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 [...]

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 [...]

Allyson + Conall maternity session at the Evanston IL lighthouse

Allyson + Conall maternity session at the Evanston IL lighthouse

Allyson told me she fell in love with this location for the way it brought both of their stories out of it, and that's kind of my favorite thing about the session. She's from Indy and the sand dunes connected her to it, and Connell grew up in Evanston. It is just that more special [...]

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 [...]

Love on the beach | Adri De La Cruz Chicago and West suburbs intimate wedding photographer

Love on the beach | Adri De La Cruz Chicago and West suburbs intimate wedding photographer

Earlier this year I hosted my first ever workshop. I was as sick as a dog. I think my body loves to mess with me the most when stress is high. The only constant during stressful times is knowing that there will be so much out of your control. I might as well surrender to [...]

Summer is back | Chicago and suburbs family photographer

Summer is back | Chicago and suburbs family photographer

OH HALLELUJAH !! Summer is here! and of course we'll soon be complaining of the high temperatures, mosquitos and the traffic. But for now we bask in the lovely honeymoon phase of when summer returns. Those few days when it is warm enough to get wet and be ok with it and not freeze outside. [...]

Chicago Documentary and Story telling photographer – Short stories, crazy girl

Last days of summer are seriously cherished around here. Chicago's weather is volatile at best. Soon comes those deep winter days , where the sun sets a four pm and we get to stay indoors all the time , sadly. On this day we headed to the Taste of Melrose Pk . We rode cool [...]

Chicago documentary & storytelling family photography

AT HOME SESSION - Lunde family  Love, so much love. You know when you walk into a home and you immediately feel comfortable, maybe its the warm inviting decor, or maybe it's the amazing heart and souls occupying the home. I'm thinking it's the latter  This family is so special to me, The mama is [...]

Chicago Documentary & Storytelling Photographer-JRP headshots

H E A D S H O T S 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, [...]