Category Archives: Locations

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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How much can a family change in one year? A whole lot! I met up with the “O” family at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. What an amazing spot. The only downside to such a beautiful place is the crazy number of people competing for photo spots. Fortunately, not all of the good spots were taken […]

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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 shot my last beach session of the year a couple of weeks ago with the B family. I love Fontana Beach and the weather was perfect! Part of me wishes I could move this whole spot to Rockford, but I love going up to visit (I grew up in the Lake Geneva area) and it feels like a mini […]

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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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