Spring family portrait season is in full swing and I couldn't be more thrilled. Fresh new color and life has replaced the dull winter scenery. The temps are creeping up into the 70s fairly consistently. My schedule is filling up with family sessions and I absolutely love it! One of my favorite things about shooting in the early spring is taking advantage of the beautiful blooms on the trees. They make for a gorgeous background. A few weeks ago, the trees in the front of the Byron forest preserve were full of flowers, and I made sure to do as many sessions as I could there before they fell.
A few weeks ago I had the privelege of photographing the Feimster's. They traveled all the way from Saudi Arabia and 6-month-old Luke got to meet his grandparents for the first time. During their time here, I got to capture some adorable memories for them at the forest preserve. This was their first family portrait session, so I was very honored to be their photographer. Can I bend the truth a little and say they traveled all the way from Saudi for me? Haha, kidding of course. We really hit the weather jackpot. All of the trees were covered in flowers, the sun was shining and it was very warm: it was the perfect day for pictures! Heather did a fantastic job of coordinating everyone's outfits. Luke was a very smiley baby and his personality really started to shine during the shoot. You couldn't ask for a cuter subject. Even when he got a little tired at the end, his sad face was still adorable. Six months is definitely one of my favorite ages to photograph!
Here are some of my favorites from the session: