August 9, 2017

You may remember Beth and Jim’s Pregnancy Announcement from earlier this year – well, we’re back and this time baby boy is HERE! It was such a joy to be able to document these friends when their baby was as small as a sesame seed in Beth’s belly, to now as they hold him in their […]

August 2, 2017

This past weekend I had the incredible privilege of photographing Natalie and Billy’s engagement session at Montrose Bird Sanctuary. Traffic was a mess getting into the Harbor because of all the weekend beach goers, but I promised them that once we got into the bird sanctuary, it would be peaceful and serene, and of course […]

July 26, 2017

I’m back with another summer tablescape inspiration post, this time featuring some of my favorite summer hues. When I was in Target a few weeks ago, I spotted a french blue tablecloth on sale, and couldn’t resist! It is one of my favorite colors, in keeping with my love of blue & white anything. Safe […]

July 20, 2017

I think we must have rescheduled this family portrait session at least 7 times due to rain, but we finally made it happen and got ourselves the perfect afternoon in Lincoln Park during golden hour. I’ve known this family (minus their toddler) for 4.5 years now! Kate was the first friend I made in Chicago […]

July 18, 2017

You don’t see many good, sturdy front porches anymore. There just doesn’t seem to be great use for them like there was, what with our world going and getting in a big hurry. A front porch won’t stand for that, it’s not what it was made to do, so it’s probably best not to have […]

July 13, 2017

This family portrait session in Lincoln Park was quintessential Chicago! These three were visiting Chicago for the July 4th holiday weekend, and just couldn’t leave without getting some classic portraits under the Honeycomb and along the Lincoln Park Boardwalk for some skyline views. While it was a really busy day in Lincoln Park, that didn’t […]

July 11, 2017

Let me start out by reminding everyone that I am not a landscape or a nature photographer. While on this trip, I actually did meet one, and he put these images to shame! As soon as you pull off to an overlook, there they are, with their expensive tripods and $25,000 lenses longer than the […]

July 6, 2017

Newborn sessions are easily becoming my favorite genre of lifestyle family photography. When families have multiple children, it gets all the more sweet. Incorporating the older kids into the pictures will make any mom heart melt, which is exactly what I’m in business to do! And even if you’re a family of 4 or 5 […]

June 30, 2017

It’s almost the holiday weekend, so there is still just enough time to plan and shop for a July 4th get together! The Fourth of July is one of my top three favorite holidays, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than to create a patriotic tablescape for your guests to enjoy! […]

June 29, 2017

My camera LOVED this family! Or maybe this family loved my camera, doesn’t matter. We had a gorgeous summer day at Montrose Bird Sanctuary, which helped also. I’ve now photographed here in every season and I’m never disappointed (but summer is probably my favorite). Where else can you find a random field full of tall […]

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