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Ben and Molly

It was my birthday last Saturday. Katy, Jason, Ben, and Molly helped me kick off the day just right with a very fun session on the Riverwalk. Anyone who lives in Chicagoland knows that the weather has been insane this Fall, but I’d say we lucked out: dry with pretty overcast light, and not TOO cold if we kept moving. And it was easy to keep moving in this location, one of my favorites to shoot in. Everywhere you look is a picture. It’s a love story to Chicago every time I am there, and I just can’t get enough of these pictures. One of my all-time favorite families in front of one of my all-time favorite backdrops. The kids have grown so much in the year since I last saw them for photos. Ben is every bit as tall as me now (not a hard standard to beat, but considering he was just a tot when I first met him…that’s a trippy realization!), and Molly’s not far off. They held onto their titles as two of the best models around. Thanks for introducting me to Doughnut Vault afterwards, too, guys! You weren’t kidding…those might be my new favorites. I had the best time catching up with you four…thanks again for such a great time!

Iggy and Company

I am so glad we snuck this session in between snow storms when it still looked a little bit like Fall! It’s hard to get this entire crew together, between busy work and travel schedules, but when we do, there are a lot of laughs. I just love this family! Iggy the pup was once again the star of the show…she’s changed so much in one year, but is such a good dog. It was great to catch up with you Kirsten, Gary, Lauren, Seth, and Meggy! Thanks for meeting me and braving the chilly temps.

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!