Category Archives: Illinois Street Park

I am so used to photographing small kids and babies, that I have become accustomed to really working for my shots. I chase toddlers, I act like a total goofball, I say silly things, and sometimes it can take quite a while to get the shot I am looking for. (And I may never get […]

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One “problem” I always run into when I’m photographing extended families is finding a clear way to address the “original kids,” as I have begun to call them, when I am organizing the group for different photos. There is no word that sums up “grown up kids.” If I call them “the parents” they get […]

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I was so excited to get to photograph this family. I had wanted to be able to do their little guy’s newborn photos, but I had just had Matthew and was on maternity leave. Everything came together so well this time and I just love how these turned out. Now, just two weeks later, the temperature outside […]

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Three-year-olds can be super challenging to capture in a still, but at the same time, when you do catch them, they give you the most energetic and happy expressions. My tip for the day: turn up your shutter speed and get ready to move! I photographed Juliana in one of my favorite spots in the […]

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Oh my goodness, Brooklyn’s two year old session was so much fun. We made such a mess with the sherbet (alternative to a cake smash, anyone?) and I love how the colors of the sherbet went with her vibrant outfit perfectly. Brooklyn has such a bubbly personality that makes taking her photo a breeze.

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