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Expecting first baby | Northbrook IL maternity photography

Being relatively new to the area, these new parents wanted to have their pictures done close to home in order to start growing roots and making new memories. We chose a serene nature park with a sprawling prairie, wild flowers, and walking paths that were quite easy for the mama to be to navigate.  Sun was setting just behind the horizon and offered a beautiful golden light that illuminated the trees with its soft glow. My absolute favorite time for portraits.

Here are some of my favorites from this sweet maternity session:

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N & C Maternity | Wilmette IL Maternity Photographer

I was so happy to play a small part in Natasha and Carolyn’s journey to motherhood. They were (already had the baby as I write this post!) expecting their first child and it was such an honor to photograph this special time in their lives!

I am so grateful that my job allows me to share in a family’s happiest and most memorable times in their lives. I am constantly surrounded by so much joy and love and that is truly a gift!

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Baby Warrior Princess | Long Grove Baby Photographer

Following her story from the very beginning, it was so humbling to finally meet this incredible little girl, who was aptly nicknamed Baby Warrior Princess by her loved ones. Baby Nayiri, is a sweet, curious and a happy baby girl who was born with a very rare heart defect where one of her four heart chambers was not developed and both of the great arteries connect to the right ventricle.  By the time Nayiri was 6 months old, she has already undergone 3 open heart surgeries! She was such a trooper and it was such a pleasure to spend some time with her in celebration of her first birthday! #TeamNayiri

Baby girl, we hope that you will keep growing strong and healthy and make your parents and grandparents proud with new milestones each and every day.Long Grove Family PhotographerTeamNayiriLong Grove Family PhotographerBaby Warrior PrincessBaby NayiriChicago North Shore photographerLong Grove PhotographerLong Grove IL photographerTeamNayiri

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March 24, 2019 - 12:47 pm

Gleam Photography | Nayiri | Glencoe IL Family Photographer - […] been so wonderful to photograph this beautiful family and see Nayiri again a couple years after our first photo shoot together in 2016. This little girl has gone through so much in her short 3 years and I just […]