Circa 2016

Reminiscing Fully Focused’s journey in 2016… This has been the biggest year for Fully Focused so far! Yay! This year included so many great changes for my business. To my clients, you make my job lovely. I love capturing your beautiful moments and milestones. In starting Vision Colletive, we gained lifelong photog friends. I can’t… Continue reading Circa 2016

Fall/Winter Date Ideas In Southern Illinois

1. Go for a bike ride on SIU campus. You can stop at Starbucks in the Stud Center first! 2. Explore the Carbondale Farmers Market. 3. Bonfire party with s’mores (more couples maybe?). 4. Board game/cards night (one of our favorites). 5. Bowling 6. Try out some of our local restaurants (Pita Alley, Mackies, Longbranch… Continue reading Fall/Winter Date Ideas In Southern Illinois

Favorite Kind of Date Night

My husband knows me so well! He surprised me with a trip to Alto Pass for the most beautiful date night! We arrived at the perfect time when the sun was starting to set. The sky was breathtaking, so I had to share some of my shots with you! If you haven’t been out to Bald Knob Cross,… Continue reading Favorite Kind of Date Night

From H to T

Congratulations, you have hired the photographer, your session date is scheduled and you are now patiently awaiting your photoshoot. You’ve almost got everything together and…BOOM…You forgot pick out your outfit for pictures. You may even have outfits to pick out for a significant other or little ones. Ahhh! So instead of scrambling around and putting “blah” outfits together, let… Continue reading From H to T

Fashion, Makeup and Mustard

What is it about this color? Mustard clothes, bags, lamps… It’s everywhere and I’m a FAN! Mustard is the color of the season! And how about this gorgeous girl? Katie’s a makeup artist in the area and she’s super creative! Amazing, right? I was a big fan of incorporating superhero-esque makeup into her shoot. Katie was so… Continue reading Fashion, Makeup and Mustard

Nice To Meet You!

FIRST BLOG POST! Woo hoo! Thanks for checking out some of my photos and design work.  Before we go any further, let’s start by getting to know one another. I’m a Southern Illinois native. I’m a university employee by day, photographer, writer and designer by night. 😉  I cook a mean cilantro lime chicken and I… Continue reading Nice To Meet You!