Sniff, sniff… Everly’s first year portraits are complete. I completely teared up when I first saw her at our one year shoot – little Miss is walking and such a big girl – and just keeps getting more and more gorgeous! What a joy it was to watch her grow and change over the past year. While I’m sad that our quarterly play dates are over, I look forward to our annual portraits going forward. Can’t wait to see you next year sweetie!
In Category: ‘babies’
September 18, 2012 everly’s first year ~ baby’s first year photography, chicago
July 21, 2012 gabriel is one
May 30, 2012 everly ~ nine month baby portraits
March 28, 2012 Janie & Jack Northbrook ~ chicago children’s photography
Four days shooting anything can be tiring, but four days of photographing little ones was exhausting. A ton of fun, but exhausting. For eight hours a day I danced, sang, mooed and fake farted in an attempt to keep these kids attention. I needed them to sit relatively still and smile, but right where the light was optimal on my white backdrop. And that sweet space of light on a studio set up is all of about 2 feet. Some kids did this no problem, but many had a hard time, not wanting anything to do with sitting still.
The fun comes in figuring out what works for different kids. After two and half years of capturing little ones of all ages, I have developed a pretty good repertoire of attention gaining and interest retaining tricks. Some kids didn’t require any, some took up my whole arsenal of stunts and then some. I had several parents who thought their session was a complete diaster because their child was not in the cooperating mood, but I assured them that I always manage to get a few shots. At the viewing and sales appointments, I had a couple of parents who were absolutely blown away but what we managed to get after such a challenging shoot. I get a tremendous amount of satisfaction from amazing parents with beautiful images of their children that they will treasure for a lifetime – love it!
I met so many beautiful kids and wonderful parents over my four days – I truly enjoyed (most ) every exhausting moment. Here are some of my favorite images ~ be ready for some extreme cuteness…
March 27, 2012 Janie & Jack Orland Square ~ kids portraits
February 17, 2012 everly ~ six month baby portraits
Yep, it’s official… Six months is my favorite age for baby portraits. Still a baby, but getting big enough to sit up and tons of personality. I am doing portraits every three months of sweet Miss Everly’s first year and it is such fun to see her changes between visits. Check out her newborn and three month portraits too.
A few shots with her big sister Helena…
February 13, 2012 lachlan ~ six month lifestyle baby portraits
Sweet, happy Lachlan! I couldn’t believe it when his mommy sent me a note to set up his six month baby portraits, it seemed like just yesterday that we did his three month and newborn images. It is such fun and a privilege to watch my little subjects grow and change. This sweet boy is such a joy to capture – can’t wait for his nine month session!
November 23, 2011 janie & jack holiday portrait promotion ~ chicago portrait photography
I spent two days in October capturing holiday portraits at the upscale children’s clothing store Janie & Jack and oh my was it fun. Completely and utterly exhausting, but so much fun! It was an honor to shoot for Janie & Jack and an absolute pleasure to meet all the kids and their parents. Here are some of my favorite images – enjoy the uber cuteness!
At the beginning of our session, Nina’s mommy informed me that Nina was a little shy and hoped she would do ok. Umm, yeah – not shy at all. Miss Nina and I totally hit it off and we captured so many awesome images. After we were done with our shoot, Nina’s mom had her try on a few items she was considering buying and Nina grabbed her mom’s sunglasses. Had to capture her in the impromptu outfit too – I mean just look at her!!
This sweet little brother and sister duo just melted my heart. Absolutely adorable and super sweet kids. And check out their sweet Janie & Jack outfits. That little velvet purse, love it!
Little miss M – where do I even start?
I know, stop it – you can’t stand it right?! Yes, that is a little camel blazer and plaid tie & suspenders he is wearing and his sister issporting a gorgeous red velvet dress with matching plaid accents.
This little guy and I became fast friends.
This little guy has the thickest head of hair – such a sweetheart
And this is his big brother, who absolutely refused to have his picture taken with his baby brother. We begged, pleaded and tried to bribe him into sitting with his brother for a few shots with no luck. And he was leaving he turned and said to me “sorry Tracy, maybe next time”. It made me laugh so hard, it was classic!
Another one of my little buddies who absolutely rocked it for the camera.
This seven year old was an absolute champ handling his little twin brother and sister.
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November 20, 2011 everly ~ three month baby portraits
May 25, 2011 fisher ~ baby portraits
I get so much joy and satisfaction from my photography, but a little validation from a client always makes me really happy. I got the following note from Fisher’s mommy after I sent her the proofs from our session “oh my god, i am dying, crying, dying, crying, dying. i love, love, love these! i will spend some time with them once fisher goes down for a nap. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. you got all of his ‘faces’. i am in heaven.” I’m the one in heaven – getting to do what I love and having clients who love what I do.
Fisher turned six months old on the day of our shoot and it just might be my favorite age to capture. At that age they’re still babies but have such little personalities. They can (almost) sit up so we can do some fun poses but they can’t yet run away. This little guy is so darn cute with the most beautiful blue eyes – I completely fell in love with him. I think you might too…
Little Fisher is a fourth – named after his dad, grandpa and great grandfather – so he has this little “quatro” onesie – how cute is that?
He and his mom touch noses after every meal, but sometimes he misses!
Being a model is very tiring. You did great sweetie!
It was an absolute joy to capture you on your big six month milestone, sweet Fisher. Keep up the cuteness!!