January 29, 2018

I really worked with some of the most amazing people in 2017. It was a task coming up with my favorites, so there are a lot, as a heads up. These photos are sweet, silly, intimate, emotional and overflowing with light and life. Every time I look at them I want to giggle, tear up, […]

September 26, 2017

The last time these two were in front of my camera was for their engagement photos three Septembers ago! Well, this September, we were joined by a baby bump. What an honor to see them go from giggly almost newly-weds to excited almost parents. They were just as sweet and genuine as they were a […]

September 18, 2017

I’ve been anxiously awaiting fall portrait sessions all summer! It’s my busiest time of year, but it’s worth it to meet so many new families and see my returning families with littles who have grown. I had a great fall kick-off with this sweet family of three! Although it was still early September, there was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

April 26, 2017

What are people looking for when they hire a family photographer? What I’ve come to learn is that your photos are not enough. There are thousands of photographers out there with great equipment who know how to use it, and are talented artists as well. There are also people who have a decent quality DSLR […]

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