Often a families first outing is their newborn session. This family traveled to my portrait studio in Des Plaines, IL for their first family portrait. The stuffed bear mom brought with was a perfect match.
Babies first year tip: Bring the stuffed friend back to your sessions over the first year to document babies growth. Some wonderful first year keepsakes can be made!
The first family portrait that will hang in their home… I am so honored to be able to capture this for the new family of three.
It seems that parents have everything they need. We as grown children have to think about what they can’t get themselves. Sisters teamed up for an extended family portrait as a present for Mom and Dad this holiday season. We met at the Des Plaines Forest Preserve and started our session in the leaves. What is better then looking at images of your children and grandchildren everyday!
The idea is to end up with a new gallery wall that will showcase old images combined with the new images as well as some artwork from the grandchildren and leave room to grow. Next session will include Grandma and Grandpa for a large image of the extended family. Looking forward to heading out to the Forest Preserve with them again this year!
Sometimes we will use some stock room images to help visualize a space.
We ended the session by photographing each kid with their special friends. Each of these will be framed and displayed in their homes. Sometimes special friends change as kids grow, sometimes they are still laying on their bed when they turn 12, either way this is a big part of the stage of their life that they are in now. We all remember carrying around our favorite dolls, toys and special blankets. I like to get those documented for the kids after their portraits are complete. These are the ones they will be showing off in 20 years 🙂
Whats not to love about these images??
Mom and Dad so in love and so thrilled to be starting their family.
Together we designed an entire wall that will grow with them as their family grows. With room for many more images, this image from their maternity session and one from their newborn session will join a wedding image (which I also created for them :)) and be the start of their family wall.
I am so ecstatic to watch this wall grow and am honored to be the photographer to document all of these important stages and connections. Stay tuned for more of their wall and baby O’s first year!
It wasn’t easy to decide which heirloom art product the family wanted. With so many beautiful images and a small space to display, the digital collage won! Framed in a black gallery frame, this will be a gorgeous piece for their home without sacrificing any of Mom’s favorite images.
Click here to see more images from their Signature Session at Central Park
I found these gorgeous colors still hanging around at Central Park. This family of five took advantage of the weekend and we ended up with a fabulous fall family session! Mom dressed everyone perfectly for this session and the location. The result is nothing but perfect family portraits!
Wondering what they did with their images?? Click here to see what they will be hanging in their home.
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Mom wanted some special images of just her and her baby girl…. because she is no longer a baby anymore!
I think we accomplished just that! Her daughter is going to love seeing these images in their home everyday reminding her how much Momma loves her.
This mom and daughter joined in my Busse Woods Mini Sessions last weekend. This was the perfect way to use a mini session!
I am wishing I had some of these precious images with my daughter! I need to get her out with me soon.