The Henningsen Family!

This family of three came to me as a referral from a friend on Instagram. You see, their little lady was about to turn 1 and they wanted to take some photos of this special time in their lives. We picked a date, found the perfect location and waited. As the date approached, it was looking rainier and rainier. When most family sessions would be rescheduled, they really wanted to keep the date and I was so glad they did. Why? Because they had lined up an amazing backup which was to go back to where it all started, their wedding venue. What was even better was that The Ravenswood Event Center said yes! It was absolutely dreamy and a perfectly meaningful backdrop for photos with their almost one year old. I had a blast chasing around the very busy family in such an important place. More of this please.

Take a look!

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That is a wrap! Thanks for trusting me to photograph this special time for you three. It was the best!

The Loos Family, 2018 edition!

These three are about to become a family of four and the little guy was about to turn two, so we headed to Adler Planetarium for some family photos. I first met them when this little guy was a couple of weeks old, but this was the third time I had the honor of photographing them. It was a blast seeing them again this summer. So, take a look at some photos of a little guy that is very much on the move! 

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See you three soon!

Melissa and Ed are expecting!

A couple of weeks ago, I got to photograph another dear friend of mine who is due in March. It was such a treat to photograph Melissa and Ed who are about to become parents for the first time. I absolutely loved documenting this time for the two of them.

We started out at North Avenue beach and let's just say, they were troopers. It was a chilly January day in Chicago and they were freezing, but I am so glad we did it anyway. 

Take a look!

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After a quick little session by Lake Michigan, we headed back to their place for a different view of the city and also heat.

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And... it is a girl!

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Congratulations, you guys!

Rhian & Ian are expecting!

These two are dear friends. We have traveled together, visited each other's homes many of times despite living in different states, put intense puzzles together, laughed so many times and have continued to get closer as the years go by. That is no easy feat.

We knew it was a dream of theirs to become parents, so when we heard the news that they were expecting and due in March, we were absolutely ecstatic for them. I cannot wait to see them as parents and it was an absolute treat to document this happy time for these two parents-to-be.

Take a look!

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The Olson Family

Here is a recent session I did with this adorable new family of three (well four, if you count the adorable pup) in their Chicago home. I believe this little lady was around 3 weeks at the time of this snuggly session and she slept through most of it. I truly love these in-home sessions, and this one was no different.

Anyway, take a look!

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Gina, Matt and Kai: The 2017 Edition.

As the year is wrapping up, I am realizing that I didn't blog some of my favorite fall sessions. But really, how did 2017 go so fast? This is one of those sessions that I just adored. The light was just right, the leaves were just starting to change and these three weren't afraid to show their true selves in front of the camera. You truly cannot go wrong. 

I am honored to have photographed them a few times throughout the years. You see, Gina is the inspiration for me starting this little business of mine. True Story. So, here is Gina of the former Imaginative Studios with her lovely family... taken back in October when the light was still warm and the leaves were still present. Take a look!

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Thanks for stopping by!

The Safarik Family, 2017!

This is my fourth time photographing this family and I love it so much. I know I say this all of the time, but I really love these annual 'dates' with my families. It is so much fun following along with them as they grow. This year, we met up at this amazing barn in Plainfield that they discovered and it was complete perfection. The textures combined with nature really made this place great. I hope to be back one day! We were greeted with the best October light and the weather was perfect, so I feel like we really lucked out this year. 

Take a look!

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Let's do it again in 2018, shall we?