Something that often seems overlooked when planning for your upcoming photoshoot is what to wear, especially when it comes to group sessions. Whether it’s children, entire families, or groups of friends, planning what to wear and what color scheme you want is important. Each photographer wants you to get the most out of your session,…

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I always enjoy capturing families in forest preserves. The wide open fields make for great candid shots of children playing and having fun, just like in these photos from the Fusaro Family session. Anne and Tony had such a wonderful shoot. With kids as bright and energetic as Henry and Teddy, it’s no wonder each…

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Working with the Belloli Family was something else! Their shoot happened late November, for Christmas Cards and fun, new, family photos! Each member of the family really brought their best sides out, and the photos turned out fantastic! Brian and Julie’s couple pictures were so adorable, and when the girls got in the mix, it…

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It’s finally here! After having a maternity session with Emily and John Fiore back in September, they have finally welcomed their first child in November! Being able to see them in their home, united with their newborn is heartwarming. Especially with their dog, Bucky, in the picture! The lighting in their house really brings out…

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These “Fresh48” shoots are always a blast to do! In case you didn’t know, a Fresh48 shoot is a package within my Maternity & Newborn sessions. If interested,  I will capture the first few days of life with you and your newborn while still in the hospital. This past fall, I had the pleasure of…

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Finding locations for an outdoor photo shoot in the Downers Grove area can be challenging. While Waterfall Glenn is gorgeous, like most parks it’s hard to find time when there aren’t a lot of other people in the area. Another go-to location of mine is the Mayslake Forest Preserve, in Oak Brook. This forest preserve…

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We’ve all been there, questioning the importance of having a headshot. Every business professional will vouch, headshots aren’t just for actors! They help you stand out in a good way when applying for jobs, seeking clients, or even just maintaining your reputation in the business world. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem worth it to find a…

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Everyone in the Downers Grove area knows that one of the coolest outdoor adventures is hiking through Waterfall Glenn in Darien. This is also a great location to have your next photo session at! I had the joy of shooting the Marshall family’s fall session at Waterfall Glenn, and the photos were phenomenal! Sarah mentioned…

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Listen, I know what you’re thinking. I’m a mom as well, and I dislike being in the pictures as much as the next, but getting in these photos will have better benefits than you realize. We’ve all had those days where pictures are coming up and we feel as though we aren’t looking the best.…

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Finding inspiration in your work can be challenging sometimes, especially when it seems like you’re doing the same thing over and over again. If you’ve read my other blog posts, you’ll know that October was full of adorable, family photo sessions. The thing to remember about these sessions is that each family is different! The…

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