Hannah full of love maternity session in Jefferson Park, Chicago IL

Hannah full of love maternity session in Jefferson Park, Chicago IL

OMG! I am so honored to once again be present and be a part of the collective team for Hannah and Eric's second home birth. The thing about home birth is... that it's fucking magical. I do not downplay the fact that I am pumped. I see maternity sessions as this little pre party celebration.Perhaps [...]

Melissa and David’s beautiful summer maternity session in the south shore of Chicago

Melissa and David’s beautiful summer maternity session in the south shore of Chicago

This beautiful location has garnished some love from my clients. It is the perfect romantic backdrop for the celebration of love. Every time lately that I get asked what I photograph I am finding that my answer is just love. Love is the center of it all. Love is the fuel. Love is the vehicle. [...]

OLIVER’S NEWBORN SESSION AT HOME IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS

OLIVER’S NEWBORN SESSION AT HOME IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS

This session was a complete delight, little Oliver joined his family earlier this year. I photographed his moms and dad's maternity session in Humbolt Park last year. Those maternity images and this newborn session are now huge new favorites of mine! They were an absolute joy to work with! they truly make my job feel [...]

Grahams Newborn session Chicago IL family photographer

Grahams Newborn session Chicago IL family photographer

The humans that I have seen come into the world will forever hold a very special place in my life. Little G is the latest baby I have been a witness to. He joined the club at his home birth. His birth was so peaceful and joyful, truly. So I knew his newborn session would [...]

Graham’s home birth, Chicago Birth photographer

Graham’s home birth, Chicago Birth photographer

(All images are shared with permission) Birth has a way of shooting adrenaline coursing through your veins. I have been photographing babies entering the world for 5 years now and the elation of the birth day is still at 100! I got the text message that things were progressing in the morning. I was able [...]

SAM+LUCAS FRESH 48 PRENTICE HOSPITAL, CHICAGO IL

SAM+LUCAS FRESH 48 PRENTICE HOSPITAL, CHICAGO IL

These two wonderful humans welcomed two beautiful boys. One of them has the same name as my boy. It's so wild to see new babies coming into this world. With so much uncertainty in this world working with these tiny humans who are so dependent on us to show up for them is a pause. [...]

KRATER FAMILY IN THE MORNING, MONTROSE BEACH, CHICAGO IL BEST FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

KRATER FAMILY IN THE MORNING, MONTROSE BEACH, CHICAGO IL BEST FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Well as far as families go this one is a beauty! I arrived a little ahead of schedule and the hilarious thing was that another photographer had a beautiful family at the same location and thier client was wearing this same dress. I found it so hilarious and was wondering if we had gotten our [...]

Lynda’s first maternity session, Hyde Park Chicago IL family photographer

Lynda’s first maternity session, Hyde Park Chicago IL family photographer

If you can imagine it this day was a dreadful cold wet morning. I had two sessions and a knee injury. Hectic awful day but with a wonderful ending. I limped through the whole session with Lynda but it was worth it. She reached out to me earlier this summer and I was immediately excited [...]

It’s a home birth party for August, Riverside IL family and birth photographer

It’s a home birth party for August, Riverside IL family and birth photographer

Eeek I've been wanting to share the home birth of August for a while now, I've just been insanely busy enjoying life and capturing so many beautiful families. But at last ! I photographed mr. August's entrance into the world earlier this month. It was such an honor to have been there for this incredible [...]

Finnian joins his brothers, Aurora IL home birth photographer

Finnian  joins his brothers, Aurora IL home birth photographer

She did it! and I am so proud of her. Home birth will never cease to amaze me. Honestly. The knowledge of intuitive midwives, the power of family, the very which way strength shines. I sent these over to her and she said birth photography connects so much for her, especially in the blurry aftermath. [...]