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Elllllo, baby girls.

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Gahhhhh this couple might be the BEST couple I have ever had the pleasure of photographing. So much laughter. So much joy. So much awesomeness. Thanks, S family for inviting me to your new home to capture this HUGE milestone in your lives!! Congratulations on your new home – its BEAUUUUUUUUUTIFUL. Good luck with all the unpacking, it’ll feel more and more like home every second!!

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Oh thesssse two…  officially have my heart. Within minutes of meeting they were tackling me with hugs and running towards me giggling… Adoraaable and sweet. So much personality in these two little nuggets. Happiest of birthdays to these two beautiful souls. <3

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I love love love when clients give me free reign to PLAY. And that is just what this session is 100% about. They are all at an age where they find me funny (yay) and love to play tricks and joke right back WITH me. So so so in love with this family and the magic in their eyes when they start to play and seek. Sneakity sneak:

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Sneakity Sneak peek of some wonderful family time with the H family last night at Lily Pond in Chicago – we had the whole place to ourselves and it was magical. Chicago’s own secret garden, let me tell ya.

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It finaaaaally feels like AUTUMNNNNNN!!!! And on the most perfect night everrrrrr, I got to meet back up with the {C} family!! I’ve been photographing Apollo since he was in momma’s belly and now he is THREE!!!?!!? Time is flying and I love love this kid! He bopped and plopped his way through our shoot and had a blast in the process! C family, I adore you and am so excited I got to finally capture during the GOLDEN HOUR!! xoxoxo.

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I met this family while attending a workshop last April… They were our practice family crazily enough! I had the honor and privilege of snapping a few shots of their little man at just a few days old. How time FLIES, y’all! Soooo you can only imagine my joy when I got to meet up this family on a PERFECT fall(ish) night and play amongst the trees, river and catch up with them! Sneak a peek at few of my favorite moments. <3

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Annika is ONE!!! I first met this family last December on a frigid (but GORGEOUS day)… and this little darling rocked that shoot then too. We had the most gorgeous, perfect summer night along Lake Michigan (you know, the kind of night that reminds us why we love Chicago so darn much). Absolute perfection. Sneak a peek at this little muchkin, who is SOOOO close to walking it’s not even funny!! Happy Birthday, Annika! 🙂 <3

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This beautiful mama and I grew up playing volleyball together… so it’s super cool to get to continue to see her family grow and change. Little man Declan is about to become a big brother to a little baby girl (Due in September). And man oh man, is he gonna be a good one! He is a bundle of joy, curiosity and giggles. I adooooooore everything about this mini session. Another sneak peek below:

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