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Naperville Newborn Photographer | In-home Newborn Sessions

Naperville Newborn Photographer As a Naperville Newborn Photographer, I can attest that the arrival of any new baby is almost always eventful; however, few are exciting as baby Charlotte’s entry into the world. This baby sister gave Mom and Dad a run for their money when she decided to arrive without further ado, and Dad […]

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A downtown Chicago Engagement Session

Engagement sessions in downtown Chicago have endless opportunities for great photos, and Akira and Austin were the perfect subjects for this session! I’m so looking forward to their wedding in the Fall of 2022. Austin and Akira were just wonderful people to spend time with and delightful to photograph. Just look at their faces; they […]

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Evanston Family Photographer | A Family Beach Session

As a local Evanston family photographer who serves the Chicago area and it’s Northshore, I have so many photos of my family that I treasure. Many were taken back in a day before cell phones, before computers, and back when film was a bit of a luxury. We took photos mostly on special occasions, and […]

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Tips for Making Newborn Photos as Stress-Free as Possible | Chicago Newborn Photographer

As a local Chicago newborn photographer, I’ve seen how smooth and chaotic a newborn shoot can be! It doesn’t matter if this is your very first baby or a new addition to your growing family; planning for newborn photos can be overwhelming. It is a bit of a dance between juggling feedings, crazy sleep schedules, […]

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At Home in Lake Forest | In-Home Newborn and Family Portraits

One of the things that set newborn photography apart from other types of portraiture is the abundance of emotion. Babies themselves are full of wonder, and those tiny reflexes make for funny finger curls and stretched-out toes. Capturing those early days, these first moments of family bonding are part of what makes newborn photography so […]

Tips to Nail Your Family Photos | North Shore Family Photographer

Have you thought about a family portrait session but start feeling overwhelmed and full of dread when you consider what all goes into it? You’re not alone. Many clients report that they put off family photos because it seemed like a lot of work and stress or because they had an experience that just wasn’t […]

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How to Make Your Engagement Session Part of Your Love Story | Chicago Botanical Garden Engagement

Perhaps the most important decision you make after saying “I do” is choosing your wedding photographer. After all, the photographer captures and records all those important details from the dress to the first kiss right down to the last dance, and they are who you will spend most of your time with on your big […]

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Newborn Pictures Chicago | Fresh 48, Newborn Sessions & Lifestyle Sessions

Newborn Pictures Chicago | Fresh 48, Newborn Sessions & Lifestyle Sessions; What’s the Difference? A new baby makes you a new family, no matter if this is your first baby or another addition! Just like no two babies are alike, professional photos taken after they come into the world should capture these moments in a […]

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Newborn Photography Session in Chicago, IL | Baby Leon

When Feifei contacted me for a newborn photography session in Chicago, specifically to celebrate his son’s 100th day of life, I was soooo very excited. I had never photographed this traditional Korean celebration before and I was looking forward to heading into Chicago to capture this momentous day. For those who aren’t familiar with this […]