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Sneak Peek! – Chicago Family Photography


I’m so excited to share this sneak peek of one of my all-time favorite families. I started photographing this family when there was just one sweet boy, then two, and now THREE! I love seeing them every year – they always crack me up! Enjoy!

Time with Nana – Chicago Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren and her mom Jo years ago when Lauren first opened her lingerie store in Chicago. Lauren is the type of girl that treats everyone like an old friend – she greets you with that amazing smile of hers and makes you feel welcome. Thanks to Facebook, Lauren and I were reacquainted and I’m so glad that we were! Lauren has been really open with her family’s journey – specifically, caring for her mom who now suffers from Alzheimer’s. When


Family love – Chicago Family Photographer


There are so many things I love about this family – two of which are their adorable kids! I love how both kids are looking at me in this photo and mom and dad are looking at the newest member of the family. Such a loving, fun family that I love seeing year after year!

Interview with Sheila Petersen from lovechange


Today I have the privilege of speaking with life coach, Sheila Petersen. I recently met Sheila through a networking group I joined (Women Belong) and Sheila and I hit it off immediately. We are all experiencing change in the key areas of life such as nutrition, relationships, money and career. Sheila empowers you to embrace change by bridging the gap from where you are to where you want to be. She focuses on holistic nutrition, personal growth and professional


4 things to do with your digital images! – Chicago Family Photographer


So you purchased all of your digital images – now what should you do with them??!!! If you are like many people, please don’t let them just sit on the flash drive! Digital images are great to have for archiving photos – but you can also do so many things with them!

The first thing you should do is share them! Share them on social media so your family and friends can enjoy them. Isn’t that the best thing about facebook? (It is for me!) I love to see


Love and connection – Family Photography Chicago


I’m always thrilled when a family chooses me to photograph them! When I spend a couple of hours with a family, I feel like I really get to know them and see how their family works and loves each other. So when a family comes back to me year after year – I feel really honored! I’ve had so many repeat clients this summer and for that I am always grateful. Knowing that the images that I am capturing for these families will become a part of their family story is a great privilege


3 tips to take better photos of your kids – Chicago Family Photography


Now that it’s summer, you may be taking more photos of your kids – either on vacation, or because of the holiday. Whatever the reason – here are 3 ways to improve those images:

1. Get down to their level. To really connect and make the photo seem more natural, get down to your kids’ level. Think about it, would you want to take a photo with your neck strained looking up? I wouldn’t! When you get down to their size, it’s less overwhelming for them.



Client-share Monday! – Baby Photography Chicago


I love Mondays. For so many reasons. I’m not going to lie, part of it has to do with everyone else in my house going off to work or school (or camp in the summer). I love the quiet and the calm – even if it’s just for an hour or two while my day gets started. But I also love Mondays because that is the day that I share images from a recent client session. I’m trying something new with my blog – Mondays will be a client share, Wednesdays will be a how-to, and Fridays