At home, baby h| Chicago and suburbs newborn photographer

At home, baby h| Chicago and suburbs newborn photographer

And along came this sweet boy. Baby H.

I cannot tell you how so very beautiful it is to see a family grow. From the moment I stepped inside their home, you just knew love was a little bit stronger. They gushed and swooned over their new baby boy.  You can’t blame them, just look at that gorgeous profile. He slept almost the whole time, and rewarded our photo taking with a bit of pee on his parents covers.

I got to interact with this beautiful family once more, and hopefully I get to again.




Nisi Family | Chicago and west suburbs family photographer

Nisi Family | Chicago and west suburbs family photographer


That is what these images make me feel. In the summer the girls behind the Happy tog! Tracy Joy of Tracy Joy Photography & Jess Weinstock of Jessica Weinstock Photography (check them out they’re amazing)  had a Shoot out to raise money for a very worthy cause. Bringing a sweet baby girl home to a special family, the Kelley’s . Stephanie Kelley is another fantastic Lifestyle photographer. & while the sweet baby is not with them YET. I can’t help to feel happy at the amazing community of photographers in Chicago and suburbs that I am a part of. Take a peek and enjoy the Nisi family.



Project 5for5 days

More failures to add

So here I am. Last month I attempted a P/30 and I will humbly say that it was not a success.  My heart just was not into it. The images I took were not my best, it was like a chore to me. It was dreadful. Maybe I’m just not a “project ” person. I just have to accept it and move on. I’m at a point in my life where realizations are so incredibly welcomed. I have stopped trying to be someone I’m not, and this is another step in the right direction. Will I try again? Who knows , maybe. It was a little disappointing  to not pull through for myself for a month alone. But alas, some friends on facebook. tagged me to join along this week and share 5 for 5 days, easy enough right? Well here we go.. wish me luck.


Chicago Documentary & Storytelling Photographer-JRP headshots


I had so much fun exchanging Head shots with this beautiful lady. She is the owner of Jessica Rassmusen Photography. Jessica was amazing! It was,I believe an awkward experience for the both of us. I still had so much fun. She is one of those wild spirits, who flows freely and goes where her heart dictates. At least that is what I got from speaking to her. She is currently in Illlinois, but close to moving her whole family of four to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I am so excited for her, and I can’t wait to read and see where the journey takes her. Can you believe she has two kiddos. Nope, I can’t either.
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Chicago documentary and storytelling photography-Pond mini sessions


I photographed this sweet family back almost two years ago. I am so glad, Gina called last minute for my availability. It is really, truly an honor to see the children of your clients grow up before your eyes. I met sweet baby P and her brother at her newborn session. I can say he is still as doting as he was , when he was swooning over that new bundle of joy.

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Chicago family Documentary & storytelling Photography – Short stories- change and turning 4

Change is scary. Then again, change is good. In the past recent months, we have moved to a new place and we are still getting used to it. Although we do miss our old neighborhood,Our new one is jammed packed with tiny families like ours. Soon Lucas will begin Prek, which will bring more change onto our routines. I want to add that I am a self- proclaimed change queen. I attended over 10 schools in my lifetime. Considering most kids go to 4 or 5 schools. That a whole bunch of new.

This past month Lucas also turned 4. He is considered a child now (sadly to my mama heart) . I’m not sure who made these guidelines up ; Baby, toddler, child, preteen…ect. They are kinda silly, and of course he is still my baby, but there is no denying he is loosing all of the things that made him my once chubby baby. For one, He has really embraced his role of big brother.He adores that girl to death.  He is taller and much faster, super strong. Also that brain is just insanely filled with his own ideas. He has opinions and judgments on activities. Its just a crazy explosion of learning. I know he is resilient, and he will embrace his new environment like a champ.

I can’t say kids are immune to change, but I do know that they are probably better at adjusting than us adults.
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Chicago family Documentary & Storytelling photography


Location is in Shaumburg

Limited dates available, mainly because personal plans 🙂

Perfect for catching up on milestones or to get ready for Xmas cards.

DIGITAL gift cards available.

Chicago family documentary and storytelling photography- short -stories

H e l l o

I recently joined the team for @thealbumsco on instagram. My first post was about daydreaming. I really got flashbacks of my daydreams, and what I have done so far to accomplish them. I said that ” I used to daydream about the life I am currently living” and it was so true. I am blissfully happy. God could not have blessed me with a better life. I am so thankful. While our future is a work in progress, and we have bills to pay and children to raise, I have the ability to look at my life and say that I love it. I get to stay home with my kiddos, and go on adventures daily if I wanted to. We are not rich, nor do I think we will ever be, but We are doing well and that’s all I could ever ask for. I am surrounded with the most amazing people. I have also learn to let go of those people that I have outgrown. I think that is one of the tougher challenges of growing up, learning to let go. Even with loosing some people, my community is growing, and I feel a sense of belonging, specially within the photography community.

Anyway, this life is good. This life is the one I wished for, and I am teaching my children to enjoy it. To savor the moments and not care about acquiring things. To see this borrowed time as an opportunity to do something special. I have finaly understood, “You reap what you sow”.

Siblings //Chicago documentary photography

Two of  you. 

Just another day in June.Out and about with these two.  Playing together will come later, I’m assuming. For now they both fight over that one object that a minute ago no one thought about and now is a gold trophy. I can’t wait to see the friendship build. Lucas is already a crazy protector. Zoe, only cares about copying everything he does. Oh, I so believe in my heart Lucas was born to be a big brother. I am happy for this crazy girl that we brought into his life. 


Chicago Documentary & Storytelling Photography / Short Stories / Cloudy day

( I have been trying to think of a way to blog more personal stuff. It is honestly daunting with out any inspiration. That’s why I created the Short Stories series for me. As a way to capture the everyday and have it make sense in my brain and in my blog. Hopefully I can stick to blogging more and sharing the beauty of the everyday this way.)

C l o u d y  D a y //

A year ago I wouldn’t have even thought of bringing my camera out on a cloudy day . I was so in-love with sunset, backlit images, that it was clouding my vision (Pun intended)a bit. I joined the Erin Hensley 365 group and all the different light possibilities she explores, have quite frankly taken me by surprise. I have learned so much!, and feel so much more inspired than ever before. Also the group for Goodbye Posing Guide has been incredible. Everyday seeing inspiration of amazing artist who are also learning and on a journey of their own is enough to get me going for my  camera daily. I am so pumped to seek out all that I love about photography and share it here with you all.

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