opie turns one!

Brace yourself for the cuteness that is opie! He had turned one the day before this shoot, and I met him and his family at a studio in the west loop right before his first birthday party. It was too cold to do the shoot outside, but we snuck out for a few photos and I’m so glad we did. Opie was a champ and gave us lots of smiles out there!


tamara, sam + eva.

Fall sessions are underway! Here are some photos from a mini session I did with Tamara and her kiddos at the Chicago Botanic Gardens yesterday!


nina: almost one year old.

Earlier this year I took photos of nina when she was 7 months old. Now she is about to turn one! We met at the Grove on Saturday morning to take some autumn photos of her – Last time we met, she was just learning to crawl, now shes walking!





happy #nationaldogday!

To me, every day is #nationaldogday! As a mom of two fur babies, and lover of dogs of any kind – you arent going to find me upset if you bring a dog to your shoot!  Makes my job that more fun! In honor of this “national” day, I put together this collection of some of my favorite dog appearances.
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Baby L: two years old. not so much a baby anymore.

This little dude is about to turn 2!  That wasnt the only reason they wanted to take photos – they just left to go sailing – indefinitely! They left their home here in chicago and are out at sea as we speak! We met up after eloise’s shoot a few weeks ago for a mini session, also at wagner farm. Sending lots of love and happy vibes to this family as they embark on this adventure at sea!
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eloise: one year.

What a treat to get to photograph eloise and her family. We did a mini session shortly after she turned one, at the Historic Wagner Farm, where she had her first birthday party just a week or two before hand. The day started pouring with rain, but soon things cleared up and we were able to get a shoot in. Ellie wasn’t so sure at first, but her little personality came out and she showed us her many smiley faces! She’s such a silly happy little girl! Hopefully big brother george can join use next time…

She wasn’t so sure of me at first…
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But that didn’t last long…
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henry and charlie.

I have neglected posting lately, but I have been shooting! Fall is gearing up to be a busy time as usual so Im going to try to use this calm before the storm to get caught up.

I photographed charlie last fall, and now he is a big brother to baby henry!

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jackie + richard: married.

I am so happy to have worked with Jackie and Richard. They had a small wedding at Art Tango last weekend; it was a beautiful summer day surrounded by their closest family and friends. These two were an absolute joy to work with – they were up for anything and head over heels in love!