BISKUP | FAMILY

NAPERVILLE, IL


The Biskup’s family session last fall was one of my favorites of all time. Several things about this session made it so special. What’s ironic is that certain things you would think would make it a terrible session happened, but it was so so good. This sweet family had gotten a horrible stomach flu a few days before their original session date and so we pushed the session back a week so they had time to recover. The weather was already starting to be typical Illinois fall hit-or-miss so when the we saw the weather for the rescheduled date was going to be sunny and not freezing, we didn’t want to change the date a second time. But the virus the family had was a rough one and their poor little guy still wasn’t feeling well a week later. He had fallen asleep in the car on the way to the session and was so exhausted and icky feeling all he wanted to do was snuggle his mama. Mom’s zipper on the side of her skirt also busted wide open toward the end of the session, go figure! So of course Mom was a little stressed (because all of us moms want everything to go well), however, I reassured her we would go with the flow and still get some great shots. We were even able to improvise with her skirt and she was able to hide the wide open zipper. Let me tell you, despite what went wrong, the circumstances of the session made it such an authentic one. It was full of family snuggles, giggles, exploring, and just being together (with me following them around sneaking photos). The sunset was absolutely gorgeous through the clouds, and Mom styled the family so beautifully. Check out this gorgeous family!

MARTEN | FAMILY

NAPERVILLE, IL


This past fall I had the pleasure of meeting and working with the Marten family!  They were just the sweetest and so easy to work with!  They braved a very chilly November day and their photos came out just beautifully!  The girls are super sweet and well behaved and did great taking their sister photos as well as their individual photos.  Take a look at some of my favorites from their session!

BRETL | FAMILY

LOMBARD, IL


I've known the Bretl family for a little over a year now and I just love seeing them every time they come for photos!  They are one of the sweetest, most down-to-earth families I know!  They also have a great sense of style :)  Missy planned perfectly coordinated outfits for their fall session last October and they all looked great (I especially loved her adorable ankle boots!)  It was so much fun taking tons of cute pictures while they all played, giggled, and snuggled!  Check out their stunning session!   

RYAN | FAMILY

NAPERVILLE, IL


I recently had the pleasure of photographing the Ryan family and we had such a fun time!  The day of their session it was a rare 90 degree day at the end of September - Kate had planned on a fall photo session with fall clothes, but had to figure out new outfits to accommodate the heat!  The Ryan family looked great and were total troopers in the heat for their session!  Even little Lilly, their daughter did great!  We had perfect golden hour light and I just love the warm tones of their photos.  Since it was so hot, I also suggested they take a splash in the water next to the boat docks at the end of the session.  They were totally up for it and we had a great time!  Lilly also had a blast digging in the sand before the session ended.  A perfect end of summer session!  Take a look at some of my favorite shots from this session!

MCELROY | FAMILY


KNOCH KNOLLS, NAPERVILLE, IL

Recently I had the pleasure of taking photos for the McElroy family at Knoch Knolls in Naperville! Not only do I love Knoch Knolls because it's beautiful there but it was fun to reconnect with Christina, who I had gone to high school with, and also meet her husband and sweet baby Ava.  Ava is so precious and has such a little doll face!  They are a beautiful family and we captured some really great moments!  Here are some of my favorites from the session!

CARTER | FAMILY


HIDDEN LAKES, BOLINGBROOK, IL

A few weeks ago Brittany emailed me asking to schedule a fall family mini session at Hidden Lakes in Bolingbrook.  I was excited (I'm excited for every session, though!) because I love Hidden Lakes.  It truly is a hidden gem.  The scenery is so beautiful there and it's just so peaceful, especially in the morning.  It's typically quiet there with some people fishing in the ponds.  Sometimes it's bustling with people riding their bikes on the trail that runs along the East Branch of the DuPage River, but everyone is so friendly.  As part of the bike trail at Hidden Lakes, there is a beautiful wooden bridge that makes for a perfect backdrop for photos (we just need to keep a lookout for people riding bikes along the bridge :))  Brittany, her husband Jarrod, and their adorable baby girl Caroline were all so sweet and we had so much fun at the session!  Here are some of my favorite photos (it was hard to choose!)