Holiday Cards 2017

Its that time! Holiday card designs for 2017 are here!  This year’s designs are more of what you love – classic, but not what you see everywhere else.  As a bonus for this year, if you order by Nov 14th and you will have matching address labels included with your order!  How fun is that!?  You can see all the designs below.  Take note of the design you want to use and the grey/beige/tax photo placeholders – the file names are directly below and that is what I will need to create your card.  These cards are printed on top of the line paper of your choice and come in a generous 5×7 size, so you won’t be disappointed in the final look and feel.


Here’s a sample of the coordinating address label that will be included when you place your order by November 14th! 


TO PLACE YOUR ORDER, you must email the following:

  1. Name of the design (located under the templates)
  2.  Photo filenames you want to use from your session.  Please note that if the photo placeholder is vertical or horizontal, your selected photo must be the same.
  3.  Paper preference – shimmer pearl, felt/flat matte, or linen texture.
  4.  Names as you want it to appear on the card. i.e. The Jones Family.  John, Katie, Emma, and Tyler Smith.  etc.
  5.  Your address if you are ordering by November 14th for the bonus labels.
  6.  Number of sets.  25 cards in a set  1-4 sets – $45 each.  5-9 sets – $40 each   10+ sets $35 (plus applicable tax).


I will then email you a proof to approve the design and text before sending to the lab.  Please allow up to a week for your proof as I anticipate a lot of orders to come in.  I can’t wait to see this year’s orders!

Lake County IL family photographer

Once again, I had an amazing time with this family.  The last time I saw them I was VERY pregnant and I want to say they were my second to last outdoor session I did before Brooke was born.  It’s hard to believe I am just now blogging their summer session and I’m about to see them again for their fall session!  Time goes SO fast!  But check out how amazing their session was this evening!  They had everything perfect, even down to the light and the weather.  Not too hot, and definitely not cold.  Obviously they lucked out with that, but the cute kids and styling was all them.


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While fall is just around the corner and my calendar has exactly 3 spots remaining for the rest of 2017, I would love to chat with you about a family photos!  My private studio is located in downtown lake Zurich, however I travel through Lake and Cook counties photographing families at sunset for that rich, golden light. The list of areas I travel to include places like Barrington, Libertyville, Deerfield, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg, and more.  Please contact me today for more information about booking your own family photos.


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Chicago newborn photographer

Can I get a “YES!” for good sleepers!?


Each time I photograph a newborn baby, I never know what I will get.  Believe it or not, even just weeks old they all have very unique personalities.  Will they want to do their own posing?  Will they be awake and want to party?  Will they be sleepy be jumpy?  Each time it’s a new something to figure out and that’s something I love about being a newborn photographer.  As easy as it looks, it’s really not.  It’s also never the same and I always find a new challenge.  I won’t lie, though.  When they come in sleepy and ready for me to work like this guy, I definitely won’t complain!

Plus, he has the cutest little face.  I loved how my hats framed it so perfectly!

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family photography

This sweet peanut is one year?  GET OUT!  She’s the third sweet child of this family I’ve had the amazing honor of photographing since she was born.  Family photography is such a fun way to visually see the personality difference between each family member.  That connection is what I love to see and aim to photograph during family photos.  We skipped the whole cake smash thing and just focused on her, her family, and her big brothers.  She was sassy and sweet – you’ll see it all in the first four photos below.

If you’ve been to my studio. you’ve seen the large black and white canvas right as you come in the front door.  You’ll see him all grown up, below!

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Family photography sessions are always popular, but this fall is always the crazy season.  It feels cheesy for me to type that last sentence, but it’s true.  The back to school rush mixed with fall colors = photographer mad house.  If you’d like to get on my calendar, I suggest you do it NOW.  I have about 5 dates still available for October, and a few more than that for November and September.  I specialize in wall art, but I do the digital thing as well, so don’t worry!  You can do both, too!

To book your family photo session, please contact me to chat about the details and to set a date.  My outdoor sunset sessions are done in Lake Zurich and the surrounding Chicago suburbs such as Libertyville, Barrington, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Deer Park, and more.  My downtown Lake Zurich studio is also an option for those not wanting an outdoor setting or that want to book a newborn photography session.