Welcome to Your Life, Sophie!

The first thing I noticed about this sweet baby girl were her gorgeous big gray eyes! She was wide awake for almost the entire session, but it was a-okay with me. Her eyes are too pretty not to photograph anyway!

Sophie came into the world a week later than her due date, so mom and dad were anxiously awaiting her arrival. She ended up with a May birthday instead of April. Perhaps she wanted to bloom right along with all of the beautiful Spring flowers. We were so thankful that we got a perfectly sunny afternoon amidst the many midwest thunderstorms we’ve had lately. The nice day allowed us to take a few shots outdoors as well as inside. I absolutely love these newborn lifestyle sessions. All of the moments captured are so real, raw and fleeting. This time in the life of new parents will soon feel like a blur.

That’s one of the things I love most about photography, the ability to keep memories tangible. Proof that, yes, your baby really was THAT small! She held your finger tight and made that same face as a newborn that she does as a teenager. All of those little details that become too easy to forget but are the things we want to remember most of all. That is my hope anyway, to give those memories to families so they can cherish them forever!

The Williams Family Spring Session Sneak Peek

I first met the Williams family a few years ago when they did a Fall family session with me. I always love to hear years later that they still love and display their photos! That’s what this job is all about after all - keeping memories alive! :)

I was really excited to capture some updated family photos for them, this time in the Spring. We waited for the gorgeous flowers to bloom at our local Arboretum and I’m so glad we got to the weekend we did because everything looked picture-perfect!

I had the hardest time narrowing down their photos for a sneak peek…so many great family memories captured!

Alisha and Joseph are Getting Married!

The question has been popped, proposal accepted and wedding plans in the works! Their wedding colors are a beautiful muted green and gorgeous metallic copper with Irish and Eastern European elements throughout the decor. I can’t wait to see all of their hard work and planning come together in September!

We were just so happy this engagement session was able to happen between thunderstorms. That’s Spring in the midwest though, right?!

An engagement session is actually such an important part of your wedding photography! Especially for those of us with no modeling experience, so….almost everyone! It gives us a chance to get to know each other better, for me to understand your relationship dynamics and for you to get a feel for how I direct and pose you. It truly helps make the rush of your wedding day portraits go SO. MUCH. SMOOTHER.

Plus…more cute pictures together are never a bad thing! :)