portraits

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. :)

Wildflower Photoshoot ● Kyra's Senior Session

2,000 miles is a long way. Especially when it's the distance that separates some of your favorite people in the whole world.

Kyra is one of those people - she lives across the US in the beautiful state of Washington, and our paths don't cross nearly as often as I wish they would. I fondly refer to her as my little cousin, but friend is a much more fitting word! So when she messaged me about taking her senior portraits while she was in Ohio for a visit, I was delighted, flattered, and tickled to the pinkest of pinks! We dashed through wildflower fields together, rode vintage bicycles with nearly flat tires, and peered into the nooks and crannies of historic Germantown, making memories that easily span 2,000 miles. :)

Kyra is a photographer herself, and you need to go follow her on Instagram to see the gorgeous food she makes and the pictures she takes of it. Who doesn't love some fab food photography?! 

Kyra, I pray for you...

that the God of our Lord Jesus, the glorious Father, will give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation so that you may know him better!

Happy graduation, dear friend!

Connor | Tipp City Senior

When I first sat down across from Connor and her mom at our local Tipp City coffee shop, I could hardly believe that she was graduating high school. Connor is my "little" cousin, only she's not at all little anymore - she's a beautiful young woman with dreams and aspirations for life after high school.

I wish you the best as you take this next big step in life, Connor! I'll pass along one of my very favorite pieces of advice from Jim Elliot:

Wherever you are, be all there.

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