Archive for 1st Year

And just like that… this little munchkin is ONE! I’ve had the absolute pleasure of photographing miss M for her first year of life. Her playful, joyful, sassy personality is one of my favorites – her smile lights up a room (including makes her parents glow).  Her little giggles are contagious and it’s no wonder why – It’s been a wonderful journey and I am so glad I got to meet you and your sweet family. <3



Hellloooooooooo, sweet Charley.

Families that love on each other, that freely give kisses and that bask in the warmth of their little’s spitup? Are my FAVORITEST PEOPLE EVER. This session was anything but typical from start to finish and I couldn’t get enough of it.Charley’s contagious smile lights up both momma and daddy in ways that words can’t describe. LOVE.Combine that with their TWO 100lb adorable Bernese Mountain dogs (whom love to sit on your feet and snuggle with you as if they are lap dogs)?? Which again, I LOVEDDDDD! Obsessed from start to finish with this family and their life.

Sneak a peek at some of our favorites from our Valentine’s weekend session:

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.” Bethany Hamilton

Little Miss MacKenzie is already 9 months old!! Isn’t she beaaaautiful?!?! It feels like just last week I met a 3 month old baby and here she is growing up so quickly!! Holy cow, time sure flies!

“The beauty of a girl cannot be mimicked, fabricated or created by human means, it only occurs naturally.”  ~ Pam Callaghan

Happy 1st Birthday, Vivian! <3

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Whaaaat?!?! How did this little guy get so big already!? I swear it was just last month, we were bouncing around LPZ with this little boy in momma’s tummy. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!!! I can’t even tell you how much I am going to miss seeing this awesome family every couple months to capture this guy’s major milestones. So much laughter and such wonderful people. Sooooooooo loved this little boy and all his awesomeness. Happy Birthday, Apollo!!! I cannot believe you’re already ONE!


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I swear, I blinked and this kid is a year old. I first met Colton back in February when he was just barely 4 months old. Due to my ruptured achilles injury, which I had done the night prior to their session…  I had to reschedule on them (which I neeverrr do). But with the snow that blanketed the ground, I was so happy they were able to wait a week or two until I got my bearings. What a joy it has been this past year capturing this little guy at his major milestones. His hair got a little more tamed, his big blue eyes are even brighter and that smile… oh dear, lord… makes me go nuts. I love, loved capturing this guy and I am so sad that our monthly meet-ups have finished. Take a peek at some early favorites from this ONE year session!

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What can I say about little Leah… I mean, I’ve watched her grow up at every major milestone these last nine months. She is just toooooo cute for words. This big girl is crawling, chatting it up and loving life! As I was driving over to this location, it started POURRRRRING rain – but as soon as I arrived. The rain called it quits and we got the most perfect sunset/night out at this lagoon in Glenview. How gorgeouuuus is this light?!?! <3


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Check out this little guy’s blue eyes? Getting bluer every time we met, I tell ya! I first met little C back in February (about two weeks after my injury) and I cannnnnnnot believe three months has already flown by! Whaaaaat?! His adorably unruly hair was a bit more tamed this beautiful Saturday afternoon. Colton is a pint size ball of adorableness. I can’t handle how big he has gotten alreaaaaaay!! Check out a few favorites from this session:


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Whoa, whoa whoa. Time has simply gone by at lighting speed. It was just last week (I swear) that I photographed this little man as a newborn… right? But here we are, Atticus is standing (almoooooost walking) and babbling/chatting up a storm with me. His a little charmer, I tell you. It’s been absolute pleasure capturing this little guy throughout his first year of life. Man did that year fly byyyyyy!!! Happy 1st Birthday, little man! I can’t wait to see what is in store for you yet! <3


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This little guy, J, is turning ONE in just a few weeks. Not only did he rock this session, turns out he rocked it with a 101 fever – WHOA! We met up on a very Springy (rainy/yet sunny) day at Lincoln Park Zoo. The colors have started to change and omgoodness, does it look beautiful. Check a few sneaks of our session below:


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Little man, Griffin is turning the big ONE this weekend and ZOMG, look at those eyelashes. And seriously, those two tiny, cute, bottom teeth? They KILL me. I spent Wednesday night with this absolutely adorable family capturing their little man hit this BIG milestone. A shoot filled with lots of kisses, cake smashing and one adorably, happy boy – I think it’s safe to say this one was a blast. Ps. I think he likes cake… But being messy? Not so much. My kind of boy. Happy Birthday, Griffin!!!! <3

Sneak a few peeks below:

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Little Miss Scout is officially ONE year old!!! I first met her last September when we documented her 6 month milestone and she wa sa  had an amazing time this past week snapping these shots of happy, go-lucky Scout. She was a huge fan of me AND my camera and I could not have had more fun with her. Happiest of birthdays, baby girl! 😉


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Atticus is officially NINE months old…. I swear this happened overnight. Totally into music, toy cars and his stuffed animals – this little guy has gotten too big, too fast! If you scroll to the very bottom, you can see our milestone progression – watch time flash by! 🙂


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I met up with this family on the warmest day of January – after a Polar Vortex, I wasn’t sure if we were going to be able to make outdoor sessions in January a possibility, but alas – we got a 40 degree weather day! Whaaat?! Fabulous. This was my first session of the new year and I couldn’t have had more fun with this little man. He LOVED fake laughing and would respond with his own little real laugh – absolutely adooooorable. Happy Birthday, P! 🙂

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Holy moley… baby girl is already three months old? Time is a flyyyyyyying. You might remember baby L from our newborn session back in September. Man on man has she grown. Those cheeks? That hair? Those EYES?! Absolutely adorable. We even had a few moments to go outside and grab some wintery shots – LOVE this sweet baby girl. I cannot wait to capture you as you grow! 🙂


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