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Tag Archives: family

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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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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Unsolicited Advice – Chicago Newborn Photographer

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I’ve been going through lots of our photos lately in preparation for my oldest son’s 8th grade graduation. Gasp!! It’s a tradition in our school to do a short photo montage of each student at the 8th grade dinner/dance (parents at my school if you’re reading this – get your photos in ASAP!!) Going through these photos makes me wonder how this now 5’7″ 14 year old was ever an itty bitty baby like the one below – how did this happen? Didn’t I

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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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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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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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