Chasing the golden light {Chicago North Suburban Family Photographer}

As I’m blogging these two gorgeous sessions from late fall - two of my favorites from a sun drenched October evening - I’m sitting wrapped in a giant blanket huddled on my couch with news of the temperature tomorrow plummeting to -12 degrees swirling in my head. School is already shut down for the next two days, and everyone I know is gearing up for a 48 hour parenting marathon while trapped indoors with stir crazy, cooped up littles. Suffice it to say that if there is ever a time to be wishing for warm golden light (and temperatures that are jean jacket-appropriate), tonight is the night.

I often have parents questioning my sanity when I suggest starting their session in the evening hours (in the summer, 6:30-6:45ish pm, earlier in the fall when the sun sets earlier). And I get it. As someone who happily had all three of her kids tucked into bed by 7:38 p.m. tonight, I completely appreciate the beauty of a routine for little ones with early bedtimes. But what has taken me a few years in the parenting trenches to learn is how well your kids will rise to the occasion for rare shifts in that routine, especially for something as fun as a photo shoot (…I know, if you are someone who hasn’t worked with me before, you might not necessarily view a photo shoot as something joyful, but I promise, you’ll be in for quite a bit of stress-free goofing around and fun).

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Rachel is a premier maternity, newborn and family photographer serving families in Chicago and throughout the North Shore suburbs, including but not limited to Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Glenview, Morton Grove, Prospect Heights, Winnetka, Northbrook, Kenilworth, Wheeling, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glencoe and beyond.