Family & Maternity

Chicago Lifestyle Photographer | Winter ONEderland

When did kids birthdays become so fabulous?! Photographing this little cutie's first birthday celebration was a dream! Everywhere I looked there were adorable decor details and smiling happy faces. PSA: Greenhouses are PERFECT places for photoshoots/special occasions! The lighting is always gorgeous, the plants make for a lovely background, and under a glass roof - you can have a fabulous time rain or shine! Beyond the amazing location and decor, everyone had an amazing time celebrating little Winter Glenn. When I photograph occasions like this I'm usually a photo-ninja - inconspicuously moving around - camera at the ready - watching for laughing faces and sweet moments of interaction between guests. There was no shortage of sweet moments at this party. I love the thought that one day WG will look at these images and remember her first birthday with all her loved ones!

Vendor Credits:

Floral Cake Topper: Kar-Fre Flowers, Sycamore, IL

Venue:  Kar-Fre Flowers, Sycamore, IL

Cookies: Polka Dot Bakery, Sycamore, IL

Trish & James | Maternity Session

It turns out I'm a little late with this blog post because this baby has officially been born! James and Trish became the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy just a few days ago! It was a few weeks ago we met for a Maternity Session on the lake shore in Wilmette. The park they chose was such a great location! So much variety all within walking distance of one another. We also got lucky with some pretty ideal weather. We finished the session with some sunset photos on the beach and it felt like I was shooting in North Carolina or something! The colors in the sky and the blue of the water made for a gorgeous environment for portraits of the parents to be. James and Trish - thank you for having me document this special time in your lives! And I'd like to say a big "welcome to the world" to Harvey Jameson! Congratulations!