2018, the Family Sessions & Travels Edition

Hey, hey! You have already seen the 2018 wedding round up, but the very much delayed 2018 family photo round up is finally here as well! Yes I know it is already April, but I have been taking off some much needed time rest and relaxation to get ready for all of my 2019 couples and families.

2018 was another year of unposed and candid loveliness though and I just had to share before things heat up. As always, there is a bit of random travel photography and portraits mixed into this post as well, but I figured you wouldn’t mind that. It was a year for expanding my offerings and taking on commercial work, like this shoot for The Groove. It was also the year I got to meet new families and say goodbye to some of my longtime favorites as they moved away to far and distant lands. I watched as some of my returning clients expanded their families and as other grew another couple of inches taller. 2018 was good to me and I truly cannot wait to see where this year takes me.

Take a look… cheers!

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A commercial shoot for The Groove

This one is apparently over a year old now, but I am in love with the work I got to do for this commercial shoot and had to share. It turned out to be three action-packed family shoots in one for The Groove, a local subscription service that gets your family moving. Since it was in January, we rented out a space at Loft 505 in Pilsen and it was so fun to be part of such an exciting session.

Take a look!

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Then it was time for Family no. 2. Things got a bit wild and I loved it.

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Next up? Family no. 3! How cute are these guys?

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Go check out The Groove, you guys.

The Repp Family

Up next, I have the Repp Family. It was my first time photographing them, but I quickly fell for them and am so excited to work with them again later this year. We did their family session in their new home, which is becoming my new favorite place to photograph families.

Here are a few of my favorites from this adorable family of three.

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This was a blast and I can’t wait to see them again later this year! Cheers.

V!

Towards the end of 2018, I got to do a short little session with V and her parents. It was too cold to go outside, but I love their views and it was so fun to be back in here now that she arrived. You see, we did an in-home maternity session earlier in 2018, so it was fun to get back there for this. Plus, she got to put on her Christmas outfit which was obviously the cutest thing. V was on the move, but it was so much fun.

Seriously though, how cute is this little lady?

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The O'Malley Family!

Next up on the blog is the O’Malley family! I have photographed them a bunch over the years and I always look forward to seeing them, but for some reason, this year felt pretty special. It is so fun seeing them all grow and I love following along. Plus, they even brought their pup along for the session. These guys love fall and live in Northwest Indiana where the leaves seemed to be on fire this year. We simply could not have timed it better.

I felt so lucky to get to explore such a gorgeous place with them again this year. Take a look!

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Cheers!

The Jansson Family!

It is finally time to start catching up on all of that blogging I missed out on last fall. Why not start with this session that I did with one of my annual families? This time we headed to one of my favorite locations on the north side of Chicago and it was so fun trying to keep up with them as they explored it for the first time. They are very much on the move and it was a blast!

Take a look!

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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!