Archive for 'Kids'

Nothing is as good as a lifestyle family photography session at home. So when Sarah reached out and invited me into her home to photograph their first family session I was beyond thrilled. It's such an honor as a photographer to get to capture these precious first newborn moments because they just grow in the blink of an eye.  Mix in the fact that Sarah is a freelance prop stylist (hence her beautifully decorated Bucktown home)  paired with the sweetest and smallest baby flower crown created by local florist Pistil and Vine. I had the perfect backdrop for The Freel's cozy family session.  Baby Reese is simply adorable and on her way to becoming as stylish as her mom- Congrats!!


If you would like to schedule a lifestyle family session let's connect soon as I am only taking a limited amount of family sessions this season. xo

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Lincoln Park Chicago Family PhotographerI love photographing families for the first time. And the Soracoe family were pros to say the least! Photographing some special memories with their one year old Caroline at the Nature Boardwalk in Lincoln Park was such a blast! The sun was out during our morning photo session as well which just added to the beautifully warm lighting. I can't wait to photograph this family again later this year.

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Chicago Family PhotographerChicago Family PhotographerChicago Family PhotographerIt's been an exciting month hosting a few families for our first Chicago holiday mini sessions in our Logan Square studio. I love the fact that every family brought so much great energy to the set that it made it hard for me to pick my most favorites to send to my clients. As soon as they arrived we cranked up our Holiday Collection of tunes on Spotify to help get everyone into the Christmas spirit even more. We have a few more sessions lined up for the following week and I am so excited to keep our studio doors open for our clients this season.
family photographer, chicago family photographer, natural light photographer, kids, chicago, ILfamily photographer, chicago family photographer, natural light photographer, kids, chicago, ILfamily photographer, chicago family photographer, natural light photographer, kids, chicago, ILI had the joy of meeting up with the Holden family on a beautiful Saturday morning. Nothing like kicking off the weekend on the amazing grounds at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest. There grounds are just exploding with flower beds which made for the perfect backdrop for this sweet family photo session. We had a blast!  Can't wait until our next session!
One of the most rewarding parts about being a photographer is the chance to experience tender new family moments like these. Greg and Katie welcomed the sweetest baby girl into their hearts and home and life will never be the same. Spending time with them at the Mellody Farm Nature Preserve in Lake Forest I experienced first hand what awesomely nurturing parents they both are. It was a joy filled afternoon spent alongside the a rustic landscape. Congratulations to you both!

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My big sister is due in 4 weeks and counting and I couldn't have been more excited to capture her in her glorious glowing state.  My family and I are beyond excited to meet baby Maeve in a few weeks and welcome her into our hearts. Wishing Beca and Brian a beautiful birth and healthy arrival of their baby girl.


The newest member of our family has grown so much since the day he was born! From his first days in the hospital to living the sweet life in his comfy new home. It's been fun being able to capture some of this cute lil guys first photographs. I can't wait to continue to capture future moments for him and his family to look back on. Now, stop growing Derek!  You are getting too big:)

I had the great joy of spending a Saturday afternoon with 3 generations of beautiful ladies this past weekend.  I meet Victoria, her daughters, and her mom in the lush covered grounds of the Little Red School House nature center in Willow Springs.  Although it was raining throughout the morning the rains held up for us as we walked the trails and took in the scenic views. I can't wait to start creating a brag book for these mama's so they can relive this fun afternoon session in the woods together!
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Thanks to my bloggy  friend Leah of Sang the Bird for passing the sunshine award to me today!  It made me smile 🙂


*Here are my 10 favorites:

color(s) :: mint green & coral

animal :: Sadly I am allergic to most animals, but I love pet sitting for my brother's min-pin Hemingway!  He has so much energy and is a great running partner!

Non-alcoholic drink:: Unsweetened ice tea with lemon, served over ice with a straw!!  Tastes like summer to me!

facebook or twitter :: Recently I've been connecting with so many new people on Twitter!  It's a great source for up to minute information and a modern way to say hello/thanks/nice to meet you...I get excited to connect with people and see who they are following too!

getting or giving presents :: I get such great joy seeing people's face light up when they open a gift, so definitely giving presents!

flower ::  Peony's

pattern :: Floral

passion :: Capturing moments and sharing them!

number :: 13


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