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Isabel and Jude

After freak minor injuries and weather delays had postponed family photos in the past, I was really glad to sneak in this session with Isabel, Jude, Molly, and John a few weekends ago! Because the weather was so unpredictable, we decided to meet at their club, Valley Lo, to have indoor and outdoor options. What a beautiful spot! It was cold but bright, and we were able to find a little bit of color left on the trees in between snow storms. Isabel is always a fun top model…and JUDE! Oh my goodness, his smiles! I was so thrilled to capture these. Thanks for sticking it out in the cold with me, gang! It was great to see you four again.

 

Levi, Ryder, and Xander

To say I was excited about this session is an understatement. I have been capturing family moments for this dear family since Levi was a baby. It’s been such a pleasure to watch them grow and change…and add another little brother to the mix! This was the first time I had the chance to meet little Xander, and I couldn’t be happier for the whole family that he has joined the mix. It was windy and chilly when we met up in Glencoe last Saturday morning, but Levi, Ryder, and Xander were all top models. (So were their pups, Kona and Crosby). Thanks so much for meeting me, Jayme and Mark! It was great to catch up with you all.

 

Finn, Lourdes, and Sabinne

What a fun session! I had the best time with these three when they came to visit my studio last week. We had so many laughs and they were great spots with all of my posing ideas. It was the day after the big Halloween snow storm, and it was gorgeous outside. So, after Finn, Lourdes, and Sabinne rocked their photos indoors, I couldn’t resist taking just a few more shots outside to capture the fall color mixed with the snow. Sometimes opportunities present themselves just at the right time…gorgeous light and this beautiful tree branch, bowed heavy with snow, in just the right spot. It would be tall and leafless just a few hours after we snapped these. Thanks for coming out to my studio, you guys!

 

Louie and Vivian

It was another unseasonably cold day, threatening rain, when I was supposed to take photos of Louie and Vivian. So their mom, Cherry, and I came up with a great plan: start indoors at home where everyone is cozy and comfortable, and then move outside if the weather permits. I always love that plan. It allows for a lot of variety, and kiddos are always most comfortable taking pictures close to home. Louie and Vivian were great models, and Louie did a terrific job of trying to get his shy little sister to smile for me. Thanks so much for having me over, Cherry and Jose! Your family is so much fun!

 

Brayden and Hudson

On this snowy Halloween day, let’s remember back when it was fall…last week! (I just give up with the crazy weather this year!) I had such a fun session with Brayden and Hudson. These 4 year-old twins are the cutest, not to mention top models. They were happy to run, throw leaves, show me their swing-set, and pose with their parents and adorable dog, Bruce. My favorite moment of the session was when I set up a shot where the parents walk happily in the background while the kiddos run ahead. Brayden was so upset that his parents didn’t chase them. Laurie and Matt, you are great sports, and that turned out to be one of my favorite shots of the whole night! I just love these pictures, and hope you enjoy them! Thanks for a wonderful time.