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 [...]

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 [...]

The Newborn session of a brand new family of 7, Aurora IL photographer

The Newborn session of a brand new family of 7, Aurora IL photographer

The newborn session of a beautiful boy in Aurora IL. I cannot believe they are now a family of seven, two weeks after I was at this stunning home to welcome Finnian I went back to capture them a little more relaxed and set into a routine. Well a sorta routine, I know the Lundes [...]

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. [...]

From homebirth to a full home, Edgewater Chicago IL newborn and family photographer

From homebirth to a full home, Edgewater Chicago IL newborn and family photographer

One of my favorite things about this job is the storytelling. With some families I have the joy and honor to capture full stories. I meet them right when they find out their life will change in the near future and I get a chance to see them at the different points in the road [...]

Hannah and Eric welcome their sweet baby girl at home | Chicago IL birth photographer, Edgewater neighborhood

Hannah and Eric welcome their sweet baby girl at home | Chicago IL birth photographer, Edgewater neighborhood

Each birth I attend is this beautiful unfolding story. My clients are all different, lighting can be diffent. Comfort levels too, Dynamics etc. First time parents however seem to all be the same. They are all at the precipice of a life changing moment, unlike anything before. I can sense the nervousness and the hesitation. [...]

Baby Diego’s arrival | Bolingbrook newborn and family photographer

Baby Diego’s arrival | Bolingbrook newborn and family photographer

hello 2021 I can't believe it's a whole new year already. While yes, things are still dicey when it comes to photo sessions and more at home- work, I finally got to photograph my first at home newborn session since the pandemic started. I am the opposite of a homebody, so I'm so grateful for [...]

Hannah and Eric, Lincoln Park maternity session

Hannah and Eric, Lincoln Park maternity session

Sweet December is here, and the time to meet this sweet little baby is nearing. Time has absolutely flown by. I've been pregnant a number of times and have given birth just twice. Both times it was a defferent experience. I brought those babies home and I was a different person. After my son I [...]

Off beat sunset newborn session | Oak Park family photography

Off beat sunset newborn session | Oak Park family photography

I met Lacy at a starbucks with her little family, as they were on the hunt for a photographer. I was honored to have been able to interview with them. From the moment I met her her beautiful positive demeanor just drew me in. We went through our year checking in, I photographed her maternity [...]

Ajani, Hyde Park newborn session | Adri De La Cruz Photographer

Ajani, Hyde Park newborn session | Adri De La Cruz Photographer

Strong like thunder he came. While I wasn't able to be present during his birth, I heard all about her birth plan for him. His mom had all the confidence it took to educate herself and have the birth she always wanted. At home surrounded by light and love. She is definitely full of tenacity. [...]