I’m a big fan of imagination. I love books and how your minds eye can create the scene and characters, and really make a book come alive. Sessions are kind of like reading and writing books for me. I have certain things in mind to help create a story, but as the session begins, the story unfolds into something magical – always based on the characters in the story, a child or a family. They help me write the story. One of the props I brought to this session was a yellow parasol. I had expected to use it in someway, and I’m so glad I was able to watch Abbi’s little story unfold. I call the series Dancing on Sunshine.

I can’t help but share these blooms with you since today is officially spring! These peach tree blossoms make me think of freckles…


In case you were wondering about who The Whimsy Tree is… well it’s me, Elicia… and my husband Nathan (not pictured – someone has to be behind the lens!)… We’re a Christian couple who live in North Judson, Indiana, but offer photography and graphic design services anywhere!

When I was little I had a “thinking tree”. It was a poplar in the backyard that I could always run to when I was upset, and more often, a place to play and daydream. Now, I have The Whimsy Tree – a place where all my daydreaming comes to fruition. I’ve claimed Psalm 1:3 as my business verse because I want to be productive with the gifts God has given me.

I have an education in graphic design, and art, but have also always had a love for photography. After 4 years working as a designer and retoucher for another photographer – I felt that I had learned enough to start my own business. I offer design services for my photography clients, business owners and other photographers. In addition to design and photography, I am a self taught seamstress. I currently enjoy making baby clothes in an effort to prepare for my 6 children (someday). My husband, who frequently assists me, also has an education in graphic design but is aspiring to become a cinematographer. You can learn more about what we offer, including pricing, by clicking the links for design, photography and handmade, above.

I want to offer something different in photography. I want the ethereally bathed images we help create to have a feeling of curiosity, whimsy, purity and enchantment. I am a childhood and family photographer. Childhood is in my opinion that absolute best period in life to photograph. My favorite images are one’s that are captured in a moment of play. I love creating whimsical places to play, where little one’s can explore and show their true personalities. I also love creating those timeless family portraits. My favorite location for sessions is in nature and are timed according to light. Most clients have me select a location because the’ve come to respect my eye for enchanting locations. Most of all, I want to tell a story, a story about you and your family.  I know that life is brief, and how important it can be to take the opportunity to capture a moment in time with your family. I promise you won’t regret it. You can contact me at to schedule your one of a kind session.

from The Whimsy Tree on Vimeo.

ps. Nathan filmed, edited, and wrote the music for the video! See a bit more about us on our very first blog post!

I designed this birth announcement for baby Asher. I’m loving the chevron pattern and thought I’d try a fun take on it for a birth announcement. I decided on non-traditional colors of cool gray and gold, because I wanted a bit more modern look.The folded 5×7 cards were printed on a lightly textured watercolor paper. I also carried the design into the mini accordion album as well. What do you think?

LOOKING for custom designed birth announcements? Look no further. I can work with you where-ever you are on a custom design, email me at