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Cake Smash ~ Oliver is ONE!

I have a hard time facing the fact that little Oliver is already a whole year old. But you know what 1-year-old birthdays mean? Cake. And cake smash, of course! Before I get to the adorable photos I know you came here for, I have to share how much fun it has been working with the Fair…

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Photography Mentor – Take Your Business To The Next Level

I am excited to talk more about taking your business to the next level by getting a photography mentor. In these programs I share practical steps for going from part-time photographers to full-time, or at least getting what photographers want and deserve out of their time being spent on their businesses. I believe to live fully you…

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The Importance of Maternity Photos

Why Maternity Photos Are Important Even though pregnancy comes with a lot of difficult trials, it is an amazing time in your life. It is a time of celebration and of anticipation as you prepare to meet your little bundle of joy. It’s a time where you become strong – stronger than you ever thought…

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Lifestyle newborn photography ~ Forzley Family Downers Grove

Lifestyle newborn photography has my heart, I get really excited about going into new parents’ homes and photographing the candid moments in their environment. Today’s blog post features Christina, Matt, and their newborn baby, Hannah, in those kinds of lifestyle, real-world images. It was a gift that I got to photograph this family and their…

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The Top 5 Best Podcasts for Kids Under 5

  When it comes to entertainment for young children, keeping things as low-tech as possible is a great idea to implement as often as possible. Try to limit screen time. Generally try to keep things simple and have the kids figure things out on their own for a bit. Which is why I want to…

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New business feature: Decor to Door of Downers Grove

Let’s welcome Nicole Cummings of Decor to Door to Downers Grove! Nicole is brand new to the area and I’m excited to have her here. She opened April 2018 and provides seasonal front door decor for your home. Decor to Door offers multi seasonal subscriptions, as well as single season vignettes. Nicole’s mission is to help homeowners beautify…

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The photo of the year winner is…

Downers Grove Family Photographer | Summer Brader Photography With a 107 votes! Dan, Katie, and Charlotte Boudouris from Downers Grove won the Summer Brader Photography Photo of the year for 2018! This image had the most votes and won SBP photo of the year and will receive: the Complete Documentary + Lifestyle Session A documentary-based…

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Downers Grove Photographer | Frazier Family

Hi, I am Summer Brader! Your Next Downers Grove Family Photographer! I just want to introduce you to this amazing local family and business… Oh how I just adore this local Downers Grove family I’m blogging about today. I’m lucky enough to say I’ve been photographing the Frazier family over the past year now. I…

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Top 5 must listen podcasts for photographers

So many times I get asked what podcasts I am listening to now, so I put together my top 5 must listen podcasts for photographers. I am hooked on podcasts and anything wild planet like while I edit away! A friend of mine told me about Goal Digger by Jenna Kutcher and that was it.…

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Whole Love Organics | Naperville

Whole Love Organics Clean ingredients, safe for every member of the family. Made with love in Naperville I recently started using Whole Love Organics, located in Naperville Illinois. They offer a variety of natural products for the whole family, including everything from deodorant to sugar scrubs, lip balms to face care. What’s not to love?…

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