Monthly Archives: February 2012


It’s back – Easter pictures with live bunnies!!  I will be offering sessions for two weekends in March: Fri-Sun.  This year, I am going to be hosting this event at the Centennial Park in Chrisman, IL!  (weather permitting).  If the weather is less than desirable for this event, it will be held in my studio.

I have lots of Easter props available to go along with the live bunnies – but feel free to bring any of your own as well!  Special items you may have such as Easter baskets, clothing, etc.  There are bathrooms on site at the park for clothing changes if necessary.

Sessions will be 30 minutes in length and  scheduled every hour on the hour – ie. 9:00-9:30  10:00-10:30.  I need 30 minutes between sessions to reset and prepare for the next client, and give the bunnies a break (it’s in their contract! haha)  If a different time is necessary for you, please let me know and I will see what I can do!

Cost: $25.00 – Includes online viewing to share with friends and family AND a $10.00 voucher to use online for a CD of 10 favorite images (selections made online or by phone)

Here are the dates to choose from!

March 16, 17, & 18th – 9:00am – 7:30pm

March 23, 24, 25th – 9:00am – 7:30pm

You can call/text (217) 251-7380 to schedule a session!  As I book sessions, they will be added to my online calendar.  You can refer to this to see what openings are still available.  (when viewing my calendar, you may have to hit REFRESH for it to appear)

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Easter means LIVE BUNNY PICTURES! Starts March 16!!


In addition to lifestyle and commercial photography, I also take pictures just for the art of it! 😉

Check out my Small Teaspoon Photo Art Gallery!  I have a sale going on in the marketplace until 2/29/12 – so you better hurry!

Small Teaspoon Photo Art


You heard me right – $1,200.00!!  What do you have to do to get this fabulous prize?  Get married!

I am looking for one lucky couple who is getting married anytime between April 14, 2012 and December 12, 2012 and who like to have FUN!  Photography would be both traditional and non-traditional – thinking outside the box, using props that you wouldn’t even think of and doing a session that will boggle your mind!

What does the prize include you might ask?  Well let me tell you what – it’s the BIGGEST prize I have EVER given away!

  • FREE Engagement Session with CD of 10 favorite images (retail value $150.00)
  • 50% off the Spectacular Wedding Package (retail value $1,050)
    • Spectacular Wedding Package includes up to 8 hours of photography, $300.00 print credit, proof book, and CD of 80 favorite images

So, if you are interested in entering this giveaway, please print out the contest form and mail it ASAP to Show Me the Smile Photography!  Entries must be received before February 24, 2012.  More details regarding this fantastic giveaway can be found below and on the entry form.

I look forward to working with you!  Good luck!

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Wedding Bells Contest – Prize worth $1,200.00!!!


Congratulations, Alicia, you are the winner!

Alicia, you were randomly selected by and will be notified shortly!  Winner was chosen by comment order (seen in image).  Nine comments were left, and selected the number 4 as our winner!
Thank you to ALL who participated!  It really helped me narrow down the 6 choices – Choice 4 and choice 2 came out on top with choice 4 winning by a landslide!!  When the valentine’s e-cards are ready, be sure to send one with my photo!  I’ll tell you how to do this when it is ready!

Winner & Results – Christopher Reeve Foundation Project!

Contest ends in less than 4 hours!


Just an update – the poll has been proving to be very helpful in narrowing down the 6 choices of images for the Christopher Reeve Foundation project!  Keep the votes coming – and remember, once you vote – you MUST leave a comment below the poll/contest post to be entered into the drawing!


Help me choose which image I should send to the Christopher Reeve Foundation for their E-Valentine’s Cards!

**Vote in the poll above and then leave me a comment below – names will be thrown into a drawing for a gift card to Fannie May candy and a coupon for 25% off in my online marketplace!  (photo art or client images)**



Winner will be notified by email – so add to your safe senders list!  Only one winner will be drawn.  Contest ends 2/2/12 at noon Central time.

Which image – quick poll & contest! ENDS 2/2/12 AT NOON CST!!!