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One of my long time AHHHHMAZING families surprised me (via email) last week and let me know that they added to their family… Gahhh!! Cue the jumping out of my seat with excitement response!! J Family, thank you, thank YOU for allowing me to capture your little girls first few days.  <3 FYI: She has two adooring older brothers who love holding, kissing on her and seeing her milestones (Biggest brother sprinted into the room to see her in the crib for the first time — – CMON, isn’t that the cutest!?) Just a few sneaks to introduce this sweet baby girl to the world!! <3 World, meet Piper!


A baby girl…one of the most beautiful miracles in life, one of the greatest joys we can ever know, and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness in your world today. Meet Ruby just 11 days new and baby sister to TWO 12-month-old sisters, this little one will always feel the sisterly love. Congratulations N family on your beautiful baby girl. <3 Thank you, thank YOU for allowing me into your home to capture her arrival and the love you feel for your girls.

World, meet RUBY.

This little bundle of goodness, Colin Scott, arrived in the wee hours of the morning on January 17 to this freaking awesome couple. These new parents have taken to parenthood like white on rice. Full of sleepy laughter and good times, this session (my first of the year) was an absolute treasure. When I asked mom what she wanted to remember about this time she said” I don’t want to forget anything about our little boy. I would love pictures of his little feet, hands, face etc. These are the things I want to always remember even when he’s a grown man.” Oh girl, you’ll get that and so much more. I hope you treasure these early (sleepless) days and nights. It’s gonna flyyyyyy right on by.

Oh sweet Giovanna, you are loved. Loved more than you might ever know…

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Welcome to this beautiful, crazy, wonderful, magical world.
Introducing the lovely and perfectly sweet, Isobel Z.

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New baby girl. Proud Big Brother. Beautiful family. What more could can one ask for? Congratulations to the R Family on the arrival of sweet baby Clara… who is named after her great-grandmother. Swooon. Just a few sneaks of some special moments from today’s session! <3

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Introducing the newest addition to my extended family… my nephew Bennett Jeffrey Tomasek. The first baby boy on either side (the first of 5 grand kiddos too).   August 26, 2016 at 10:18 am. 8 lbs and 6 oz.

Big sister Laine reallllllly loves on her little bro. I’ve actually never seen a big sibling take so well to a new arrival before. Congratulations to my brother, Jay and my Sister-in-Law, Meg and family on the arrival of this little guy. Just a few sneaks at some of my favorite moments during our newborn session. <3 <3




Waiting… waiting… waiting. I can only imagine the surprise, shock and awe of learning your baby’s gender the second you meet him/her! And guess, SHE IS HERE! Meet Baby girl, Reese! Momma has been waiting on her arrival for the past few weeks and she finally made her debut! <3 So incredibly happy for this wonderful family – I can’t even tell you. Big brother Aiden was a mix of helper and lover during this session. Cannot wait to see what’s in store for this little girl. Reese, you’re loved beyond words. Welcome to the world, baby girl!

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Honestly, every single time I’m asked to photograph your newest addition, I am humbled. How cool that I get to come to your homes and capture your newly expanded family? Right?! I get to capture the JOY, the tears in your eyes, the way you stare longingly into the little person that was JUST inside of you a few days beforehand. You’re still getting to know them and I get to see it in your eyes…. THESE moments are the magic that makes you all a family. Gah, I love it. This session was nooooo exception. It was a blast hanging with the R family, meeting big sister, Vera and her biggest fan, sweet baby girl Cambria. <3

Welcome to this big beautiful world, baby girl. <3

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And just like that… they were a family of FIVE!!! I met this family when big sis was just TWO years old and mama had Bud Bud in her belly – its such a treat for me to reunite with families and see how they’ve grown and changed. I spent a sunny Sunday with the wonderful C family and captured their newest addition! Sebastian was born just FIVE days ago and rocked the heck outta this session. Sneak a peeek at some of my favorite moments below:


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There’s two to wash, two to dry;
There’s two who argue, two who cry….
There’s two to kiss, two to hug;
And best of all, there’s two to love!
~Author Unknown

Ohhhhh hellllooooo there, beautiful boys! I was BEYOND excited to kick off my 2016 photography season with these adorable twin {fraternal] boys. Everything about this family makes me swooooon – from the minimal colors to the love they have for their boys, gaaaah! When mom was swooning over all the white we were using, I knew she was my spirit animal/client. Obsessed with all things Murphy boys. <3  Just a sneak peek for now, but so much more goodness to come!

Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children.

(Dante Alighieri)

Once again I had the pleasure of capturing this wonderful families major milestones, the birth of their new baby girl – EMMA! We spent an evening in their backyard laughing, cuddling and snuggling up with this beautiful baby. Here are just a few favorites from our session together:

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This wonderful longtime family of mine invited me to their home this past Saturday to capture their newest addition, little man Charlie! Just 5 days new, he rocked this session!!! It’s been an absolute pleasure watching their daughter grow up and I am so honored to have been able to capture this family as a new family of four. FYI: Big sister is head over HEELS in love with her baby bro (and such a great helper already). Sneak a peek at a few favorite from our session below:

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Honestly, I could not get enough of this little munchkin. Meet sweet baby boy, Elliot… just 12 days new. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was capturing Atticus throughout his first year… and here we are with his baby brother!  Whaaaaaaa? Wow, time sure flys byyyyyy!!!! Sneak a peek at a few favorites from this gorgeous session. <3


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Meet the incredibly adorable,  snuggliest (it’s a word, ok?) and ridiculously handsome Andrew…  just 11 days old. Can we tallllk about those little lips? LOVE. Thank you, {K} family for allowing me to freeze this moment in time for you. Congratulations!! {A} was quite possibly the easiest newborn I’ve ever photographed! <3  Sneak a peek at some of my first favorites from this Bucktown newborn session. Obesssssseeeeed!! <3 <3

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