Mia - Newborn session in Forest Park, IL
Two very good friends of mine, Abby and Matt, welcomed a new (absolutely adorable) baby daughter to their lives in early December. I was so happy to take newborn photos of her just a week later! How perfect is Mia?! I am very excited to watch as she grows up into a wonderful lady, and I know that Abby and Matt are going to do a fantastic job raising her. Congrats, Abby and Matt! Mia is wonderful, just like both of you!
Words cannot express how much I love little miss Rayna. I was one of the first people to hold her, and every time I am near her she brings me so much joy! I took 6 months of her to help Mom and Dad cherish that special time in her life forever. She was so happy to pose for the camera! What a cutie!
Brooklyn - First Birthday, Highland
I still remember the day one of my childhood best friends, Ashley, told me she was pregnant, as well as the anticipation counting down the days until her new baby was born. After having been friends for nearly 20 years, it's hard not to be extremely excited when one of us has a big life moment! And then the fateful day came in May when Brooklyn was born. I met Brooklyn for the first time a few weeks later at a mutual friend's wedding reception, and she was one of the cutest babies I had ever seen. So, you can imagine my excitement when Ashley arranged a session with me to celebrate Brooklyn's first birthday! We spent the morning out at Silver Lake Park enjoying the great weather and each others company. Brooklyn was fantastic and smiled big for the camera, and we got fantastic photos--though I feel like my job wasn't so hard since she's such a natural cutie ;). Then, at the end of the session, momma and I arrange a special photo--she is pregnant again and wanted to announce her new bun-in-the-oven! Brooklyn is excited to be a big sister, and I'm very excited to have been able to be part of such a special moment. Thanks again, Ashley and Brooklyn, and may you and future baby have many, many happy birthdays to celebrate together! <3