THE FRANKS KIDS || ALL GROWN UP

I’ve known Alexa since she was just a baby. I started watching her at my house when she was about 8 or 9 months old and she was a part of our life for many years. She came everywhere with us and did everything with us, it was kinda just like having another one of […]

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Children, HS Seniors

I love working with families and I love watching kids grow up and have kids of their own. This is the daughter of a family we have known since we first moved to Illinois almost 17 years ago. {WOW, that’s a long time!} I’ve known her for many years and I got to take their […]

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Children, Families

THE LASKY FAMILY || FAMILY SESSION

THE BURSON FAMILY || SUPER-HEROS!!

I could tell right from the beginning that Patti and I were going to get along great. She LOVES¬† pictures and we had such a great time planning her family photo shoot. We had to reschedule a couple times because of weather and scheduling conflicts, but it was worth the wait. We met on a […]

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Children, Families

You wouldn’t know it by looking at these pictures, but it was freezing cold on the day we did these pictures. The wind was blowing and the sky was completely covered with clouds. I briefly thought about not doing them and seeing if we could wait for better weather, but they were troopers. These girls […]

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Children, Families

THE ZAFIR GIRLS || ON A FREEZING COLD DAY!!

THE JACKSON’S || “GOTCHA” WEEK

A few years ago {ok, maybe more like 20}, I didn’t even know that Gotcha Day existed, and this awesome family celebrates a whole Gotcha WEEK!! {If you don’t know, like I didn’t, gotcha day is a day to celebrate when an adopted child is placed with a family}. From the moment I met them, […]

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Children, Families

I love meeting new families. I love being able to capture the joy and the challenges of having little ones. When your child doesn’t act like they usually do, I always try to assure mom that this is totally normal, that ALL kids act like this at pictures. I’m a new adult, I have a […]

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Children, Couples, Families

THE BECKER FAMILY || DUPAGE FOREST PRESERVE

THE HOYT FAMILY || PARKING LOT FRIENDS

These little kiddos were SO cute and so fun to photograph….and such a challenge. {I’m always up for a challenge, especially for family photos}. I love the bright colors, their sweet smiles and the beautiful sun. This mamma {and her mamma} are AMAZING!! I am so in love with these pictures, they are my new […]

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Children, Families