The first snow flurries floated down on Chicago and inside I got to meet little Naya, just a couple weeks new. What I love about photography is being able to story-tell through visuals. Telling an authentic story and documenting these milestones as time capsules. For newborn photography, this is especially true. There are so many different styles of baby portraits, but to me, capturing the strongest stories, the most authentic stories, means being a fly on the wall and letting the story unfold itself. Watching two new parents interact with each other and a newborn. Witnessing the quite moments and the real moments. These are the moments that happen in a flash and slip by in an instant. I'm here to freeze that story forever in your family journal.
Fall foliage is the perfect backdrop for family photos. Just a touch of crisp in the air and a beautiful late October session checked off the list. The light at St. James Farm in Warrenville was sublime this late afternoon.
Cake toppers can tell a lot about a couple's personality. This one topped my list. [Pun intended.] So Carrie and Jeremy are both MAJOR Packers fans. In fact, it's what brought them together. In Detroit. In neither of their home towns. At an away game. In a chance meeting. Like in a movie.
So what happens next?
It's time for another Alejos session! If you recall, the last session was before the littlest Alejos made his debut to the world [check the spring session here]. And now he is 3 months old! Spitting image of his older brother. So much, it's even a little spooky. After a solo portrait session, we rounded up the whole family to do a few Christmas card worthy shots [you'll have to wait til Christmas to see those]. We had one of the last mild days of the season on our side, warm sun and fall crunchy leaves.
I love family portraits when they're in their natural element. Forget anything too scripted. Some of my favorite portraits of all time are in the moment, real shots of families being the themselves.
So, a few of my most favorite people and I went over to Montrose Beach on a chilly September Sunday to set up shop. Footballs were thrown, tag was played, picnics were had, and overall a ton of fun ensued.
The picture perfect classic bride and groom. Timeless.Tawni and Sam got married in late September. After prep at the Palmer House Hilton, the couple exchanged vows in Ravenswood's Architectural Artifacts. Have you ever been into Architectural Artifacts? Seriously one of the coolest places to visit, let alone have your wedding there. So many old antiques and fossils. You walk in and the warehouse just opens up to several massive floors of history. It's like walking into an antique museum. A very cool antique museum.