Kolhoft at home family session, Addison IL

This lovely little family invited me into their space earlier this year. Two year olds and babies together are a challenge as always. It always amazes me how big toddlers are but how much they are still a baby in many ways. So many changes and the expansion of love and exhaustion. I can tell … More Kolhoft at home family session, Addison IL

Graham’s home birth, Chicago Birth photographer

(All images are shared with permission) Birth has a way of shooting adrenaline coursing through your veins. I have been photographing babies entering the world for 5 years now and the elation of the birth day is still at 100! I got the text message that things were progressing in the morning. I was able … More Graham’s home birth, Chicago Birth photographer

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 … More Little Liam’s first birthday in Oak Brook IL

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 … More A FEW MICHIGAN CAMPING MOMENTS IN MONOCHROME, CHICAGO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

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 … More The Vinegar Family maternity session in Hyde Park

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 … More 70th Birthday Party in Willowbrook IL for the Cullen Family

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 … More Allyson + Conall maternity session at the Evanston IL lighthouse

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 … More Welcome baby Reese | Chicago IL newborn photographer

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

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 … More Camblin Family session in Elmhurst IL Wilder Mansion