I met Lauren in 7th Grade and I remember being so excited she wanted to be my friend. This past fall I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Lauren and meeting her husband Matt and son Jonathan. It was a windy and chilly day at the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis but we braved the wind and captured some family pictures for them before they welcomed baby number two.Read More
All babies are cute but some seem to get an extra dosage of cute and little Reese is one extra cute babe. You may remember this beautiful couple from their golden hour maternity session last summer. On my trip to Minneapolis last month I was thrilled to get to photograph their now family of three. Leslie and Brian showed up in perfectly coordinated outfits; (File this under-‘how to dress for family session’) and sweet baby Reese had the worlds most adorable hat.Read More
See that cute couple, that’s my adorable parents Bill & Julie Brown. They have been married for 40 years! Thats right, they have been together since high-school, had three kids and now have four grandchildren. To celebrate their milestone anniversary I gifted them a romantic and sometimes steamy session.Read More
Even when your kids are choosing not to listen or simply not in the mood for a photo, the love always comes through.Read More
If you’re anything like me than when you look at your calendar you wonder, how is Thursday already Thanksgiving!? Well let’s take a break from our busy schedules for a few minutes and look at a little newborn perfection.
On Halloween I spent an hour of my day with Cyrus Lee Almquist Goldner and his adoring parents, Zoe and Keith. After an early peeing incident that caused daddy to need a fresh shirt we were ready for the session.Read More
I am one of about 5.7 million Jews that live in the United States. As a Jew, making the trip to Israel is always something high on the bucket list. And as a convert to Judaism I have always felt pressure that I should have a strong connection to the state of Israel. Over a year ago my father-in-law suggested we go to Israel as a family for his 70th birthday. He may have said it as a wish he didn’t think would actually come true. A few weeks later my husband and I told him the dates we were available and the planning began.Read More
Friends, family, gratitude and most importantly food. That’s right. I’m talking about arguably the best holiday: Thanksgiving. Usually in November I host at least one fall feast. This year will be no different. I’m hosting a traditional Thanksgiving for some family and a casual Friendsgiving earlier in the month. For both events, the part I get most excited about is decorating the table.
In this month’s edition of Style Tips, I break down my checklist for creating a welcoming fall tablescape and show you three different settings to inspire your own fall soiree.Read More
There is no denying when you look out the windows that fall is in full swing. But let’s take a break from the fall colors and give our eyes treat with a beautiful late summer maternity session.
I met Gina, John and their two children William and Everly at the Chicago Botanic Garden on a picture perfect early September evening.
Photographing two children under four can be a challenge but doesn’t need to be. We ran, we played and we captured this family’s true personalities.Read More
You know the kind of wind that sprays water off the lake and requires you to shout to hear your own voice? That was what we had the day of Tim and Suzie’s family session. This wind made for a whimsical session and allowed for some really fun photos capturing their daughter Sydney’s free spirit. Who needs a wind machine when your session takes place on the lake front?Read More
The most common question I hear from friends and clients ahead of a family photo session is, “what should we wear?” I want to share with you the 5 biggest style mistakes people make and how to avoid them (oh and have some fun with it!)Read More
Capturing life moments is always special but even more amazing when the client is a repeat customer.Read More
Is there anything sweeter than a sleeping baby? I remember the sleepless nights of having an infant. You know those nights that you are up for the third time to feed your baby, they fall right back to sleep and you sit holding them just to watch them sleep?Read More
A perfect summer night, a romantic setting, an adorable family and a floral crown. Let me present to you the adorable Ilbawi Family.Read More
A few weeks ago I had a privilege of taking photos for a lovely couple who is awaiting the arrival of their first human baby. I say human baby because Melissa and Nick already had the sweetest fur baby, Sawyer, who we of course had to include in the session.Read More
4th of July…a time for hot dogs, sparklers and backyard parties! Hosting a 4th of July party has become a tradition at our house. My husband became a US citizen in 2014 so we go all in when celebrating ‘Merica. Below I’ll break down how I go about putting together a fabulous and casual 4th of July party.Read More
See that gorgeous pregnant lady? Her name is Leslie and she and I have known each other for basically our entire lives.Read More
Life as a stay-at-home mom can feel very lonely and isolating. It's easy to see other moms who look like 'they have it all together'. I'm sure people have thought that about me. Comparing one's self to another is where our downfall lies.Read More
Summer has arrived to Evanston! As I crawl out of my winter hibernation it's the time for all things new. My wardrobe needs a spring refresh and so does the front of my house. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to figure out what to put in the planters so I thought I’d break down how I go about styling a gorgeous summer planter.Read More
Maternity sessions are definitely one of my favorites. The months leading up to your first child are such a special time. It really does mark the end of a chapter and start of a beautiful novel. Capturing that moment is such a privilege and was made even more special since the mama to be is one of my dear friends.Read More