I was completely surprised when my dear friend, Sue, broke the news that she was having another baby and I was blown away and honored when she  asked me to come out to Washington, Illinois to photograph her family.  I’m always so grateful for the people who have had faith in me and my work. Sue and I worked together as art teachers and she was my very first supporter.  She had me photograph her first son.  This has been an amazing journey thanks to her and all of you who have supported this adventure.  It’s been a dream so I thank you.  Best wishes to you and your family, Sue.  You are an amazing mother, artist and friend.  Meet Hudson….


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This precious little one was 2 weeks and 2 days PAST DUE!  Poor mama!  And he had to be evicted.  I guess he was pretty comfy….  Look at how alert he is!  He was the most alert baby I EVER worked with and he was so calm and peaceful.  I enjoyed every minute of it.  Meet Neel at 14 days old

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I’m featuring a very special newborn, My new niece and my Mom’s first Granddaughter.  My sister, Nina had her first child so this is wonderful times for our family.  You can bet my Mom was thrilled being that her other 3 grandchildren are all boys:)  Please welcome Liliana Marie: 10lbs 7oz, (yeah that’s right!) 21 inches long born at 10:40 am on 12/26/2014

We began our session with some love from Grandma for 3 of her 4 grandchildren. My youngest is super thrilled; can you sense my sarcasm?  My oldest son…..he is over the moon

and I can feel him grinding his teeth with adoration;)

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Isn’t my Mom gorgeous?  She has such beautiful eyes and smile

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See what I’m saying?  Teeth grinding is a thing when you super love something and he requested to hold her, we did not need any bribing here.

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Lily was super easy, she had her eyes open for a nano second to say, Hi, and then it was lights out..

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My sister, Nina, is such a natural.  Of course, she’s had a lot of practice with all her nephews and she’s had a good Mom to blaze the trail.

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and then there were three

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Talk about beauty..  apples don’t fall far from the tree…. just breathtaking

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there’s nothing sweeter than daddy and his little girl

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  • Marylee - January 29, 2015 - 2:31 pm

    These pictures are just beautiful. The love that Nina and Paul have for their baby just oozzes from these pictures. You can feel the emotion from Mom and Dad for their daughter. Great photographer! Beautiful baby girl. :) ReplyCancel

Happy Holidays!   It’s small business Saturday again.  I’m so very grateful for your continued interest and support in my work.  I’m offering a  few specials for 2015. I’ve made four options available and extended them through

Cyber Monday December 1 st FRIDAY, December 31st, 2014.

30 min (Mini) $150.00-Includes 5 high resolution digital files and printing rights. *Excludes newborn   

1 hour (Half )$250.00 -includes 10 High resolution digital files and printing rights *Excludes Newborn   

2 Hour (Full) $450.00- includes 25 high resolution digital files and printing rights *Excludes Newborn   

Newborn $550.00includes 20 high resolution digital files and printing rights  

  • All photo sessions (*except Newborn) will be held before October 1st, 2015 at an outdoor location within 10 miles of 60110 area code (extra fees apply if they are held outside of that radius). *Newborn session must be held before Dec 15, 2015.
  •  Each session package includes high resolution digital files with printing rights 
  • Sessions are valid for up to 5 people
  • All purchases will be followed up with an email confirming your purchase and a voucher for your session will be delivered to you for your 2015 session.
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it’s all serious until the boys wanted me to smell their feets… then this happened..  too funny! Boys will be boys!

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tons of laughter

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Sweet little Sunshine

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This little one was all about climbing; love his looks.
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His eyes were so gorgeous, he was super smart and he seemed to sense my inner hippy; he kept flashing me the peace sign!  :)

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she was full wonder and innocence. Look at her beautiful dark eyes and sweet subtle smile.

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Fun and happy family

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