across the miles


Colorful, happy & joyful photography capturing the real you.

Senior, family, portrait & wedding photographer serving Champaign, Decatur and Central Illinois. 


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Living life to my fullest while gulping down too many cups of coffee in a day.

I'm a photographer who is busy creating a life I love all while drinking coffee like a Gilmore. I'm passionate about my family & am honored when you trust me to document yours. Whether it's capturing the time during your senior year, being there the day you get married, documenting when your little one arrives or capturing your family as they grow through all of the stages, I'm so grateful to be the one behind the camera telling your story. PS--Moms, life is short. Book the session. Get in front of the camera. These moments are fleeting. Your family will look back on these moments as treasures one day. I promise.

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I'm Kellie Penn

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"We met Kellie on a recommendation from a friend. From the moment we met her, she made us feel so special. Our wedding photos were absolutely gorgeous. Her attention to detail is unlike anything we have ever seen. When our daughter was a senior in high school we knew Kellie would be our first call. She made our daughter feel like a rockstar and the pictures are stunning. Our family will only ever recommend Across the Miles Photography by Kellie Penn. Our memories are captured perfectly through her photographs ♥️"

tara peasley

"Kellie made every part of our wedding day smoother and more fun! She captured every moment with ease, was extremely organized, and kept things fun! I would highly recommend Kellie for any wedding. Thanks so much Kellie!"


"Kellie is an amazing photographer! She’s taken family pics for us as well as sports action shots of our son. She captures the perfect moments and puts everyone at ease to get natural expressions. We loved working with Kellie, and her pictures are fabulous!."

Rae Stoner

"Kellie did engagement and wedding photos for my husband and I. During each session she was easygoing, but had a mission to get quality photos and the shots we asked her to include. Her suggestions of location and times of day for the best lighting were excellent. She’s a great human and great photographer."

Brittany Keck-Flory

"Best wedding photographer ever! Kellie is so sweet, fun, and personable. She is on top of details and always looking out for your best interest. Her photos are top quality to be enjoyed forever. I am so thankful for having Kellie there to share and capture our perfect wedding day."

lacey patterson

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Choose your location

I live between Decatur & Champaign & am happy to service those areas! If you need help deciding where to go, I have several locations that I love & am happy to recommend! Or, you can browse the galleries online for inspiration!


Get ready to have fun!

Photoshoots shouldn't be torture! Get ready for a fun time together as we work to capture memories you will love for a lifetime! Feel free to contact me any time with questions!

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