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Category Archives: Chicago Family Photographer

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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Best friends and other things – Chicago child photographer

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When I was a new mom and my boys were much younger, I met a mom who’s boys were older than mine but about the same difference in age as my boys. I noticed her boys playing in the park together. They were laughing, playing tag and getting on like the best of pals. Her and I struck up a conversation and I asked her about the age difference ( 2 1/2 years) and if her boys always got along so well. Her reply was perfect and is seared into my memory. “They’re best friends and mortal

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Circle of Women – Chicago Portrait Photographer

Generation photography

“The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak and sing with us when we are strong.”

-Sark

To schedule your session call us at 773.230.5441 or email us at hello@shalimarbphotography.com

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My baby’s keeper – Chicago Newborn Photographer

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When someone cares for your babies, they often become part of your family. At least that’s been my experience. So when the nanny babysitter person who makes my life easier and loves my kids told me that she was expecting a baby I knew that I just had to take photos of that little peanut when he arrived! It was really cool to see her with her own little person – she is so nurturing and loving with other people’s babies and now she can do that for her own.

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Goodbye Chicago! – Chicago Family Photographer

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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

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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!!!

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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

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All in the family! – Chicago Baby Photographer

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Chicago children’s photographer | Chicago baby photographer | Chicago portrait photographer | Chicago family photographer

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

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