The Darwin's Country Family Session

We started to dream and create this wonderful life we have....

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I never knew I loved my husband as much as I did, until I saw how much he loved our children. Of course I fell completely in love with him the moment I met him. Look at him- how could you not? We started to dream and create this wonderful life we have. We succeeded, we failed, we cried and we kept on loving. This incredible man loves me in ways I never dreamt of someone loving me. 

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Then came our children... and I fell in love with him all over again. He was so unsure of himself knowing that we were welcoming a little girl first. When Madeline was born, Aaron transformed into someone that I had never known before. Full of emotions, confidence and compassion. 

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Madeline entered the world in full speed in 2015. Our lives changed forever, and we've yet to slow down. This girl will do BIG things in life. She's kind-hearted, fearless and forever a leader. Full of positive energy and is always a step beyond her parents. She's got her mama's personality and her daddy's good looks. Her big blue eyes are full of wonder and mischief. She truly lights up a room. 

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Hunter, our baby. This sweet lover boy came to us in 2017. Quiet, content and full of joy from day 1. He's got white blonde hair, charming blue eyes and loves anyone who wraps him up in their arms. Some may say he's a mama's boy but I've never seen a bond quite like him daddy's. Forever smiling, laughing and looking up to his big sister.

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I'm anxious to see how our family grows over the years... yet clinging to every moment along the way. The tears flow often late at night when I think about how far we've come as a family in just a few short years. How limited our time really is with our children as "babies." How I'll miss searching high and low for blankies, wiping boogers and being a 24 hour snack dispenser to my children. 

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 I am forever thankful for the beautiful moments that Trisha was able to capture of our family. She made our family feel comfortable and let us act silly, laugh and love together without feeling pressured to do so. An experience with a photographer like none other. Pure LOVE. xoxo  -Amy

I am forever thankful for the beautiful moments that Trisha was able to capture of our family. She made our family feel comfortable and let us act silly, laugh and love together without feeling pressured to do so. An experience with a photographer like none other. Pure LOVE. xoxo

-Amy

This was an absolute dream session, I absolutely loved my time with the Darwin family and getting to know them just a little bit better. Here's to a beautiful friendship, I hope to always capture your family's moments

The Wentz Family Session; Geneseo, IL // Quad Cities Family Photographer

“If you wanna make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

-Christina Wentz, how their plans all changed and how amazing that change is!

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Matt and I met back in 2007. I had moved back to Illinois after living in Florida for a few years and we were both going to Western. As soon as we started dating I had a feeling that this was not going to be just another guy that I would date for awhile and move on. Ten years later I know that feeling was definitely right on, he works so hard to support and take care of our family. When we got engaged in 2010 we both knew we wanted kids eventually, and that we were already 27 & 32 so we didn’t want to wait a long time to start a family, but we also kind of wanted to a little bit and settle into married life.

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As they say, “if you wanna make God laugh, tell him your plans.” We were married in April 2011 and Rosella Joyce was born 9 months and 7 days later. Ryne Matthew joined us 22 months and our family couldn’t be more complete. They are the center of our universe. I know it’s what everyone says, but neither of us really ever understood how you can love someone with all of your being until these two came into the world.

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Parenting ain’t no joke though. Rosella “Ella” is my super chatty, curious, independent, and artistic little girl. She will for real talk from the moment she wakes until she talks herself to sleep (and in her sleep), and always has a million questions.

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Ryne on the other hand is my wild and crazy, moody, and curious little mamas boy.

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Both are completely capable of testing our patience and melting our hearts in the same minute. It’s not always easy but it’s so always worth it to see these two little people grow into smart and kind human beings." - Christina and the story of her family

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I enjoyed seeing this family again, Ryne is slowly warming up to me! I'm looking forward to watching this family grow through the years. Enjoy your slideshow and click HD to view it! -Trisha K.