September 7, 2014   |   baby, children, family

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Years ago, I shot family photos of baby Gianna, when this was just a family of three. This past weekend, I was happy to photograph this family of FOUR!

Shooting photos of toddlers can be challenging; shooting photos of toddlers AND siblings is almost guaranteed to result in chaos. I try to let moms and dads know that it isn’t their fault. “You didn’t do anything wrong,” I say. Your kids aren’t different than anyone else’s. You didn’t just waste a full hour. “I PROMISE,” I always tell them, “we will get some good shots.”

So, I made sure to tell this same thing to Gianna and Daniela’s parents on Saturday when, despite the fact that the girls were sweet as could be, it didn’t seem like everything was falling into place for the perfect family photo session.

Then, I got home, sorted through the photos, found those promised “good shots,” and realized: the most PERFECT family photos always result from the most IMPERFECT sessions. That is, I love all of these candid, silly, and sometimes frustrating moments. Isn’t that what family is really all about, anyway?

And it helped that Mom and Dad, in this case, TOTALLY kept their cool and rolled with the punches.

Here are some sneak peeks from a very happy–and very normal–family photo session!

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Gianna is such a smart, silly, and kind-hearted girl. I love the many faces she gave the camera!

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And Daniela was happiest when she was playing. So, we let her do just that, and look at this cuteness!

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What a sweet, loving family!

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August 17, 2014   |   wedding

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WARNING: This post is packed full o’ photos!

Erin and Brian were married yesterday at Armour House on the Lake Forest Academy campus. What a wedding! This one had everything I love: great light, an easy-going couple, grey suits, vintage flair, a fun bridal party, and an AMAZING venue. For these reasons, I had a blast shooting!

I work my butt off at a wedding. I mean, I run around like a crazy person, sweating and panting. Sometimes, I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck and practically crawl to my car at the end of the night. Yesterday, though, I was so hopped up on good energy from being around such loving and kind people that I was giddy the whole way home!

Working with couples like Erin and Brian is definitely my favorite part of this gig. How lucky am I to be part of their milestones? Answer: VERY.

Here are some sneak peeks for them before they jet off to Italy! I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

(I should also give a shout-out to some amazing vendors; they also made the night a success! Mostly, I’m talking about the wonderful wedding staff at Armour House and Brent from Fig Media, one of my all-time favorite DJs!)

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Erin is a huge Sarah Jessica Parker fan. So, when she found these shoes from SJP’s new line, she had to have them!

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I mean, what other bride stops in the middle of getting her make-up done to demand that her sister bring in the laptop and show me an epic Robin video? Oh, and then Erin danced along!

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Always a camera ham!

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I genuinely love when grooms where bow-ties. They are so chic. But I also love that they always result in a “how the heck do you tie this thing?!” photo series! Note: A bridesmaid came to the rescue!

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How dapper is Brian?

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And Erin looked amazing!

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I die for this photo!

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And this one–and that one.

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Their ceremony was full of emotions. Brian got choked up as he watched his beautiful bride come down the aisle.

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And there were also lots of laughs! (Can you tell this is a fun-loving couple, yet?)

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And maybe the most perfect “I Do!” kiss ever.

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Married!

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A toast to the brand new couple!

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What a great property for wedding party photos!

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…and what a great group to take photos of!

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Yeah, I’m pretty much obsessed with this staircase.

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The romantic details fit the venue perfectly.

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This photo was a bit of an accident, taken right as Erin and Brian were making their entrance into the reception, but there’s something I really love about it.

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I love this photo of Erin’s family, watching the first dance. I also have to give a shout-out to her mom and sister; both were tremendously gracious and helpful to me throughout the day!

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Then, the dance got a little exciting!

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But would we expect anything less from these two?

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  1. Danielle Nelson says:

    Amazing pictures of one incredible couple. Oh what a beautiful day that was. Erin you were stunning (understatement of the year)!

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August 12, 2014   |   personal, Photographers, tips

As I’ve mentioned before, I have an Etsy shop where I sell prints from my travels. I love sharing photographs from my adventures!

This week, I’ve added a new product to my shop: graphic prints! I’ve always loved words as much as I love photographs, and I’m a life-long quote collector. So, it seemed only natural to combine my two loves.

Are you in need of some inspiration? Some eye candy? Relief from wanderlust? Or just some wall art? Then, head over to my shop and check out these new prints!

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Here are some of the available prints, combining my favorite images and words:

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These prints–and more–are available in my shop! And, as always, DAP fans get 20% off with the following code: DAPFANS20.

 

 

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