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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. ♡

One Bright Spring Morning | Brooklyn, NYC Family Photographer

The thing about Brooklyn families is that they're resilient.

We could have rescheduled this shoot on a different (warmer) day in the middle of spring, but we may not have been blessed by the crisp, clean sunlight that seemed to be winking at our determination. And besides, there was a coffee shop just around the corner.

After chasing sun and shadows for a few minutes, we ducked inside to warm ourselves with hot drinks, peer out the window at passersby, and shriek with delight at the sight of a garbage truck.

Brooklyn families are tough and resilient, and this family is made of pure gold. ✨

Taking it Slow Together | Dayton, Ohio Family Session

I know it may sound hyped, but I really do care about the experience that my client-friends have with me just as much as I care about the photographs I make for them. In fact, a great experience produces great images, so it's really not easy to have one without the other! 

When I met this sweet family at a greenhouse just outside of Dayton, Ohio, my goals were no different, and since I wanted to give them an experience to remember, I often found myself stepping back to give them space to connect. And that's exactly what they did. The place was bursting with color, flowers, and sweet little places to tuck into. They worked their magic of togetherness, I worked my magic to capture it, and the results are stunning! 

It's incredible how taking a little time to slow down and sit next to the ones we love helps remind us of why we liked them in the first place. ;) If you have the chance, do it for yourself this weekend! It's such a simple, sweet reminder that our people mean the world to us. Take a blanket to the park, turn off your phones, and take it slow, together.

Want photos of your family taking it slow together? They're a perfect tangible reminder of the connection you share!

Email me for available dates in June and July. I'd be honored!