Category Archives: Family
Joliet, Illinois Family Photography
I learned about two things the day I met the Pritchett family. One is that I LOVED shooting inside a greenhouse! So much pretty light, everywhere! It was so warm and beautiful inside which was a nice break from the snowy weather outside. Bird Haven Greenhouse was even decorated for the holidays. We took advantage of the lights on the trees and festive red decor. It is a beautiful place to have photos taken or even have a wedding! Because there are multiple rooms or areas within Bird Haven Greenhouse, you can get a variety of backdrops in your photos including cactus!
The other thing I learned is how much of a fighter their youngest son, Mason, is. He has a rare blood disorder called Severe Congenital Neutropenia. This means he receives chemo and is waiting for a bone marrow transplant. Looking at Mason, you would never know any of that. His smile immediately makes you smile. He is so sweet, pure, and so obviously full of love that just radiates off of him.
Overall, I am so thankful to have crossed paths with this incredibly strong and kind family. If you would like to follow Mason’s journey and cheer his cute little self on, click here to go to their Facebook page.
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.
Gorgeous weather, a beautiful family, a little stick gathering, and always lots of laughs with this family! I was super excited to kick off a busy Fall season with one of the most laid back, easy going families I have ever photographed. Here are a few of my faves from their quick session.
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
This family recently moved to Plainfield, Illinois and I met them at their beautiful new house for some family pictures. They have a beautiful lake and walking path right behind their house so we walked the trail a bit to find some good places for pictures. The light was creamy, dreamy, and absolutely perfect! Plus, how adorable are these girls?!