One of the greatest blessings about being a photographer is being able to witness and document families as they grow year after year. I have had the pleasure of seeing Stacy and Zac fall in love, getting married, begin their family and now watch as their "littles" grow. Stacy had great plans for Sophia's first birthday photos. She began sending me ideas a few months back about her vision and surprise gift for Zac. Zac is overseas serving our Country and has already missed
Since it will be snowing all day today I thought it would be appropriate to share this family session from winter on my blog. Almost done playing catch up! I love bold pops of colors on a white, winter background. It was freezing cold this day, but my family was troopers. We were only at St James Farm maybe twenty minutes and it was solid ice, still, we got some great memories!!! See for yourself :) They grow up so darn fast...sniff... sniff... #winterphotos #winterfami
Winter is always a fickle time of year when it comes to weather. You just never know if it will be cold or freezing or tolerable, so when I saw the weather was going to be almost forty degrees AND there was snow on the ground I asked Jessica and Erik if they would like to move their shoot up a few days. They were more than happy to say yes. Plus, bonus, their daughter Maddie got to join in the fun too. She was so well behaved. We had a lot of fun making Mommy and Daddy s
Last night's senior session was a little touch and go with weather (gotta love that Chicago unpredictability!), but it ended up working out in our favor. What a beautiful spring evening. Everything is finally beginning to color making St James Farm a lush background for Senior Photos. I met Jenny, her Mom and her good friend Izzy at St James Farm for part one of her photos. We walked around laughing and talking musicals nonstop. After graduating from Metea Valley High Sch
Today was SNOW much fun!!!!! Seriously!!! I wish there were behind the scenes photos so you could have seen how much snow we were hopping through during Kacie and Will's winter wonderland of an engagement session. More than once I always face planted in a snow drift because I didn't realize the ground was hilly. We all agreed though it was totally worth it! I met Kacie this past summer when I photographed her twin sister Kelly's wedding. Both ladies are incredibly beauti
FREEZING!!!!!! That is probably the first word that comes to mind after today's engagement session. Along with dreamy, romantic, stunning and amazing!!!! Yes, it was cold. With the wind whipping at us it brought the temperature down to near zero degrees. However, with the chilling temperatures came a blanket of fresh white snow creating a picturesque backdrop among the trees. As we walked briskly through the fields towards our destination I learned about Nicole and Jeff.
A cool breeze from the north filled the air as we stepped out of our cars and made our way down the path, hot chocolate in hand. It was a bright and sunny fall afternoon even though the sun was already making it's way down towards the horizon. The leaves had fallen from most of the trees leaving behind haunting branches that hung above the tall prairie grasses. The white farm fence that paralleled our path wrapped around the pasture where horses once grazed. Laughter fill