I have lived in the Effingham, IL area my whole life. I’m a wife of 24 years and an angel mom to my daughter, Jadyn. Because of Jadyn Photography has been around for 11+ years.

I considered a photography career when I was in high school but never pursued it until many years later. I’m blessed to be able to carry on my daughter’s legacy in an impactful way.

Like many other moms, I had photographs taken of Jadyn at a chain store studio. My how times have changed. Looking back, I see the value in lifestyle photography rather than just posed images. The photographs of her real emotions and personality are far more meaningful than those of her looking and smiling at the camera.

This is why lifestyle family photography means so much to me and why I want to give this gift to other families. I am doing what I wish someone would have done for me by creating authentic, emotional, and timeless images that truly capture personality and connection.

Your Effingham, IL Family Photographer 


We talk about her because we’re proud.
We talk about her because she deserves to be remembered.

We talk about her because even though she’s not physically with us, she’s never far from our mind.

We talk about her because she’s part of us, a part that we could never ignore or disown.

We talk about her because we love her still, and we always will. Forever. Nothing will ever change that.



You Deserve the best

Your family inspires you every day in different ways; from how they make you laugh, to how they show love. I think it’s so important to document these things, and I would love to meet you and your family and create meaningful photos that are more than you expected. 

Let’s get your session on the books and give you photographs you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

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"Better than I could ever imagine! Captured every giggle and every moment that we can only hope to remember. I'm amazed how well you captured our personality and the little details."

kaitlyn c

“I didn’t need to look any further after I found you. There was something personal and breathtaking about your work. It was real and vulnerable.”

Amber M

"Kristine exudes a rare passion for her work, getting excited about new moments! I can never wait till our next session as I am always amazed at how she captures moments perfectly - her eye for that is unreal, and she makes the experience fun! She has given me photos that I will forever treasure."

Laura g

"Kristine is nothing short of amazing, both professionally and on a personal level. She makes the whole process of getting pictures taken stress free and fun. Her pictures capture real emotion and are simply stunning. I am so grateful for the memories she has helped my family capture over the years."

jody s