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Category Archives: Chicago Family Photographer

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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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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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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4 Do’s and 1 Don’t to Have the Best Mother’s Day! – Chicago Portrait Photographer

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I’m going to keep this simple. Nothing earth-shattering. But maybe some things you’ve haven’t thought about before. Maybe some things to make your day just a touch better.

Do reach out to a fellow mom/aunt/friend to tell them how much they mean to you or that you think they are doing a good job. I don’t think these holidays necessarily have to be for your own mother, or even only for mothers. This will make you feel great – I promise! Do create

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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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