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Andrea Godfrey Photography


Hello! My name is Andrea Godfrey and I am a portrait and wedding photographer based in Central Illinois + the greater Peoria area.

I became interested in photography when I was a senior in high school and had my senior pictures taken only to be devastated when they turned out horrible. I thought, I can do better than that, so that's exactly what I did. Soon, I fell in love with photographing people; capturing raw emotion, telling a story, having someone trust you with the most important events of their life.

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This is one my favorite sessions with one of my favorite families, the Howards. The first time I had the pleasure of working with this family of three they were a family of two, and we, myself included, were all patiently waiting for Grayson's arrival. I adore working with families that I get to grow with and watch them grow at the same time. Building relationships and friendships with those you intend to tell a story with is the reason why I love my job so much – because it doesn't feel like a job at all (just a really well-dressed get-together).

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This is one of my favorite locations for many reasons: the golden fields that radiate so much warmth, the rolling hills, the naked tree forest – it's a photographer's dream! The sun wasn't out for more than a few minutes on this particular day so I was thrilled when we got a quick peek of those golden rays right as the session started. Grayson was having a hard time waking up from his nap that I so conveniently scheduled their session during, so I decided that instead of waking him we could snap a few quick pictures of him sleeping first (because, precious!) and I know how much Sam loves unconventional, candid shots. These two are always so trusting of my location selections and understanding of my it-feels-awkward-now-but-looks-cool-later posing ideas that I tend to ask (make) them to do that I'm literally over the moon the have them as clients.

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If you're ever in the area, stop by, say hi, and let's get coffee.

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