The Grandlienards / Chicago Maternity Session

Maternity photography celebrates the strength of the female body and the hope of what is yet unseen. Spring is the perfect time for it, because we see the fruits of our hope manifested in nature. Emily and Jared are going to be great parents. They are compassionate and strong. Unwavering in love. The flowering spring trees in Lombard's Lilacia Park are like them... rooted and beautiful. It was the perfect place for a maternity session. double exposureIMG_1511IMG_1383IMG_1380IMG_1408IMG_1412IMG_1451IMG_1433IMG_1509IMG_1529IMG_1559IMG_1578IMG_1593IMG_1723

Wynn Chamberlin / Fort Wayne Family Photography

Each time I visit the Chamberlins, it feels like a homecoming. I photographed Angela and Brent's wedding and each of their three newborn babies. There is always love and a touch of chaos. They are my kind of people... real and passionate and full of compassion. P.S. The last picture is the most true to life. You're welcome Brent.

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The Garbersons / Grand Rapids Family Photography

My heart swells when I think of the Garbersons. Their family is an active force of good in a world that needs it. Their new baby Edison is yet another wonderful thing they have done to make earth a bit brighter. (Sorry not sorry for the pun) IMG_9835IMG_9856IMG_9896IMG_9868IMG_9884IMG_0002IMG_9903IMG_9909-2IMG_9907-2IMG_9920IMG_9914IMG_9915IMG_9965IMG_9948

Baby Alfie / Huntington Family Photography

This squishy boy is perfect. He is his parent's hope rewarded. I've been incredibly blessed to photograph each of the Oprie children just days after their births and their family is so precious to me. I love you guys! IMG_9630IMG_9627IMG_9636IMG_9651IMG_9676IMG_9701IMG_9702IMG_9721IMG_9748IMG_9765IMG_9790

The Shafers / Huntington Family Photogrpaher

Danielle, Dustin, and baby Ellis came to visit us this weekend! They are some of our very best friends, and it was good for my heart. Spring is coming. I can feel it. IMG_9507IMG_9514IMG_9563IMG_9577IMG_951435IMG_9557IMG_95142IMG_9536IMG_9546IMG_9551IMG_95143IMG_9597

Baby Watson

The last time I took pictures of Susanne and Josh was on their wedding day. This time, it was just hours before the new year and I was taking pictures of their growing family in their home. It was simple and so very sweet. The world is so ready to meet their little boy. img_6791img_6797img_6812img_6824img_6831img_6832img_6834img_6837img_6855img_6862img_6864img_6872img_6875img_6902img_6903img_6914