April 29, 2018   |   baby, children, family

If you search for “Ashley and Sunil” on my website, you’ll find innumerable posts, dating back to when I first shot their engagement photos in 2011. Then, their wedding in 2012. And their maternity photos in 2015. Followed by photos right after the birth of their first son, Veen, and then their second, Dev, just last year.

Somewhere along the way, they became some of our closet friends, and as our families have followed the same baby-making trajectory, we have become even closer.

So, I was so happy to shoot some photos to commemorate Dev’s first birthday (which also happens to be the same as mine).

Happy birthday, little Dev! We are so excited to celebrate you–and your awesome fam.

These two make the happiest, cutest kids. And I’m not just saying that because I love them. I mean, LOOK at Dev cheesing!

Photos with two toddlers is no easy feat, but I think they nailed it.

Dev is totally thinking, “Oh yeah, I’m about the smash the heck out of this cake.”

Or just smash my face into it…


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October 9, 2017   |   baby, children, family

I’m deep in the midst of shooting fall family sessions. It’s always my busiest time of year for portraits, but I really love the chance to connect with families–some I’ve shot for years, some I’ve just met.

Here are some sneak peeks for the past couple of weeks. More to come!

I can’t NOT include this one. To me, it’s the perfect imperfect photo, and it cracks me up every time I look at it!


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September 6, 2017   |   baby, children, family

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: one of the most joyful parts of being a family and lifestyle photographer is getting to capture many milestones for my clients. A few years ago, I  photographed Andrew and Hannah’s engagement session in downtown Chicago. And just over a week ago, they welcomed their new daughter, Mila, into their lives. I had the pleasure of photographing sweet Mila on her one week birthday!

Here are some precious sneak peeks from the time I spent with little baby Mila and her new parents (who, by the way, were CHAMPS, especially considering how tired I know they must be).

Don’t you just LOVE this nursery? I’m still dying over all of the vibrant patterns!

Of course, their little pup wanted some attention, too.


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