Friends, we have reached July’s monthly blog. In September. Who’s counting?? Time’s totally topsy-turvy during the pandemic anyway. This is the month we became pretty sure her eyes would be blue like her Dad’s, she started to roll over, and demonstrated that she could grab toys, with toy #1 being Mom’s hair. Yes, I still […]

A smiling toddler and his baby sister

September 15, 2020

July 2020 | Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL

Family, Personal

Welcome to June’s baby blog! This month the smiles continued, but more often than not at a bright light source rather than Mom. 🙁 The sleeping situation got even better, and the neck muscles slowly but surely got stronger. It’s fun having two little people in the house now! So many smiles!….largely for the ceiling […]

Happy two-month old baby

September 8, 2020

June 2020 | Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL

Family, Personal

I loved meeting up for some morning family portraits in the heart of Oak Park! I first met S and the boys about a year ago when we’d just moved to Oak Park and I was touched by how welcoming and friendly she was, especially at a time when we needed friendship the most! Between […]

Two moms and their sons smiling for family photos at Scoville Park, Oak Park, IL

September 1, 2020

Glowy Family Portraits | Oak Park, IL


Welcome to my May 2020 family documentary journal entry as I attempt to blog each month of the first year of my daughter’s life as a baby book of sorts. Back in May we were still feeling all kinds of weird about shelter-in-place and coronavirus – it had not yet become quite as mundane as […]

Baby lying next to multi-colored blocks that read "one month"

August 28, 2020

May 2020 | Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL

Family, Personal

I’m not supposed to have favorite senior portrait photoshoots, but this one is UP THERE, let me tell you! This fine fellow opted for my premium photoshoot with multiple locations and outfits and I loved the variety we were able to capture! Enjoy these beautiful high school senior portraits! It was an honor to be […]

Male high school senior portraits in between rows of grape vines

August 25, 2020

Sunset Vineyard Senior Portraits | East Bay, CA

Senior Portraits

Jamie and Niall are dear friends of mine and I was SO happy to be their photographer for their engagement session! Their photoshoot was at a cool, hipster-y loft in West Oakland, a renovated and repurposed factory; it had a cool colorful and industrial vibe! In Jamie’s words: “We met at an art show that […]

Man and woman standing in front of an industrial garage door and smiling

August 20, 2020

Engagement Session | Jamie & Niall | Oakland, CA

Couples, Engagement Session

What a delight it was to photograph this beautiful family in River Forest, IL! The two eldest kids are off to college this month so I’m glad we could fit in some quick family photography before they set off on their academic adventures this fall! Since moving to the Midwest we’ve gotten our share of […]

August 18, 2020

Sunny Family Photography | River Forest, IL


I realized that I straight up am neglecting to make a baby book for my daughter AT ALL (at least with my son I made an effort at a book which turned into an effort at a Google Doc which turned into… photos without context?) My goal is to get through her whole first year, […]

August 11, 2020

April 2020 | Family Documentary Photography | Oak Park, IL

Family, Personal

I had so much fun photographing Nina’s yoga branding portraits at Cuesta Park in Mountain View, CA! For her branding session, aka cool photos for her website and social media presence, she wanted a natural setting to highlight her deep connection to the outdoors. This park perfectly supplied us with both beautiful redwood trees and […]

yoga instructor posing in a green meadow at Cuesta Park, Mountain View, CA

July 24, 2020

Yoga Branding Portraits | San Francisco Bay Area

Athletics, Branding

I’m excited to share some beautiful extended family portraits from last week’s River Forest photoshoot! River Forest is right next door to my town of Oak Park and isn’t it lovely? I love the large, beautiful trees in this town. Village? Township? I’m still learning the jargon of this part of Illinois. California doesn’t really […]

Extended family photo shoot in a street in River Forest, IL

July 20, 2020

River Forest, IL Extended Family Portraits

Extended Family, Family, Senior Portraits