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

Missouri Botanical Gardens | St. Louis Photographer

Trevor and I went to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens last weekend and we got lucky because it just so happened they were having a Orchid show! Orchids have been my favorites for a long time. I just love how unique and interesting they can be. They come in all shapes, colors, and sizes - kind of like us humans! Their diversity is a beautiful thing (ours is too!) So I obviously took manyyy photos of these beauties. Escape to the tropics for a few minutes and check out my favorites...