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 :)

Fit4Mom Naperville Easter Event - Aurora family photographer

Oh boy! I did mini sessions at a Fit4Mom event in Naperville yesterday and ended up doing TWENTY ONE session! Holy cow! It was so much fun! The moms got to work out, the kids got to have an Easter egg hunt, and we all got to have fun taking pictures. Here is a little peek at each one :)

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 - 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 - 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 :)

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...

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!