inspiration, self portrait artist, Chicago IL

inspiration, self portrait artist, Chicago IL

a little self portrait inspiration. To be honest I feel like a broken record. I've exhausted myself with the self help and the self expansion. I didn't know such a thing existed. But I guess there can always be too much of anything, even if it's good. Maybe the best thing is acceptance. And I'm [...]

Ashley and Jake trolley wedding in Chicago IL

Ashley and Jake trolley wedding in Chicago IL

I love Love. Being in love and caring about someone so deeply is one of the bravest things we can do as a humans. It is the way it feels to love someone, it is the way you think about them. Love is something we all have in common, it pushes us forward, it sets [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Baby Solomon’s arrival, the Santiago family outdoor session in Sauk Village IL

Baby Solomon’s arrival, the Santiago family outdoor session in Sauk Village IL

I cannot believe how lucky we got with this incredible warm day. It was such a joy to see big sister Selah again, she is this little rain of sunshine, who just smiles and is so cooperative the whole time. It's one of my favorite parts about working with kids, their curiousity. We got to [...]

Welcome baby Reese | Chicago IL newborn photographer

Welcome baby Reese | Chicago IL newborn photographer

I am happy to say that I both a baby person and a dog person. & sessions with both are some of my favorites. I have to say that Big brother pup Norbert (so in love with his name) and adorable baby Reese did not dissapoint. Newborn sessions can be so comical because of their [...]

Life is amazing, a little personal – Itasca IL family photographer

Life is amazing, a little personal – Itasca IL family photographer

Last time at this year I dragged my little family out to a beautiful field for some photographs. I didn't get to book a photographer early enough and therefore I took these myself with the use of a tripod and self timer. Would absolutely not reccomend it's so tedious. Oh did I mention coyotes came [...]

Fresh 48 Baby Ana Maria | Best Downtown Chicago and West suburbs newborn photographer

Fresh 48 Baby Ana Maria | Best Downtown Chicago and West suburbs newborn photographer

I came back to visit with this little lady the day after her birth. It was so worth it to be able to see her lovely face again with a little less puffyness and much more calmness. I would honestly recommend a fresh 48 if you budget doesn't allow for a birth package. It did [...]

Davison birth at Prentice Hospital | Downtown Chicago family and birth photography

Davison birth at Prentice Hospital | Downtown Chicago family and birth photography

“Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.”― C. JoyBell C. Birth is such a high. After every single birth I leave with a little bit of strength and joy. It's absolutely joyus to see a birthing human relish in their [...]