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.

Francesca and Dave’s wedding

Francesca and Dave had a beautiful wedding in Evanston! They had a wonderful gathering of family and friends, many traveling from Australia (Dave’s homeland). We started at the Music Institute of Chicago for the ceremony, then headed down the street to SPACE for the reception.

I loved this blue wall in Francesca’s room!

Francesca with her maid of honor

Dave with his best man. No shortage of laughter with this group!

Francesca was escorted down the aisle by her two sisters

Everyone was happy to see her!

There was so much joy at the ceremony; it was beautiful!

Married!

Dinner time! This cracked me up.

Dave’s dad had brought a lovely wig simulating Dave’s hair which was passed around throughout the reception.

The beautiful couple addressing their guests

This made me smile 🙂

Happy to be dancing with the bride!

Francesca dancing with her mother-in-law

A quiet moment…

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Andrea

Andrea’s High School senior session! We lucked out with a beautiful (though a tad chilly) day!

With access to an awesome bathroom like this, how could I not shoot here?

Into the tub she goes!

Yummy orange wall

Feel the sunshine!

Jumping is fun 🙂

I love the classic feel of this one

We had to include Andrea’s little guinea pig in a few photos

Cute!

One of my favorites… so beautiful!

Andrea

Andrea’s High School senior session! We lucked out with a beautiful (though a tad chilly) day!

With access to an awesome bathroom like this, how could I not shoot here?

Into the tub she goes!

Yummy orange wall

Feel the sunshine!

Jumping is fun 🙂

I love the classic feel of this one

We had to include Andrea’s little guinea pig in a few photos

Cute!

One of my favorites… so beautiful!

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!

Brian

I toured around Humboldt Park with Brian on a sunny (though not always warm) afternoon in search of intriguing backgrounds.

He had his trumpet out for a few shots (you may remember Brian from an earlier post about his band, Doppler Shift)

Some of my favorites: a playground!

I love that my subjects are willing to do things (mostly) without question

Kate

I had the pleasure of photographing Kate Leydon, the owner of Ruby Room in Wicker Park last week. I always love exploring new (to me) places nearby, and the Ruby Room was great!

Kate’s dog, Ruby (their mascot), followed her around for most of the shoot. She was so sweet!

Cute!

I love the simple glamor in this one.

Kim

Kim is always lots of fun to work with. She’s up for anything (I love that in a subject!) and she smiles and laughs easily.

Shot in a cool bathroom downtown

Shay and Deanna

I got together with fellow photographers Shay Feeney and Deanna Mandarino last week for a fun-filled portrait exchange. What we didn’t count on was it being so cold! What happened to the nice spring weather we had a taste of? But besides the cold, it was great hanging out with them and playing around to get some fun shots.

Deanna! We hung out in an alley for a bit against this interesting brick wall

Shay!

I had the lensbaby out for many of my shots

This one makes me laugh

Anna

Anna was a blast to photograph for her senior session! We played inside and outside her house for the afternoon.

This giant comfy chair was fabulous!

Sweet! I thought she looked like a young Helen Hunt here.

Tons of laughter from Anna!

Cute!

I couldn’t decide which of the following two I liked better. We have the classic beauty one…

…and the classic beauty with added funky lens flare

We spent quite a while on this balcony; what a great vantage point!

Back to the awesome giant chair

Loved the light streaming through the window!

Lensbaby fun!

Thanks so much for an awesome afternoon, Anna!