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Eliana's 100 Days // Family Session in Lurie Garden

Eliana's 100 Days // Family Session in Lurie Garden

In Korean culture, the 100th day after a child's birth is a significant milestone, and I was so honored to help this sweet Chicago family celebrate Eliana’s 100th day. It was a beautiful midsummer Chicago morning and the wildflowers in Lurie Garden (the family’s location of choice) were in peak color! We wandered the garden in search of flowers to sniff, shade to duck under, and pretty spots perfect for photos.

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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. ♡

3 years old | Chicago Child Photographer

I honestly can't remember what life was like without him.

My son turned three last week, and I took these portraits so we can always remember what life looked and felt like at the milestone of 3 years old. We rode a water taxi into the Loop for a fun little adventure, and the rest of the photos were taken in the heart of the city on the Chicago Riverwalk. When I look at these images, I see his thoughtfulness, enthusiasm, joy, and the beautiful lightheartedness of childhood. 

I'm so happy to have these photographs that celebrate my boy and the hum of our city!

The Chicago Riverwalk is my new favorite location in downtown Chicago for photos and meeting up for an after-work walk. If this spot is a favorite of yours too, I'd love to photograph you here! Just send me an email and mention this idea. See you there. :)