Thursday, June 30, 2011

Swing Baby Swing

Chicago, Illinois
Although I loved the photos of baby Addison on the bed, I wanted to get some outdoor baby photos, too. She's only six months old... so not walking yet. But she loves the swings!!!

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Thank you Katie, Ted and Addison!!!

Oh, Baby!

Chicago, Illinois
When Katie announced the birth of her daughter I was very excited for her. Katie is an awesome make-up artist and powdered the noses of my mom, mother-in-law, bridesmaids and myself on my wedding day. She's also a super sweet person and now a great mom!

Say hello to baby Addison with her dad.

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I can fly!

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Look at that cute face!

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I love the classic look of black and white.

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Addison likes to look at books.

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Although a portrait session by nature is staged, I like to find moments to capture, especially ones between mom and baby.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sister, Sister

Chicago Suburbs, Illinois
I met Maddie and Lily in the park for our portrait session.

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These sisters have a lot of energy and curiosity so asking them to stay still for photos wasn't going to work. So we play instead.

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We walk around...

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and around...

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... and stop to look at the tall grass...

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... and smell some flowers...

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... and pick others...

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... and climb...

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... and run...

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... and finally stop for a few photos.

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This is Maddie's shy face.

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We play peek-a-boo.

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Lily is happy.

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She tries to open the door.

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Lily likes to take photos, too!

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Thank you Maddie and Lily and mom Sarah!!!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

And Baby Makes Five

Chicago, Illinois
One of my favorite parts about photographing children is seeing how they change as they grow up. I first met Patrick when he was a baby. Now Patrick is a big brother to baby Joey.

This is one of my favorite photos of the whole family.

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Big sister Nora is shy at first.

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She is in no mood for photos... yet.

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Slowly she turns around.

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And flashes me her biggest smile!

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She is cute as a button! I love her hair.

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Her brother Patrick on the other hand is not shy. Since Nora said she was a princess, I asked her brother if he was a prince. He replied, "No, I'm Patrick."

This chair was as tall as Patrick in portraits last fall and now he's taller even sitting down!

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Patrick likes sticking his tongue out.

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Look at those blue eyes!

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Silly is Patrick's middle name.

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Here's dad with his two boys.

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And with baby Joey.

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Patrick and Nora give spontaneous hugs to their mom.

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Awww!

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Nora and Patrick love their new brother.

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I love this moment between Nora and Joey.

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But Nora's expression in this photo is priceless!

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It's baby Joey's time for photos!

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Joey is a super awesome model. He didn't cry once and stayed awake the whole time.

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Look at his little fingers!

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Thank you Chris, Kate, Nora, Patrick and Joey! It was great to see you again!

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