Wednesday, March 24, 2010

{Bella & Charli}

You might remember Bella from this summer with her Great Dane....well, now she's a big sister! Baby Charli was born a few weeks before Lola, and she's celebrating 6 months of life on earth! I was so happy to photograph these two beautiful girls (they don't look like sisters. Nope...not one bit ;) ). Thank you Megan, for inviting me in your home!

I was doubly happy to be able to try out a new fringe blanket prop by Cricket's Creations! I love the colors and textures - I can't wait to use it more :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

{Amy Jo W.} : : Chicago Maternity Photographer

A lot of amazing changes are in store for Karin O'Brien Photography in 2010! One of the most exciting is the introduction of the Baby Mine program (details to come soon), which allows me to document and tell the story of your sweet baby, from pregnancy to age one.

As soon as it was introduced, Amy Jo jumped at such a great opportunity. I am so excited to document Baby Walker #2's first year of life, starting with this incredible belly :) There are so many things about my job that I love - especially being around families expecting a new baby. The air is always filled with such an incredible energy. Positive emotions are in the air - Excitement. Anticipation. Hope. And lots (and LOTS) of love!

Thank you for an incredible shoot, Amy Jo. I can't wait to meet the new little guy!

Monday, March 15, 2010

{Sweet Ideas by Michele} : : Chicago Children's Photographer

This is a special preview showcasing a wonderful event that took place yesterday with good friend Michele, and her business Sweet Ideas by Michele. Sweet Ideas features customized children's clothing for any occasion. It is a fantastic, wonderful, ADORABLE idea for gifts, special occasions or just for adornment on your favorite kid! (HA! Can you tell I'm a fan!?) Make sure you check out her website, or you can find her on Facebook too!

For 2010, Michele and I are going to be teaming up and heading out to a couple of Chicago's great summer festivals (stay tuned for dates and locations). So we held a photo shoot to take some fabulous images featuring her new spring designs and customer favorites!

Thank you very, VERY much to our stunning group of models - and all the parents who came to play and wrangle those models along! I know I had a wonderful time - and look forward to a long, and fruitful relationship with Sweet Ideas in the future!