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Category Archives: Chicago Kids Photographer

How Fun to be One!!! – Chicago Baby Photographer

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Portrait Photography | Family Photography | Child Photography | Baby Photography

What a treat to have this little beauty in the studio to celebrate her first birthday! First some photos, then some crawling around and playing (and more photos!), followed by some singing (and even more photos). And then, CAKE!!! (and yes, even more photos!!)

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Sneaky Holiday Season! – Chicago Kid Photographer

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It happens every year. The holidays sneak up on me. And I really don’t know how it happens since I start thinking about the holidays in August! Literally. Anyway, my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving) will soon be here and I’m looking forward to the time spent with family, friends and food. But right now, I’m thankful for clients who keep coming back to me! Like this little guy and his family! I love seeing how kids have changed over the course of a year – it’s so much

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Go Cubbies Go! – Chicago Kid’s Photographer

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This little guy knows the Cubs are number one!! And I’m sure his family will be root, root rooting for the Cubbies tonight as they beat the Mets in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. What an exciting time to be a baseball fan in the city of Chicago! Let’s Go Cubbies!!!

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Shalimar B Photography Featured on WCIU TV

I was so thrilled to be approached by WCIU’s morning talk show You & Me This Morning to appear in their segment “I Love My Job”!!! Because it’s true, I really do love my job! A big thank you to my amazing clients who appreciate me and the art I create for them!

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Funny not funny. – Chicago Children’s Photographer

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“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different . . . ”  C.S. Lewis

Portrait Photography in Chicago | Child Photography Chicago Suburbs | Baby Photography Downtown Chicago | Family Photography in Chicago

This quote can be applied to so many different situations, relationships, and of course watching children change and grow. Every fall when school starts (technically, it’s still summer when school starts!!) I tell myself

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simply gorgeous. Chicago Portrait Photographer

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I LOVE doing these mother/daughter sessions!! But I ESPECIALLY love when they come in and see their images for the first time.  Why you may ask? Because most women think they are going to come in and flip through the images and maybe pick one or two they don’t hate. They think that they’ll be at the studio for about 10 minutes. They think that the photo session itself was an amazing, pampering, fun experience that they will remember and cherish but they *know* that they are not photogenic

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what does joy look like?

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what happens when it’s mid-december and you get a group of moms together for dinner?  eventually the conversation will make it’s way to the hustle and bustle of the season, the never-ending to-do lists, the holiday plans, the stress that it may be causing, etc, etc. and at least in my group of friends one of us will inevitability throw out the phrase “choose joy!” we actually say that quite a bit in my group of friends. (thanks to one friend in particular! who also is

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one holiday at a time

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at shalimar b photography we’re all about that base, wait a minute, no we’re not.  i mean, yes, we are, but what i meant to say is that right now we’re all about christmas photos and holiday cards and getting clients prints for christmas gifts and wrapping up holiday sessions, and all things holidays. this has been going on since about september. it’s just the nature of the business.

in my personal life my two boys are endlessly asking “when are we getting our

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