Glenview family photographer

Chasing the golden light {Chicago North Suburban Family Photographer}

Chasing the golden light {Chicago North Suburban Family Photographer}

Gorgeous golden light is absolutely worth staying up a little past bedtime for. Booking a sunset shoot in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs with Rachel Friedman Photography is always an adventure!

Chicago Family Photos at the Beach {Glencoe Family Photographer}

Chicago Family Photos at the Beach {Glencoe Family Photographer}

It’s never “too late” and there is never a wrong time to schedule a family photo session - babies don’t keep.

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.

Playing Catch Up - Fall Family Sessions {Glenview Family Photography}

Playing Catch Up - Fall Family Sessions {Glenview Family Photography}

I don't know how I always end up so lucky to attract the sweetest and most adorable clients. Seriously, these families made my insanely busy fall season so. much. fun.

Grow with Me {Highland Park Family Photographer}

Grow with Me {Highland Park Family Photographer}

I first met Scotti when he was not quite two months old. He and his parents were one of my first clients, and they were so brave, booking a mini session on the beach with a tiny baby in tow. Of course, he was an absolute gem, and his parents have gone from new clients to great friends in my book.

Let there be light! {Glenview Family Photographer}

Let there be light! {Glenview Family Photographer}

It's good to catch up. At least that's what I'm telling myself when five months after these super fun sessions, I'm getting to relive them through the blog over here at Rachel Friedman Photography.

Glenview In-Home Lifestyle Session {Glenview Newborn Photographer}

Glenview In-Home Lifestyle Session {Glenview Newborn Photographer}

This dad couldn’t be any more doting and in love with his stunning three ladies in the house – his beautiful wife and two sweet baby girls. Their family had the world’s most eventful summer – a newly renovated (and gorgeous, bright) home and a new baby.

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.

Mini Sessions in Wilmette {Wilmette Mini Session Photographer}

Mini Sessions in Wilmette {Wilmette Mini Session Photographer}

It was the week of sicknesses - originally I had four families scheduled for this gorgeous day in the park, and then two families had to reschedule due to sniffles and fevers and chills.