Monthly Archives: June 2015

Family Experience Giveaway WINNER!!!

I love entering giveaways 🙂 I entered 2 different ones just last week myself!

And I LOVE having giveaways too!

But what I love more then that, are families! Whether it’s a family of 6, a single mom & her two littles or a couple that are just beginning their journey of marriage together…I love FAMILY!

I have to say I was really excited about who was going to choose as the winner!!! And today I’m THRILLED to announce that the winner of my Family Experience Giveaway that is helping me celebrate the ONE YEAR Birthday of Nomi Photography is……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

HEIDI SHARPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoohoo!!!!!!!!

YAY!!!! Heidi, please email me within the next 24 hours at to claim your prize & we’ll start working out all the details!!!!!!!!

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered & who has supported Eric & I in the launch & past year of Nomi Photography. We couldn’t have done it without.

Be watching my facebook page for some pretty awesome sessions that will be happening in July!! I’ve got a few openings for July left & am currently booking for August & September of 2015.

McMichael | Family Session

Steve, Jennifer & Leah were several years back “models” for me 🙂 I was just beginning to branch out & photograph other people then just family & close friends. I reached out to the McMichael’s one day & asked if they’d be willing to let me use them as guinea pigs before they left for their new home in Morocco (yes the country!) & Leah left for Wheaton College. I was so glad they agreed & said yes!

Well fast forward about 3 years ago (I think that’s what we figured out it was!) & the three of them are together a little this summer while Steve & Jennifer are visiting family & friends & taking care of various things. And at the same time spending as much time as possible with their beautiful daughter Leah who has a few weeks off before her internship starts. (Which if I have my timing correct, at the time of posting this, she has already started her internship!)

I love the McMichael Family. They are true, loving, giving, caring people. My heart was so lifted & encouraged after my time together with them just a few weeks ago. I’m only around them a few times every couple of years but it’s always a joy when I am able to be around them.

I really want you to just soak in the love, happiness, laughter & JOY in the faces of this special family as you look through these pictures. It’s not very hard to see 😉 Their faces radiate it!

McMichael | Family Session-1-2

We had their session at a favorite, quiet place in Bloomington-Normal. I loved it!!! It was like we had left the city & had been transferred to a little sanctuary.

Leah is a lovely woman. She just recently got this awesome bike! And I thought it was perfectly fitting that we got a few pictures of her with it! I know she’s going to love riding it around the campus of Wheaton College.

McMichael | Family Session-12          McMichael | Family Session-10

I’ll say it again, she’s LOVELY.

McMichael | Family Session-7

McMichael | Family Session-5

Leah & Steve can be funny AND serious 😉

McMichael | Family Session-6   McMichael | Family Session-9

I loved the way Steve kissed Jennifer & held her!

McMichael | Family Session-2     McMichael | Family Session-3

Oh Leah 😉

McMichael | Family Session-4

Yes, this family loves to laugh & BE together!

McMichael | Family Session-8

McMichael | Family Session-1

Steve, Jennifer & Leah, I’m so glad it worked out for us to another session. Eric & I are praying for all the adventures that are coming your way. Love you three & we’ll have to do this again sometime 😉

Lockwood | Maternity Session

Teresa & I have been friends, goodness, 6 years now? I think so! We’ve had a lot of fun memories shared together including getting married just 6 days a part from each other!

Teresa & Mark will be welcoming their first child (a daughter!!!) in just a few weeks. I’ve seen the special room they are preparing for her & this little princess is going to be loved & spoiled! In a good way! 🙂 I’m VERY much looking forward to meeting their daughter & photographing her within the first few days on her life. Be looking for those images in the coming weeks!

One of the things I’m slowing changing about my maternity sessions is to incorporate the husband more. A baby doesn’t just get here because of the momma 😉 When a couple welcome their first child, they are also saying goodbye to the season of it being just the two of them. Teresa had the idea of having their session at State Farm Park since it’s a location the couple goes to often & I thought it was a perfectly fitting way to portray this special couple & the new season of life they are entering. And let me just say, Mark is a wonderful & strong man. He is just what Teresa needs in a man & he’s going to be the best father for their family. I can’t wait to see them become a family of THREE!!!

Had to have a PINK ball in the picture! Since they are having a girl!!! 🙂

One of my favorites of Teresa!

Teresa, you are a BEAUTIFUL woman & a GORGEOUS momma. You are the perfect mommy for your little girl. I pray that she has strength & love for the Lord that you do. And that just like I’ve seen you do, she will crawl into the Lord’s arms when times are hard & laugh when the joy in life is just bubbling over! I love you my friend!


Family Experience Giveaway!

It’s TIME!!!! It’s time for the biggest giveaway I’ve ever done! It’s time for the Nomi Photography Family Experience Giveaway!!!!!!

Family Experience Giveaway Ad

I believe in relationships & I believe in family! I also believe in celebrating the big & little things in life & Nomi Photography turned 1 year old this past May! I say that calls for some CELEBRATING!!!!! I wanted to show my thank you to all my wonderful clients by giving away a $25.00 Giftcard to Avanti’s & a $25.00 Giftcard to Pheasant Lanes Bowling to help jump-start a family night OR a date night for a couple! It’s the beginning of the summer & what a fun experience to have has a memory! Plus, whoever wins, will receive $50.00 off any Mini-Session I have left in 2015. (Those Mini Sessions are Best Friend Mini’s – June 27; Back-to-School Mini’s (for homeschoolers only) – July 18 & July 15; Sister Sister Mini’s – August; Grandparents & Grandkids Mini’s- September 12; Fall Family Mini’s – October 17.)

The contest is LIVE now & will close at midnight June 18, 2015. You can enter every day if you want too! Feel free to get your friends & family entering as well! (Those who have won giveaways from Nomi Photography in 2015 are not eligible to win. Discount cannot be transferred to any other session offered by Nomi Photography. Nomi Photography reserves the right to cancel giveaway at any time.) I will announce the winner here on my blog on June 22!!!!!!

Use the link below to enter!


Back-to-School Mini Session Details!

Austin Family | Back to School-5

*Please note these mini sessions are for families that homeschool only.

Last year, I THOROUGHLY enjoyed getting to meet & connect with fellow homeschooling families in the Bloomington-Normal area! If you didn’t know, my parents homeschooled me & my three siblings & my husband was also homeschooled! I’m very passionate about education at home & Eric & I hope to do the same with our future children.

I wanted to give local homeschooling families the opportunity to be able to have their children have their own “Back-to-School” pictures 🙂 Every year of homeschooling is a milestone! And capturing your children & family at this time, is a joy of mine.

Because I know how challenging it can be to make time in a family’s calendar for pictures, I wanted to leave opportunity in case the entire family wanted to have pictures & not just each individual child!

Therefore I am offering two types of packages for the Back-to-School Mini Sessions:

Individual Student Session:
First Child – 2-4 Images | $30.00
If you have more then one child-great! After your first child, it’s just $20.00 per additional child.
Session will take 10 minutes.

Family Session:
Family’s up to 6 members ($10.00 per additional family member after 6 members) 5-10 Images | $60.00
Session will take 15 minutes.

I’m truly excited about these Mini Sessions! I only offer them for homeschooler families & I am SO looking forward to connecting with even more families this year! To reserve your session on either Saturday, July 18 OR Saturday, July 25, just email me at & we will get you in!!! Or if you have ANY questions, I’d LOVE to chat! I can’t wait to meet & capture your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All images will be delivered within 3 weeks of the session via email with a link to an online gallery where they can be downloaded to your computer & then printed wherever you choose. Print Release is also included. Full payment is due at session.

Back-to-School Mini's 2015




Best Friend Mini Sessions Details

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Who makes you smile the most? Who did you call first when you heard the bad news? Who’s texts make you literally laugh out loud? Who is there to talk you into things & sometimes tell you to “stop it” & talk you out of other things?

Your Best Friend.

And, may I ask one more question? When was the last time you had a picture taken with her? A picture other then that duck face selfie 😉 When was the last time? When was the last time you & your bestie had some one on one time? When was the last time you two talked & reflected on the treasured friendship you share?

I’ve said it many times- I BELIEVE in relationships. That’s one of the core things Nomi Photography is based on. And one of the relationship opportunities I hope every girl, every woman will have in life- is a true friend. Or two. Or three. True, blue, is there for you, prays for you, listens to you- Best Friend.

That’s why, once again, I am offering for one Saturday out of the year only, Best Friend Mini Sessions!

This mini session will be a short photography session on Saturday, June 27, where you & your bestie (or several of your girlfriends) can come, relax, laugh & reflect on what you have all been through together. This 20 minute photo session will take place at an outdoor location in Bloomington-Normal & is $60.00 for 2-3 best friends (additional friends after 3, may be added at $10.00 a piece). You will receive a 10-15 images and a wonderful memory to share! All images will be delivered within 3 weeks of the session via a link to an online gallery where they can be downloaded & printed where you choose. Print Release is also included. Email me at to reserve your session slot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis!

(I plan to offer a Sister Sister Mini Session in August but if your sister IS your best friend, you are more then welcome to be a part of this experience!)

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