first birthday photographer

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).

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.

Smash Cake Outdoors {Evanston Family Photographer}

Smash Cake Outdoors {Evanston Family Photographer}

My friends and I joke sometimes about my youngest son, who as a baby rarely gave up a good smile - one of them called it "giving up the wow".  Her son, conversely, was so easily amused by anything from peekaboo to silly sounds, songs and just about anything.