Now booking fall mini sessions!

I'm happy to announce that I'm now booking fall mini sessions for this year!   Sessions will be held Sunday, September 30th only and times are limited, so contact me soon!  This year, we'll be at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, IL.  For $199, you'll get a 20 minute session and 12 digital images to download with print release. Additional products are available for purchase as well.  Contact me  here  or email april@brightandearlyphotography.com to book your session!

I'm happy to announce that I'm now booking fall mini sessions for this year! 

Sessions will be held Sunday, September 30th only and times are limited, so contact me soon!

This year, we'll be at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, IL.

For $199, you'll get a 20 minute session and 12 digital images to download with print release. Additional products are available for purchase as well.

Contact me here or email april@brightandearlyphotography.com to book your session!

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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Adeline's First Birthday - Aurora, IL Photographer

Wow! Adeline is already one! I'm always amazed at how quickly my little friends grow.

Sweet Adeline and her parents came by the studio for some fun. We started outside (again - SO lucky to have a nice spot behind my house!) to get some updated family pictures and a couple shots of Adeline in all that green grass. I'm loving my new lens that allows me to get those beautiful creamy backgrounds outside!

Then we made our way back inside for some studio portraits. Adeline's mom had sent pictures of her outfits beforehand, so I was able to decorate the studio around this adorable dress. Shopping for girl stuff is so much fun!

Her mom made her this adorable cake (she had a Wizard of Oz party) and we told her to have at it. She wasn't entirely sure what to do, but I think the cake smash was a success!

Happy Birthday, Adeline!

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 :)

Fiora 18 months

Golly, this kid is C-U-T-E! I met Fiora at a park in Oswego and we all had so much fun during her session. She loved exploring and playing with mommy. 18 months is a fun age for a photo shoot!