Hello! My name is Alicia but you can call me Ali!

I live in Effingham, Illinois with my husband Clay. We welcomed our 1st son into the world in February of 2019, his name is Joel Brian. In May of 2020 we welcomed our 2nd son, Madden James. Our hearts and house is full.

We also have six "fur children." Jenny, Kit & Katniss (all cats); Hank (our overly happy black lab); and Mae & Luna (our adorable Great Dane's). 

 

I have been taking photos since I was 16. It started off with me taking photos of abstract things for my DeviantART account; which then grew into taking photos of my friends. When I was a senior in High School that's when I got my big break. I took over half of my graduating class's senior photos! It was a truly awesome experience and to look back on the year book now to say I took that, and that, and that.. is so cool!  In February of 2015, I opened a studio here in Effingham.  I'm located inside the Lincoln Land Building; Suite #5! I'm truly on cloud nine at this point. Opening a studio has been a dream of mine; and to do photography full time is just what I've always wanted.

 

Currently I volunteer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, an organization committed to providing the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby born sleeping. 

 

I am a PPA Member with the Professional Photographers of America. 

I am also a Certified Newborn Photographer with American Association of Newborn Photography.

 

Voted #1 People's Choice For Photographer & Studio in Effingham 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020

 

I look forward to meeting you; feel free to contact me with questions!

-Alicia Schuette-Winskill