Chicago cake smash | fun to be one

I love pulling together cake smash themed sessions!  Take me out to the ball game is one of my favorites, as I’m a crazy Cubs fan!  Who doesn’t love baseball… and CAKE?  Who isn’t a Chicago baseball fan (whether you’re a Sox or Cubs fan).

Elgin Illinois newborn photography | organic newborn

I just love all of the natural organic wood tones, neutrals and hint of grey from this session.  One of my favorite parts of a session is coordinating my set ups, ensuring that each image coordinates with the colors and tones of the entire session so if parents choose to hang their prints in a grouping they look good together.  I’m completely obsessed with organic, natural looking images with the focus being on the baby.   If you think my style fits the look you love as well, please email me to schedule your newborn session.

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Elgin baby photographer | studio session

In the bitter cold, I’m thankful I have a studio where I can continue to capture these sweet babies.  Her expressions were so FUN!  My South Elgin studio is the perfect spot to capture those milestones!

My goal for 2018 is to get caught up on posting sessions from last year.  Here’s to a great start!

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!