Family Photos at the New House

My cousin Amanda and I were both born in Chicago. She stayed there and my family ended up moving to New York. Some of my best memories are from our road trips to Chicago to see my grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins.

I was delighted when I heard from Amanda, wanting to hire me to photograph her family. They recently moved into a beautiful new home that they built themselves and wanted to get some shots around the house. Yay!

I was so grateful to have this extra time to spend with my cousin and her family, we just don’t get to see them as much now that our grandparents have passed away. My grandma would have loved seeing us together, her great grandkids running wild throughout the house. I spent the night which meant that I was able to get some of those early morning, messy hair, breakfast on paper plates type of shots..which are always my favorite.

Can I come spend the night at your house? Seriously, can I?

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Breakfast, Bikes and Basketballs

"Can we set up a time when you can come over and take pictures of the kids making breakfast and playing outside?"


This was part 1 of a 2 part Storytelling session. Mom wasn't sure if she wanted all documentary style or a mix of candid with some of the more traditional portraits mixed in. So we met one morning and shot at the house and then followed it up with a walk through the park (those pictures still to come.)

I love the results we get when families open their doors and invite me in to their little slice of life.