Tuesday, November 20, 2012

{Family Portraits: Balsam Family}

The same weekend I was in Chicago, I got to photograph this lovely, adorable family of four. Their two little ones were so brave and took on the cold with no complaints!


What a good looking family!!

Love how they're in their own little conversation over there ;)

The mommy and daddy of the fam :)

Yep, I think I know where their cutie pie kiddos got their good looks!
Haha! Love the expression on her face! And see, we even got the Sears (yes, I refuse to call it the Willis tower) tower in the background. :)

He is definitely one sweet and caring big brother.

Balsam family, thanks so much for letting me spend some of the afternoon with you guys. I had loads of fun, despite the chilly weather.


{Family Portraits: Knupp Family}

A couple weeks ago, I was privileged to be able to take family portraits for a few different families. We have some good family friends living in Chicago, and I have taken their family portraits for a few years now. I contacted them about coming again this year, and they helped get some other families together. I had such an awesome time meeting these beautiful families, and they all blessed me so much! 
I first met the Knupp family on Saturday morning. Now, I'm very directionally challenged so being in downtown Chicago, by myself, going somewhere I'd never been before, was kiiiinda scary. ;) Thankfully, I made it there just fine and met the family right outside a cafe. It was a quick photo shoot, being that it was only about 40 degrees or so (and because the place I was parked only allowed for me to park there for 30 mins!), but everything went very smoothly, the girls were troopers, and we got some beautiful portraits out of it. :) 
Soooo, introducing the Knupp family!! :)

I love the expressions on their faces. :))

Couldn't resist...I love the b&w too!

 The girlies. Aren't they so cute??

Love their smiles!! :)

More family sessions to be appearing! Stay tuned. :)


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

{Joel&Laurel: Engaged}

About a month ago, I had the privilege of taking Laurel and and Joel's engagement pictures! They got married the 18th of August (the whole celebration was beautiful!) so although it's a month later, I just had to post some of their engagement photos. :) I actually had never met Joel before this, and Laurel's sister Rachel and I are friends, so it was fun getting to know them a little more.
They are a beautiful couple and both love the Lord very much!






I would totally print this as a huge canvas :D I like this a lot!


 God bless you Laurel and Joel as you enjoy your life of marriedness!!! :)


Thursday, August 23, 2012

{Anderson Family}

A couple months ago, I got to take pictures for this cute family. :) I hadn't seen them in soooo long, and the last time I saw them, the twins were only one! They were so cute and we had fun running and playing in the park. :)


My favorite one from the session!!

The beautiful couple...
Climbin' up to the sky!
Sweet little girl :)
That's all for now! :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

{Sneak Peek: Anthony&Jocelyn: Engaged!}

Sooo, one of my best friends is engaged and I had the honor to take her engagement pictures!!! :D Here's just a peek at their adorableness :D More to come soon!

{Andrew&Michelle: Engaged}

My friend Michelle emailed me about 10 months ago asking if I was available for a photography job. I told her that I was, and asked what for. She said that she was getting married, and wanted me to shoot her wedding. I was excited, and over the next couple months we kept in touch. In May, I was able to take their engagement pictures, and had tons of fun! They are getting married on Saturday, and I can't wait to shoot their wedding!

They are such a laid back couple, willing for whatever, and were naturals at being in front of the camera. :)

Yeahhhhh I think they're in love :)

Aren't they cute? :)

Kissin' by the lake :)

One of my favs...

He had just gotten this sweet truck, so of course we had to incorporate it into the photos!!!

Andrew, nice job picking out the ring!

I'm looking forward to shooting your wedding this weekend you two! 


Monday, August 6, 2012

{Baby Olivia}

My newest little sister is here!! :) Olivia is such an adorable bundle of cuteness, and we love here soooo much! 

A week or so old...

Peekin' out of the basket a few weeks later ;)

Then she started smiling :D

Aaand of course she has her moments...

Buuuut, most of the time she's just smilin' :)

We love her :D

As for business matters, I have lots to update on! Some family sessions, engagements, some pretty good lookin' highschool grads, and then just some "for fun" portraits of course! 

Here are some sneak peeks...

Even more to come!!