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. ♡