Category Archives: Fall
I loved seeing this beautiful Mama again! The last time I saw her was for a maternity session with her first baby and her family has grown so much since then!
I drove up to Fabyan Forest Preserve in Batavia, Illinois. Fabyan is hands down one of my favorite spaces to shoot in. First of all, it’s beautiful and on the Fox River. Second of all, there are tons of really cool and unique areas to shoot in.
Plus there is plenty of space for kiddos to run around in to burn off some energy 😉
This is an awesome place for Fall family photos in Batavia! If you’re in that area and need some new photos, let me know. I love coming up that way! Click here to see another session at Fabyan.
It’s not often I learn a little life lesson from a photoshoot but I did yesterday and I wanted to share it with you.
The very first squeeze of paint from Alice to her Mom went directly into Mom’s mouth. Now, some parents would immediately get upset, scold their child, get angry with them. Paint fights are messy. Not every parent would do this with their children. Nicole did. She didn’t worry about the mess. As a photographer and a Mom, I was SO happy to see Nicole laugh it off.
This session could have easily turned sour right away. I’ve seen it before. If a child is scolded or feels negative energy from you before or during a session, it affects them. I’ve seen this happen too many times and it always makes me sad.
Because Nicole laughed it off and had carefree fun energy, Alice literally giggled during the entire session. I can still hear her giggles. She painted Mom’s face, hair, clothes. She had a BLAST and they made fun awesome memories together.
Nicole, you’re doing it right!
I was super excited when Michelle asked if I could squeeze in a quick family session with her and her girls. The Fall colors were still sooo pretty but they were starting to fade. The leaves were just starting to fall from the trees. It was the most perfect timing because within a few days, the wind and weather took almost all of this beautiful color.
Also, how cute are these girls?! They were so excited to throw leaves in the air and hang out with their Mom on this beautiful day. Leaf throwing is my favorite! I also loved the colors in their outfits, definitely on par with Fall colors.
For another gorgeous Fall family session, click here.
Fall is absolutely my FAVORITE time of year! The leaves are changing color and crunch when you step on them, the air is cooler and crisp, and there’s nothing better than roasting s’mores over bonfires with friends. Fall is also a really beautiful time of year for family photos 🙂 This is my most popular event of the year so I have opened up 3 dates for them! Here are the details…
25 minute session, online shareable proofing gallery, your choice of 15 edited images along with a print release.
Milton Lee Olive Park in Chicago: Friday, August 31st
Charter Oak Park in Peoria: Saturday, September 1st
Lake Harriet in Woodridge: Saturday, September 8th
On August 5th, I will be joining thousands of runners from across the country to participate in my 3rd St. Jude Run. I am part of the Chillicothe to Peoria St. Jude Run satellite team and our leg consists of just over 55 miles. I plan to run as many of those miles and raise as much money as I am able to. Last year, I ran 33 miles on run day and raised $3,300. I set my goal higher this year and would love to reach it but I still have a long way to go so I decided to donate $25 from each Fall Mini Session to my fundraising goal. All of the money we raise goes to make sure that families never receive a bill for the time their child spends at St. Jude, including housing, travel, food, and treatments. Every little bit helps.
I included some photos in this post so you get a little feel for run day. The picture of me and my husband is right around 20 miles in 🙂 the day is full of inspiration, encouragement, emotion, and I consider it to be one of the best days of the year because of the runner culture and the amazing people I have met in the years I have been part of this team.
In order to secure a session, a $25 must be made to my St. Jude fundraising page, then the remaining $125 must be paid before the session. If you see a date/time combo that works for you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (fastest method) or comment on this blog post to snag it.
The following dates and times are available to book:
Friday, August 11th @ Hudson Crossing Park in Oswego, IL: 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, and 6:00pm
Saturday, September 23rd @ The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL: 2:00pm,
3:00pm, 4:00pm, and 5:00pm
I look forward to seeing you for a Fall Mini Session! I will update this post as session slots become unavailable.