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I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer who specializes in Newborn, Family, Child, Maternity, and High School Senior Portraits. I am best known for my relaxed casual approach to my work, an easy experience, and best of all my sessions are ridiculously fun!

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Happy 1st Birthday Magnolia Rayne! - Lifestyle, Family, Children, Newborn Photography | Mahomet, IL

May 4, 2017

 

Hello! It is our first birthday! We are officially one year old today and we could not be more excited to share this special day with you all!! We both have our own favorite things that Magnolia Rayne has brought us in this last year, so we thought it would be fun if we did a blog post and we each shared those with you. Enjoy!! ~ Samantha & Kaula 

 

From Samantha: 

 

WOW!!!!

 

I can't believe it has already been a year since Kaula and I teamed up to bring you all Magnolia Rayne.  As I think back on this last year I remember so many amazing moments with you all.  

 

1.  This was the year of the 1st birthday.  Cake smashes... tutus... balloons... OH MY!  :)  I love 1st birthday sessions... especially when my kiddos feed me cake.  We had some wonderful one year olds this year that tug on my heart strings.  I consider it an honor to watch them grow.

 

 

2.  Christmas Minis.  I kinda felt like Garth with these.  We booked the initial day so quickly we had to open up a second day!  CRAZY!!!  We were frozen to the core the first day but everyone braved the cold and rocked it like champs.  Then here comes the second day with nothing but rain.  Nobody knew our plan but Kaula and I were determined to give you great Christmas card photos.  You all showed up  at Willow Creek Farms and trusted our vision.  They turned out just as beautiful.

 

 

3. The depot.  I had this idea that we needed an indoor space for you all.  As much as we love the outdoors sometimes mother nature just doesn't agree with our plans.  So we threw a bed in an empty room with loads of windows and natural light and welcomed you all to "The Depot".  These fun, comfortable, natural, lifestyle photo sessions have given me such joy.  You all have snuggled, had pillow fights and just laughed until your cheeks hurt while I capture it all.  

 

 

4. Thankful. The final thank you goes out to my amazing partner, Kaula. I wouldn't be the photographer I am today without her. I wouldn't be the person I am today without her. She has believed in me from day one and continues to push me to be the best version of myself. I am forever grateful God placed her in my path! 

 

 

 

From Kaula:

 

When I first approached Sam about the idea of teaming up to bring our clients a full experience from engagement to family I never imagined it could be as wonderful as it has this last year.

 

 

Not only has it been amazing for our wonderful clients; but it has done wonders for our already awesome friendship. I feel closer to her now than I did before and our trust in each other is nearly unbreakable. She gets me, the real me; with no judgement, no fluff, and we are meant to be best friends. These things make it so easy to be in business together! I know she will treat our clients with the love they deserve and I know they will always be happy when they are with her for their photo sessions.

 

 

 

Most of our clients do not meet me or know me as anything other than the lady that responds to their emails and takes their money. LOL But I still truly love taking care of all of our clients and their scheduling and payment experience. Even though I am behind the scenes, I hope all of our clients know how much I truly love what we do, the service we offer, how blessed we are to get to do what we both love, and how extremely important it is to capture all of these precious memories. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to continue our journey!! 

 

 

From both of us: 

 

Magnolia Rayne really has been an adventure for us.  Everyone has been so extremely supportive.  Thank you to all of our past clients for embracing the changes and coming along on this ride with us.  Thank you to all of our new clients who have entrusted us to capture your precious memories.  We can't wait to see what this next year brings!

 

 

 

 

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