CARTER | MILESTONE

IN STUDIO MILESTONE | NAPERVILLE, IL


I met the Carter family last year when Brittany contacted me about having fall family photos taken.  Her daughter Caroline was also six months old at the time so she wanted to use the session for family photos and milestone photos.  We had so much fun at that session - Brittany and Jarrod are so laid back and incredibly nice!  Little Caroline was adorable and we got tons of great shots!  Fast forward to a few months ago and Brittany emailed me again asking to schedule Caroline's one year photos.  It was so hard to believe how fast six months went by!  Since my shooting and editing style is moving toward more of a stylized look and approach, Brittany and I discussed what Caroline's outfits would be and we finalized that Brittany would bring a little pink floral one piece outfit and light pink headband for Caroline to wear and I would provide her second boutique outfit to wear during the session (a cream colored chiffon top and light pink shorts), along with a natural inspired twine headband.  Caroline looked so cute in both outfits, but what I really love are her big beautiful brown eyes!  They really are captivating!  I love everything about this session - the look, the style, and the emotion!  Take a look at some of my favorite photos (it was hard to choose!).


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Vivian Turns One! | MILESTONE


PIONEER PARK, NAPERVILLE, IL

I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family back in the spring when Vivian was just six months old!  Vivian's mom, Leah, emailed me asking to schedule a cake smash session for Vivian's first birthday and I was of course honored to do it!  Leah knew exactly what look she wanted for Vivian's photo session so it was a piece of cake (pun intended)!  ;-)  Leah made Vivian an adorable headband to match her dress for the beginning photos and then she also made the cutest rainbow tutu and matching headband for the cake smash photos!  To complete her vision, she brought with pink and purple paper lanterns to use for the cake smash session!  We had a blast, Vivian loved her cake (if you can't tell from the photos ;-)), and Leah and Alex shared with me that they are expecting baby #2 soon!!  So happy for them!  Vivian will be such a great big sister!!  Here are some of my favorites from the session!

 

Seamus Turns One! | MILESTONE


EATON PRESERVE, PLAINFIELD, IL

This little cutie is about to celebrate his First Birthday!  I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family back in March for Seamus's 6 month photos.  Oh my goodness was he cute!  Jamie, his mom, recently contacted me asking to book a cake smash session for his one year photos.  I couldn't believe how fast the past six months have flown by!  But of course I was honored and so excited to see them and take more photos for them!  Jamie knew she loved the look of sunset photos and wanted a rustic looking session, so we chose to do the shoot at Eaton Preserve in Plainfield.  It was the perfect place with the old barn and the tall prairie grass.  And not to mention, Jamie dressed Seamus in the most adorable outfit that totally completed the look and feel of the session!  Although Seamus was not a big fan of the cake part of the session, we still got so many adorable shots!  This boy seriously melts my heart!  Check out some of my favorite photos from the session!  <3