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!

 

A weekend by the water with friends

I’m not sure when this happened. The growing up. Our girls. It really does go by in a blink. I still can’t stop saying, “Emma’s 12”. Not sure if I can wrap my mind around this year’s birthday, but it came and went. This weekend we had the girls’ friends in from Houston for a visit. It had been three years almost, since they had last been together. We had a great time in the city and on the lake. Life gets busy, but I try to remember to slow it down, take it in, be thankful for the little moments.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” -Anonymous

I love finding those moments unexpectedly in the everyday. We miss so much beauty by paying attention to the insignificant.

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.

A new addition: Hillary & Micah +1

I spent the morning in the city with this new family, a couple of weeks ago. Just a day in the life of Adeline Grace…Congrats Hillary & Micah she’s a sweetheart!

Bill & Tracy + 3

I can’t tell you how great it was to see these two and finally meet their beautiful kiddos. We’ve known each other since our college days and it was like a day never passed. Tracy & I had been attempting to coordinate this session for a year. It was called by weather twice and sick kiddos once…So glad we finally were able to connect this July. It was well worth the wait!! xoxo