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Tag Archives: kids

art director in the making? – chicago family photographer


this sweet boy had big plans for his studio session!! from the backdrops to who was being photographed, he had an opinion!! he was a kid after my own heart. obviously, i put him straight to work!!! his baby brother was just as sweet (although a little less vocal!) 😉

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babies and brothers


what a difference a year makes! just last year around this time this sweet boy was in my studio and now he’s back with his new little best friend! i’ve said it before that i have a soft spot for brothers and these two were a perfect example of why. sweet and loving, but with a touch of rough and tumble. hugs and kisses, but with a poke in the eye and yank of the ear. years ago when my two were younger and it seemed like they were fighting each other more than they were loving each


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beach day!

child photography

love seeing these girls every year when they come to visit their cousins and grandma all the way from Paris!

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face of an angel

baby photography

this baby couldn’t be any sweeter – check out another photo of her and her daddy on instagram (oh yeah, and follow me while you’re at it! @shalimarbphoto)

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things to do during a polar vortex . . .


take pictures of your kids!!  yes, that’s right.  get that fancy camera you got for whichever holiday you celebrate, take it out of the box, turn it on, let the fun begin!  Here are some tips for taking great photos of your kids:

1.  get down to their level, instead of shooting them from above:

2.  focus on the eyes – get close. fill the frame with what’s important – them!!

3.  capture some of their playtime, when they are super focused on something important


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happy 2014!


This was my last session of 2013 – what a great year it was!!!  I’m so grateful to have so many great clients – ones that have been with me for awhile and those that were new this year!

This session was so much fun – 3 generations, 3 girls, 3 women – lots and lots of laughs!!  It was hard to narrow these down for a blog post so I am starting with the girls and will post part 2 later this week.

If you are interested in doing a session like this – with a sister


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sneak peek!


i look forward to my session with this little girl every year (not only to see her, but her awesome mom too!!)  i’ve been taking her photo since she was 3 months old!  she’s turning 6 next month – i can’t believe it!

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giggles at gigi’s playhouse


what an honor it was to be asked by gigi’s playhouse to help them with the images that adorn their windows. if you’ve ever driven/walked past gigi’s then you know what i’m talking about. if you haven’t, you should! it’s located at irving park, damen and lincoln. and when you do, this is a sneak peek of what you’ll see . . .
thank you gigi’s playhouse for such a great two days of fun and laughs!!!

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