Our Heroes | Our Fathers

Grateful for all the unstoppable Dads out there who are loving and protecting of their children. You matter, you’re appreciated.

Only a dad, with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame,
To show how well he has played the game,
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come, and to hear his voice.

Only a dad, with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more.
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.

Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent, whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.

Only a dad, but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing, with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.

Hello Summer | Mini Session

It was a hot summer morning in June and our styled sessions fit right in. I had fun styling these set ups and even though the summer heat was blasting we got some amazing shots and had a great time. More summer sessions are in order this month and I can’t wait!

This is 92 | Birthday Event

We had the privilege to celebrate Ralph’s 92nd birthday along his loving family and friends. The speeches were beautiful from the stories they told about Ralph, his anecdotes from Jamaica, his great heart and caring attitude. This surprise birthday party was a success, and we captured many forever memories for the family. Because, it’s not everyone who is blessed to turn 92 as healthy and as loved as Ralph. Cheers to many years more to him! Below find some favorites.

The Feldmans | Family Vacation

I will never say no to a fun day at the beach, splashing and sinking our toes in the sand. Julie saw me shooting a session at the beach and inquired about a session as soon as possible because they were on vacation and leaving back to Chicago soon, I was super excited to capture unforgettable memories for this very kind family. Here is a recap of the fun we had!

The Dubberly Family

We met Sheri for a family session on a breezy clear sky day. They were the sweetest family with the cutest pretty eyed little girl. We laughed, we sang, we danced, we ran, we explored, but most of all, we loved documenting these memories for them. Here are some shots we loved.

Spring has Sprung | Mini Session

We had such a fun time creating this Spring and Easter inspired mini session! We had 2 special appearances by guests of honors Snowy the hoppy bunny and Pio Pio the chirppy chick. The kids and parents alike had a lot of fun during the session. It was a joy to see them smile. Spring is here, and we couldn’t be happier with this session, not even spring showers stopped this magic from happening. Thankful and blessed to capture beautiful photographs for these 7 amazing families. And like out of a fairy-tale, here are some favorites.

The Berrios | Family

It was a breezy afternoon and family portraits were a must. We had several rainy reschedules so we were so excited to finally shoot this loving family. We took a stroll down the park and had laughs with the kids. We even picked flowers and danced around. Here are some favorites.