Lincoln Park Family session: The R Family

I was so happy to see this family again. The boys have gotten so big, I know I say that all the time but it's so true! Last time I saw them, they could barely stand (check out their 1st birthday here) and now they talk, run and jump. We had such a great time at Lincoln Park, thanks for everything R Family, I can't wait to see them again!

Baby M's Newborn Session

Sweet Baby M, I had the honor of photographing your sister as a newborn and on her 1st birthday. Back then, she didn't talk. You could imagine how wonderful it was to hear her voice and how she asked me questions and wanted to help with your photos. Makes me wonder how alike you'll be. You certainly look very different, but your home will be just as nice, just as supportive and just as loving. Baby M, it was great meeting you and seeing how you fit into your family. See you on your birthday sweet girl!

Baby G's Newborn Session

Sweet beautiful boy, I'm so happy you're finally here. You were born in Florida, as Hurricane Irma was closing in. It took so very long to get you home, so worth it though. Your parents and sister are over the moon with every sigh and sound you make. Thanks for letting me wrap you and squish you, you were a total champ, specially in the boat. Oh, and thanks for sharing your session with your sister, we celebrated her 4th birthday as well. 

Cantigny Park 2nd Birthday Session

Dear R, you are one of my first Cloud Babies, so hard to believe you are already 2! Our story began with your parent's wedding back in 2013, then I got the call about a maternity session. I was so happy for you to land into their loving arms and learn about Harry Potter, Disney and art. Then I got to meet you, bend you and squish your newborn little self (check out her newborn session here)Some time passed and I got to see you for your first birthday. You were standing tall and smiling big with your brand new teeth (check out her 1st birthday session here). Look at you now! full on running, discovering, climbing on everything and demanding snacks along the way. I'm very much looking forward to some deep conversations next year, maybe a tea party with some of your stuffed animals? I want to thank to your parents that have let me capture your journey form the beginning. Hugs to you all!

Lake Katherine 2nd Birthday Session

This family will always be incredibly close to my heart. Five years ago, I photographed their wedding, shortly afterwards, their maternity. Then came Baby L's newborn and 1 year sessions. Their child is 2 now. Her vocabulary is impressive, she talks in full sentences, people! She follows two step directions like a champ, loves her dog as a sister and thinks I'm hilarious. I couldn't have asked for a better session. Thank you!

Baby A's Newborn Session

Baby A is my itty bitty honorary niece. I love this family so very much, we've known each other for years and have celebrated many family milestones together. Baby A was so calm and loved all my soothing techniques. welcome, welcome, welcome. What a lovely home you landed in, your mom and dad have been waiting for you for such a long time. I'm looking forward to everything with you!

Cantigny Park Family Session in Wheaton, IL: The F Family

MacKenzie & Will had one of my favorite weddings of 2016 (check it out here) I was thrilled to hear she wanted to book a session for her family this summer. We went to Cantigny Park in good 'ole Wheaton, IL. This park is simply fantastic! even though the tanks were off limits, we still had the gorgeous bright furniture, staircases, flowers and gardens to wander through. At some point between shooting their imaginary album cover and ambushing mom with a hug, I lost my phone... and they helped me find it, so thankful! 

Schaumburg, IL Family Session: The G Family

These 4 siblings wanted to surprise their mom for mother's day with a bunch of photos of the people she loves. They of course brought their husbands and children to complete the picture. I feel incredibly lucky to have captured them. Everyone was in such good spirits, they even pulled off a sweet hip hop cover album pose. Thank you for everything!

Schaumburg, IL Family Session: The R Family

I love this family! They are my accountants with their beautiful daughter and pup Rio. Every year I bring them what I affectionately refer to as my "box of shame" They turn it into neat reports, filings and keep Cloud Foto running smoothly and in tip top shape, thank you! You can find more info on them here. Thanks R Family for coming out to our mini sessions!

Schaumburg, IL Family Session: The L Family

Say hello to the L family, one of these ladies was my bride 2 years ago. I was super excited to see her, her mom, sister and nieces again... and there's one more on the way, yay! The day was a bit windy but so nice and warm. The flowers were the best backdrop for these 3 generations to sit and hug and spin and dance. Thank you ladies for hanging with me!

Baby B

This sweet girl was the first newborn in 2017. She was cuddly, chill and a very heavy sleeper. Her brother did a great job holding her while also jumping on bed a ton. I got to meet this sweet family (back when there were 3) at a wedding I photographed last year. Big bro was a ham then and a ham now! I'm truly blessed to meet so many brand new people, thanks for a sweet session Baby B!

Glenview, IL Family Session: The J Family

The J Family and I go way back, all the way back to when Baby P was in her mama's belly (check them out here)  It has been absolute joy watching this girl's journey, now as a toddler. She is loving, sensitive, caring and loved the flowers and ducks all around. I'm not surprised at all, she is surrounded by so much love! Thanks J Family, happy 2nd birthday Baby P!

Schaumburg, IL Family Session: The S Family

I had the honor of photographing their wedding in 2014 (check it out here) and I just met their sweet baby boy. I can see both of them in his cute face. Baby K was in an incredible mood and loved walking on the grass and playing in the flowers. Thank you for such a sweet morning and showing me all 4 of your teeth!

Baby K

Seems like January was the month for having a second baby, Baby K joined a wonderful family that included one of my former Cloud babies, check out big Brother's session here 

This sweet girl had an incredibly calm and curious personality. She was digging all the setups we came up with, but of course being held was her favorite. I can't wait to see how you crawl, walk and talk soon! Thank you to this wonderful family that have included me in their best moments.

Baby J

Baby J the second child of this sweet couple. I had the honor of photographing both maternities and both kids as newborns. Such a joy to see this little family growing and growing. Big bro was a summer baby and Baby J arrived during the winter. Check out Baby D's session here.

Go on now and start growing Baby J. I'm sure you'll be getting into all kinds of situations and adventures with your brother. Thank you for trusting me with these moments!

Baby M, Baby M & Baby M, the D Triplets

This session, these kids, that dog! It was all a dream. My first set of triplets and they were absolute heaven. They slept so well during setups and loved being wrapped up. Special thanks to Teresa & Toty who helped me get them soothed and quickly changed blankets, wraps, anything! 

Baby M, Baby M, Baby M, you are so loved already. You came in like a wrecking ball of love into this very deserving home. I couldn't think of better parents for you. I hope you like good food, hanging with family and parties with friends.