First, look up at the top of the page. Do you see that adorable, sweet, innocent little girl with the dark hair and big blue eyes? That is one of my favorite photographs (don’t tell my own children!) and today I had the pleasure of photographing that little girl again…except now she’s 3! To top it off, her parents had the great idea to head down to Marquette University to capture some family shots and portraits of the big girl. And she was even nice enough to teach me the right way to sing, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” (I kept messing it up!) Thanks, R. Family, for a great afternoon, and for choosing me to photograph the most important person in your life :-)
I was asked to do some product photography for Sydneysosweet.com–Jen, the owner, sells adorable hair clips, bows, headbands, and more. I love her items–they are truly sweet. What I love most is that they are made well! My oldest daughter, who is 4 and not really all that into hair accessories, has a few favorite headbands that came from Jen’s shop and is now quite excited that she has new clippies in her collection. That’s saying alot! Check out Jen’s shop for the little girls in your life!
My good friend is a mother of 6 and wanted some photographs taken to capture the special relationship she has with her youngest child, N, who is 2 and such a lucky little man to still be nursing. Being the believer in extended breastfeeding I am (there never becomes a time when mother’s milk is no longer nutritionally beneficial to a child!) I thought this was a great idea. She was happy to allow me to share these images, in hopes it inspires other moms to capture this special time in their lives and promote the naturalness of extended nursing. N was full of energy–phew, was I tired by the end of this shoot–only to return home to my own energetic, nursing toddler.
I love this family. Their children are of such importance to them and allowing their children to have a magical childhood full of simple pleasures is a goal of theirs. We spent a hot, muggy Sunday afternoon exploring their amazing backyard, including picking fresh mulberries, hydrating ourselves with kombucha, and, of course, capturing some precious memories of their children and family at this moment in their lives. Thanks for having me out to your home, Carolyn and Dave!
This was a new experience for me, but I’m always up for a challenge. This dancer was in need of some updated headshots for an upcoming Chicago audition. Headshots are extremely different from my regular routine of chasing energetic toddlers around with my camera, catching them in their element. I always leave those sessions pretty tired! This shoot was fun, just as those are, but fun in the sense that I got to walk around the Third Ward , engage in adult conversation, laugh, and come away with what we hope are pieces to a successful audition. Best of luck, John! And as for me, I’ve got an appointment to chase a toddler tomorrow :-)