Friday, June 25, 2010

{The O'Brien Family} :: Chicago Family Photographer

I can't wait to do more of these types of portraits! Perfect for extended families :) Each family unit is photographed separately, then the images are compiled together to create the perfect family photograph!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

{My Kids} :: Chicago Children's Photographer

As much as I hate to admit it, more often than not I forget to make the time and capture special moments between my own kids :) Preserving these moments in time is such an important task!
When I do finally give them their own photoshoot, I'm always reminded how very grateful I am that I have this wonderful gift of photography to give to my family, and to others.

Thank you to all of you out there that have entrusted me with your memories!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

{The Woolfe Family} :: Chicago Family Photographer

I absolutely love outdoor sessions, especially along Chicago's seemingly endless shoreline with big city skyline and beautiful sandy beaches! I don't, however, always love dealing with our ever changing weather :) This day, luck was on my side. Despite the crummy forcast the Woolfe family was up and ready to gamble, and I think we beat the odds! We had a mega fast family session and grabbed some great shots before the angry skies opened up (which they did...on the way to our vehicles!). What a great way to commemorate two big birthdays - Happy 3rd birthday to J and Happy 1st Birthday to M!




Monday, June 7, 2010

{Jackson M.} :: Chicago Children's Photographer

Jackson is such a sweet little guy! I absolutely adore his sweet baby blues. Don't let this little Southern boy outfit fool you :) He's less about frills, and more about cruising around and exploring every little bit around him! He's just over nine months old, and ready to start walking at ANY second. It was great chasing him around, and SO much fun to photograph him in his own surroundings. I love this crib shot - it reminds me of waking up and seeing my little guy standing up in his bed, so happy to see me :) Great idea, Mom!




Sunday, June 6, 2010

{The Leach Family} :: Chicago Family Photographer

This session was full of adventures :) First of all - Mom is a very special person in my life because she was our favorite nurse when Lola was born, so I was over the moon when she asked me to take portraits of her 1 and 2 year old children to commemorate their birthdays. I talked her into making it a whole family session, and Grandma and Grandpa even came along for the ride!

Our first location choice was swarmed with mosquitoes....I mean SWARMED! Luckily, they knew of another nearby municipal park, so cool, calm and collected we all packed back up and headed over to Plan B. What a beautiful Plan B it was!! Trees, baseball diamonds, and the occasional Metra train.....we ended up with a GREAT session! Thanks again for having me - it was a ton of fun - and SO hard to choose the few to preview here today :)




Friday, June 4, 2010

{Lily R.} :: Chicago Children's Photographer

Sometimes its funny how the world works. Lily, her mom and I found each other in a round about fashion, and I was so grateful that she asked me to do portraits to commemorate Lily's 3 years of life! We had a great time on this beautiful spring (but felt like summer!) morning running along the lake front. Lily is such a strong, beautiful and spunky little girl - I have no doubt great things are in her future :)