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They’re back!!! Who I Am Tween sessions – Sunday, November 13th.


By popular demand (and because I absolutely LOVE these sessions!) I am opening up a weekend of these fun, confidence-boosting sessions. Bring your daughter, bring your neice, bring your friend! These sessions are specifically for girls ages 10-12. Why that age you ask? Think about yourself when you were that age? Awkward much? I know I certainly was!! On the cusp of the teenage years and not really sure of myself.

These sessions are a game-changer!  It’s not just about the photos! Build


Goodbye Chicago! – Chicago Family Photographer


I loved everything about this session except for the fact that this awesome family was saying goodbye to Chicago! We had so much fun at their session and our city gave us such a great day (although it did live it up to it’s name – Windy! and yes, I know, I know, Chicago is not called the Windy City because of the actual wind!)

This family is onto their next adventure in another great American city, but I’m so happy that they will have the photos of their beautiful, happy family


Kelly - Can you tell me your pricing? I love your work, and am just looking to have one photo done of all 5 of us. Thanks, Kelly

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Baby love – Chicago Maternity Photographer


I’m so excited to be photographing this couple’s baby girl today in the studio! We’ve been waiting for her and she’s finally here!!!! I went to the hospital and took a few photos on her second day in this world – look at how mom and dad are looking at her, I love it!!! Now it’s time for the real photo session in the studio, and I can’t wait!! I mean seriously, could this family be anymore gorgeous? Mom is just stunning and Dad hasn’t stopped smiling


What to Wear Wednesday – Chicago Family Photographer

Let Mom shine in this week’s pick! I love bright, vibrant colors for photos – I always tell my clients – don’t be afraid of colors for photos! You don’t have to wear black and white for photos!!!

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!!