Hangin’ with Will and Emmy

Hi again! Today I’ve got some great shots courtesy of 2.5-year-old Will, 7-month-old Emmy, and mom Laurie and dad Mike (with a cameo by the super sweet and well-behaved black lab Roxy). You may remember them from an earlier post in which Emmy was just a sweet little newborn. Now, she’s still gorgeously wide-eyed, and she’s also full of smiles and loving being able to scoot/crawl all over the place. On this visit, big brother Will greeted me at the front door with his red vaccuum (unplugged, but he was still vigorous in its use), and after a minute or so of greetings, he looked me straight in the eyes and earnestly asked, “How are you doing?” He’s a hoot. He is such a genuine and fun-loving little boy, and I had such a great time getting to take photos for this family again.

Oh, and that sweet pink-and-white collared dress that Emmy is adorably wearing in a few pics? That was Laurie’s when she was a baby. 🙂

Hope you like the pictures and are enjoying this last month of summer!




Familypalooza: 2 parents, 5 kids, 8 grandchildren, and a whole lot of good times

Hey y’all! I’m back with photos of the largest family session I’ve done yet: 19 people! Pat and Jim are the proud parents of five kids; those kids have four spouses and eight children (ranging in age from 5 to 12) between them, and they all met me at a great preserve in Wheaton for a full family session. Despite it getting warm quickly and the bugs coming out to nibble us, this shoot was tons of fun, as these kids were seriously like professionals–they were great sports, totally enthusiastic, and willing to try anything (especially if it involved climbing/sitting/leaning/perching on a boulder of some sort). We took full group photos, sibling groups, individual families, and just about every combination we could imagine–and, of course, a bunch of candids.

My friend Kate is one of the five children of Pat and Jim, and she’s one of my closest friends whom I’ve known since we were just killin’ it (a.k.a. wearing awkward ’90s clothes) in junior high together (FYI: Kate LOVED Jared Leto and Leo DiCaprio back then–she was ahead of her time). I’d tell you that she’s the one with red hair, but, well, you’ll see that there are a couple of very cool redheads in these photos. 🙂  It was so nice to hang with her entire family, and I’m really pleased with the color and vibrancy of these photos. Those kids brought this session to life, and it was a blast to shoot.

No family is too large to photograph! Can anyone beat my current record of 19 people for one session? Just let me know if I can take photos for your whole family!

Enjoy the day!