Fun at the Farm with a Four-Year-Old

Hi all! I’m back with some pics taken at a super cute “farm” (it’s not a working farm, clearly, or they wouldn’t let me cavort about on the grounds with cameras and such) where I met the focus of the session, 4-year-old Olivia, called Liv.

Liv is the daughter of Nicole, who was one of my funniest classmates at good ol’ LoPo (you’ll figure it out) High School. As you can see, Liv is just gorgeous, and she certainly kept me on my toes during the shoot, running from spot to spot and just being her spirited self! Nicole and Liv sported some fabulous coordinating outfits for some great mother-and-daughter shots, and later, we were joined by Nicole’s boyfriend, Chris (also a nice throwback to high school!) and then Liv’s three incredibly sweet cousins–Eddie, Brianna, and Francesca–so that Nicole and her sister could get some group photos for the grandparents.

I love the variety of backgrounds here for these kind and good-looking folks, from barn to grassland to trees, and I hope you enjoy perusing these pictures!




A Lovely Morning in the Forest Preserve

Happy Sunday! Today I’ve got some great pictures from a family shoot that allowed me to meet Brian, Meredith, Brian (2 1/2 years), and Anna (8 months). It was a gorgeous morning that allowed us to traipse through the grounds, from trails to grassland to the banks of a pond. We encountered a number of dogs, including a sled dog team (for real)–the first I’d ever seen and certainly never expected to see in Illinois!

Fun fact: these kids are the cousins of baby Elizabeth, who was featured just a few posts ago in my blog. This family is so kind, good-humored, and easy-going, and Brian (the younger) was a bundle of energy who loved exploring the trails, and I swear that Anna never stopped smiling the whole time. Oh, and these kids have just the most beautiful eyes–am I right, or am I right?

Enjoy the pics! I enjoyed hanging out with this wonderful family.



Harrison = 2. Woot woo!

Hi again!

Today I’ve got some great photos from a 2-year-old’s super fun birthday party earlier this summer. Harrison is the son of my friends Lisa and Dave, who (along with their whole extended family) have known me since I was an awkward junior high student with a semi-mullet (#truth). Lisa can’t help but do things to their ultimate awesomeness, so for this farm-themed party, she pulled out all the stops, from mason jar drinks and legit hay bales to a petting zoo and horseback rides–all on the beautiful property of Harrison’s grandparents’ home.

Harrison took a few minutes to seriously contemplate all these unusally fun aspects of his party (often clutching his toy motorcycle, as you’ll see in a photo) before realizing that it was awesome and he loved it all, and he and the other kids particularly dug the horseback rides and the cupcakes (solid choices). As for me, I had a blast seeing the kids interact with the animals (I said “hey” to the goats, too), and it was a gorgeous day for everyone to be outside, run around, eat tasty food, and celebrate an adorable little boy. Happy birthday, Harrison!

Remember, Maggie Paige Photography can document any event that you’d like to remember–birthdays, sports games, recitals–but don’t want to have to worry about wielding a camera. Let me take the photos so you can enjoy the event and actually be in the moment. I’d be more than happy to help. 🙂