Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sweet and Spunky!

I had so much fun photographing these sisters today! One is sweet and the other is spunky. Can you guess who is who? Really they are both as sweet as could be! They were right at home during their session. We were fast friends. Thanks for being the BRIGHT spot in my day today!

Shhh! Baby's Sleeping!

Or maybe not. This little sweetie was wide awake almost the whole time. Sharing one sleeping shot that I got. So sweet!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

It's so much fun when you're ONE!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Welcome to the World!

This little baby was only one week old. So sweet!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

More American Girl Fashion Show INFO

I have applications for models, guest models and commentators. If you need an application, GET IT HERE! Just email me at and I will email the application to you. The deadline is almost here!


Guest Model-A special Guest Model Package is offered to those American Girl fans ages 5-12 that cannot participate as a model because they are not either a size 6x or size 10, but still want to be involved in the show!

Model-Girls ages 5-12 that are either size 6x or 10.

Commentator-High School junior or senior girls interested in public speaking and having a GREAT time!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kimberly Smoot QUOTED in the SJR today!

Check out the article in today's newspaper! It's all about the American Girl fashion show that's coming to Springfield. Read the article HERE.

Hey Juniors and Seniors...YOU can be a commentator for the American Girl fashion shows!

High-school junior and senior girls are sought to serve as commentators for the fashion shows. Auditions will be held at 1 p.m. March 8 in Bunn Auditorium at St. John’s Hospital. The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday. Applications are available online at or by contacting JoAnn Lemaster at 544-6464, ext. 30095, or

Saturday, February 23, 2008

KidsFest 2008 American Girl Photo Shoot

I will be photographing the first 100 girls and their dolls at KidsFest 2008 on Saturday at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center. Meet me there at 1pm. Check out or for more info!

Adding images from KidsFest 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Illinois Champion Across America

Meet Lauren. I photographed her last summer for Children's Miracle Network. She has been choosen as the Illinois Champion Across America. Congratulations Lauren!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Family ART Night at Owen Marsh

Thank you to Mrs. Bailey, the ART teacher at Owen Marsh, for inviting me to be one of the featured artists at Family ART Night. It was such a great night! Seeing your students and their parents so excited about ART was amazing! I also enjoyed meeting the other artists. A special "GO REDBIRDS!" to all of the art students participating from ISU! More images to follow. Check back!

Monday, February 18, 2008


The location for KidsFest 2008 has been changed to the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Please make a note. See you there!

KidsFest 2008

Don't miss all the fun at KidsFest 2008 on Saturday, February 23rd from 10am-4pm at the Prairie Capital Convention Center! Admission is only $3!

Kimberly Smoot Photography will be there!

There's something for everyone at over 50 exhibits with information about health, safety, and education for parents and kids. Bring the whole family and see Curious George and Winnie The Pooh in the Reading Zone. Enjoy a bounce house, crafts, games, activities, and more. Plus, food from Turasky's Catering, Pease's, and Cold Stone Creamery. Watch demonstrations and entertainment on the Main Stage. Proceeds beneftit Children's Miracle Network at St. John's Children's Hospital. KidsFest is presented by Kicks and CEFCU. For a complete list of exhibitors visit WDBR's website. Click Here!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Rochester Hockey Team!

Look for this image on posters all over Rochester!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Pretty in PINK!

Just one from today's session. I'll let you in on a secret. Pink is my FAVORITE color too!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What a BEAUTIFUL woman!

I had such a great time photographing this mom! I can't wait until the BABIES get here! Neither can she!

Sharing the LOVE

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope your day is as jammed packed as mine. Between sessions and editing I will be hanging out at my daughter's class party. Me, I am responsible for putting the treat bags together and coming up with the game. Typical MOM stuff. This is the custom card that my daughter is giving out to all her friends at school. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day! Peace and Love!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Everyone Wants to Know!

Here are more details about the American Girl fashion show coming to Springfield. See you there!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Check it OUT!

Love this new website! It's totally dedicated to local brides. Be sure to visit You will find tons of helpful information. Need another reason to check it out? Try this! Kimberly Smoot Photography has been featured! We're talkin' TRASH! Trash the Dress that is!

Monday, February 11, 2008


It's so exciting to be part of something this BIG! Check out the
Illinois Meth Project. Images from today's press conference to follow.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Readers' Choice (part 2)

No your eyes weren't deceiving you. I also won in the Best Blog category! It must be my day for second place, but, again, I am cool with it. I never dreamed my blog would become so popular. Thanks for voting for me!

Readers' Choice

Thank you to everyone that voted for me in the State Journal Register's first ever Readers' Choice Poll. I was so excited to get second place. After being named BEST photographer for 2007 in the Illinois Times, I will admit I was hoping for first place, but I will take second place with a huge smile. Congratulations to Terry Farmer. We do such completely different types of work that I really consider second place way cool!

Click HERE to check it out for yourself!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

What do you do to celebrate your daughter's birthday after you have already done EVERY party in town? You have a PICTURE PERFECT PARTY with Kimberly Smoot Photography! This is the birthday girl! She brought two friends for a super fun photo session. Happy Birthday!

These are the lucky friends that got to come along!

Brrrrr....Beautiful Ballerina!

We braved the cold winds to get these shots this weekend. You would never know how cold it felt by looking at the images. Beautiful Ballerina!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Order your SHG Hockey Photographs NOW!

It's easy. You can mail your order and check to Kimberly Smoot Photography at 4636 Svenson Drive, Spfld, IL 62711. Be sure to list the image number, size, quantity and whether you would like it in color or black and white. Mention it if you want GRUNGE added. You will know which one is grunge. It's not for everyone. Pretty much just the cool people! LOL

Juniors or Seniors...Book your senior session with Kimberly Smoot Photography and get $100 in Hockey photographs FREE! Call to make your appointment. 217-793-2164

All offers and special pricing end March 15, 2008.

THE poster is coming SOON!


16x20 $ 100

11x14 $ 75

8x10 $ 50

5x7 $ 25

4x5 $ 15

8 wallets $15

4x10 team photograph $ 20

Hockey Magazine Cover $ 20

Button (3 inch) $ 5

Magnet (2x3 inch) $ 5

Playing cards $ 40

*Appx 1/2 off regular pricing is being offered to your team.

Friday, February 8, 2008

iPhone Surprise

Justin from Serendipity just emailed me from his iPhone. Here is the snapshot he sent me! I am so excited to see my portraits back up at his AWESOME shop! He was doing some rearranging and now they're BACK! Thanks for the iPhone surprise!

American Girl FASHION SHOW info is HERE!

Be sure to check out for lots of must-know info about the upcoming American Girl Fashion Show. The website has dates and ticket information as well as opportunities for your daughter to participate in the big event. Gotta love American Girl!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Sweet Sneak Peek for YOU!

Just a couple from your session. What fun!