Sunday, July 31, 2011

baby makes 3

This little cutie pie "E" wasn't really in the mood to have her picture taken when we first got there.  But after some cuddles and a nice tight swaddle she was out like a light :)  With this warm weather, it always gives us a reason to take these babies outside too, which is extra fun and they seem to love!  And we had to get some with big brother and big sister too...and don't worry, all babies smile when we ask them too :)  Thanks for letting us come and capture miss "E" during this sweet time.
-Sonja & Jen

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chocolate River...

Little miss "L" was such a fun session.  She just had her big 3rd birthday, so we headed out to one of our favorite locations for a fun-filled afternoon!  "L" was fun, energetic, spunky, and quite funny!  When we got down to the river she looked at it and promptly said "look...a chocolate river!"  Guess that tells you how dirty the river really was, but if you look in one of the pictures does indeed look like a chocolate river!  And what kid wouldn't love that?! :)  Thanks for a fun session "L"!  It was so fun capturing you and your sweet spirit!
-Jen & Sonja

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well hello there....

Thought it was about time for a long overdue blog post.  We've been so crazy busy with photoshoots, editing and other crazy busy life changes, that our blogging has fallen by the wayside.  Sorry to those of you out there dying for sneak peeks of your photos and to gaze at other's beautiful children.  Allow me to introduce "M".  What a cutie.  We photographed her on what was probably one of the hottest, most humid days of the year so far...she did amazing. And speaking of amazing...look at those blues!!

This is the 3rd time we've been lucky enough to photograph this great couple.  They are expecting their first child in the next few weeks!  So excited to meet this little one...and I know they are too.  Especially mommy, who's ready for this little breech one to be born!

Oh....I've decided that all maternity sessions should probably be done at sunset.  How gorgeous!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

baby "b"

This little man was born to one very special mama client of ours...our very first maternity client who we have then seen over the last year and a half with her cutie pie daughter!  Now a new baby boy has entered the picture and it appears they are in love.  Especially big sister "L".  Baby "B" wasn't exactly thrilled with the idea of sleeping so much during his session, so "L" was right there to give him anything and everything :)  And we couldn't leave out the football for daddy...thanks for letting us capture, once again, the sweetness of this phase for mr. "b".  
-Sonja & Jen

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Celebration of Family!

This family has been friends of mine for about 8 years, and their journey to grow their family is nothing less than amazing.  To watch them go through the anticipation of each child, whether through pregnancy or adoption, was infectious...and a true testament of their faith!  Thank you...from the bottom of my heart...for letting me capture these first family pictures for you!  And for being able to ride along with you during your growing family journey!


Monday, July 4, 2011

sweet "p"

This little sweetie is #5 for this wonderful family!  It must be the weather this last week, but these newborns just don't want to stay sleeping for us :)  But, that gives us an excuse to venture outside with them too...usually calms them down and also provides for some really great shots!  Thanks for letting me come hang out and have some fun with your little lady!  She's perfect :)


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Senior "L"

This beautiful Centennial senior is a daughter of one of my co-workers (at my "real" job :).  "L"  wasn't hard to photograph, that's for sure.  Just a natural in front of the camera. We chose one of our most favorite locations in the north suburbs for our session!  Here's just a sampling of my favorites.  Thanks for a great session "L" and "K".  Hope you enjoy your sneak peek! ~Jen

Friday, July 1, 2011

25 years ago...

Hard to believe that it was about this long ago that I met this mommy for the first time, and she was maybe 2 or 3 at the time!  Crazy!  Her family has had a place in my heart since we met and even though we have drifted over time, I still think of her family often.  "B&E" welcomed little man "L" about 7 weeks ago, so he wasn't so crazy about staying asleep and getting all curled up for me :)  But, I think we managed to get some great family ones and some of the little man himself.  So nice to see you "B" and to meet your sweet family.  Thanks for letting me capture this special time for you!