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!
Annnnnnnnnd my 2016 season is officially over. That totally FLEW BYYYYYY.
As always, I wanna give THANK YOU to each and every one of my families! It blows my mind that you allow me into your homes, your lives and you grant me the HONOR of capturing these precious moments in your lives. I am soooooo lucky to have such wonderful and incredibly AWESOME families. I photographed 94 families, 12 newborns, 167 children and traveled 3600 miles around the Chicagoland (and Arizona) area. <3 To those that have either used me as a photographer, recommended me to your families/friends or in general supported me on this crazy journey of mine… THANK YOUUUU.It’s been a great year. I could not ask for better families to “work” with. XoXo.
I wish you all the best and only hope that 2017 brings you nothing but absolute goodness.
Annnnd that’s a wrap! Much love to each any every one of you. I am craaaaazy behind on blogging 80% of these sessions, but I’ll get there! Happiest of holidays to you and yours. Thank you, thank you!
Elllllo, baby girls.
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
Welcome to this beautiful, crazy, wonderful, magical world.
Introducing the lovely and perfectly sweet, Isobel Z.
I’ve been photographing this little man since he was just FOUR months old!!! This year, I was invited into the B family’s home to capture life as they live it on an atypical Sunday morning in September (read: HOT and HUMID). We played, read, laughed and giggled our way through the session. Sneak a peek at some of my favorite moments!! <3
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
This darling family is off to Miami at the end of October and wanted to get a few last minute Chicago snaps in… We had a perfect fall(ish) morning and the riverwalk basically to ourselves. Best wishes, P family!!! <3
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
On the most perfect Sunday morning in Chicago, I met back up with the R Family and this time they had a brand new(ish) little boy along with them. Last year, I met big sister Brynn and chased her all over Lily Pond and tried to make her giggle… What a difference a year makes!!! Brynn is a WONDERFUL big sister to little man B and both kiddos were FULLLLL of the most adorable smiles!! So honored to see this crew again… sneak a peek at a few favorites below:
Got to reunite with this lovely family this past weekend on a muggyyyyyy Chicago day. N family, thanks for sticking it out! <3
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!
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
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: