  We've had a few senior girls bring it in this summer and so far we've found that is looks beautiful in all the different places we've shot it.  Love the bright colors and unique style.  Don't be afraid to bring it colorful patterned pieces for your session!