August 22, 2017

You may remember this sweet little guy all the way back to his newborn session last summer – well, I’m so excited to say that his baby sister is on the way and we’ll be doing newborn session round 2 in October! Ashley hadn’t had “bump” portraits taken with her first pregnancy, so it was special […]

August 16, 2017

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family for two summers now! They always love doing their photos in Lincoln Park because they spend most of their summer over in the harbor and it’s an easy walk for them. They had never had their photos done at The Honeycomb though, so I told them it […]

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 […]

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 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 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 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 […]

June 15, 2017

Just when you think you’ve shown up a tad early and the light seems too harsh, you find a little grove of trees that diffuses it beautifully and creates a glow around everyone. Every photo session I look for it, that one perfect spot that will create a halo around the little ones I’m photographing. […]

June 11, 2017

Beautiful family portraits are the goal, but how does one arrive at the final product? The things listed below are aspects of my portrait experience that I didn’t fully realize until I inquired about testimonials and saw some patterns. You know how after you take a personality test and you’re like, “Oh yeah, that’s me.” After reading […]

June 1, 2017

I can’t believe it’s already June. Wasn’t it just Christmas? It often feels that way, time does what it does, it goes on.  If parents aren’t careful, the cares of life, laundry and work can cause them to wonder how their children are already 3 feet tall when they could have sworn they were just […]

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