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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.

Family Photos at Glencoe Beach {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

Family Photos at Glencoe Beach {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

It’s amazing how a location can look so different from season to season. Shooting at this location in the spring, when the leaves were barely budding on the trees, seems like a lifetime ago.

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.

When Family Session Meets Smash Cake {Chicago First Birthday Photographer}

When Family Session Meets Smash Cake {Chicago First Birthday Photographer}

Nothing says joy like watching your child freak out in the face of his first birthday cake. Ok, not really. While this little man wasn't impressed with his cake at the start, some snuggles and help from mom and dad had him chowing down in no time.

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.

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas Card Season {Winnetka Family Photographer}

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas Card Season {Winnetka Family Photographer}

Sometimes, it feels like fate when I meet a family.  This incredible family was referred my way by one of my mini-session clients, and it turned out that we had other friends in common without even knowing it.

Lifestyle Newborn Session at Home {Deerfield Newborn Photographer}

Lifestyle Newborn Session at Home {Deerfield Newborn Photographer}

I love shooting lifestyle newborn sessions. Don't get me wrong - posed newborns in their true squishy naked goodness are heavenly, but to me, the essence of a newborn is the magnetic force of love he draws close.

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 :)