In Category: ‘kids’
April 13, 2013 modern family portraits in bucktown, chicago
January 9, 2013 moses family ~ lighthouse beach, evanston photography
We so lucked out on the weather for our mid-November photo session. With sunny skies and temps in the upper 60′s, the Moses family and I hit Lighthouse Beach in Evanston to capture their family. The kids posed and smiled on cue, patiently waiting for the promised romp on the beach at the end of our session. And after all the little ones I shot this fall, I have to admit that I really enjoyed working with older kids who listened and followed instructions. It kinda shocked me at first when they did what I wanted the first time I asked. The Moses kids made my job so easy and we had a blast. Thanks guys for such a fun session!
January 9, 2013 the lewis family – urban chicago family portraits
November 15, 2012 the bridgers ~ fall family photoshoot, evanston
September 26, 2012 fall family portrait session at elawa farms in lake forest, illinois
Yep, another gorgeous family I had the pleasure of capturing! Not only are the Quick boys absolutely adorable, they were such well behaved little troopers that patiently went along with my posing requests. They made my job so easy, and a ton of fun. I have to thank Nicole for introducing me to Elawa Farms, the picturesque location for this shoot – I’m definitely keeping it in my repertoire. This is one of those shoots that produced so many beautiful images that it was hard to narrow them down, here are just s few of many…
I absolutely love the image below – he is so proud to be a big boy standing up with his brothers! The way the two older boys are holding his hands just makes me know that they will always protect and help their little brother – melts my heart…
previous post: fun family portraits
September 21, 2012 the hagans ~ fun family portraits
June 22, 2012 sisters
June 14, 2012 the gribbles ~ evanston family portrait photography
Oh the Gribble family – I just love them! I’ve had the pleasure of photographing them since their oldest Charlie was just a tiny little guy and have so enjoyed watching him grow and change (to see last year’s session, click here). I started with him as a little, smiley chunky monkey and now he’s three and posing in his driving mocs with his hand in his pocket for me – it’s crazy how quickly they grow up. Charlie is even more mature now that he’s a big brother to sweet little Leo. It’s only been a few months since Leo’s arrival from China and it’s like he’s always been a part of the family. It was really sweet to watch the two boys together – Charlie protective of Leo and Leo idolizing Charlie. These two boys will have quite the life together filled with love, laughter and adventure.
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…