Five Year Old and a Photo Shoot

It was a hot, humid, and muggy May morning…a rare day of warmth and a rare day at home without any immediate plans for the day.    Last month, for Cole’s birthday, I bought him his 5 year old photo shoot outfit. Cole absolutely loves to dress up and look fancy. He wanted to add […]

On Being 5

I would love to capture the purity that is 5, the believing that you are the fastest, strongest, best person in the world – the one that can defeat all the bad guys and spend the day exploring and learning about the world. The happiness that comes from swinging and digging and drawing. We could learn […]

A compilation

A few months ago, this blog had a problem with the server and lost all of the photos associated with it. Eventually, i would like to repost all of the photos, but it may take awhile. This is the first compilation in which I will add multiple photos from the past photo shoots over the […]

A Monarch Visit

Watching the butterfly snack on our Echinacea Flowers was mesmerizing. My daughter and I watched the Monarch flit around from flower to flower, tracking it and eventually, taking a few photos. I love our yard this time of year…beautiful flowers in full bloom, vegetables ready to be picked, mischievous  bunnies making a go at the […]

The K Family

A few months ago, I received an email from a girl I knew when I was 14. Memories came flooding back immediately… memories from junior high, the last time I saw her. She inquired about photographing her family, herself and her husband along with 3 year old twins and a 6 year old. We decided […]

Families Reuniting!

Last week, I had the pleasure of photographing 6 cousins, ranging in ages 1 to 8, and their families – 14 people in all.  We went to an empty field filled with wild yellow flowers…and off they went! We had a lot of fun, took some photos posed or as posed as we could be […]

C.C.

C.C. is adorable…a perfect combination of her mom and dad. These photos were taken on a 15 minutes hiatus from a fun play date. I was quickly trying to capture C.C. for a Father’s Day gift for her daddy and grandpa.  She loved posing in her newly learned ballet poses and brought a princess crown […]

The “H” Brothers

These brothers, one going into pre-k and the other 2nd grade, showed up smiling…they were dressed up and ready to put on their best model poses. Cuties like these two make my job easy!  They are both so photogenic and full of happy smiles. It was my pleasure to take them out on the streets […]

What is 4?

4 is being more independent. 4 is becoming a superhero when the mask comes on. 4 is loving playing with friends. 4 is preschool. 4 is wearing your heart on your sleeve. 4 is understanding more about the world around you. 4 is being excited whenever you see a fire truck or police car. 4 […]

No matter the weather…

Being a natural light photographer in Chicago comes with it’s challenges. Our “perfect” weather days are few and far between and those days between November and March are scarce at best. During these months, 45 degrees feels like spring and if the bone chilling wind and frigid temperatures die down for a day or two, […]