Don't wait to celebrate who they are.

A magical photography experience for
 families in and around Springfield and Central Illinois

Joyful places

whimsical images

Smiling faces

Time keeps flying by...

As parents we get how busy your schedule can get.  You are juggling kids schedules, travel calendars, and an endless to-do list.  

After all, you have hundreds of images on your camera roll, so getting everyone together for a portrait gets pushed down on the to-do list.  Before you realize it, years have gone by since everyone was all together for a portrait. You have lots of images, but none that are worth hanging prominently in your home. 

  • Don't know when to schedule?
  • Waiting for their big kid teeth or a hairstyle to grow?
  • Unsure what would look best in your home?
  • Worried not everyone will cooperate? 

Happy Clients

“Our daughter was nervous before the photo session but had the absolute BEST time. Sarah brought out the best in her and the confidence she gained is still there. Every kid should get to have this experience!”

Nicole S.

“Previously we had only received digital files from other photographers, and of course I was too busy and overwhelmed to do anything with them. I am so glad I found Sarah and learned about decorating my home with wall portraits! They have become, hands down, our favorite thing about our home.”

Annie p.

“I have three kiddos and it is easy to let time get away. Sarah makes sure I don't miss the key times when my kids need to be photographed. The portraits she creates for our home are so 'us' at that moment. Our kids enjoy seeing their portraits on our walls and I think it really bonds them together as not just siblings, but friends.”

Cyndi p.


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It starts with a quick chat on the phone. Once you know we are the right fit, we will work together to make sure the experience and artwork we create is custom to you. We want to get to know all about your family so we can create an experience catered to them that results in artwork that will blend seamlessly with your home.



Your session is designed just for you and to be FUN! You will play, laugh, snuggle and be yourselves in front of our camera. Worried you won’t know what to do? We have your back and will make sure to photograph you and your family authentically. With over 20 years of experience photographing people, we make sure everyone looks and feels great.



The moment you've been waiting for! Sit back and relax as we project your images larger than life on our studio wall. We will hold your hand throughout this process, from choosing your favorite images to selecting wall art to perfectly made to compliment your home. We want you to leave with wall portraits to give your home a look you’ll love for generations.

Let's Chat 217.787.9070

Portraits matter more than ever.

Too many families skip taking the time to get everyone together to create a portrait that they will love looking at each and every day.  Instead they rely on images that live on their phones to remember their family by.

We love to make the portrait process simple, easy and most of all FUN!.  We document your families unique and genuine personalities.

We create portraits you will love, that you can use to decorate your walls for generations.  We want you to remember your family at every stage, with artwork that never goes out of style.

Give Us A Call 217.787.9070

What's Next?

The next questions are usually what will the investment be and when can we get started. I get it, trust me! If you are doing the work to get everyone together, you want to make sure you have images everyone loves that will enhance your home.

We make sure each client not only leaves with images they love but that they leave framed, artist signed and ready to hang, destined to be enjoyed for years to come.

To learn more about how we can help you get framed portraits of the people you love most on the walls of your home, click the link below.


Want to see how a session works?

Watch this video to see what a typical session with Sarah Petty is like! 

Meet Sarah Petty

As a child, Sarah Petty did not exist in photographs. Not many, anyway. It was certainly not for lack of love that her parents didn't document her childhood. They were too busy keeping her older brother away from lawnmowers and power tools...and before they know it, she was six feet tall with her own portrait studio.

Sarah's goal as a photographer became clear over twenty years ago when she started her studio: to celebrate children at every age, to unveil the spirit of a child in her images and to help families decorate their worlds with highly personal artwork. Artwork that matters.

No matter what stage your child is in, there is no wrong time to have him or her photographed. We invite you to set up a time to stop by our studio for a portrait consultation to see how to create heirloom artwork for you and your family to enjoy.

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