Little Liam’s first birthday in Oak Brook IL

Little Liam’s first birthday in Oak Brook IL

I've started to take on a few more events this summer and fall, and honestly it makes my extroverted heart so happy. I know we're all still being very careful about Covid but I love that families are still celebrating and gathering. Rishi and Minal, together with their families celebrated baby liam. The place was [...]

A FEW MICHIGAN CAMPING MOMENTS IN MONOCHROME, CHICAGO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

A FEW MICHIGAN CAMPING MOMENTS IN MONOCHROME, CHICAGO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

I'll forever be the mom who photographs my children sleeping I have absolutely no shame about it It's quite literally the calm before the chaos I'm catching up on sharing some personal images of mine. We're back in school and my summer routine is completely disrupted. I'm slowly getting back into a new one. We [...]

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 [...]

70th Birthday Party in Willowbrook IL for the Cullen Family

70th Birthday Party in Willowbrook IL for the Cullen Family

I photographed a beautiful 70th birthday in Willowbrook IL the other weekend. Once in a while I get to be a part of families gathering to celebrate one another in some special way. This celebration was so fun. Of course I got the green light to photograph kids being kids, which is always at the [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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. [...]

Camblin Family session in Elmhurst IL Wilder Mansion

Camblin Family session in Elmhurst IL Wilder Mansion

Well this session was a big surprise. I do believe this was my first big family session without any babies. It also made me think about the direction of my work and how to incorporate my personal work as my kids get older. I do think it's a thing of beauty to still want to [...]