From a Family of 3 to a Family of 4…

Hi all! Today, I’m posting photos from two sessions: a family shoot from January 2015 featuring Kelly, Tony, and not-quite-2-year-old Tyler, and then a follow-up session from April 2015, with the same great people plus one new addition, 10-week-old Elsie. Kelly and Tony are just really darn awesome–genuine, easygoing, and funny (and they always seem to have coffee brewing that they share with me, so that’s the best), and Tyler is a super sweet, silly, and good-natured toddler. And then, on my second visit to their home, it was a pleasure to meet beautiful Elsie; she has a wickedly gorgeous shock of dark hair and adorably chubby cheeks, and she is quick to give the sweetest smile you’ve seen in a long time.

This set of shoots was the first pre-baby and post-baby combo that I have done, and I LOVED doing it; it was so cool to come back and meet the newest addition to the family and to check in and hear how things are going for them as they adjust to life as parents of two kids under the age of 2! Enjoy the photos, and let me know how I can record some memories for you and your family–summer is a great time to take photos!




Book it.

It’s been a few days since the official launch of the website, and I’ve booked an on-site session–woo-hoo! I’ll be up in Park Ridge taking photos of the Shaw family; Gretchen is a former dorm neighbor and old friend from college, and while she and I have some pretty legit photos from dorm shenanigans during our freshman year (I believe we put Gretchen’s roommate’s swimsuits on OVER our pajamas one night–wild stuff, I know), Gretchen’s looking forward to getting some real family photographs taken this summer. I’ve never met her kids or her husband, so I’m really looking forward to it!

In other news, I’m getting a new dishwasher tomorrow. This is not relevant to photography, but it is relevant to my happiness and the state of the skin on my dish-scrubbing hands (currently: moderately dry). Fingers crossed that all is solved by this glorious Whirpool device!

Hope the week has been good to y’all thus far!