Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sneak Peek - The M Family

Oh what a fun photo shoot this was! It was my first indoor shoot in quite some time, but given the time of year, indoor made the most sense. However, I was lucky enough that everyone was willing to play outside as well for a part of the shoot.  There was a lot of laughter during this shoot from everyone, including me. What better way to spend the day than having fun, doing something I love, with wonderful people who I also consider friends.  Happy New Year!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sneak Peek - The B Family

I've had the pleasure of photographing this family three times. Our first shoot was about a year and a half ago and was inclusive of 12 family members!  The second time was early this year for a late summer wedding. What a fun day that was!  Finally, we had a family photo shoot for just the 4 of them.  A more perfect weather day we could not have asked for! We headed out to Cantigny as the sun was setting and had some fun in the open field that is my favorite place to take photographs. The 2 little people had a great time racing around and chasing each other.  Dad got roped into a few races as well!  We snuck in some family shots between races.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sneek Peek - A Very Cold Day

It was a cold and slightly windy morning as we all braved the weather for this family photo shoot.  We had rescheduled once already due the insane winds on the prior Wednesday.  The girls were good sports as everyone dropped their coats to get a handful of shots and then hurried back to wrap up and get warm. By the end of the shoot, the 2 littlest ones had warmed up but there were a few popsicles in our group too.
 Thank you for the opportunity to photograph your beautiful family!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Growing Up!

It's fascinating for me to watch how kids grow and change over the course of a year!  It's especially fun when I get to see it through the lens of my camera.  I did a photo shoot with these 3 sweet little people last fall, right around this time. A year later, the two littlest ones are walking and on the go, wherever their feet will take them.  Miss G clearly loves the camera and was more than happy to give me her prettiest smile!  All 3 of them had their own ideas about which way to go and where to run next and it was fun trying to keep up with each of them.

Enjoy the sneak peek! More to come soon!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

2 more months down...4 more to go!

May I present my July and August mosaics...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Welcome Miss F!

This sweet little girl came into the world a little over a month ago.  Her mom and I have been friends now for about 22 years. Where oh where does the time go?  I headed out to her house last week to take some newborn shots of Miss F. She was such a good sport!  We changed outfits, we went inside, we went outside, we changed props and through it all she was a little trooper.
These next two photos should give you a clue as to what team her parents are big fans of!

Disney holds a very special place in this family's heart.  One of their family members made this incredible toy box by hand!  I just had to incorporate it into our shoot.  What little girl wouldn't love a toy box such as this one?!
Welcome to the world, Little Miss F! It was wonderful to meet you. I look forward to watching you grow up (just not too fast, okay?)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sneak Peek - Sweet Sisters

I had a crazy week last week with 4 photoshoots inside of seven days.  What a fun whirlwind. In all the busyness, I missed posting a Sneak Peek of these 2 adorable little girls. The older one was in my son's kindergarten class and is such a sweetheart. She was a gem to photograph and practically directed half the photoshoot. No camera shyness in this one!
The littler one just loved to stick out her tongue and mimic everything her older sister did.  She was also more than happy to pose for the camera.
Their mom and I get along beautifully and I think I see a new friendship headed my way - a bonus to everything else.  I enjoyed spending time with this family on a beautiful Saturday morning.

This last photo, without a doubt, is my absolute favorite from this entire shoot!
Thanks for letting me photograph these 2 beautiful little girls.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wedding Sneak Peek

This past Saturday I photographed my first wedding.  It was for the sister of a good friend of mine.  She and her husband-to-be had a small and beautiful backyard wedding surrounded by their closest family and friends.   I don't normally photograph weddings, but this one sounded right up my alley.  That morning, it was rainy, cold and windy.  Not ideal for an outdoor wedding one might say. About an hour prior to the ceremony, the rain dried up, the sun came out and we had a gorgeous day upon our hands.  After the ceremony, everyone went to a lovely Italian restaurant right up the street. A toast was made, lots of excellent food was eaten and in the end, they had a fun cake cutting!

Wishing you the happiest of Happily Ever Afters!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Miss M Sneak Peek

Tonight I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful girl, Miss M.  I first met her older sister in a Chipotle, of all places.  Her older sister started babysitting for us and once she went off to college, Miss M stepped in. My munchkins love both girls!  When Miss M asked me to be the photographer for her Senior photos I was so touched. We headed to a nearby park tonight and had just a fabulous time!  She was such a good sport, willing to do anything I asked of her.  The smile in her eyes stayed there right through the end of the session!

Wishing you the time of your life in your Senior year!