Posting this session is really delayed (summer 2014 session!), but couldn’t be passed up. This will be an unforgettable session, having Wrigley Field all to ourselves, watching this adorable family playing ball and running in the outfield. We shot this session at sunset so we could be anywhere in the field without worrying about the direct sunlight. Thank you to this family for being themselves and having a good time, making for great portraits and memories.

As a bonus, take a look at the amazing wall displays they created with their portraits! This was the most fun part of all, to plan and help to hang the finished result. Each wall collection is customized to the space and style of the home, creating something totally unique for your family.

 

 

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I LOVE FALL!! It’s such a beautiful season of change that brings cool, fresh, inspiring air to my lungs. While it’s a busy, busy time, it’s also a time to get excited about what’s to come in the new school year for my children, the start of thinking about the new year for my business and changes I’d like to make, and a time to settle, cuddle up and give thanks for family, friends, and loved ones.

Besides all that…I get to photograph SO many amazing families! Here’s one lovely family that wanted to be photographed at a place special to them. North Park University in Chicago. This is where the husband and wife met and fell in loveicon smile Photographing growing and changing families in fall

Apart from family portraits, we wanted to capture some headshots of the lovely Jennifer Dixon of You Grow Girl Fitness! Check her out! I’ve had the benefit of working with her and she’s SO knowledgable, fun to work with, and will whip you right into shape.

Here are some highlights of the family photo shoot!

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This was such a fun session with the added challenge of holding the attention of three young children! We planned to capture some classic black and white portraits to follow along with what had been done for the siblings of this sweet girl along with colorful baby portraits using hats. My number one goal was to get THE sibling shot early on in the session before anyone is ‘lost’. These three did so great though and while we got this more dramatic pose that I love, we also got some cute traditional ones of them sitting on the bed as well. I always try to start with the harder shots first and then we have more and more fun as the session progresses.
The time with the children during a session is my favorite part, but the next best part is following the ordering process…going back into the family’s home, helping to hang the portraits and being able to step back and enjoy all the effort (of EVERYONE) put into creating a beautiful finished product. You’ll see the ‘after’ shots below! Thank you to this wonderful family!

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After  much careful planning and thought, we decided on this wall grouping for the master bedroom. For the nursery, we created a classic collage and then had some fun with the Organic Bloom frames to feature the baby’s portrait from her birth announcement! It makes me so happy when I know the family will enjoy their portraits every day.

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