It’s that time of year, again…the July-October calendar frenzy!  If you’re currently seeing this its because you have a special invite to book early before the public.  Good for you!  These dates are for outdoor family sessions and are sure to go quickly.  Sessions start roughly 60 minutes before sunset but the official start time will be determined closer to your session as it also depends on your session’s location.

For newborns, please book with me ASAP as I book 4-6 months in advance.  For other indoor/studio sessions, please contact me as these outdoor dates don’t apply and my calendar is now open!

Session options:

Full session – Roughly 60 minutes, 20-30 final images and location will be chosen together.  Digital-only $600.  Products + digitals start at $800.  You come back to view your images and place you order roughly 2 weeks after your session.
Mini session – 20-30 minutes, 10 images included with the option to purchase additional files or products.  I will determine the location since I book minis back to back.  $350.


To book, email me your top 3 dates you would like as well as if you’re wanting a full or mini session. The official start time and location will be determined later.

July 6, 14, 19, 26, 28
(7:30pm-ish start)

August 2, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
(7pm-ish start)

September 2, 4, 6, 13, 15, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29
(6pm-ish start)

October 4, 8, 9, 11, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28
(5pm-ish start)

 I will respond within 48 hours with your finalized date and a link for booking.  Your retainer and contract must be paid within 24 hours of being sent or your date will be released to the next in line.

This list will be sent to my full email list on June 27th and posted on my Facebook page June 30th, so for best selection be sure to get your top 3 dates in before then.  I cannot wait to see all of you this summer and fall!  If you’re needing a November or December date, please email me to arrange a date.


I am in LOVE with this sweet baby!  I started photographing her brother at the same age and I love comparing the two of them in my mind.  They both look so alike but so different at the same time.  The amount of chunk on her little body is absolutely the best thing I’ve seen in awhile!  Her legs, her cheeks, her fingers.  Gah!  It’s all so delicious.  She wasn’t so sure of me and totally made me work for those little smiles, but it was all worth it in the end.  I am absolutely in love with the detail shot of her toe grab, too.

And she totally looked adorable in the studio’s little romper (one of many). Her mom specifically asked for some photos sans-clothes, just to get all those amazing rolls she has.  Us moms know that once their babies are on the move, those rolls quickly go away.  Another cute thing is that whenever I placed her on her back, she immediately went to grab her toes and feet.  It made for some adorable shots of this little baby girl!

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Thanks again, sweet girl, for letting me photograph your amazingness.  I cannot wait to see you again this summer!

My studio is stuffed full of little baby outfits just for you!  If you are looking for a newborn, baby, or family photographer and live in the Northwest Chicago suburbs (Libertyville, Barrington, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, or other surrounding areas) I would love to chat about a photography session!  I do book in advance, so please don’t wait to schedule.  I am currently scheduling photo sessions through July with my fall dates being released at the end of June. I currently am scheduling newborn photos through the rest of 2017!

Go ahead and contact me for more information.  I’d love to hear from you!

I’d like to introduce to you this guy who I have dubbed “Mr. GQ”.  His mommas have him stylin’ so much, I love it.  He had a bit of stranger danger at first but once he got over that he was all smiles.  He’s just the sweetest kid!  This spot just outside Barrington IL was absolutely perfect for their photos, too.  We had amazing weather and those fall colors were juuuust started to peep through.  Plus they were one of my last sessions before my maternity leave kicked in, so I was thankful for perfect weather!

Plus, they are totally chill and fun for me to photograph, so its winning all around.

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Ready to have a great time and schedule a spot with me?  I’d love to work with you!  I have a few locations I love throughout the area in Barrington, Palatine, Deer Park, and other places throughout the Chicago suburbs.  Outdoor sessions are held in the evenings just before sunset and I am currently booking through July! The rest of my calendar will open in the next few months so if you’re wanting a fall session, keep your eyes peeled.  Otherwise, for a spring or summer photography session contact me for more details and I’ll get you squared away.

This guy and his hair!  I wanted to give him a mohawk SO badly.  I restrained myself.  He gave me SO many cute little expressions that I was able to capture, though.

But seriously, though.  That perfect little head of hair!  And because I’m a hoarder, I knew I had the perfect little hats to stick on him to show it off.  Of course I did some without, but he was so cute with those tufts sticking out the front!

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Are you pregnant and in the Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, or surrounding northwest suburbs? I’d love to talk with you!  Most moms book during their second trimester and that is when I recommend booking, but if baby is already here I can always try to fit you into my calendar (but I cannot promise availability).  Newborn baby photos are best done when your baby is two weeks old or less, so that is why its best to book as early as you possibly can!  Please contact me for more information or to book your session.

My cozy Lake Zurich studio has everything for your session – wraps, fabrics, props and more all just for your little one!  Just show up and relax while I do all the work!