The L Family | Evanston Lighthouse Beach Family Photographer

The L Family | Evanston Lighthouse Beach Family Photographer

I love love love how this session turned out, so be prepared for a major overshare. ūüôā The light was beautiful, the family was gorgeous and their outfits were darling, the kids were expressive, cooperative and fun... it was pretty dreamy.¬†I'm going to help Khania (the...

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Katarina | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Katarina | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Newborn babies are incredible to me. Wrinkly, squishy, soft and sweet. Sleepy with small moments of alertness. I loved photographing the beautiful Katarina and her family! She took a little time to settle in, but once she did, I was able to move her around while she...

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The S Family | Wilmette Extended Family Photo Session

The S Family | Wilmette Extended Family Photo Session

I met up with this fabulous extended family on a beautiful summer morning to capture their fun group together in a quick 30-minute mini session that I now offer as an option for extended family sessions. It was neat to see a tight-knit bunch of cousins interact and...

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The B Family | Chicago Family Photographer

The B Family | Chicago Family Photographer

I often come home from a session and announce to my husband that I just photographed my favorite ages of kids. He usually laughs because he knows I love photographing a variety of ages, and each time my opinion is swayed in that favor. But I will say on the blog -...

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Independence Day | Wilmette and Evanston Celebrations 2014

Independence Day | Wilmette and Evanston Celebrations 2014

My family has a tradition of meeting lots of other families from our church to picnic/dessert¬†before the Wilmette 3rd of July Fireworks.¬†One of our friends always gets to the park early that morning and stakes off a huge area and the rest of us benefit. ūüôā My kids...

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Jonas, 12 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Jonas, 12 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

I first met this lovely family when they had their first child 2 1/2 years ago and we did a newborn session with beautiful Sylvia. She is now a darling, inquisitive, bright little girl who is lucky to have a new baby brother, Jonas! I went to their home and enjoyed...

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Cash at 7 Months | Evanston Family Photographer

Cash at 7 Months | Evanston Family Photographer

I was SO excited to see this terrific family again and capture their family together now that Cash is 7 months old. I first met them when he was 10 days old for a newborn session and have watched him grow via their pictures on Facebook, but it was really wonderful to...

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The S Family | Evanston Beach Photographer

The S Family | Evanston Beach Photographer

I know I'm going to be guilty of over-sharing from this session, but I am so happy with how these images turned out and had a hard time narrowing down my favorites. These four are a tight-knit, loving, happy, energetic family that radiated so much joy and fun at our...

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Baby Ryan | 14 Days New

Baby Ryan | 14 Days New

I've known Krisztina and Gabor for many years now and was beyond thrilled when I received an email from Krisztina saying she was pregnant with a baby boy. Baby Ryan could not go to more amazing parents - I think the world of them and enjoyed our time together at his...

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The M Family | Evanston Family Photographer at the Beach

The M Family | Evanston Family Photographer at the Beach

I've known the M family for the last two years while Aaron was here getting his PhD at Northwestern. Their youngest son is my oldest son's age and they go to the same church and elementary school as ours. I would describe Lori and Aaron and their two boys as...

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Family | Photography Blog Circle

Family | Photography Blog Circle

Welcome to my first Blog Circle post! Each month, I will join a group of incredibly talented women as share what we see through our lenses. I hope you’ll take the time to click the link at the end of my post to continue around our circle and discover some amazing...

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Mother’s Day Mini Session | Evanston Family Photographer

Mother’s Day Mini Session | Evanston Family Photographer

Carley is one of those moms that is fiercely loyal, loving and so FUN with her children. She is lucky to have four beautiful daughters and was interested in doing a mini session in time for Mother's Day (we did a family session last Fall that I still need to post...

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Baby Boy on the Way | Evanston Maternity Photographer

Baby Boy on the Way | Evanston Maternity Photographer

I met up with Erin, Blair & Audrey when Erin was just a few weeks from having baby #2 - a little boy who was going to be named Ewan. They moved to Evanston a little over a year ago from Vancouver and brought with them very charming Canadian accents. I learned that...

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Baby Cash, 10 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Baby Cash, 10 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Baby Cash is the cutest little newborn who was determined not to fall asleep during his newborn session. We tried every trick in the book and he was strong strong strong... until after two feedings and swaddling and snuggling and a really cozy warm room... he relented...

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Ella, 5 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Ella, 5 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Ella was five days old when we met for her newborn session. I was struck by a few things right away. First, she has the most gorgeous, creamy skin and feminine features. Second, she has the nicest parents, who are warm, friendly, and fun to talk to. We had so much fun...

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The H Family | Wilmette Family Photographer

The H Family | Wilmette Family Photographer

I was so excited when Tanya contacted me to say she had won a family photo session at her son's preschool auction. I photographed this family a few years ago when there were just two little boys, and now these cute guys are lucky to have a darling little sister! Our...

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The S Family | Glencoe Family Photographer

The S Family | Glencoe Family Photographer

If I could sum up my session with the S family - there was one word that kept coming to me as I edited the images afterward. Joy. I was completely charmed by these two little boys and their fun, happy parents. We played, ran, blew bubbles, and explored in the woods. I...

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Baby Lucas, 7 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Baby Lucas, 7 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Lucas is one lucky baby. His multi-talented mom Rebecca, a biochemist, cook, and amazing knitter (owner of the fabulous blog, ChemKnits), made the hats and gorgeous multi-colored cocoon featured in his newborn session. It was amazing to have these beautiful, custom...

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Millie – 5 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Millie – 5 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

My friend Lisa and I go wayyy back. Back to high school cheerleading, goofing off in geometry class, and doing funny things for our close friends when they had birthdays. I remember riding around with Lisa in her white Ford Crown Victoria, singing along to our...

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Tommy, 12 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

Tommy, 12 Days New | Evanston Newborn Photographer

I first met the Foley family earlier this year. Liz had initially been in touch about doing an extended family session because her mother-in-law was losing a long, difficult battle with cancer. Meanwhile, Tom and Liz had just found out they were expecting and we even...

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The H Family | Evanston Beach Photographer

The H Family | Evanston Beach Photographer

I'm excited to share these images from my session with the H family! They are good friends of ours and Liz sometimes works as my second shooter for weddings or events, so here you can see her beautiful family! We met up bright and early at Lee Street Beach in Evanston...

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Happy News! | Evanston Adoption Photography

Happy News! | Evanston Adoption Photography

Remember Marty and Kirsten, the couple I photographed a few months ago that was hoping to adopt? I got the best email about a month after our session, saying they had been chosen out of 80 applicants by the birth mother to be this  baby girl's parents. I received this...

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The S Family | Wilmette Children’s Photographer

The S Family | Wilmette Children’s Photographer

I'm excited to share the images from Ben's second brother who was in town visiting us a little bit ago! Just like the session I just posted below of Aaron and Emily, we took these at the Baha'i Temple grounds on a bright, sunny morning. I was so amazed at how sweet my...

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The S Family – Wilmette Family Photographer

The S Family – Wilmette Family Photographer

My husband comes from a family with eight children (yes you read that right - EIGHT!) - there are two girls and six boys, with the girls on either end, first and last. We had a family reunion earlier in the summer down in Nauvoo, IL, about five hours from here. Before...

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Kyle & Angela | Chicago Adoption Photography

Kyle & Angela | Chicago Adoption Photography

Kyle and Angela are some of the nicest, easy to talk to kind of people. I really admire the way they interact with each other and even though they have been married for years now, they are still smitten with each other (see images below for proof : - )). This fabulous...

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Jay | Evanston Children’s Photographer

Jay | Evanston Children’s Photographer

There is a bond that forms when you're in the trenches with other people. Each week, I get myself and my three children to the pool. I sit next to the other moms or babysitters during my kids' swimming lessons each week, trying not to keel over from the heat and...

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Joe & Justine | Chicago Natural Light Photographer

Joe & Justine | Chicago Natural Light Photographer

Joe & Justine met a few years ago when they were both stationed in Hawaii (how wonderful is that??). Joe was in the Marines, and Justine was in the Navy. These two have been married less than a year, but are the proud parents of two beautiful dogs. Justine first...

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Rachel at Age 5 | Evanston Children’s Photographer

Rachel at Age 5 | Evanston Children’s Photographer

‚ÄúWhen I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‚Äėhappy‚Äô. They told me I didn‚Äôt understand the assignment, and I told them they didn‚Äôt understand...

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