Now booking Christmas mini sessions!

It's that time of year again! Can you believe it?!

I'll be doing Christmas mini sessions at my home studio in Aurora November 12th and 19th. Sessions are 15 minutes long and come with 5-7 digital images with the print release. And as you can see from my lovely model here, my set-up this year is pretty stinking cute!

To book a mini session, please email april@brightandearlyphotography.com

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"A" Family Mini Session - Aurora, IL Photographer

What a lovely family! I had the pleasure of meeting these guys for a fall mini session at the Naperville Riverwalk. After some windy days and changing leaves, we actually ended up with a really HOT day. Luckily these kids are professionals and we were done in 20 minutes.

I love photographing at this part of the Riverwalk because very few people seem to know about it, so it's never really crowded. It'll be our little secret ;)

Sullivan's 6 month session - Aurora Family Photographer

My, oh my, has this boy grown! I can't believe it's already been six months since we did his newborn session, but here we are! 

We met up at the Naperville Riverwalk for some milestone portraits of Sullivan as well as some with his big brother. They were both SO GOOD, all of us were laughing and having a great time. I love the connection you can just feel between these boys - they are so close! Getting these awesome smiles was easy with such happy kids. 

Happy six months, Sullivan!

Now booking mini sessions!

Can you believe it's already time for fall minis?!

I'm so excited to be offering mini sessions at two locations this year! I'll be doing morning appointments at the Naperville Riverwalk and afternoon appointments at Fabyan Forest Preserve (pictured here).

Mini sessions are approximately 20 minutes and include 15 digital files with print release as well as an online gallery that makes sharing easy.

Click below to book yours now!

June's Birthday Session - Aurora, IL Photographer

This girl has grown up so fast! It feels like yesterday she was just a little baby. My daughter has always called Miss Juniper "Baby June", but I think that's going to change!

I loved getting to do another session at the Fabyan Forest Preserve. It's such a beautiful place! We got to do some pictures under the arch and they had these beautiful yellow flowers that made for a perfect background, too. 

Happy Birthday, June!

K Family - Aurora Family Photographer

I love these guys! I've known them for forever and I love not only getting the chance to see these boys grow up, but I feel so lucky getting to photograph them! Ryan and AJ are always so much fun to work with.

For their family portrait session, we went to Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, IL. There's this stunning archway that we were able to shoot in as well as a nice shady spot with trees and tons of beautiful green grass. I always love getting traditional portraits (5 years in a portrait studio sticks with you!), but we all had fun getting some candid lifestyle photos as well. I love when I can just say, "OK, have fun!" and shoot what happens. 

My daughter even came with me for this session to "help the kids smile" and since everyone was so well-behaved, we got to have a playdate afterwards! I think we can all mark this day as a good one :)

Riley's Easter mini session - Aurora family photographer

I got to meet this adorable baby girl this weekend! She is all about cheeks and look at that hair! Six months is one of my favorite ages to photograph because they're usually super chunky like this. We had fun!

Ripley's Easter mini session - Aurora family photographer

So OBVIOUSLY I had to get my little girl in the studio for Easter pictures! And, as per usual, she was amazing. She loves going to the "picture room", whether it's to have her own session or to help get babies to smile. I love having her as my assistant, but I love photographing her even more! 

Oh, and a little update: I'll be doing MORE Easter mini sessions on Wednesday, April 12th at the Fit4Mom's Easter event at the Naperville Church of Christ on 75th. Maybe I'll see you there?

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!