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I love when I get to photograph the same families over and over again. You want to know why?!? Well because, I love connecting on a deeper level, and getting to tell their story. The pressure of perfection and performance are 2 of the most hardest things to push off to the side. But with me, we will take some deep breaths,  and release all of that stress that went into prepping and planning for the photo shoot. You know what I mean right? The blowout, the city traffic, the meltdowns, or how about finding parking. All these stresses play a role in how “well” a session goes. But my greatest desire is to get you to simply let go. Because it’s when we let go, where the magic happens: the natural smiles, the giggles, the snuggles, the togetherness. And that my friend, is why I do what I do….

The D family is one that holds a special place in my heart. I was able to capture Selah’s first year, and now this was my first time getting to capture their new addition to the family. Leighton wasn’t shy at all, and had a blast. Although it was way past their bedtime, they were total troopers, and in turn had an amazing photo shoot!

Here’s a fun fact about me: Although I have photographed 100’s of families, can you believe I’ve never photographed a family at the honeycomb?!? This was a total first for me, and I loved every moment.

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We had been going back in forth on whether or not we should offer a freestanding photo booth! We learned pretty quickly, that in Chicago, there aren’t many venues where we actually fit Hope  inside, but that those who were inquiring with us, still wanted something unique and different. After much deliberation, we decided to custom build one. We wanted to make sure it fit our brand still, but looked different than what’s already out there in the market. It was so  exciting to get to debut it with Sadie and Jarod at Penrose Brewing. Their wedding theme was totally amazing too called “LetsSticktogether” with succulents and cacti everywhere! It was truly a fun experience getting to celebrate with them and their guests.

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