KIRCHHOFF | MILESTONE

WILDER PARK CONSERVATORY, ELMHURST, IL


Yvette recently contacted me about taking her daughter's two year photos I was so excited because she said she was also pregnant and wanted a few pregnancy reveal photos.  Yvette has great style and had a great vision for the reveal (a giant "big sis" balloon she found and bought - it was simple, but made a statement (perfect!)) and it perfectly coordinated with the adorable outfits she picked out to have her daughter Ana wear.  I loved her color choices, which were mostly neutral but had a pop of color (bright, deep gold!  Love!).  Because the weather here is still awful, I suggested we do the session at a greenhouse.  Yvette actually lives in Elmhurst so she was super close to the Wilder Park Conservatory.  This greenhouse is fairly small, but it's beautiful and it made the perfect backdrop for Ana's photo session!  The bold colors of the greenery and flowers looked so great with Ana's outfits.  I had such a blast just playing with Ana, looking at the fish in the greenhouse pond, and sneaking in photos in between :)  My editing for this set of photos was a bit more matte, which I love because it looked great with the bold colors and gave them more of a fine art look.  This is one of my favorite photo shoots to date!  Take a look - I couldn't even decide on a few favorites so I included most of the gallery!  :)

DICIANNI | FAMILY


ELDRIDGE PARK, ELMHURST, IL

I took photos for the DiCianni family back in the Spring when baby Nora was just six months old. She and 3-year-old big brother Joey were so cute!  I took some of just Nora for her six month photos and then I also took a few of Nora and Joey together.  Joey was so adorable and sweet with his little sister!  Fast forward six months and Erin emailed me asking if I could do a family session with a few of just Nora for her one year old photos as well.  I couldn't believe how fast time had flown by!  Needless to say, the DiCianni family was as sweet as ever and Nora and Joey were just as cute together!  Joey loves trying to make his sister laugh and loves to give her snuggles!  Here are a few of my favorites from the session!