Antell Family session in Oak Brook IL Chicago family photography

On this cold dreary day in Oak Brook IL I photographed a superbly sweet and gorgeous family. They absolutely made my job feel so effortless. I am a firm believer that the location is secondary to connection , and I think this session proves that loudly. The Fall comes and goes so quickly that I … More Antell Family session in Oak Brook IL Chicago family photography

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

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

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 … More Baby Mara 9 months later, Jefferson Park Chicago IL

Standing in the light | Chicago and west suburbs photographer

This post is a little departure from what I usually blog, beautiful families with tiny humans who bring so much joy. But I think throwing something different at you is something you can handle. May even be necessary. I’ve been exploring what my womanhood means to me. & I probably shoud have shared self portraits … More Standing in the light | Chicago and west suburbs photographer

Radford Family, the end of a nursing journey, Chicago and west suburbs family photographer

I know I’ve written before about how insanely special it is to be a part of my incredibly beautiful families journies. I have been capturing this beautiful family for a few years now. From little miss A’s birth up until now and the end of her nursing milestone. The Radford’s are such a unique and … More Radford Family, the end of a nursing journey, Chicago and west suburbs family photographer

WALK ALONG THE RIVER CHICAGO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Much of our adventures go undocumented nowadays since Im so busy with work and life, I have to make it a point to come back to this. My big boy will be 9 already at the end of the month. How on earth is that possible. It feels like just yesterday I was bringing him … More WALK ALONG THE RIVER CHICAGO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Leuber Family, Oak Park IL front porch session

Oh what a sweet and special time I had reconnecting with this lovely family. Just last summer I was present during this sweet baby girl’s birth. Now close to a year after and a whole world of a difference later here I am again. I honestly wanted nothing than to engage with that beautiful baby … More Leuber Family, Oak Park IL front porch session

Once upon a time in Austin TX | Chicago birth and family photographer

These images were taken in September of last year in the beautiful Austin, Texas! it was a session led by the incredible Stormy Solis. Being in charge of a big event like this means I don’t really shoot a whole lot. But this light and beautiful family couldn’t be ignored, plus it was the last … More Once upon a time in Austin TX | Chicago birth and family photographer

Kerlyn Van Gelder’s magic | a little bit of life, Chicago maternity photographer

This new decade has already proven that I am going to be completely challenged and pulled in all kinds of crazy directions. So to take a break from that I am going through old images and publishing, erasing, and moving forward. My amazing friend @KerlynVanGelder taught this amazing session for me in Portland and I … More Kerlyn Van Gelder’s magic | a little bit of life, Chicago maternity photographer