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What to Wear Wednesday – Chicago Family Photographer

What to wear to your family photography session?? So many moms stress about this – but really, it’s nothing to worry about. However, you should put some thought into it since your portrait session is an investment and you want to love the end product – and what you are wearing is part of that.

I advise people to NOT wear matching clothes – i.e. everyone in khaki pants and white shirts. I assume that’s not how a family lives their day to day life, all dressing the same


Just one – Chicago Portrait Photographer


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I hear this all the time. “Just one. That’s all I need is just one good photo of myself.”

I think everyone deserves AT LEAST one good photo of themselves! One photo that makes them feel beautiful. One photo that every time they look at it, they smile. One photo that they want to keep forever. One photo that they would love to display


All in the family! – Chicago Baby Photographer


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Being a dog owner, I realize that dogs (and any type of pet!) can be a part of the family! So if a family wants to bring their pet to the studio to be included in family photos – I say bring ’em along! But, I’m not going to lie, when this doggie walked into the studio, she made me stop in my tracks!!! She was so big!! After I got over the initial


Newborn love – Chicago Newborn Photographer


When the sweetest little newborn comes in with the most adorable brothers and sister AND a gorgeous mom who is seriously so sweet, well, let’s just say it makes me love what I do even more. If that’s even possible. I can’t wait to see them all again!!

A new photo project!! – Chicago Tween Photographer


I have been working on this project and I am so excited to finally show some images and talk about it!!! Do you remember what it was like to be 11 or 12? Kind of awkward, right? It was for me, anyway. And when I look at the (very) few photos that exist of me at that age – well, that’s just it, there are very few. Why is that? Why do the tween ages so often get forgotten? On one hand I get it, newborns are so tiny and well, new! Of course you want to take photos all day long! And babies


How Fun to be One!!! – Chicago Baby Photographer


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What a treat to have this little beauty in the studio to celebrate her first birthday! First some photos, then some crawling around and playing (and more photos!), followed by some singing (and even more photos). And then, CAKE!!! (and yes, even more photos!!)

Sneaky Holiday Season! – Chicago Kid Photographer


It happens every year. The holidays sneak up on me. And I really don’t know how it happens since I start thinking about the holidays in August! Literally. Anyway, my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving) will soon be here and I’m looking forward to the time spent with family, friends and food. But right now, I’m thankful for clients who keep coming back to me! Like this little guy and his family! I love seeing how kids have changed over the course of a year – it’s so much


Such a treat! – Chicago Newborn Photographer


I hope everyone had a great Halloween, despite the less-than-ideal Chicago weather! Although, if someone is giving my kids free candy, they don’t really care what the weather is like – it could be snowing, sleeting, raining, whatever. I can always count on my youngest guy staying out for the full 3 hours getting as much candy as he possibly can!

Anyway, these twins were such a treat to have in the studio!!! Just look how sweet they are! I hope they are this sweet to each other their