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Spring Session Special | Chicago and Central Illinois Family Photographer

I am so excited to announce that I am now offering a Spring Session Special! This can be booked anytime in the Spring between now and the beginning of June and can be any type of session – cake smash, family, or just your children.

Sessions are limited so contact me to book your session today!

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The 16×20 canvas can be swapped out for an 11×18.

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Illinois Fall Family Photography – Jonamac Orchard

I was so excited when this beautiful Mama contacted me for some fall family photos and brought up the idea of shooting at an orchard. Jonamac Orchard in Malta, Illinois, was the perfect place. Beautiful scenery, a cute little store to buy fresh picked apples, apple wine, apple cider, and basically anything you can make with apples! Not to mention amazing customer service – they offered to replace my bag of apples after I dropped them on the floor. Totally my fault and they still offered. Amazing. Anyways, I so enjoyed walking around the orchard with this awesome family and was able to capture some great candid moments of their sweet new baby being loved on by his big sister.

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I had so much fun with you guys, thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer!

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Oswego, Illinois Family Photography – Gemkow Family – Fall Family Photos

This was my first session in our new hometown of Oswego, Illinois! We lucked out on a beautiful but windy day and there were some great Fall colors in the trees. I really loved shooting here, we were at Hudson Crossing Park which is right on the river and you get a great feel for the beautiful trees and parks in Oswego, not to mention its super cute residents! Here are some of my favorites from their fun Fall session.

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I had so much fun exploring Oswego and playing in the leaves with you! Thank you for choosing me to be your family’s photographer.

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Woodridge, Illinois Family Photography | 3 Month Old Baby and Family Portraits | Brown Family

I have known this Mom for YEARS! I was so excited to see her again and to finally meet her family, especially her adorable 3 month old girl. Taylor is soooo super cute and I had so much fun with her! We had a beautiful day at McCullum Park, but it was so hot the day of their session. Taylor was so sweet and was such a good sport through it all.

I always love watching the dynamic of a family during family photo sessions because they almost never go according to plan especially when small children or babies are involved. But that’s also what  makes family photography so much fun for me because I love to capture the unplanned candid moments.

Here are my favorites from their session, enjoy!


I had so much fun photographing your family, thank you for choosing me to be your photographer!

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Pinup Maternity Photography | Chicago, IL Maternity and Family Photographer

I absolutely love this session! I love photographing pregnant women to begin with and this was such a fun spin on a maternity session. Maternity photography is so special to me because I have two kids of my own and I remember how amazing it was to be pregnant. Lauren was a great hostess and I was so jealous of her beautiful house. She is one of the most adorable pregnant women I have ever seen, check out her photos and see for yourself!

Lauren’s hair and makeup were styled by Christina Marie, who is amazingly talented and is based out of Woodridge, Illinois.

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I think every woman probably wishes she looked THAT good pregnant! I always love photographing fun and different sessions and this was my favorite maternity session so far 🙂



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