Prepping for Baby on the Upper East Side

It’s almost baby time for Julie and Seth! I spent an evening with them as they added more details in preparation for expanding their family. It’s really fun doing non-traditional maternity sessions, to get a real-life portrayal of this amazing time.

A quick shoulder rub is always appreciated
upper east side new york nyc maternity family baby prep

The kitty has no idea what he’s in for once baby arrives. For now he’ll enjoy cuddling with his catnip pillow.
upper east side new york nyc cat

They found this very cool metal light fixture to go above the crib.
upper east side new york nyc maternity family baby prep

It took a bit of trial and error to decide exactly where the light will hang.
upper east side new york nyc maternity family baby prep

I love seeing what families can do with tiny spaces to make room for children.
upper east side new york nyc maternity family baby prep

Kitty is quite intrigued by the mobile before it goes on the wall.
upper east side new york nyc maternity family baby prep

upper east side new york nyc maternity family baby prep

The mobile and light are ready to go!
upper east side new york nyc maternity family baby prep

Pre-baby family portrait
upper east side new york nyc maternity family baby prep

Chicago Maternity and Twins Portraits

Twins! Joshua and Fiona are so cute and fun to chase around the Chicago parks. Their mom Deanna was eight months pregnant for this session, so any day now they’ll be welcoming a new baby sister to the family.

chicago family portrait twin maternity

chicago family portrait twin maternity

chicago family portrait twin maternity

chicago family portrait twin maternity

chicago family portrait twin maternity

chicago family portrait twin maternity

chicago family portrait twin maternity

chicago family portrait twin maternity

chicago family portrait twin maternity

chicago family portrait twin maternity

Looking radiant, Deanna!
chicago family portrait twin maternity

Maternity Session with Kim

I visited my dear friend Kim during my latest Chicago trip and decided to do an impromptu maternity session.

Kim, you look so amazing, and I can’t wait to meet the little one!

chicago maternity portrait

chicago maternity portrait

chicago maternity portrait

chicago maternity portrait

Karen + Bryan = 3

My good friends Karen and Bryan are expecting their first little munchkin, and I’m so happy for them! Can’t wait to meet the little one, you two!

There was lots of laughter

lots…

Bryan the model, show us how it’s done

So Karen and I share a love of fun socks (I don’t ever wear plain colored socks), and I was quite impressed with her selection for the day.

Liza’s maternity session

I had a lovely time playing with the gorgeous light in Liza’s condo! And since I’m rather behind on posting, you’ll be seeing her little daughter very soon as I just did that session this week 🙂

Her cat was insistent on joining the portrait session

Love this light! I could shoot in here every day.

And of course there had to be a little portrait of the kitty.

Vanessa’s maternity session

I love photographing clients through various stages of life. I had the pleasure of photographing Vanessa and Tony’s engagement session and wedding last year, and now they’re expecting their first child! Congrats you two! Can’t wait to meet the little one.

Carrie’s maternity session

I spent a great morning with Carrie, documenting her at 7 months. Thanks Carrie! Looking forward to meeting the new little one!

So cute!

I had her stand on top of a speaker to get this one 🙂

Had to get her husband Rick involved too!