Kinzie's newborn session - Aurora, IL photographer

Do you see how cute this baby is? Man, I love my job!

For Kinzie's newborn session, I went to her house with basically an entire studio. But since we were in her home, we were able to do pictures in the nursery and get family pictures in their living room. I love being able to incorporate more lifestyle images into my sessions and especially when big siblings are involved, it's nice that they can just go back to playing once they're done with their photos. 

So we got family pictures in the family room, lifestyle pictures in the nursery, and then all the posed pictures on the beanbag, basket and flower bucket were just done in the living room. Lucky for me they have beautiful hardwood floors that make a good backdrop!

I was so excited to have a newborn girl to work with after all the boys I've had recently. I love using soft pinks and purples along with some neutral colors.

Welcome to the world, Kinzie! You are so lucky to have such a beautiful family and awesome big brothers that love you :)

Ella & Grace Easter Mini Session - Aurora Family Photographer

My, how these girls have grown! I met Ella when she was preparing to be a big sister and she has really grown into her role. Miss Grace was a little nervous (I guess she doesn't remember me from her newborn session!) and Ella was such a good helper with her little sister. I think we got some adorable pictures from their Easter mini session!

Aurora Family Photographer - Ryan & AJ's birthdays

These boys are always such a joy to be around. They stopped by my home studio for some birthday pictures and all of us had a blast!

Aurora family photographer - Juniper's Christmas pictures

Here's June, at it again with those smiles!

Aurora Family Photographer - 2nd Birthday/Family Maternity Session

What a lucky girl I am to get to see this family again! And now that Lauren is expecting another, I'll get to see them again in just a few months.

We lucked out with some great November weather and got to do Nolan's 2nd birthday pictures outside. He was pretty excited about all the places to run! And leaves are super fun, too, of course. I'm looking forward to seeing them in February for newborn pictures!

 

Aurora Family Photographer - Family/Baby Session

Look at these beauties! Little Evie just turned 6 months old, so of course we had to do a session :)

Mom and sister Annabelle joined us for a few outdoor pictures first and then we came back to the studio to get Evie's photos by herself and some Christmas pictures, too. I can't wait until it's her birthday and we have pretty flowers outside to use for those photos!

Aurora family photographer - outdoor family session

Look at these cuties! A certain little someone acted his age during our session, but we were still able to get some great images. I'm loving this forest preserve we used for the pictures on the west side of Aurora. And it was warm enough that we could take the time to do family pictures, plus the kids together and on their own for 2 year and (almost) 10 year photos.

Aurora family photographer - studio session

Wow, I am so impressed with Elena and Jose! Having them in the studio was so much fun; we were able to get so many pictures in such a short amount of time! We've always done outdoor photo sessions before, so I thought I'd try something a little different for their 6th and 3rd birthday pictures and it paid off :)

Outdoor family pictures - Aurora, IL

This is my favorite session of this family to date - and we've done a lot! We went to Hidden Lakes Forest Preserve in Downer's Grove for these family pictures and had a blast! There was a wedding party doing pictures in the spot we wanted at first, so we improvised and I am in love! Because of that, we got these beautiful images with the yellow flowers in the background. This family makes me love being a photographer :)

Grace's Newborn Session

She's here! I was so excited to hear that she was a girl, because that meant I got to use all my pink and purple stuff :)

Miss Grace was such a perfect model for her newborn pictures and Sister Ella is so in love with her! I was able to get some shots of Ella kissing her new love and we got family pictures, too. Newborn portraits are my absolute favorite thing to do and having a baby like Grace to photograph makes it even better :)

Juniper's First Birthday

I love this little girl! I've taken so many pictures of her and it's so much fun every time. She was full of smiles here for her first birthday pictures; she's always such a joy to be around :)

Caliban Maternity

What a pleasure it was to meet this family! We went to Knoch Knolls Park in Naperville for their maternity session and were able to get some of Miss Ella on her own while we were there. And of course I am SO looking forward to photographing their newborn in a few weeks!

Bradley Newborn

Hooooly moley this boy is adorable! He was such a great little baby model and slept through pretty much the entire session. He let us get family pictures, a few with his awesome big brother Theo, and then plenty of Bradley alone. This is why I love doing newborn pictures!

Kraabel Family June 2016

Watch these kids grow! I can't believe how fast they are. Ryan is such a good big brother and loved taking family pictures. And look at those smiles on AJ! Six months has gone by fast...

Daly Kids June 2016

The Daly family was lucky enough to go on a Disney trip this month, so we commemorated with a Disney theme! The boys had to make sure to get their Lion Guard in the pictures :)

And we had a super fun time with our picnic theme. I think everyone liked the apples!

Wehrle Family

What a beautiful family! This little boy is SO lucky to have such a great brother and sister that are already so in love with him. I could not have asked for a better family to photograph. Brother and sister were so cooperative and loved holding baby Trevor and talking to him. And for a newborn, he was a fantastic model - he slept the whole time!

Daly Kids Easter & Birthday

Busy, busy! The twins' first birthday and Easter! Would you look at these outfits! SO adorable. Dean and Logan were full of smiles as always, and the girls were all over the place! Easter eggs and birthday balloons are a lot of fun when you're one. We are all looking forward to doing a session outside soon!