I have been loving being out in Downers Grove for sessions lately. Something about soaking up the final days of summer mixed with the natural beauty of the area has my heart filling to the brim. That’s why I loved bringing the Staudenmayer family to this spot for their Downers Grove outdoor maternity session recently.

Matt and Cristen have full plates right now. Matt works full-time during the day as a software developer. Cristen, a nurse, works nightshift at a local hospital. In their free time (which is rare), they love watching Marvel movies together, especially now that they can’t travel as easily because of COVID.

The chance they had to carve some time out for these pictures makes this Downers Grove outdoor maternity session even more special!

Also, let’s not forget sweet Haley, who stole the show in these pictures. A lover of Minnie Mouse, mom, and music, Haley was the perfect model during our Downers Grove outdoor maternity session!

Downers Grove Outdoor Maternity Sessions are Perfect for Families

Cristen wanted to grab pictures that weren’t heavy on PDA, but still showed the family’s love for each other. I love that Matt was so outgoing– willing to toss Hayley in the air and dance with Cristen. I can see the love they have for each other, Haley, and their new bundle in each of these pictures.

I think Haley was the perfect model for the family shots because she wasn’t posed, making it feel more natural and real. She brought that extra pizazz that every shoot should have.

Cristen looked stunning in her blue dress that perfectly framed her bump. I love that she went with the floral pattern that popped against Haley’s pink dress and Matt’s blue button-down.

Thank you so much for trusting me to capture these Downers Grove outdoor maternity pictures! Congratulations, Staudenmayer family! I cannot wait to meet your precious newborn!