Oh what fun – Norah’s smash cake photos

June 28, 2017 Babies, Family, Kids 0 Comments

Little Norah gets messy.  Smash cake photos celebrate her first birthday.

To honor little Norah turning one, her parents planned an afternoon of delight. Gold balloons, party favors, and smash cake photos. Was I jealous?   Uh, yeah, a little bit.

Do you have a little one with a milestone coming up? Contact me today to book a family photo shoot or check out more pictures here and here.

 

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For more family photos, take a peek at this family photo gallery and this recent newborn photography session.


Sunny Fall Family Shoot with the Fontanas

October 31, 2015 Family, Kids 0 Comments

In 2011, I had the honor of photographing Kate and Tj’s wedding in downtown Chicago. Since then, a lot has happened for this couple–the biggest life change, the birth of their son, Luke, who turned one this past month.

On a sunny October Sunday morning, we strolled through the prairie of Winnemac Park, a perfect setting for Chicago fall family photos. Luke was all smiles throughout the shoot, a happy baby with an easy going spirit–not a surprise considering his two wonderful parents. If you are in boston and need a photographer click here: boston wedding photographers.

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Happy Birthday Michael!

August 18, 2015 Babies, Family, Kids 0 Comments

Michael Jr.’s One Year Photos

A year ago, dear friends Kimi and Michael Ponzio welcomed home their first son, Michael Jr.  This August, they not only celebrate his 12 months of life, but also their new son or daughter, who is now 12 weeks.

Michael Jr. charmed the socks off me.  I can only imagine how wonderful their newest addition will be. Please come soon, February. Congrats Kimi and Mike!
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Faye’s First Birthday

August 17, 2015 Babies, Family, Kids 0 Comments

Faye’s First birthday party was a “smash” hit!  She loved the cake her beautiful mom, Emily Florez made her and was all smiles in her Dad Ray’s arms. They’re the sweetest couple and Faye is such a darling little girl, it was such a hoot taking her first birthday photos.
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Fall Family Pictures at Winnemac Park

October 23, 2014 Babies, Family, Kids 1 Comment

Chicago family photos at Winnemac Park with one adorable baby.

Fall is the perfect time of year for family pictures.  The cool, dry weather makes the fall colors even more vibrant!  If you’re thinking of a a 2014 holiday card, this is a great time to come in to capture timeless keepsakes of your family. Before the shoot, I like to chat a bit on the phone to brainstorm ideas and go over details for the shoot. I love location scouting, so whether you’d like an urban or nature setting, we’ll find the just the place for you!

As for this family below, I can’t get over Thorah.  She’s just the cutest and most smiley baby I have ever photographed. Congratulations to James and Katie for creating this adorable nugget!

 


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Charlie and Reed

May 14, 2014 Babies, Family, Kids 0 Comments

If only teleporters existed in real life, instead of only in science fiction films and books. If they did, I’d be one of the first to invest in their magical power so I could visit these two little ones as often as possible.

Last month my sister gave birth to her second child, Charlotte Thompson, named for our late mother. I was lucky enough to have a wedding booked back in Nebraska the same week Charlotte, aka “Charlie,” was born.  What perfect timing!  I stayed in town after the wedding to get some quality time in with the family.  Of course, I couldn’t keep my camera down.  There’s no way I could resist my nephew Reed’s big blue eyes, or Charlie’s perfect button nose. I can’t wait to see them again this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Gupta Family welcomes Alyah

January 24, 2014 Babies, Family, Kids 1 Comment


Family Portrait Session at Winnemac Park

December 10, 2013 Babies, Family, Kids 1 Comment

I’m pretty darn lucky that my sister-in-law and her husband happen to be as attractive and hip as they are awesome.  It’s safe to say I won the jackpot when I married Anthony.  I’ve always wanted a big family, and with him, that’s exactly what I got!  It’s just an added Bonus that Maria and Trey are great people–they’re two of the most inspiring diy-ers, combining their eye for style with can-do attitudes.  I love visiting their little one, Fiona, and seeing what new projects they’re working on.

So, of course, when it came time for to take a picture for their Christmas card, I wasn’t surprised to see  them looking like they just walked off the pages of a magazine. Lucky me!

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Playful Family Photography in Western Springs, IL

November 19, 2013 Babies, Family, Kids 2 Comments

Candid Chicago family photos

NBC 5 Chicago’s Lauren Petty welcomed the birth of her third daughter, Claire, four months ago.  This past Claire had her very first photo shoot, along with the rest of the family in Western Springs, IL. Petty is just as beautiful in real life as behind the video camera, and her three daughters are just as photogenic!

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Fun Fall Family Photography

November 18, 2013 Family, Kids 0 Comments

Natural Family Photography

This natural family photography session was such a delight! The whole time the girls and I told stories about horses, real and imaginary and jump, spun, and ran all over Montrose Harbor. I loved watching the girls play, using sticks to pretend they were riding their horses and later bending down to the sidewalk to examine a furry caterpillar.  What a delight!