It’s my birthday week and to celebrate I actually wanted to do a year-in-review post to celebrate my wonderful clients and supporters of my small business in my first(-ish) year in business! Thank you all so much for your support – whether it’s hiring me, likes, comments, pageviews…it all adds up. YOU are part of this business’ success! Thank you! Where possible I’ll add links so you can see each client’s whole blog post. 🙂
Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA Family Photography
First clients back in June 2019! They’re the sweetest family with a seriously dreamy vineyard in their backyard! I’m so glad we were able to grab some fun photos before one of the kids took off as a missionary.
My first extended family session – of twelve! I love that we were able to document family coming together. 🙂
Porch-traits? Pooch-traits? Loved that this sweet family included a furry family member.
First family portraits as a family of five!
Love that this beautiful family got some spring flowers with their portraits!
Love that bright sunshine glow for this extended family shoot – with a few senior portraits, too!
Give me bright sun all day!! This beautiful family wanted to update their portraits before some of them left for school in the fall. I love that they have vibrant foliage in their background!
A short and sweet early morning session with new friends!
I *love* these light and bright sunny meadow portraits!
This session was so varied I split it into two posts! First, portraits in a dreamy meadow…
And then at the train station, for this train-loving family!
Loved these vibrant fall portraits at Thatcher Woods!
And a different look at Thatcher Woods, over in a more meadow-y spot! The joy these girls had for exploring was over the top in the BEST way.
Likewise, this beautiful family had fun exploring the woods in fall, too!
Golden hour with this energetic family was so much fun!
Laidback, natural, candid portraits was just what this family was after!
This beautiful family was hoping for snowy, sunny, river portraits, and it took a bit of magic on the snow front, but we got it!
Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA Senior Portrait Photography
This senior portrait session combined both front-porch and quintessential wine country locations for a look that uniquely captured this senior’s history! Give me allll the vineyard sessions, please!
This senior nailed her session, with so many gorgeous outfits, props, and backgrounds! I love that we were able to incorporate so many of her interests!
This gorgeous, confident senior was also celebrating her entrance into nursing school!
Some of this senior’s loves: nature, her guitar, the color yellow, and sunshine. I was so glad we could incorporate them in her portraits!
Oak Park, IL and Livemore, CA Portrait Photography
This babe wanted some rocking portraits with her puppies and fancy new chairs and champagne coupes. I love the energy in these portraits!
I convinced this gorgeous bride 17(!) years post-wedding to venture into the hills with me at golden hour for a beautiful bridal portrait session.
Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA Engagement Photography
This adventurous couple wanted to include their love of biking in their engagement photos and I’m not mad. 🙂
Oak Park, IL Product Photography
In September I donated to a raffle to support New Moms Chicago, and won some AMAZING cinnamon rolls from Pastry Revival Bakery. I’ve enjoyed practicing my food and product photography with such luscious goodies!
For my son’s fourth birthday I commissioned these stunning underwater-themed cookies and cupcakes from Sunnyvale Sugar Cookies and Alissa Cake Design! These ladies are true artists and the treats were absolutely delicious!
A sweet housewarming surprise from Sunnyvale Sugar Cookies!
Beautiful flowers from Pickle Hill Parties, an Oak Park florist!
Oak Park, IL and Livermore, CA Branding Photography
I love these vibrant and cheerful branding photos (photos for social media and website) of Oak Park local photographer Pink Skies Photography!
Thank you all for supporting my small business and being part of its success!