August 21, 2018   |   engagement, maternity

I’m on a beach marathon roll, and Kate and Jeewant’s maternity session is next on my list! Even though the forecast threatened storms, and it poured 20 minutes after their session ended, we still decided to push forward. So, while we didn’t get the typical sun-streaked beach shots I usually would, I still love how the light in these photos–and the moodiness of the sky.

Of course, Kate’s hot pink kimono and infectious smile were enough to brighten up even the cloudiest photos. Plus, it’s like we had our own personal wind machine. Win, win!

Here are some sneak peeks from their shoot. If you’re interested in a beach mini session, shoot me an email ASAP! Our Chicago beach days are numbered.

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August 17, 2018   |   baby, family, maternity

Jessica is due any day now. Luckily, I got to shoot her maternity photos before the baby made an appearance! Jessica joined me at a beach on the north side and was totally game for the dreamy, beachy maternity session I’d envisioned. She even bought this gorgeous dress on Amazon–and for less than $40–knowing that we were just going to dunk it in the lake.

What can I say about this session, other than that it is the kind of stuff photographers’ dreams are made of? I’m so, so happy with how these turned out, and I hope Jessica remembers this time of her life–and how beautiful and strong she was–forever.

Interested in a beachy mini session, yourself? I’ve got some coming up in the next couple of months! Shoot me an email.

Here are the sneak peeks from Jessica’s shoot…



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August 13, 2018   |   baby, children, family


Last weekend, I shot little Eleanor and her family at one of my favorite Chicago beaches. To date, this is one of my favorite family shoots, and there are a few reasons why: great lighting, a beautiful location, a little styling, and–of course–an adorable family!

I’m offering beach mini sessions from now through early fall. If you are interested in a shoot, contact me ASAP–these will fill up quickly!

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