When it comes to Christmas traditions, Breakfast with Santa at Midwest Breakfast Company in Spring Grove, IL has been a favorite in our family. Since 2012, we've been blessed with taking the youngest of the cousins to share a meal, laugh with Santa, and experience the joy and magic of being a kid at Christmas.
This little lady recently celebrated her first birthday! Spent the day in the park on a beautiful spring day... Love sweet Baby E!
I've been fortunate to snap this little guy while he was still in his mama's belly, when he was first born, and now as he celebrates his first birthday! This mama did such a wonderful job with this party, clearly a well-loved little man!
A little bit of everything this March. Snow one day, gone the next. Easter celebrations and just the little things that make up my life. Here is my March...day by day.
When your baby sister has a baby...meet Eleanor Quinn, less than 10 hours old. Happiness and joy for this new member of the family and her wonderful parents.
Ahhh, February! Midwest life in February can be a little gray, but a little trip to Arizona got us through. :) Here is February, day by day...
A 'photo-a-day' has always seems like a lofty task. But this year, I really wanted to commit it it. Not on a quest for the perfect photo, but more so to be able to really see and recall the little things that make up my life. And so here is my January...day by day.
Perfect fall day in the Midwest with fun pops of color and flares of light as we chased the daylight on this family photo shoot! So happy to be able to capture these moments for this amazing family!
Always have fun with this family!!! And super fun to know that next year they will be a family of four!
This 2-year-old kept me moving as we played peek-a-boo, read some books, and visited all corners of the park. Just to see you smile, little one! And this little guy's smile sure lights up the place! :)
It is always an absolute delight to capture this little guy on camera. Undeniably adorable with the sweetest of smiles. A few stops to pick up sticks along the way only enhanced how these pictures turned out. This three-year-old can melt any heart!!!
This little lady was a champ enjoying a day on the water! Nine months old and loving life on the boat...a little sailor in the making!
Had an amazing family shoot at the beach! A downpour in the middle of session didn't stop us; quite the opposite. Kind of in love with how the photos turned out--such a fun and happy family!
Few words are needed to describe this amazing session--such beauty abounds.
Come join our walk through the woods as we discover fallen trees, visit old railroad tracks, bust out some ninja moves, gather sticks (including a bacon stick), and most importantly, take in the smiling eyes of this adventurous 6-year-old.
Not one, but two sets of teeny tiny shoes are about to be filled! So happy to have been able to capture this milestone for this wonderful family. I can't wait to meet your little girls!
For most of us, including little Miss Paige, a long, cold, snowy winter brings with it strong anticipation of a spectacular spring. While we wait for that moment when the white melts into green, a quick little respite from the indoors is just what Paige needed for some big smiles and beautiful photos. Happy 18 months sweet girl!
In the Midwest, it snows. We play in the snow, shovel the snow, drive in the snow, love the snow, hate the snow, and everything in between. But for a Southwestern child who has never experienced snow, the first time the soft white flakes hit an eyelash, it is magical. Pure delight radiates from this beautiful little girl, and I'm so glad I was there to share her first snowy moments!
Baby fingers and baby toes. Wrapped in Mama's love. That's what I see.
No words are needed for this post--one awesome maternity shoot with one fit mama. So much fun! Can't wait to meet the new addition!