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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.

Here Sleeps a Girl {Wilmette and Chicago Newborn Photographer}

Here Sleeps a Girl {Wilmette and Chicago Newborn Photographer}

The month of August was filled with sweet newborn baby girls. So many baby girls.  It was so much fun working with so many wonderful families - parents of first babies, several kids, or fur babies.

Give me ALL. THE. BABIES. {Wilmette Newborn Photographer}

Give me ALL. THE. BABIES. {Wilmette Newborn Photographer}

As I catch up on blogging, I'm amazed looking at the collection of sessions on my "still-to-blog" list, astonished by just how many new babies I've gotten to photograph this summer.

Twin Boys Birthday Party {Highland Park First Birthday Party Photographer}

Twin Boys Birthday Party {Highland Park First Birthday Party Photographer}

First birthdays are so special.  They mark the passage of baby's first year, and even more, they mark the momentous occasion of the parents of the baby in question surviving an entire year of parenthood, which is no small feat.

Two Adorable Baby Bumps {Wilmette Maternity Photographer}

Two Adorable Baby Bumps {Wilmette Maternity Photographer}

There's something magical and exciting hidden within a growing bump.  Obviously, there's a baby in there, but there's a certain twinkle in an expectant mom's eyes as she prepares for the future with a new member of the family.

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.

Big kids at the Beach {Wilmette Family Photographer}

Big kids at the Beach {Wilmette Family Photographer}

As much as I absolutely LOVE photographing babies and young toddlers, it was so much fun getting to spend an evening with this family with two older kids too.

Family Photos in the Park {Northbrook Family Photography}

Family Photos in the Park {Northbrook Family Photography}

When I was first contacted by this mom, I could tell right away that we would be a great match for one another.  Not only did it turn out that she was referred my way by several past clients who I absolutely adore, but in talking with and meeting mom and dad, they are just the warmest and sweetest couple and such excellent parents.

There's no place like home {Kenilworth Family Photographer}

There's no place like home {Kenilworth Family Photographer}

As a photographer without a home-base studio, I am always going from location to location to photograph my clients. While I certainly have a collection of favorite places to capture images, there's something special about capturing family in the intimate setting of their own home.

Pretty in Pink {Northbrook Newborn Photographer}

Pretty in Pink {Northbrook Newborn Photographer}

It’s hard to think of anything cuter than a newborn with a head full of hair. Despite my persistent heartburn with all of my pregnancies, I have never been lucky enough to bear a child with a head of hair like this sweet girl (though I guess time will tell – perhaps my luck will change come November).

No longer a newborn, not yet a toddler {Morton Grove Baby Photographer}

No longer a newborn, not yet a toddler {Morton Grove Baby Photographer}

Little boys, could they be any sweeter? I want to share two stunning family sessions of two little guys whose smiles and bright eyes just melted my heart.

From Bump to Baby {Evanston Maternity Photographer}

From Bump to Baby {Evanston Maternity Photographer}

Getting this inquiry made me so excited, because this mama has a unique name that I recognized right away. My next door neighbor had been gushing to me about her part-time nanny that her girls absolutely adored, but would be leaving them soon to have a baby.

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.

Mini Session for Mini Twins {Wilmette Family Photography}

Mini Session for Mini Twins {Wilmette Family Photography}

These twinsies were so funny on picture day. All dressed up, they took turns being the grumpy one. Because of course, as every mom knows, it's nearly impossible to have both kids all fancy for photos and then get them both to smile simultaneously.

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 :)