I’m an introverted extrovert. And although I’m a terrible singer, I love to chant my favorite songs – everything from T. Swift to hip hop – when I’m in the car! I love tiramisu and coffee with too much milk. Scarves are one of my must-have accessories! I’m addicted to design of all kinds – interior, landscape, graphic, food, fashion, all of it.
You know when you’re so excited for something, and you have to wait…and wait…and wait some more? Well, the phrase “worth the wait” fits this next session to a T! The weather had not been cooperative, and caused us to reschedule more than twice! And when the day finally came for this family’s summer session, it couldn’t have been more beautiful! Warm and sunny, just like the sweet, fun-loving personalities of this blue-eyed foursome! I loved my time getting to know them, and it flew by so quickly! I have so many favorites from this sun-drenched evening, that I’ll get right to sharing a few! Wendy, Steve, L & K, it was so so fun to (finally!!!) meet you in person and to capture snuggles and giggles, smiles and sweet, simple moments! Enjoy the rest of the summer, and I look forward to next time!
Always love photographing at Holliday Park!
Any time clients refer their friends and families to me, it’s the biggest compliment! Last summer I photographed a gorgeous and oh so fun family, and this summer I’m photographing friends of theirs! Thank you so much, Julie, for sharing my name! It truly means the world to me! While we communicated on email about where their session would be held and tips on what to wear and what to expect, I knew my time with this trio would be a wonderful one! And I was totally right! Tiffani, Jack, and Jentry were all smiles and laughs and adored spending with each other in a new place, making my job a total breeze! I learned from Tiffani that Jack had suggested the location–one of my favorites!–even though they’d never been there before! Garfield Park Conservatory is beautiful, a perfectly fun and vibrant backdrop for portraits! I told Tiffani that it has been on my dream list to photograph a family here! I have a ton of favorites from our short time here, so let’s get right to them, shall we? Did you happen to see the dreamy engagement session taken just outside the Conservatory at Garfield Park’s Sunken Gardens? Check it out here! Want to have your portraits here too? Send me a message and let’s make it happen!!!
Tiffani, Jack, and Jentry, it was so wonderful to finally meet you and to document some precious family time! Wishing you a fantastic summer ahead!
“I would love to do photos in the snow! I love snow!” Ok, so I’m paraphrasing here, however, my sweet and beautiful friend, Marisa, shared what she had envisioned for her next family portrait session as we chatted during a play date with our kiddos some time last year. After all, she has traveled all over the world, including Iceland and Alaska, seeing snow in epic proportions and across breathtaking landscapes. And with our most recent snowfall, we knew this would be the perfect time! We had the perfect conditions for capturing portraits with little ones during winter — sunshine, no wind, and 37 degree temps! The kiddos had fun dancing in the snow, Happy Feet style! I was told they’ve been watching that movie on repeat lately! We worked quickly and had such a fun time! I told Marisa I would happily go along with her ideas anytime! Marisa, James, Clayton, Aaliyah, you are so much fun to hang out with and to explore the snow-covered creek and trails with on a winter’s day! Can’t wait to see you all again soon!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! It has been so wonderful to soak in this magical season with our boys – decorating indoors and out, driving around to see lights, giving gifts to family, baking cookies for Santa, ice skating and so much more! They have no idea how much they make our days brighter! May your holidays be filled with joy and love and sweet memories! Merry Christmas, friends!
It’s crazy to believe that 6 years ago today we welcomed our second baby boy into the world! His due date was Christmas Day, however, like his older brother, he arrived 3 days early! And we got to bring him home from the hospital on Christmas Day! Emerson Ray, there are so many things we love and adore about you! You are compassionate, empathetic, sharing, silly, spunky, loving, always adding joy to our lives each day and to all those who meet you! You love spending time with your big brother, Remington, your family, your friends, in nature, snuggling, just being together. What a precious gift you are! We hope you’re having the best day at kindergarten, we can’t wait to celebrate with you tonight! Happy 6th Birthday, Little Love! xoxo, Mommy
The weather was sunny and 50 degrees, so with a little bit of bribery (#reindeercakepops), we ventured out for a super quick mini session! More from this day soon!