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KayDee + Jason | In-Home + Greenhouse Maternity | Illinois Maternity Photographer
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When KayDee first got in touch with me, I immediately loved her enthusiasm for her session. She was psyched, super involved, and had some awesome ideas of her own! This is her and Jason’s first baby, that I found out they’re naming Drake (SO CUTE), so this was a super exciting day! 

When I got to their house I immediately fell in love because it’s old, has a ton of windows and high ceilings, and a lot of quirkiness just like ours. We chose to move our session indoors because it was was supposed to thunderstorm all day long but we didn’t want to reschedule, which means I got to get extra creative! I met their supa cute pups (we even snuck them in a few!) and they have a golden just like we do. My fav! KayDee also found this gorgeous nursery near their home that we got to explore and I’m obsesseddddd. I’m such a sucker for a greenery overload!

KayDee and Jason are the sweetest and I’m beyond honored they chose me to document their journey into parenthood. I love them forever and ever! Keep scrolling to see my absolute favorites from this day!

Natalie + Aston | In-Home First Birthday | Illinois Family Photographer
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I looooove this family 😍 Even though I haven’t known them very long, it feels like it’s been a lifetime. Natalie first contacted me when she was pregnant with Aston, and her and her hubby Dave braved the cold and snow for the most extra maternity session I’ve ever done. Hell, I still talk about it to this day! It’s one of my all-time favorites, so of course I was pumped when they wanted me to document Aston’s first year. It’s a little bittersweet that this was our last session, but I have every intention of forcing them into family photos at least twice a year 😂Too much?!

Sweet, sweet little Aston. How awesome it’s been to see him grow from the tiniest little peanut to such a little man! He’s seriously the smiliest baby ever and I can’t even with his cute little face. I just want to squeeze him all da time. Also, I can’t wrap up this little love note without mentioning Natalie’s style and the outfits she always puts Aston and herself in. I always know I’ve got nothing to worry about and don’t even give her wardrobe inspiration anymore. I’ve said it before, but I would totally hire her as my personal stylist and if I ever stop caring about sitting around in no pants and a messy bun so much, I will.

P.S. this is my in-home studio! It’s a constant work in progress, but I’m psyched to finally have it close enough to completion to put it into use. Hit ya girl up to avoid the cold, do allll the cozy in-home sessions, or shoot some boudoir for your man. I’m obsessed!

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Jackie + The Boys | Family Session in the Wildflowers | Illinois Family Photographer
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Oh, HAAAAY my beautiful friend and her twinnies. I was so stoked that Jackie got ahold of me for her family session because I miss her so much, and let's be honest... #GOALS. I can't get over how big Jay and Jax have gotten since I've seen them last! I went to high school with Jackie and she was my people. Fast forward to college and we were UCA instructors together and made SO many road trips, so we go waay back. Now she has the two sweetest boys and I just love seeing them when they make their way back to small town Illinois! Miss you, love you, you're my fav.