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Lincoln Park Session with the Garro Family

This is the second session I’ve had with this sweet (and adorable!) family. It turned out to be the perfect evening for this Lincoln Park Family Photographer and her clients. Actually, things started out differently than we’d hoped. This sweet mama called me panicked, saying that her daughter had been exposed to Hand, Foot, and […]

December 8, 2017

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Friendly Home and Garden Session – Levy Family

This family has really become a very special client of mine, so being their Lake Forest Family Photographer was a real pleasure. I’ve known the stunning Levy family since little Ethan (who just turned five) was in his mama’s belly! A lot has changed for us over five years. I’m so very excited to not […]

November 29, 2017

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Autumn on the Beach with the Graham Family

This is the second year in a row that I’ve had the opportunity to spend a day in autumn on the beach with the Graham family. They are such a sweet and photogenic family (in case you can’t already tell). This spot on the beach in Kenilworth is just stunning. Every year these images turn […]

November 20, 2017

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Pink Skies Montrose Beach Session with the Harrison Family

So, the Harrisons just so happen to be some of our closest friends. It is always so much fun when I get to photograph friends. This pink skies Montrose Beach session was really enchanting and the subjects of the photos were the icing on the cake. You guys, I kid you not, it was 93 […]

November 14, 2017

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Fall in the Windy City with the McGrath Family

If this little guy looks familiar, it may be because he made his debut on my blog back in July. Parker did a mini-session with me over the summer, and so I was thrilled when they asked me to do their family photos this fall. It was so much fun meeting back up with them. […]

November 7, 2017

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A Mother-Son Wilmette Beach Session – Dyer Family

I couldn’t be more obsessed with this photo session. You know I love my family sessions. I love seeing each family’s dynamic and photographing their interactions, but this Wilmette Beach Session was its own special thing. Sometimes a mom deserves a little alone time with their baby on the other side of the lens. Don’t get […]

October 31, 2017

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International Winners Exhibition – Personal Post

On October 6th, I flew down to Atlanta to be amongst my fellow winners of the NAPCP International Competition of 2017. I was fortunate enough this year to have one first place win in the family category and two third place wins in the toddler category. I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to […]

October 25, 2017

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Personal Post – You’re Beautiful, Right Now.

I recently had the opportunity to submit a post to the popular website, Motherly. I sat down and began to write, and I was so inspired by the moms I encounter every single day who, like me, are doing their best to navigate the crazy road we call parenthood. If you’re like me, days pass, […]

October 24, 2017

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