Family Shoot

At the beginning of the month I was fortunate enough to be able to spend time with a wonderful family. It was pure joy to watch them interact. Their little one is completely beautiful…really, she lights up the camera. I’m so grateful that they let me spend time with them and capture some of their smiles.  Enjoy!

ps I’m sorry I took an extremely long time to finally get these photos on here, but to my defense I was working on the whole getting married thing ☺ I’m a wife now (Wedding planning down, still the Chicago Marathon to go)!


What’s the point?

She wondered What’s the point?  He wondered Would she ever stop saying that?  Though they lived states apart there was an undeniable connection.  As her friend I noticed a difference because she talked about this guy.  Yes she continuously said What’s the point?  (poor guy didn’t know what he was up against), BUT she wanted to talk about him and spend time with him.  Amazing!

Even though their initial dating was kind of intense (hey they crossed state lines to see each other.  her in Illinois with her heart in New York and him in Kentucky), it was always comfortable.  They enjoyed each others company.  Caitlin and Kyle didn’t take long to settle in the same state.  Then over Turkey weekend with their families together, he proposed.  AND my friend, who truly cared less about any boy before him, said Yes!  I guess we know the point now and if you ask me she always knew too 🙂  Congrats Cait and Kyle!  I can not wait for your wedding.

Fourth of July

I love watching fireworks twinkle in the sky and I love listening to the crinkling sound in the air.  For best friend (bff J) fireworks remind her of her birthday.  Being born on the Fourth of July can be fun.  The whole country seems to be celebrating you every year.  As a little girl she got to believe that everyone set off fireworks just for her special day (oh the day dreams and whimsical ideas of a child).  Then of course she grew up and learned that her special day was also a special day for the whole country and unfortunately people weren’t celebrating just because a wonderful girl was born.

This year we were able to enjoy the holiday/Laurel’s birthday for the first time in many years with each other.  As adults it is so much harder to get together with friends who live many states away.  I was fortunate to be able to spend this time with her.  We were able to watch the day through the eyes of my little one.  Little B is just amazed by her world.  The little things are so enjoyable.  Corn on the cob is a feast!  Playing with people she never gets to see is pure joy.  It was a great Fourth/birthday celebration!

Laurel and My Girl

Family Photo Session

I spent Friday doing a hundred and one things to get ready for my family trip and my wedding in Cali. There was last minute packing, last minute purchases, and last minute see you laters (yet I still forgot swimsuits…what kind of trip will this be without some swimsuits).

Among all the little things I did for my family I got the opportunity to do something for another family. I took photos of a lovely family. I really enjoyed watching them play together. They obviously love spending time together. The lake was blue. The sky a dusty blue gray and all of it was beautiful. I cannot wait to share some of the shots with everyone later this week. Until then enjoy the scenery we had to work with.