How to Bribe your Child for a Photo Session {Chicago Family Photographer}

How to Bribe your Child for a Photo Session {Chicago Family Photographer}

As a mom and a photographer, I am totally not above bribing my kids (and you bribing yours for a session) when handled the right way. Here are my insights on bribing your kids for your Family Photography Session…

Happy First Birthday to YOU! {Chicago Smash Cake Photography}

Happy First Birthday to YOU! {Chicago Smash Cake Photography}

One of the best parts of having a studio now? Hands down, it's the cake smashes. (Just ask my children, who will shamelessly  sneak in before I've finished cleaning up to see if there are spoils to reap, and are always disappointed not to have half a cake left to smash themselves).

Why golden hour? This is why. {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

Why golden hour? This is why. {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

I will admit, I am a mom who thrives on routine, and because of it, my kids do too. I know I'm not the only one. My kids are early birds, and by 7:30 pm, everyone is safely tucked into their beds, cozy in their cribs, and I am enjoying some much welcomed peace and quiet.

Fall Family Photo Fun {Winnetka Family Photographer}

Fall Family Photo Fun {Winnetka Family Photographer}

See that baby? He is telling you that it's so important to take the time to have an annual family photo taken.  Or else. Haha. But seriously, how much do you love looking through the photos from your childhood?

First Round of Fall Family Photo Sessions {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

First Round of Fall Family Photo Sessions {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

Here’s a sneak peek of some of my favorite images from my first round of Fall Mini Sessions.

Late Summer Stunning Sessions in Northfield {Northfield Family Photographer}

Late Summer Stunning Sessions in Northfield {Northfield Family Photographer}

In trying to keep up with the blog over here at Rachel Friedman Photography, I am sharing my favorite images from some of my favorite sessions, and here are a slew of fabulous images that were all taken on the same magical weekend in August.

Family Photos at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk {Chicago Family Photographer}

Family Photos at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk {Chicago Family Photographer}

When families in the city reach out to me for family photos, I always include the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk in my list of suggested locations.

Spring Mini Sessions {Wilmette Family Photographer}

Spring Mini Sessions {Wilmette Family Photographer}

There are a lot of photographers out there who don't love shooting mini sessions.  I am not that girl.  I love getting to have a sneak peak into the lives of families and capture their love for one another, even if it's just for a super short session.

Highlights from Fall Mini-Sessions {North Shore Family Photography}

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I love how shooting mini-sessions allows me to get to know all sorts of new families across the North Shore, and this round of mini-session was no different. I got to photograph the cutest crop of kids and their families. It was a gorgeous fall day at the park, perfect for shouting silly words, singing songs, tackling brothers and sisters and general fun. I've always heard that when you enjoy your work, you'll never work a day in your lifetime. After a day like this, I can attest to that sentiment for sure. Here's a bit of cuteness from the day for your viewing pleasure :)