Elgin family photography | sweet family

When you get to watch families grown every year, you become a friend.  This beautiful family has been coming to me over the years, and I truly adore watching them together.  They’re so fun, and kind.  The boys are so sweet and absolutely adore each other!  The stream in St. Charles, Illinois was the perfect spot to capture their connection.

Chicago family photography | new babies

People often ask me if I do family photographs when capturing newborns… the answer is YES!  I adore including the whole family in the newborn session.  They are my favorite to capture!  Siblings can be the most fun to work with, as they are willing (and sometimes unwilling) to share their new baby with me!  It’s always a joy to see them interact with the new baby, and show them off.

If you have a new baby, or are expecting a new baby, and would love to capture your new addition to the family please use the “contact me” button above to reach out to me and get on the calendar.  Newborn sessions book out quickly, so don’t wait!

St. Charles family photography | flowering trees

Could this family be any more adorable?  The flowering trees were the perfect location to capture their sweet adoration for each other.  This baby is truly loved, and I am honored to have been chosen to capture such a wonderful time in their lives.  Family photographs are the perfect way to celebrate your family, and remember once the memories have faded.

If you are in Chicago and surrounding suburbs of Chicago and are interested in a family photography session with Artful Heart Photographer, please email me to schedule.


Downtown Elgin family photographs | beautiful family of 6!

This mama always does the most amaaaazzzing job of coordinating their outfits perfectly!  I am honored to be able to capture this family year after year.  We always have so much fun together.  This toddler absolutely wanted to wear his BEATS… and how cute that they “fit” with the scene.  So “hip”!

This alley in downtown Elgin, Illinois was the perfect location to capture this gorgeous family.  I’ve been photographing them for several years, and we wanted to do something different than in years past.  I think we accomplished just that!  Elgin is filled with some great brick walls and old textured buildings.  Perfect!

Woodstock, Illinois family photography | apple picking

How much more adorable can they be?  When we decided on a location, I knew it would be absolutely perfect for a two year old to explore and have fun.  What better place than an apple orchard?  Capturing families is such an amazing job, I look forward to seeing each family every year when they return for their annual family photography session.

This location in Woodstock, Illinois was the perfect spot to capture this family.  If you would like to book a family session in the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs, please visit my contact me page and shoot me a message.