Antell Family session in Oak Brook IL Chicago family photography

Antell Family session in Oak Brook IL Chicago family photography

On this cold dreary day in Oak Brook IL I photographed a superbly sweet and gorgeous family. They absolutely made my job feel so effortless. I am a firm believer that the location is secondary to connection , and I think this session proves that loudly. The Fall comes and goes so quickly that I [...]

Aguinaga’s family session, Downtown Chicago IL

Aguinaga’s family session, Downtown Chicago IL

The Aguinaga family personality is as big as their home state of Texas. They were in town for some difficult days, but I love that they wanted to prioritize capturing the beauty of their family. They were a joy to work with and their positivity and good vibes are so contagious. We had a fantastic [...]

Colette’s newborn session in Lincoln Park, Chicago IL

Colette’s newborn session in Lincoln Park, Chicago IL

Gloomy days and difficult light will always exist especially when you shoot indoors with natural light. This wintery newborn session was not an exception to those things. But we worked around the difficulties and achieved a beautiful session if I do say so myself. Sometimes all you need is a little window and a ton [...]

Christina’s maternity session, Humboldt PARK, CHICAGO IL

Christina’s maternity session, Humboldt PARK, CHICAGO IL

Off the side of the road, can you believe it. Sometimes I get a little wacky. I have come to acceptance when it comes to locations in Chicago. I cannot get beautiful uncrowded beaches most of the time. I cannot build gorgeous mountains or views that do not exist. So I always try to get [...]

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 [...]

August’s at home newborn session, Riverside IL photographer

August’s at home newborn session, Riverside IL photographer

I love that I include a newborn session with my birth photography. It feels most appropriate to get to see my wonderful birth families as a new unit. Babies change you forever, it's almost like your life before was missing them specifically. This little baby is so lucky. His big brothers are so so kind [...]

ALEJANDRA AND DANIEL MATERNITY SESSION HYDE PARK, CHICAGO

ALEJANDRA AND DANIEL MATERNITY SESSION HYDE PARK, CHICAGO

A lifetime of love it seems for these two. They've been together a really long time and they are expecting their first baby together. My memory fails me but I believe it's been 15 years. Alejandra is a student at this gorgeous campus, The University of Chicago just blew me away and I have to [...]

The Vinegar Family maternity session in Hyde Park

The Vinegar Family maternity session in Hyde Park

This sweet, beautiful family is expecting their 4th baby! Another girl to even things out in the family, which Big sister couldn't be more excited about. For this maternity session I traveled to Hyde Park , which has this beautiful bird watching post. We used a lot of the shade for the images before heading [...]

Baby Mara 9 months later, Jefferson Park Chicago IL

Baby Mara 9 months later, Jefferson Park Chicago IL

Baby Mara is 9 months old. Photographing pandemic babies. What a sentence that is right. I had a chance to work with baby Mara's parents as I captured their maternity session together. They choose to push back their newborn session and I completely respect that as this season of life has just been overwhelming for [...]

Welcoming the baby sister lucy, Itasca IL family photography

Welcoming the baby sister lucy, Itasca IL family photography

Visiting older clients is complety magical. Time is so beautiful isn't it. Whenever I get a chance to work with older clients again , I won't lie, it feels like I come full circle. To be validated in that way, to know how much my work means to them is a beautiful thing. The Colello [...]