Babies, Babies, everywhere…

A little collage of recent work this summer. All I can say is, babies are clearly in the air here in Chicagoland! Off to a maternity shoot this evening with a beautiful expectant mom. Hoping the weather stays kind to us!

 

Drew & Halley + 2

Earlier this winter, I had the opportunity to spend a Sunday morning with this beautiful family in the city. I walked in and could instantly feel the warmth- not only from the wood burning in the fireplace, but from the open spirit of this family. Halley and I had discussed a true “day in the life” approach to the session and I love how it turned out. You can almost smell the french toast, coffee, bacon…..and you can definitely feel the love!

 

Jessie & Adam +3

As I gear up for another busy season, I spend a lot of time doing the administrative stuff that I don’t love, but it’s a necessary evil. Files are organized and cleaned up. Taxes are completed. Equipment updated. You realize it’s time to get back to the fun stuff like sharing beautiful sessions that didn’t quite make it to the blog in a timely fashion. This family was so energetic and excited about their brand new addition. I was so flattered when Jessie called me to book the session. She is a fellow photographer and knew exactly the essence she wanted to capture. At home sessions are always near and dear to my heart. They are personal, authentic and always unique to the spirit of the family. Thanks for choosing me Jessie to capture this special time.

Connor & Katy + 2

No need to fall into the post holiday blues. I can finally share some of the great sessions I’ve been promising to post! This lovely “at home” sesh turned into a fabulous little family field trip to the Oberweis Dairy Bar. I think the kids had a great time and the look on their faces when the giant ice cream sundaes showed up was nothing short of priceless. Loved working with this family and you might just recognize Katy from The Dailey Method. She is the owner of their Northbrook location. This family’s energy was top notch! Enjoy!

 

Brett & Tami; At Home in the City

This is the second year I have photographed this family and it’s so fun to see how much has changed in just one year. I love that these two are always open to different ideas and are willing to get creative with the shoot. Kids especially need to warm up to their photographer and there is no better place to start than your own home. We spent some time in their new place and then headed over to the beach to capture the skyline, the city and a little bit of history. Enjoy!