Here come 2 savvy photo chix from the stix……..
We decided to write about each other, thinking that might be easier since it’s so hard to describe yourself!
About us: We are 2 fun chicks who love to take pictures, both of us work for Bella Baby Photography, and do this on the side, each of us had our own photography businesses and then decided to merge so you’d get the best of both us. We do photograph our own clients individually and then on occasion we shoot sessions together. For weddings and engagement sessions you get the both us, we have been shooting weddings together since 2010! We both shoot with professional DSLR cameras and have quite an array of equipment between the both of us, so watch out! We love to have fun when we are shooting, our idea of a great photo shoot is using natural light in a candid atmosphere, we aren’t the typical posey photographers. Yet we do understand there is a need for some posey pictures too, we are all about catering to what your wants and needs are. Yes we stand in rivers to get the right pictures, yes Carrie has laid on a dance floor to get some really neat images of people dancing; so yes we tend to think outside the box to provide you with some truly unique images!
A few words to describe Carrie: Wife and mother are her two favorite titles. Carrie loves small-town life. She lives in the country outside of Smalltown USA…Sandwich Illinois. Carrie is married to Travis, her high school sweetheart. They have been married for over 25 years and have two adult children, 2 dogs, and an occasional dust bunny! (what, they live in the middle of corn and bean fields) In 2018, Carrie’s passions are still her kids, although they may not love that….some things never change. When she is not enjoying time with her husband and kids she loves and boasts about all of her nieces. Her cherished nickname is KEKE, given to her by her first niece Sophia. The name stuck and now all of the family calls her KEKE. <3 Some of Carrie’s favorite things to do in her spare time are journaling, doodling, reading, binge-watching a great show on HULU and decorating her home. Her favorite style…modern farmhouse. Cozy is her favorite! Coffee is her lifeline. Follow her on Instagram @ Carrie_Ostreko or java_n_journaling.
Amber is to put it simply…the best of left and right brained. She is one of those ladies that has it all together. (or she has me really fooled but I am thinking she has just got it going!) Besides I don’t like to be wrong..lol.
Amber, has worked at Bella Baby Photography since 2008, which brought us both back together after a few years of not seeing each other at our other shared interest….exercise. We used to work out at the same place…yadda yadda…Anyway, Bella brought us together and here we are.
Amber has the most handsome almost 12-year-old son, Reese. This kiddo will get your heart strings from moment one! Matt, Amber’s other half is a Yorkville home boy. A fireman for Yorkville and dedicated City worker, they are the true small-town family. Pride in what they do, in their home and in each other. Pretty much any night during the summer you can find Amber at the baseball field watching Reese’s games. In their off time, they try to sneak away to camp in Lake Geneva, WI and use their boat. She is so good at finding that perfect balance.
Amber is someone who is very organized. Which makes us a good pair because I can have ideas, and I can get stuff done, but she is detailed and has neat files and documents and it always impresses the heck out of me that she can be so creative too. Left and Right…..she is total balance.
A little more about amber is that she has great taste in clothes, shoes, purses…her house is super cute… she a boat boy (aka Matt), she is a picky eater (though I won’t knock her for that) she scrapbooks, water skis, and can multi-task up a storm…..and last but not least- she is gorgeous.
The thing about her is you have to love her even though you want to be like, “ugh how can one woman do and be all that”…but you can’t not love her. She is a big-hearted, fun woman who I am proud to be partnered with and most of all call my friend!