YOUR HOSTS

your-hosts

REBEKAH ALBAUGH

Rebekah Albaugh founder and cohost of The Reset Conference is a well known photographer and photography educator in Illinois. Her wedding photography business  began in 2008.

Rebekah travels internationally  as well as all over the US to shoot her weddings. Over the years her wedding work has been published in Style Me Pretty, I Do Magazine, Wedding Essentials Magazine, Behind Every Bride Magazine, Bouquet Catcher, Wedding Day Magazine and other various publications.

Rebekah also owns a senior portrait business, Jukebox Photography, which she started in 2011.

She has been teaching/hosting workshops since 2009 and in  2013 she launched Bex Studios Workshops, an educational resource that hosts workshops and shoot outs for local photographers and aspiring photographers alike.

When “Bex” is not hiding behind her lenses (which she has named and deemed her “boyfriends”),  She is drowning in clean unfolded laundry, going on dates with her handsome husband of 11 years, Nate. She can also be caught packing school lunches in a hurry or unintentionally humming the “Hot Dog Song” (*Mickey Mouse Clubhouse reference)  while tending to her three gorgeous and very silly children, Grant, Evelyn and Avery Mae.

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KELLIE PENN

Kellie began her photography business, Across the Miles Photography, in the spring of 2008 and has been completely amazed at how this little dream of hers has blossomed into something truly wonderful.  She began out of her home in Decatur, IL & then branched out and joined forces with another photographer and opened up a studio in Argenta, IL.  She spent her days documenting babies, children, seniors and families and spent her weekends documenting the marriages of couples that she adores.  Two years ago, her husband's job changed and she moved to Champaign, IL.  She decided at that point to make the shift to primarily documenting weddings and still photographs a limited number of families as well.  The shift to specializing has helped her find some balance between her role as a photographer and her role as a mother/wife.

Besides her role as a full-time wedding and family photographer, Kellie is also a pastor’s wife, and mommy to four beautiful children.  Her days are spent editing, filling up juice cups, watching endless amount of Disney, volunteering at school, spending time with international students and eating cupcakes with brides.  She is passionate about capturing life, preserving memories and is so thankful that photography allows her that opportunity.  After losing her mother to cancer when she was 14 years old, and after having her 3 month old son pass away from complications of prematurity, Kellie truly understands the importance of photography.  The thought of future generations looking at portraits that she has taken just leaves her humbled.  She is so grateful to help tell the stories of families and relationships for years to come.