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Category Archives: Chicago Children’s 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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Mommy and me – Chicago Family Photographer

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Sessions when mom gets in the photos are my favorite types of sessions! True story.

Isn’t mom always the one who is the family historian? Always taking photos of everyone else, but not getting in the photo herself? I’m guilty of this too – once my son and I were flipping through family vacation photos from when he was very little. He turned to me and asked, “Mom, were you on this vacation?” Wow!! That was an eye opener. I tell moms who are a little reluctant to get

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Hold the Cheese! – Chicago Kid Photographer

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I’ve been going thru photos as I prepare for a website re-vamp. I came across this little sweetie and the non-smiling image really caught my eye. Kids don’t always want to smile for photos – and that is OK! Personally, sometimes I like the non-smiling photos better and I’ll take non-smiling over fake smile any day of the week! Another reason why I will never ask a child to say “cheese!” What I will do is some pretty silly things to elicit a real smile from a

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Be Yourself! – Chicago Child Photographer

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Connection – Chicago Family Photographer

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Connection. That’s my word for 2018. Not just in my personal life where I want to focus on my connections to family and friends, but also in my photography business where I want to document the connectedness of your family! So watch this space for more posts about connection. In the meantime, here are a few favorite images from 2017!

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Welcome 2018!

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What a great year it was!! Thanks to all of my fabulous clients in 2017 – ones that were new to me and especially the ones that come back year after year. It is a privilege for me to capture the love and connection of your families – there is nothing I’d rather be doing!

Here’s to an amazing 2018 – I hope it’s your best year yet!

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Where should we take our family photos?

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I get this question all of the time. And while I can’t answer that question for your family – I can provide some advice, opinions and some things to think about.

First, I would say it’s important to decide if you want your session indoors or outdoors. For this blog post, I will focus on outdoor sessions. (a future post will be dedicated to indoor/studio sessions.)

Chicagoans are very lucky to live in such a beautiful area – with so many spots to choose from for a photo session

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Catch me if you can! – Chicago Children’s Photographer

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We had so much fun at the park – doing what kids do – running, checking out paths in the garden, and running some more!

Sessions outdoors at this time of year are always a good idea. We know lots of good parks in the city and some suburbs! There are still a few remaining weekends before the holiday season – so call/email to book your session now.

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