Professional Portrait Photographer In Utica, Illinois

Hi, and welcome to Blue Truck Photography! I’m Diane, photographer extraordinaire. I am an award-winning children, newborn, and family Portrait Photographer. My beautiful studio is located in the heart of Starved Rock Park country, Utica, IL.  I specialize in Children, Newborn, Cake Smash, Senior, Family & Pet photography.
Ottawa Illinois Newborn Photographer
Picture of a newborn baby | Best Newborn Photographer North Utica, IL | Blue Truck Photography



I am one of those lucky people who get to do what they love and are passionate about it, photography. I truly feel I have the best job ever, I get to hang out with happy people and capture their love and memories. What’s not to love about that? I am the mom of three awesome kids, 3 perfect puppies, and an amazing husband. I am lucky enough to live and photograph in the beautiful Midwest.



Newborn Photography

The newborn stage goes by so fast! As a newborn photographer I will capture those precious moments. You will receive beautiful photographs of your snuggly little bundle that will be treasured forever. Blue Truck Photography specializes in providing you with stunning images to document your little one. Inside my beautiful Utica, Il studio I have everything needed to photograph your little one. Props and blankets to headbands and hats. You don’t need to bring anything except your little one. Parents get to relax and watch.

Safety is number one at Blue Truck Photography. I have taken workshops and classes specifically designed for your newborn photographers. I use only safe and comfortable poses for your newborn.

Family & Children Photography

Families grow and change so quickly. In the early years, it’s that “blink and you miss it” kind of change. Capturing family portraits is such a special way to not only document your children’s growth, but the relationships between all of the members of your family. It's important, please take those family photos! And I love being your family photographer!

Cake Smash Photographer

Cake Smash Sessions can be simple or themed! I start with traditional year portraits, from there we move on to the cake smash, and finish with tub time! I provide the props, backdrops, custom cake. We will work together to plan the perfect session.

Mini Sessions

Mini sessions are fun stylized session. Think of a theme on steroids. Mini sessions are always changing, there is something new all the time but I love my tried and true mini sessions. Christmas, Fall, Summer lemonade stand, Santa, Glitter, Easter, and Spring Sessions are always a must!

Milestone Photo Session

Don’t you wish you could freeze time? One moment, you have a newborn and the next, you’re watching as they toddle off, then it's off to school. Milestone sessions give you the chance to hit the pause button, to capture those cubby hands, sweet toes, and even the 2 year old attitude!

End of Life Pet Sessions

Let’s face it, a dog’s or cat's time with us is much too short. Saying goodbye to our beloved pet is incredibly difficult. Photos help us to remember our time with them. Losing a pet is incredibly sad, End of Life are designed to be a capture your relationship with your pet. They provide beautiful memories and document your pet for years to come.


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