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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July 19, 2018   |   baby, children, family

Little Benjamin Augustus was born yesterday morning at Northwestern Hospital in downtown Chicago. Today, I got to meet the little guy, who is just barely a day old.

Benjamin is lucky to have two amazing parents–Brent and Meg–who also happen to be dear friends of ours. As a momma myself, there’s something so special about watching friends become parents themselves.

So, I was especially excited to be one of the first people to meet–and photography–Benjamin, who is as cute as can be and was born with a head full of black hair.

Here are some sweet shots of this new little family.

Is it weird that this sweet little baby ear is what is giving me the most baby fever?!

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