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Category Archives: Chicago Portrait Photographer

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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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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What a day with Gigi’s Playhouse! – Chicago Portrait Photographer

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In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, I’m posting images from the day I had a few weeks ago with some of the amazing people at Gigi’s Playhouse in Chicago.

In 2013, Gigi’s approached me to take the photographs that currently (but not much longer!) appear on their windows. Recently we collaborated once again to update the windows since Gigi’s expanded and have even more windows to cover with beautiful faces! Below are just some of the photos that were taken that day &#8211

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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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Circle of Women – Chicago Portrait Photographer

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“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.”

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

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Baby love – Chicago Maternity Photographer

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I’m so excited to be photographing this couple’s baby girl today in the studio! We’ve been waiting for her and she’s finally here!!!! I went to the hospital and took a few photos on her second day in this world – look at how mom and dad are looking at her, I love it!!! Now it’s time for the real photo session in the studio, and I can’t wait!! I mean seriously, could this family be anymore gorgeous? Mom is just stunning and Dad hasn’t stopped smiling

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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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