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!

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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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ali, asher…and addie!

This family holds a very special place in my heart. I have had the opportunity to photograph them EVERY year, since ali and asher were 4 weeks old. They were one of my first family shoots and despite how far we live from eachother, they have hired me every year to photograph the twins…except last year…because addie was born! This was my first time meeting him – and next time I see them, baby #4 will be here! So exciting to see this family change and grow, and can’t wait to see them again when their new baby is here.

I have photographed them too many times to link them all, BUT check out the last time we did a shoot at millenium park! Crazy, right?!

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fall mini sessions.

As seen in the last post, I offered fall mini sessions a few weeks ago. I had six families come out and do photos that day at loyola beach. Below are some highlights from that day! I shot some families for the first time, as well as some of my previous clients. Was a very busy, very lovely day and im so thankful for all those who came out!

liam and mara.

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zoe is a big sister now! she has a baby brother, ian. heres baby zoe when she was ian’s age.

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Victor and noam are back for more photos!
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Jonas, emmet and lilah (who just turned one!)
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And Baby L was back for more photos, who also just turned one!
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fay, scott, quinn & lucy.

A few weeks ago, I offered mini sessions at loyola beach. This was my third time doing these mini sessions and this awesome family has joined me everytime! I dont usually shoot older kids, and most of my jokes are geared towards 5 year olds….but this family makes it a breeze. They have wonderfuly personality, lots of fun ideas and are so much fun to shoot! They were my first session, bright and early over at loyola beach that morning. I love how this session turned out. Thanks for the fun, guys, and thanks for joining me again!!

Their previous shoots are here and here. Time sure flies doesn it?!

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lindsey + brian.

Lindsey and brian just bought their first home in chicago on friday. And then on saturday morning we had a photoshoot! They wanted to capture photos for their holiday card in their new neighborhood, Old Town! I had a great time with the two of them and wish them lots of fun adventures in their new part of town.

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