If this family looks familiar it's because they've been on the blog just a few times (here, here, here and here!). Gosh, I LOVE getting to know my clients. These three just became four when they welcomed sweet little Vivi into the world a couple weeks ago. We fit this maternity session in just before her arrival (how amazing does Jeanna look?!) and made sure to hop inside the art museum for some photos because it was rather chilly. In case you can't tell with all that snow. Jeanna, Brian and Wyatt had their game faces on!
Ashley and Justin will meet their first baby in just a couple weeks. This session was filled with sweet anticipation and excitement, and I especially loved it because I got to photograph Ashley and Justin's wedding a few years ago. It is an unbelievable honor to document the most down-to-earth people experiencing milestones, and if I know anything about these two, I know their baby girl will be infinitely loved.
You know what I love more than film itself? Maternity photos on film. Especially when the couple is as gorgeous as Amanda and Derek. We hung out one dreamy fall morning exploring the nooks and crannies of Squire's Castle. These two have since welcomed their baby boy into the world, and I'm so, so happy for the lovely family!
It was freezing, absolutely freezing, when Jillian and Nick and I met for their maternity session. The way this winter's gone it's not really surprising, but I was still a little bummed we wouldn't be galavanting around the Lake Forest Country Club property. You know what though? Shooting half the session indoors really pushed me to use window light in new ways. I love the quiet photos of Jillian in front of the huge leaded glass window and the intimate ones of the two of them just inside the rim of light. Jillian and Nick are going to be fabulous parents, and even though they're dressed for a boy here they're being surprised in just another month or so! I can't wait to hear if they'll be loving on a little boy or girl. :)
Fun fact: We learned at the beginning of the session that Nick is in Rotary with my dad. How random and funny is that??
Jillian, you are gorgeous. I love this one of you + baby!
They don't look cold, do they? ;)