Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Love is... Baseball

Way out in the Chicago burbs, Illinois
I had the pleasure of photographing an engagement portrait session with Renee and Jim on my last visit to Chicago. I had "chatted" with Renee often via email, but this was our first in-person meeting. Renee and Jim are not only sweet and fun, but they are troopers. We went to three different locations!


This is one of my favorite images. It was shot after nightfall with two flash units.

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I love railroad tracks. I also love red so I was happy Renee chose that color top.

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Quick kiss in front of the ivy.


I scouted out this park ahead of time and I'm happy the rain stayed away all day. Renee and Jim's photos inspired me to tone them a little differently. This one reminded me of a fairy tale.

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The grass is always greener, at least it is in this shot.


Found some interesting structures.




Lensbaby shot.


Renee and Jim are huge White Sox fans, so of course I had to get photos of them wearing baseball jerseys.

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Michael is trying to cover up his Cubs shirt.


This is my absolute favorite shot.

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Thank you Renee and Jim for a fun session!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

And Baby Makes Four

Chicago Suburbs, Illinois
Meet Allison. She's 11. Eleven days that is. She's super active and almost rolled over during our photo session.

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Here she is in her bassinet, a present from Grandma.


Cute little teeny tiny toes!




I love all her posing. Why Dahling, of course you may take my picture!


Here's the little pumpkin with her mom and dad.


And the whole family together.


Big brother Brendan likes to laugh.


Mom, aunt and baby.


Brendan loves his little sister.


I took some photos with Brendan and his mom, too.


He loves to run...

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Doesn't he have the cutest face? And he's very sweet and polite, too.



Laugh and the world laughs with you.


I love this shot of Mom, Dad and Big Brother.

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Before I left, Brendan showed me his train set. Choo choo!



Thank you Mark, Briget, Brendan and Allison for a fun session! And thank you Auntie for helping!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Congratulations Ester & Keith!

Claremont, California
Ester and Keith had a lovely wedding in Claremont. Stay tuned for more photos of the super sweet couple.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Señorita Bonita

Chicago, Illinois
You may recognize Ava - I posted her baby photos last year. Ava is a lot bigger now, but she still has the same smile.

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And she's just as silly and cute.







Ava walks...


... and runs...


and sometimes flies.


I love this photo with Ava's mom - Sandy is gorgeous.



And here she is with Daddy.


We finished the session in the park.


Swings are fun!



And then it was time to go.


Bye Ava!



It was so much fun to see you all again!