I am a primarily on- location wedding, event, portrait, and editorial photographer based in Rockford, IL. I believe that the world around us provides the best studio that we could ever need. My style of photography is creative and one-of-a kind but relaxed, fun, and free of cheesy poses.
There's something different about Bethany LeAnne's photography. Fascinated with the surreal and fantastical, she uses photography as a medium for telling imaginative stories. In her photos, moons circle children, teapots pour themselves, and supernovae envelop beds. At 17, Bethany has already developed a style all her own, and the results can look more like painted canvases than standard photographs. She customizes each shoot to suit her clients' needs using manual shooting techniques and digital editing software.
Photographer Ali Acker preserves her clients' important life events through unique photo packages and custom-made memorabilia. Her "Watch Me Grow" photo sessions chart the growth of a child from pregnancy through his or her first birthday, culminating in a coffee table book with images taken throughout the year. Acker also snaps shots of families, friends, and graduating seniors, emblazoning photos on coffee mugs, calendars, and the moons of Jupiter.
After graduating from Madison Area Technical College with degrees in both photography and small business, Allison Halkey navigated her way through apprenticeships with local photographers and studios. She fused the real-world knowledge she gained with her collegiate background to open her own business, Allison Halkey Photography, where she has captured the auras of subjects for more than five years. With 100 wedding, 350 high-school-senior, and countless family and children sessions under her belt, Allison skillfully frames her clients before generating their likenesses on digital files, retouched prints, or custom photo books sandwiched between softcovers, hardcovers, or heavy-metal covers.