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Nova Lux and Her Fanclub // Chicago Family Photos

She had a fanclub from day one. What's not to love about two big brothers to keep watch and give hourly kisses?

I spent some time at this sweet family's home when things had settled a bit after Nova's birth. I was offered invisible cups of tea and witnessed a few lion and leopard impersonations between taking photos of Nova in her natural element. She seemed quite at home in the middle of the action!

Not to be ignored: the beautiful details and carefully curated space that Nova and her fanclub call home. Class act, I tell you!

Ro is an Instagram-friend turned real-life friend and it was a distinct honor to photograph her family to memorialize this special time. All the heart eyes for you, Ro!

Love this intimate family session? Home is the perfect place to be yourselves, and I'd love to photograph you in yours. Email me. ♡

Heart and home | Chicago Lifestyle Family Photography

"Home is where the heart is."

We've all heard that little quip, and I saw the truth of it clearly when I photographed these sweet friends in their Bridgeport, Chicago home a few months ago. They have made their home a warm and welcoming place and I instantly felt at ease there! 

These friends have welcomed a sweet foster child into their lives in the last few months, and witnessing their open hearts and open home in such a tangible way is beautiful. I have so much respect for the sacrifices of foster parents - they give, and give, and give. I spent some time photographing the new parents cooking breakfast together and enjoying some quiet morning moments during naptime, and then photographed all three for their first family portraits. What an honor!!

I've hidden his face for privacy in the images below, but there's no way to hide the tenderness and sweet new love of this beautiful family. ♡ 

 

Monday Camaraderie | Chicago Lifestyle Couples Session

I was so excited to photograph Ninelle and Stepan in their home because I knew from their Instagram feeds that both of them have impeccable style and a love for slow mornings with good coffee. I was right about those things, but I got to witness something else between them throughout our time together that was so much richer - their camaraderie.

That's a good old-fashioned-sounding word, but it perfectly describes the mutual trust and friendship that these two share. They've been married for 4 years, and there's no shortage of love and laughter and genuine companionship in their home and I think the images we made together display their beautiful connection so well.

Both Ninelle and Stepan own successful small businesses; she creates beautiful wall tapestries sold in her Etsy shop and in botiques throughout Chicago, and he operates Highland Park's most fashionable barbershop. They take Mondays off work to rest and spend time together, and this Monday unfolded like all the rest - with tea and chill tunes in their gorgeously decorated home followed by brunch. It was an honor to document the connection and camaraderie between these two lovely humans - can't you see it?

Are you a couple who share the same kind of camaraderie and connection that these two do? I'd love to document it for you. Get in touch with me by clicking below and let's talk about what makes you click!