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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. :)

Holiday Mini Sessions! || Chicago, IL


It's been a few years since my last holiday mini session, and I'm getting so excited as I make plans for this year! I love the holiday season so much, and I'd be honored to photograph your family to help you celebrate!

Here are the details:


I'm booking a limited number of sessions on Saturday, November 28 from 11-4pm. Each 20-minute session includes 5-10 edited images via digital download, ready for use before Christmas. Location is Horner Park at California & Montrose Ave. Think evergreen and hot chocolate and a pile of blankets and warm hearts for the holidays...need I say more? :)

Email me if you have other questions and for booking details and availability!


Real Life: September

I can hardly believe it's the middle of September. I love this month because it holds the last beautiful days of summer and the first beautiful days of fall. I always wish it would last a little longer!

I've also found myself wishing lately that the days would last just a little longer. My son is 2, and we're starting to have little conversations about how we're feeling and what we experience in the world. I want to just soak it all in, and at the end of the day, I find myself wishing I had taken more time to sit with him and color Thomas the Tank Engine with crayons than worry about getting all the laundry done. Do you ever feel that way? Actually, I'm not sure I've ever met another parent who doesn't feel that way.

Since I've been having these moments of feeling like my son is growing up right before my very eyes, I've been making it a point to photograph details of his little life right now, and even forcing myself to get in the photo with him. These moments are written on my heart.

This post is part of a blog circle I'm honored to be a part of this year. We're a group of photographers who are chronicling the story of our real life, and I really encourage you to follow the circle beginning with Laurie Schultz's beautiful images.