Tag Archives: chicago lifestyle photography

the hendrick family | tannen’s newborn session.

There is something inherently sweet about photographing a family after they’ve brought a newborn home for the first time. But as I type this, I already find myself looking for a different word – sweet feels a bit too saccharine, like I’m about to talk about their precious fingers and toes and wax on about…

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the ralph family | a summer afternoon at home | peoria, il.

Back in 2015, I photographed Madeline and Tate’s wedding. They were sweet and young and fun and kind, and it was the sort of wedding day that stayed with me long after. One of the best parts of social media is that it gives me an opportunity to follow along with what’s happening in my…

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the boarman family | newborn lifestyle session.

I first photographed the Boarman family in 2010, when Charlie was just a little guy and an only child. I was (nearly) brand new to photography as a side gig at the time, so I was beyond appreciative of every person who was even willing to hire me in the first place. Ann and Ryan…

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garret, erin, & hugh | family lifestyle session.

Erin and I first became friends years ago through Facebook – we were both newer photographers in Central IL at the time, so it began as a message here and there to ask each other business-related questions. We eventually attended a conference together (alongside two other FB photog friends, Lauren and Sharon) and after a…

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grant, shelby, and ray | chicago newborn lifestyle.

Before I became a photographer, I was absolutely petrified of babies. Not in the sense that I actually thought they were scary, but rather because I felt ill-equipped and uninformed on how to handle them in general. Am I supporting his head enough? Am I bouncing her too much? Will everyone secretly laugh at my…

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