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Sunset family photo session in Lake Forest

I am so in love with this family session!  First of all, I am so glad they trusted me when I suggested this specific location and drove to the suburbs all the way from the city, which is not easy with a baby in tow.  The weather played in our favor and beautiful golden light set the perfect scene.  Sweet baby girl completely store the show with her gorgeous big eyes, cute smiles, and adorable expressions.

Chartrand family, thank you for letting me be your family photographer and for having me document your baby’s big milestone – she’s ONE you guys and learning to walk!  This was truly a gorgeous evening together. You are truly an amazing and beautiful family. I hope these pictures are something you will back o for years to come.





Lincoln Park | Chicago Family Photographer

Love exploring the city with this family. This year we took their annual family photos in one of the most picturesque locations in Chicago (and most crowded with photographers!)  Lincoln Park offers both great views of the Chicago skyline, scenic prairie walks, urban architectural elements, and of course the zoo.  It’s easy to get carried away in this location because it does offer so many different areas to explore, but with some careful planning you’ll be sure to come out with shots your clients will love.

May 3, 2018 - 5:40 am

John - Gorgeous photography! Love the images!!

Three generations | Wilmette Family Photographer

My friend’s family pictures last fall were extra special because she wanted to include her extended family.  It’s not always that I get to work with such a fun bunch! Three generations of beautiful ladies had graced my camera’s lens, and  I just could not get enough. (Guess which ones are sisters and which ones are daughters!)

So many great shots from this session.  Enjoy some of my favorites.


Neighborly vibes | Wilmette Family Photographer

It’s been a few years since I saw this awesome family, partly because we’ve moved out of old neighborhood and partly because the N family just took a little longer to get their family pictures done. 🙂  As it turns out, we were neighbors for about five years and our kids used to always play outside while mom and I had some much needed adult conversations (I was a stay at home mom back then so you must understand). I miss my old neighborhood and these lovely neighbors.  They are a fun bunch for sure!

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