Lifestyle Newborn and Family Photos | Luther Family

It's always a very special session when I get to photograph Simona and Tommy's family-- they have been supporting my photography business from its inception and I have photographed their family's journey through three (!!!!) kiddos! This summer they asked me to come to their home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois to photograph their newborn, Emilia, and get some family photos and candids of Everly and Abigail. I really adore this family and I'm so excited for them and their little trio of girls (good luck, Tommy, you're outnumbered)!

Summer Family Photos | Fields Family

I had such a great time photographing the Fields family earlier this summer in their backyard-- which happens to back up to the Parklands of Floyd's Fork! I fell in love with the shade that a huge magnolia tree was giving, and we got some great light creekside amongst the trees! Getting the whole family to laugh and the cousins to make faces at each other was just magic! Definitely head over heels for that summer golden light. 

Whitehall Garden Golden Hour | Kara and Matt

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

In May I was fortunate to photograph a very special couples and family session for Kara and Matt at Whitehall House and Gardens, which has a variety of garden settings from formal gardens to a more wild shade garden. We started with a couples session for Kara and Matt, and added in their kids for some really fun family photos romping around the gorgeous gardens! We were interrupted by one of the garden's resident cats who had no problem wandering in and out of our photos, causing much laughter in his wake. All in all, a perfect evening for a photo session.

Check out Kara and Matt’s fun autumn costume wedding here!

Post-Thanksgiving Family Photos | Block Family

Finally catching up on blogging my final photoshoots of 2017! In what may have been a day-after-Thanksgiving miracle, the Block family rounded everyone up to take family photos on Anchorage Trail-- kids and parents, cousins, siblings, grandparents... and teddy bears! It was a truly stunning day for photos, check them out below!

Glowing Fall Family Photos | Duncan Family

The sun came out just in time for this afternoon family photo session at Anchorage Trail! I was obsessed with the little girl's outfit-- so adorable and whimsical!

So, the trail is a very popular location in town for family photos, senior photos, and the like... but I had NO idea just how popular. It was basically a "choose your own photography adventure" scenario, with families and photographers all over the entrance of the trail! I had to bob and weave through other photography sessions to reach the family I was photographing. I grew up in Anchorage and have been walking the trail since it was prettified and open to the public, so I had some spots in mind further in on the trail for my session, so we didn't have to vie for room for very long. Everyone's got to get that glowing fall photo while it lasts!