Bartolotta Family {Orland Park Family Photographer | Chicago Holy Communion Photographer}

I cannot believe our friends have kiddos taking their first Holy Communion!  It’s such a special time and I am so blessed to be able to capture this time for the Bartolotta family.  We were able to get some great simple and classic shots to commemorate this time, and the second half of the session all three kiddos got to run wild!!  I love mom and dad, and it was so great to meet their kiddos now that they’re older and, might I add, so sweet!

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Baby Blythe {La Grange Newborn Photographer}

This shoot may win for shortest commute, (win!) and cutest little family (double win!)!  Baby Blythe (umm LOVE the name!!) was such a sweetie!  The family was literally about to move within the week, and I was so blessed to be able to capture some of their first family moments together.

LOVE how many great posed and lifestyle shots we were able to get, and so happy to have met such a wonderful family!

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Chikkerur Belly Shoot {Chicago Maternity Photographer | Chicago Newborn Photographer}

I love how this mama had so many amazing ideas for our shoot!  We had so many that we had to filter through and figure the absolute best options so we could get through as many as we could for our lakefront session.  And of course, after a week of wonderful weather it was FREEZING lakefront, like 40 degrees, but she still rocked her flowing dresses and sandals like a PRO!!

You can just see the love they have for their soon-to-be little lady, and for each other.  <3 melting!  Enjoy these fun little shots and some were even featured on Prop Insanity on Facebook:)

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Olkiewicz Family {Downers Grove Family Photographer | La Grange Park Photographer}

Have you ever been to the Morton Arboretum?!? If not, I suggest you make the trip!  It is absolutely gorgeous, and we only saw the smallest fraction of the entire property for this wonderful sunset, albeit cold, spring session!  I am IN LOVE!

We were there to capture Miss Ella who had just turned ONE and we even got to witness her first steps!!! EEEP!!!  And the kicker was by I was rapid-fire shooting so we caught them on camera, in focus, as missy was toddling away!!! AHH!  LOVE!   Also take note, this family did an excellent job styling themselves for the session with accessories and coordinating clothes, which makes the photos just pop that much more.  LOVE too many, so I have a lot to share below…. enjoy!!!

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Baby Charlotte {Elmhurst Newborn Photographer | La Grange Park Photographer}

Baby Charlotte is such as little sweetie! Mom and I were trying to decide if we are going to do the shoot within Charlotte’s first two weeks as most newborn kids are done, but with Charlotte being a C-section baby she had a chance of having dysplasia in her hips. What that means is her hips are a little bit different and she has to wear a little harness for about a month so her joints can ease back to the correct places.

After much after some debate we decided we wanted to capture her newborn-ness and went for it !! We were able to use some wraps and get some really cute close-ups of Charlotte as well as her big brother. He may have made me work harder than she did! Two-year-olds are a wonderful challenge but we definitely got some great ones. As you can see, we had an amazing session, and what a great family!! So happy that after a short time, the braces did their trick and Charlotte’s hips are exactly as they should be!

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