Chicago Maternity Session | Montrose Beach

There are a million places I’d love to visit, a million beaches I’d love to venture to. Sometimes I wish I lived out West to have the ocean and mountains as our backdrop. But, Chicago is a great city and although we don’t have the ocean or mountains we do have an amazing lakefront and I am thrilled to shoot here for sessions. These new parents to be were all for capturing this special time for them at the beach. I had the best time with them and it was a pleasure to capture their love and this mama’s beautiful growing belly.

Chicago Family Session | Garfield Park Conservatory Family Session |

I love Greenhouses and Conservatories. I’m obsessed with greenery and plants and I wish that I was able to keep some alive longer than a couple months. lol. The Ferns were amazing here and the warmth of the rooms felt soooo good! After a long long long winter the warmth and humidity was definitely welcomed. It felt like for a moment that I had gone to a different state or country with this family. I met them last year and when they told me they were expecting, I was so so excited to work with them again. It was a perfect afternoon and I loved the energy that surrounded them.

Family Session | Evanston Beach Session | Chicago, IL Photographer

Capturing families are my jam, but when a client asks if we can focus on capturing her and her husband because it’s their 10 year anniversary I am all in! This family is pretty amazing and it was so much fun being able to get mom and dad alone for some alone shots. Beach sessions are the best, and this beach has never disappointed.

Traverse City Michigan getaway | Beach all day everyday | Chicago Photographer

We love Michigan! This was our second time traveling to Traverse City. It was my daughters first time. We live in Chicago and are about 5 hours away. The drive is not too bad and it is well worth it. We explored 9 beaches while we were there. To say that we were beachin hard is an understatement. haha!! We loved all of them! We ventured to beaches in Traverse as well as outside of the city. We explored Sleeping Bear dunes, Empire, Honor, Geln Arbor, and made a pit stop in Ludington on our way back. It was pretty amazing. Of all the beaches our favorite was Platte River Beach. This was in Honor, MI and it is where the River meets the lake. We had a 2 hour lazy river float and it ended right at the beach where we stayed the rest of our afternoon. 

We will be back. Michigan was absolutely beautiful, and it was so much fun to explore.