abby + chris :: maternity

When I first talked to Abby on the phone, I had a good feeling about working with her. I heard what she said, what her concerns were and was confident that I would create beautiful maternity photos minus the “cheese factor”. I met Abby and her husband, Chris on a Sunday afternoon near Ohio Street Beach, and I was so pumped to spend a couple hours taking photos of their first pregnancy.

Chris + Abby were SO much fun. I literally felt like I had known them for years, and as I packed up my gear and left their gorgeous apartment (with the best view of Lake Michigan…ever), I was sad that our session was over. I know they are going to make amazing parents to the little girl they are expecting in October. The whole time during our session they both would make the sweetest comments and faces at all the little babies.

Congrats to you both! I’m so excited that I was able to capture this moment for you both.


maternity reveal :: lori + brian

Lori and I met over four years ago. I was a little intern working at a public relations agency downtown, and she was my officemate’s supervisor. Whenever she would come into our office, she would stop and chat about life with us….always being bubbly and energetic. She was the type of person I gravitate toward and one of the few people I really connected with while working in PR.

So when Lori reached out (such PR speak!), a few weeks ago with a big secret that she wanted me to document, I couldn’t have been more excited or honored. It had been nearly 4 years since I last saw her, and I was thrilled to capture some photos of her, her adorable hubby, Brian, and their photogenic dog, Drake, to announce the important milestone for their family. You see, being the marketing brained lady Lori is, she wanted a fun, creative way to tell their friends and family that they were preggers.

We met in the West Loop just a few blocks from Lori and Brian’s place and spent time at a nearby park with beautiful afternoon light, tons of fun props and a sense of total excitement that we were getting some of the first pictures for Baby O’s memory book. Here are a few of my favs. And Lori, I’m sure this post isn’t written or punctuated in AP style….but I’m an “artist” now. :)

Congrats again, Lori and Brian! I can’t wait for Baby O to get here.