About  Lesley

I must say, I truly am blessed. When I am not behind the camera,  I am a stay at home mother of three amazing boys. I am also a wife to the most wonderful man and five fur babies!  I live in a small town in northern Illinois where everyone knows everyone. I love traveling for work and for fun. Chocolate is one of my favorite food groups. My family is my world. We love being outdoors. Our favorite time together is when we are  on our bass boat; crappie, bass, or walleye fishing. We are very family oriented and are always going from one event to the next. It is a crazy chaotic life but I wouldn't change it for the world!  Being a mother, I know how important it is to be able to capture timeless memories and to always be prepared for the unexpected.  

based in Northern illinois and available for travel  

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I have always enjoyed photography. I purchased my first camera in 2013. I only had intentions of using it just for my family photos, but God had other plans. My passion grew and I became more and more in love with photography. What began as me taking pictures of my family, has grown into my very own photography business. I cannot begin to express how thankful I am to be able to do what I love for a living. My favorite things about my job is meeting amazing people that become friends.  I also love being able to capture memories and emotions for people to cherish for years.  

You can always find me on our boat fishing or curled up on the couch with a cup coffee while reading a  good fiction book. 

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 There would be no Long Shots Photography without you! So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for trusting me with your special moments.

My Philosophy-
Time can stand still, if only for a moment.  Let me capture all of those special occasions  for you to cherish for a lifetime. 


Thank you for considering me for your wedding day.  I understand picking a photographer can feel like a task but I try to make the process as relaxing, simple, and easy as possible.

I enjoying getting to know my clients and will do my best to make sure this whole process is a memorable experience catering to you and your wants and needs.  I offer several collections to fit most budgets. If you do not see exactly what you are looking for, we can create a custom collection to fit your specific photography needs. Please click on "wedding collections" to find out more about each collection.  Please email me for a collection pricing guide or with any other questions. 

Portraits can be anything from senior pictures to newborns session. I love that I get to  "watch" my clients grow through all stages of life. I am grateful that I can  make "time stand still", even if only for a moment.  As a mother, I know how important capturing moments are - both posed and candids. I would be honored to be your lifetime photographer. Please click on "portrait collections" to find out more about each collection.  Please email me for a collection pricing guide or with any other questions.  

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