Keeping it local!

I’ve been friends with Jill for over 20 years, ever since we became friends in 7th grade gym classs; actually, we can trace our friendship roots even further back, as we took some dance classes that involved yellow tutus and tambourines when we were about 8 years old (there’s photographic evidence of this). In the past 5 years, Jill married Andy, and they have two awesome little girls, Lana (3.5) and Paige (1.5, and my goddaughter/namesake of this business). I finally got to take pictures of all of them last week, and we stayed local and went to downtown Lockport and had a blast–and I was able to get some beautiful photos, too. Lana was the epitome of a model picture-taker, happy and cooperative, and Paige was game for it all, too, even while stoically studying her surroundings.  And afterward, we grilled out and had ice cream. Who can beat that?

My real job begins again on Monday. High schoolers, here I come. But Maggie Paige Photography is still here to meet your needs, so let me know if I can schedule an evening or weekend session for you and your family. It’s not too early to start thinking about pictures for holiday cards, is it? I don’t think so!

Thanks for reading and viewing. Happy weekend!

Best,

Kristin

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Made in Manhattan

Happy August, everyone! It’s warming up again–hurrah!

Last week, I ventured all the way to Manhattan, where I spent a bit of time visiting amazing museums and sipping Cosmos with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha, all the while wearing fabulous shoes…

Okay, it wasn’t THAT Manhattan (but can you tell I’ve caught a few Sex and the City reruns on E! this summer?). Anyway, I went south to Manhattan, Illinois, which to me is fabulous for its gorgeous open land areas, beautiful vistas, and neighborhoods full of houses that all look different from each other. I spent part of an evening at the home of Christina, Joe, and their littl girl Lydia, who will be 2 years old this month. Lydia was kind enough to let my camera and I follow her around her awesome back and front yard as she investigated fallen black walnuts, took a spin on the golf cart with her dad, visited  her neighbor across the street, hopped on an antique kid-sized John Deere tractor, and checked out just a few of the many beautiful flowers that the family has in and around their yard.  (Can you tell that their outdoor space is amazing? Because it is. Lydia is super lucky to get to grow up there–and what’s even cooler is that her dad, Joe, grew up there, too. Their home was his family home since he was in elementary school.)

I was able to get some wonderful shots of both Lydia and the family, with a few cameo appearances by Boots, the family’s sweet, gentle black labrador retriever–and I swear Boots was smiling in a bunch of the photos!

Enjoy the weekend!

Kristin