Maternity + Families – A 2018 Review

Families + Maternity

2018 Review

This year I offered family mini-sessions for Christmas for the first time, and I absolutely loved them! I wasn’t expecting to have as much fun as I did, and I’m definitely going to offer them again this year! I also did a few “in-home” family sessions. I love these because when kids are in their own space, they tend to relax more in front of the camera and not have as many meltdowns :) They can play with their toys, read a book with mom and dad on the couch, and run around their own yard. This concludes my 2018 review, and I have been so thankful all week going through these photos from last year. It’s always amazing to me to think about the incredible people I get to meet and work with through this job. I’m so grateful to everyone who trusted me to document a season of their lives, whether through a wedding, a proposal, or a new baby. Thank you to all of my 2018 couples and families! I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store!

Bethany, Doug, & Darcy | Chicago, Illinois

Bethany, Doug & Darcy

A Family Session in Chicago, Illinois

I had the pleasure of meeting Bethany and Doug a few years ago when I photographed their wedding at the beautiful Legare Waring House in Charleston, South Carolina. This summer when I was in Chicago, we met up for a little family session with the newest addition to their family, little Darcy! It’s always fun for me to meet up with past clients again. To see how their life has changed and grown since their wedding day. Bethany and Doug live in the cutest part of Chicago, and I took the El from the city center to meet up with them. When I went to school in a suburb outside of Chicago, I mostly took the Metra in to the main part of Chicago, and stayed around Millenium park, the shopping center, and of course, Giordano’s. The few times that I’ve had to explore Chicago since going to school there, I’ve loved exploring outside of the main city. The little boroughs are so charming! Granted, if I had done that in college I might have gotten myself in trouble since I didn’t have street smarts and wasn’t good with directions. I’m still pretty awful at directions, but I like to think I have gained a little bit of common sense :) All that to say, it was so lovely to meet up with Bethany and Doug and their sweet little girl.

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