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Category Archives: Chicago Baby Photographer

Slow down! – Chicago Family Photographer

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I’m feeling sappy today – and I’m not really sure why. I even made my kids let me take their photos before they went off to school, as if it were the first day of school. (to be fair, though, I am taking a class so I was practicing some new techniques.) When I sat down to write this post and I started looking at these images of this sweet family, it really made me think of time and how quickly it goes. Could I be anymore cliche? But, man, is it true.

Before I meet a family

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Complete connection – Chicago Newborn Photographer

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It’s always a privilege to photograph a family – whether it’s to capture a milestone or a new baby or yearly photos. For the time I spend with that family, I feel a part of it. I feel connected. I’m getting a peek into their lives, their interaction, love and connection. And that’s what I want the images to show.

I have a questionnaire that I send out to clients before our session and one of the questions I ask is “What do you want your children to see in these

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Perks of my job! – Chicago Newborn Photographer

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I love all the rolls and folds, all the sweet little toes, all the smiles when they are sleeping (what on earth are they thinking?) and I love seeing the looks the parents give – as if they never realized they could feel this way about another person – especially one so tiny!

Ah! The perks of being a newborn photographer!

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Happiest Baby + Gorgeous Mamas = Amazing Family

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I’m not kidding when I say this is one of the happiest babies, with a smile that lights up her entire face – and then the entire room!

But with these two moms who love her to the moon and back – it’s easy to see why she’s so incredibly happy!

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Unsolicited Advice – Chicago Newborn Photographer

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I’ve been going through lots of our photos lately in preparation for my oldest son’s 8th grade graduation. Gasp!! It’s a tradition in our school to do a short photo montage of each student at the 8th grade dinner/dance (parents at my school if you’re reading this – get your photos in ASAP!!) Going through these photos makes me wonder how this now 5’7″ 14 year old was ever an itty bitty baby like the one below – how did this happen? Didn’t I

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Sitting up!!! – Chicago Baby Photographer

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Sitting up sessions are some of the best sessions!! Babies smiling, parents laughing, so much fun to be had! When babies are around 6 months old, I always recommend that families wait until their baby is sitting up solidly on their own to schedule their photo session. All babies are different, but the majority are doing so by about 8 months. It’s worth the wait to wait until this milestone! These sessions are much different than newborn sessions in that the baby is smiling, their personality

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Sparty love x 2! – Twin photographer Chicago

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I’ve been doing some much needed image updating on my website (check out my progress HERE) and came across these little sweeties. Being a Michigan State grad, I couldn’t resist taking this photo! Go Sparty!!

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A Thank You to Beyonce and Preparing for your Own Maternity Session – Chicago Maternity Photographer

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I’d like to send Beyonce a big thank you note on behalf of the entire nation, maybe even the world. What an amazing break that was from the constant and seemingly endless barrage of politics, alternative facts and false news. Queen B knew exactly what we needed and she knew exactly how to deliver it. I think it’s safe to say that at least for a day, everyone was a part of the Bee Hive. I mean, absolutely everybody is talking about it!! Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune called me about

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