So if you’re on the blog much this family is probably pretty familiar by now.  I blogged their maternity session a few months back. This is their sweetest little addition, baby A.  She was an amazing sleeper and rocked through her session in no time!  Plus she arrived early and in my experience, those babies are more feisty when I pose them.  So I was pleasantly surprised when she was absolute putty for me.  Plus, those cheeks and rolls!  SO AMAZING!  Plus I don’t think she pooped or peed on me, so that’s a win!  haha.

I am really digging this color palette, too.  My fairly monochromatic style, but hints of pinks and purples mixed in.  How pretty is she in those colors!?

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Newborn sessions range in pricing.  Check out the pricing tab for more information on what to expect.


The Brody man turns 1! And he was super active running around all over for his photos.  I totally loved seeing him do his thing, climbing all over my crate, shoving his fingers into dad’s mouth, running away…you know, typical kid things that happen during a family session (and its 100% true).  This age is so fun because its so unpredictable!  Granted, I was mega pregnant for this session, but he made me reach my workout goal for the day so we’re good!

On the upside, allowing a kid to lead the way for their photos allows them to feel comfortable and their personality come though.  Check out this guy and his expressive little face.  Looooove.  And that tongue!  What a stinker.

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If you are looking for a family photographer in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, please contact me to book your session.  Most family sessions book 3-4 months in advance.

If you are pregnant and needing maternity or newborn photos, most moms book their during their second trimester.  Newborn photography is completed when baby is 2 weeks old or less, so I cannot stress enough to book early!

Golden Photography is located in downtown Lake Zurich, IL and serves families throughout the area including Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Lake Forest, and more.  Newborn sessions are completed in her private studio while family sessions, maternity, and milestone sessions are done in the surrounding areas or in the studio.  Please contact her to book or for more info.

What a fun family and cute little guy turning one! They are new to the Golden Photography family and I couldn’t be happier to have been able to photograph them.  Plus they live right across the street from the studio, so I just know their travel time to and from the studio was horrendous. Haaaa.

Their little guy LOVED the camera and hammed it up the whole time.  We steered clear of the traditional cake smash (which is totally an option) and went for more photos of him and his personality. Plus, you can’t have a family photo without including the family dogs, right?

I was also so happy they chose a family image to frame using a barnwood frame.  The 16×20 framing option they chose was perfect  – you can see it at the very bottom (cell snap, so excuse the quality).  I am loving that style of frame and know it will be perfect in their home!

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Cell phone picture, so ignore the quality.  But check out that stunning barn wood frame!

Not only do I love photographing families, but I also love helping them choose which products are perfect for them!  These barn wood frames come in several colors and styles and I am so excited to be offering them to the families I photograph. Plus they are created by a husband and wife owned small business so I am happy to support them, as well.

If you’ve read this far and in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, why don’t you contact me for more info or to book your family pictures? My schedule fills up months in advance, so if you are in the Barrington, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, or the surrounding area you have found your photographer!  For maternity or newborn photography, I suggest booking early in your second trimester to guarantee my availability!

The fall is always the busy season for family photography.  Eeeeeeveryone wants photos.  And they all want them for their holiday cards!  This family was lucky enough to get on my calendar right before I was done shooting for my maternity leave. I can’t believe how quickly my schedule filled this past season!

I was so happy to see this family again – I first met them during home holiday sessions I did over a year ago. (I missed out doing them this past year since I was pregnant/just had a baby during the time I would have normally done them).  But I’ve now photographes them a few times and they’re such a fun family.  Plus, aren’t their girls adorable!?  And their youngest with her Bam-Bam pigtale on top (I may have dated myself), what a spitfire!  She definitely keeps me on my toes when I see them.  Meanwhile their oldest is super sweet and more reserved.  Their personalities definitely come through in their photos!

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They ended up ordering several of my barnwood frames to create a wall gallery to display their photos.  The set looked amazing when I was packaging them up.  I cannot wait to see them installed in their home!

If you are in the Northwest Chicago suburbs and wanting to have family photos created, then please contact me!  I have a studio in downtown Lake Zurich, IL but I travel throughout the Cook and Lake Counties photographing families.  These areas include Highland Park, Libertyville, Palatine, Schaumburg, and more.  If you would like to work with a photographer that lives to create art and wall galleries with your photos, then I would love to chat with you and to get you on my calendar!  I am currently scheduling through June, 2017.