independence grove senior :: alissa

I am absolutely hooked on shooting seniors after this amazing session with Alissa last weekend. She was up for whatever crazy ideas I threw out at her (including climbing through cattails with NO clue what could be lurking underneath the tall grass), and she brought little elements of personality into the photos.

Alissa is a cross country runner, viola player and aspiring guitar player. She has this great go-with-the flow attitude and is beyond sweet.

We met at Independence Grove in Libertyville with one goal in mind: create something different from the boring, colored backdrop photos that most seniors get in the studios.

Here is a little peak at some of the fun photos we ended up with. Alissa, you look so gorgeous! Thanks for letting me document this exciting moment for you. I wish you nothing but the best for the years ahead…. and my vote is for University of Illinois…. :)

baby eddie

Eddie is the latest addition to Denise and Eddy’s family, and I was honored to capture him at one month. His parents love the outdoors, so we opted to have his session at Independence Grove Beach in Libertyville.

He was such a little trooper bearing the warm temperature, rap music from a nearby¬†picnic¬†and his perfect little owl hat. I had a blast shooting this new family, and I’m beyond excited to share some of my favorites from his session.

To see more of this little nugget, watch below or click here to view Eddie’s 1-month slideshow.