Chicago child photographer | sunflowers

Sometimes you have to travel to get to the BEST locations.  This GORGEOUS sunflower field was truly breathtaking the minute I pulled up in my car.  I really could have stayed there for hours admiring the beauty of these enormous flowers.  I’d like to just plant my entire back yard filled with sunflowers.  Who knew Chicago had fields of sunflowers, just dying to be photographed!!!  This sweet little girl had so much fun.  It was as if she were Thumbalina in a big field because the flowers were taller than her!!!  It was an experience I hope she never forgets.



Busy season coming to an end | family photographer

As another crazy busy season comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on how truly lucky I am to be a part of the lives of so many.  To have the joy of documenting your milestones, and capturing memories for your families is truly an honor.  I photographed 197 sessions this year, which has been my busiest year yet.  Next year, I am going to have to adjust things a bit scheduling-wise to be able to accommodate all of my current clients as this year was a bit too crazy.  Thank you again for trusting me to capture your most precious family members… I am truly grateful for your trust and confidence in my work.  Happy Holidays!

Elgin Illinois senior | Big things to come

I had so much fun with this high school senior.  These sessions are some of my favorites.  I adore watching mom/dad during these sessions, as they are so filled with pride and excitement for the next phase of their lives as these kids spread their wings.  If you have a senior, fall is a great time to capture them in their graduating year!

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.

South Elgin Newborn Photographer | Hello Dimples

I simply could not get enough of this sweet baby boy!  Those dimples and smiles!  Newborn babies often smile just as they are drifting off to sleep… but this sweet baby boy was smiling through his whole session.  He must have been having some amazing dreams!  Must have been my newborn sleepy magical studio in South Elgin, Illinois that he loved!