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Winter Sale!

Searching for something fun to do as a family while it’s too cold to go outside to play? A JSP photo shoot can make a cold and dreary winter day seem warm and cozy. I’m offering 20% off 1-hour February-April photo sessions. My weekend availability is limited, so email me to grab your spot now!

Celebrating 40 at Vu

When I say I have the best clients in the world, I truly mean it. I love getting to watch their families grow and change. I love celebrating their happy times, and sharing their grief during sad times. And some families are so special to me that I don’t even mind driving through a blizzard and polar vortex to document a special moment in their lives. This was the case with Chase and Grant’s 40th birthday party downtown at Vu Rooftop Bar a week ago. I am so thrilled that Stefanie and Kendra reached out, and that I could be included in this fun night. You guys are truly the best. Happy Birthday, Grant and Chase! May this next year bring you and your families happiness, health, and lots of laughter.

Owen, Maya, Mallory, Lauren, Reid, and Aaron

I love it when I have the chance to capture special photos for my clients with their extended family when everyone is together for the holidays! I was so excited when Diana told me her brother, sister-in-law, and their three children were game for photos last week, and I of course jumped at the chance to see my friends Owen, Maya, and Mallory once again. What a fun session! Thanks for a great time Diana, Brian, Owen, Maya, Mallory, Dennis, Sarah, Lauren, Reid, and baby Aaron. It was nice to meet more of this awesome family, and to share in the kids’ holiday excitement as they played together.

Happy New Year, everyone! I am so excited for 2019 and all of the fun photos and smiles that will fill my days.

Merry Christmas!

The festivities have officially begun at our house, and the excitement is high! Feeling blessed for my amazing family and these two precious girls who make everything magic. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas tomorrow!

Liam and Maggie: Downtown Libertyville

Ever since I first set eyes on Libertyville’s quaint downtown, I have wanted to use it as a photo backdrop. A few weeks ago, I had the perfect opportunity. Enter Sarah and her beautiful family. Sarah recently launched a new website, Libertville Area Moms, which is part of The Local Moms Network. The site is a resource for busy parents in and around the town to keep updated about new businesses, local events, area reviews, and make a true connection with their community. I think this is such a terrific and exciting idea, and after meeting Sarah, I know she’s the perfect person to launch this chapter of the Network. I was especially thrilled when Sarah asked me to take some updated photos for her family, and I immediately suggested shooting on Milwaukee Ave. It was a chilly, overcast day, and Liam and Maggie were complete stars as we scored a quick session just shortly before a blizzard started! I am so happy we captured these holiday moments, and I am excited to shoot with this sweet family again, hopefully on a warm and sunny day! Thanks so much for a fun time, Sarah, Ryan, Liam, and Maggie. Happy Holidays!