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Sarah DeMaranville photography has worked with many wedding vendors. Many. Both within the Quad Cities and outside. Brick and mortar and online. I’m not telling you this to brag, but I am offering my experience and vetting to you. I want you to have the very best for your wedding day. And I’ve vetted and […]

  Some people may hesitate at a request to do birthday portraits inside a local farm store. But knowing Adelyn’s mom and hearing of the birthday girl’s fascination with Farm & Fleet, I couldn’t resist. Adelyn loves all things Farm & Fleet. She adores shopping trips with her Daddy and roaming the aisles endlessly. She […]

Have you thought about your wedding day timeline? What about a first look? You know what I’m talking about– those few minutes before the craziness of the day that the bride and groom get to share a few moments. Traditionally, first looks are somewhat taboo, but realistically speaking, they offer many benefits! The time before […]

If it was possible to know a family within minutes, it was this family. The Andersons reminded me so much of my own family. Their love to laugh and love for one another was palpable.  Though we met on one of the stickiest days of the summer, we kept the laughter going. I can’t take […]

Let me tell you about Ellianna. Articulate. Lovable. Beautiful. Kind.  She is wise beyond her years. I caught her on a sleepy day, but that barely dampened her glowing spirit. Smiles were a little bit harder to come by, but the flowers, field, and chalkboard definitely helped.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from this […]

How many girls get to throw glitter in the air? Roll around in it? Make snow angels? The short answer: not very many. Perhaps that is the source of success for Ivy Lane’s glitter mini-sessions. No other mother in her right mind would allow such a crazy mess in her own house.  Despite the mess […]

Today I met Joseph Oscar and I quickly learned a few things– ~ Joseph has his mommy wrapped around his precious little fingers. ~ He likes to be swaddled nice and warm. ~ He has strong lungs. ~ Daddy Kyle can comfort and calm him in only a few seconds. And, given that Joseph was […]

It all began well over a year ago. Kyle put a ring on it. I was there for the engagement pictures and the wedding day. It only makes sense that I would meet them at Sinnissippi Park to continue the trend. Kyle and Sabrina know they will be welcoming a little boy in mid-July, and I […]

I’ve had the pleasure of capturing this spunky girl for three years now. Every year around her birthday, we spend an hour or so walking around the farm, exploring the family’s land, and letting this youngster be young. Here’s a look back at Grace’s third and fourth birthday portraits. She’s got the ornery twinkle in […]

When Josie’s mom, Brooke, saw Ivy Lane’s lemonade stand mini-sessions, she knew this would be perfect for Josie’s second birthday portraits! We met on the corner of State Street and Highway 6 at the Geneseo city park, and Josie took right to the lemons. She spent a good while stacking them and moving them before […]