Your family is more than a posed photograph. It’s your daughter insisting she wears her darth vader helmet with her Elsa dress. Their childhood is full of fairies and swords, bugs and make believe — and my goal with your family session is to save that fleeting magic forever. Inquire for travel rates, complete pricing and availability.

Chicago Newborn Photographer

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2013. My photography has changed some but I’m still very proud of where I started. Enjoy! Some archival posts are written by David.

To say that Meredith and Ulises have hired us for more sessions and events than any other couple is putting it mildly. I’ve always told Meredith that if we ever did a frequent client card it’d be named after her. This couple is also more connected to past brides of ours than any other couple we’ve worked with. To put it simply, Meredith and Ulises are family to us. And when they had a baby we jumped on the opportunity to capture their newborn. We absolutely love every single chance we work with you two, loved seeing your home, seeing our pictures on your walls, seeing your parents again and always being your photographer of choice. We look forward to many more sessions to come, and as long as we’re shooting we’ll always be there for you guys. Thanks so much for your many years of love, care and support in our business and being our friends. We love you guys!

Chicago Maternity Photographer

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2013. My photography has changed a bit since then but I’m still very proud of where I started. Enjoy! Please be aware: Some of these posts may have been written by David.

This is a maternity session. Right now you’re saying. Wow. No way. I would have never guessed that from the baby bump in that first picture. But what you have to understand is how special of a maternity session this is to us. This is our first maternity session (not including their mini-announcement session) that we’ve ever done for a past client, one of our first clients to have ever booked us and quite possibly the most connected bride we’ve ever worked with. From time to time rather than playing the Kevin Bacon connection game we play the Meredith and Ulises connection game. I can name at least a dozen weddings we’ve shot that are in some way connected to this amazing couple who is near and dear to our hearts. This is also the SIXTH time we’ve worked with Mer. Yes. And we’ve already got two more potential sessions with them lined up. We’ve  considered starting some sort of frequent flyers club and naming the card after her. Okay so that might not be true, but still. Six times people.  To say that we consider these two family is an understatement. We are so thrilled and so happy for them. And in case you are a past bride and thinking maybe you should get maternity photos or baby photos or family photos the answer is a resounding of course, yes please, let me get my calendar.

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Their baby room is themed around the beach and the ocean. They went back to their destination wedding location and took a bunch of pictures and then had them printed and frame. It was a really cool and wonderful idea. I have this feeling when we decide to have kids we might do the same thing with Disney World. 🙂

I’m not usually one to post ‘detail photos’ but this and the one above are just too darn cute to pass up. 🙂

Bella may have made an appearance. 🙂

Or maybe two appearances. 😉

I posted this one as a sneak peek and five seconds later it was her profile photo. 😀

That picture above is sneaky. Ulises is a tall guy and Meredith is less than five feet tall (we have a short brides club btw.. seriously.. raise a hand ladies) and is also a professional singer. And yes we might gush anytime someone asks us about her and her amazing HUGE voice.

While Cathy was taking this super lovely photo I may have been in the other room with Ulises while he did a demo of their 70″ 3D Quattron. Maybe. I may have also been bugging Cathy for the past week or two to get us one for our living room. For some reason her eyes always glaze over…

This one is my absolute favorite so I saved it for last. 🙂

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One last thing you should know about these two. If you are ever lucky enough to know them and go to their house, the inner staircase is quite simply a gallery of our photos. And then in the living room is this absolutely gorgeous 40×60″ canvas print from their destination wedding in Florida. It’s a complete ego trip, to be honest. But here’s the thing. Even if there wasn’t a single one of our photos on the wall we would feel special to them, like family, and just as welcomed. That’s why I’m so happy to have them as clients and more importantly, as friends.

Chicago Family Photographer

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2012. These photos were actually taken by my husband, David. If somehow I am unavailable for the session, he takes great family photos too!

PHOTOS BY DAVID – I had the joy of taking photos of Wedding Photographer, Christian Yah, and his family. They were great to photographer and I look forward to working with them again!

Indianapolis Family Photographer

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2010. My photography has changed a lot since then but I’m still very proud of where I started. Enjoy! Please be aware: Some of these posts may have been written by David. Also, we are currently based in the north suburbs of Chicago but are always happy to travel.

Danielle  and Nathan contacted us for photos before the baby was even born. We always love taking pictures of newborns, and their new baby was only a week old when we took these. I still can’t believe how tiny newborns are every time I see them. One of my favorite photos shows the baby’s arm next to Nathan’s thumb and it’s about the same size. 😀 We also had the help of a pair of red aussies on this shoot so I think that’s why the pics turned out so good. 🙂 Did I mention how much we love military families?

On with the photos! 😀

Deployment Photography

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2010. My photography has changed a lot since then, but I’m still very proud of where I started. Enjoy! Please be aware: Some of these posts may have been written by David. Also, we are currently based in the north suburbs of Chicago but are always happy to travel.

I received an email from Tiffany several weeks ago that started with, “I don’t know if you remember me, but…” And we were like, REALLY? Of course we remember her!! In fact, anyone who read our blog a year ago remembers Tiffany! How could we possibly forget her or the event we shot for her? 🙂

A while back (over a year now!!) we were honored by the request of Tiffany to photograph her husband Joe’s deployment. Joseph was going off to war and Tiffany wanted us their to capture the emotions, and the feelings of the event. Unfortunately at the time, Cathy and I weren’t both full-time photographers, as we are now, so I was the only one available. It was tough being there without her. The emotion of seeing couples parting for months and years made me miss my wife more than anything. Thankfully, this time around, we could both be there together.

We showed up at the hangar where the troops were due to arrive around 3:30AM. There we met their three-month old son, Titan, who Joseph had only been able to see for five short days after he was born. He had on the cutest onesie, which looked like a camouflage army uniform complete with little boots. Tiffany and her friends had their “Welcome Home” signs ready, and every half hour the slightest sound outside made everyone stand up and wait anxiously. Little did we know, that we were due to wait for quite a while though, and every minute that passed the tension grew.

Finally, at 6am, the hangar doors rolled open, the troops marched in, and after only a few moments, they were released. The crowd of waiting families collided with the lines of soldiers, couples finding each other somehow among the flood, holding and kissing one another. Tiffany and Joe stood together, holding their faces close, crying, smiling, and looking into each other’s eyes for the longest time. The emotions, though just as heart-wrenching were so much different this time. Fear was replaced with hope, sadness with joy, and pride with thankfulness.

Seeing Joseph hold his son after being away for so long was indescribable. The emotions that went over his face so quickly, how much he wanted to show off his beautiful baby boy to his friends and the other troops, how he wanted to be together with his wife, words cannot explain.

That said, on with the photos. We hope they help to define what happened.

I can’t tell you how excited Tiffany was after waiting all night. 🙂

Joe looking into the face of his son for the first time since his birth.

The next two are my favs of the night. 🙂

And introducing for the first time, FLYING BABY!!!

The soldiers had to leave once more for formal decommissioning, and although they would be back home soon, just saying goodbye for a couple of hours was emotional.

Thanks again to Tiffany and Joe for having us there for this emotional homecoming. We are so glad that we were able to share it with you. 🙂

Thanks for reading – David.

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I received an email from Tiffany several weeks ago that started with, “I don’t know if you remember me, but…” And we were like, REALLY? Of course we remember her!! In fact, anyone who read our blog a year ago remembers Tiffany! How could we possibly forget her or the event we shot for her? 🙂

A while back (over a year now!!) we were honored by the request of Tiffany to photograph her husband Joe’s deployment. Joseph was going off to war and Tiffany wanted us their to capture the emotions, and the feelings of the event. Unfortunately at the time, Cathy and I weren’t both full-time photographers, as we are now, so I was the only one available. It was tough being there without her. The emotion of seeing couples parting for months and years made me miss my wife more than anything. Thankfully, this time around, we could both be there together.

We showed up at the hangar where the troops were due to arrive around 3:30AM. There we met their three-month old son, Titan, who Joseph had only been able to see for five short days after he was born. He had on the cutest onesie, which looked like a camouflage army uniform complete with little boots. Tiffany and her friends had their “Welcome Home” signs ready, and every half hour the slightest sound outside made everyone stand up and wait anxiously. Little did we know, that we were due to wait for quite a while though, and every minute that passed the tension grew.

Finally, at 6am, the hangar doors rolled open, the troops marched in, and after only a few moments, they were released. The crowd of waiting families collided with the lines of soldiers, couples finding each other somehow among the flood, holding and kissing one another. Tiffany and Joe stood together, holding their faces close, crying, smiling, and looking into each other’s eyes for the longest time. The emotions, though just as heart-wrenching were so much different this time. Fear was replaced with hope, sadness with joy, and pride with thankfulness.

Seeing Joseph hold his son after being away for so long was indescribable. The emotions that went over his face so quickly, how much he wanted to show off his beautiful baby boy to his friends and the other troops, how he wanted to be together with his wife, words cannot explain.

That said, on with the photos. We hope they help to define what happened.

I can’t tell you how excited Tiffany was after waiting all night. 🙂

Joe looking into the face of his son for the first time since his birth.

The next two are my favs of the night. 🙂

And introducing for the first time, FLYING BABY!!!

The soldiers had to leave once more for formal decommissioning, and although they would be back home soon, just saying goodbye for a couple of hours was emotional.

Thanks again to Tiffany and Joe for having us there for this emotional homecoming. We are so glad that we were able to share it with you. 🙂

Thanks for reading – David.

Bloomington Indiana Family Photographer

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2009. My photography has changed a lot since then, but I’m still very proud of where I started. Enjoy! Please be aware: Some of these posts may have been written by David. Also, we are currently based in the north suburbs of Chicago but are always happy to travel.

Sarah and Eric, the mom and dad of today’s family session, met at Indiana University, here in Bloomington, about five years ago while they were going to school. Now married, they have a beautiful baby boy, Alex, who absolutely was a total ham for the camera. We always love taking pictures of children at weddings so when we get the chance to have that be a bit of the focus for a shoot we always jump at the opportunity. Cathy and I simply love kids, and our nephew and (future) niece live in Chicago, Illinois so we don’t get to see them very often. These sorts of opportunities are a nice excuse to make silly faces at children. 🙂

My favorite of the day. 🙂

This guy was a crawler! He reaaaally wanted to see my camera. 😀

No idea why but he LOVED being upside-down. 🙂

Squishy-kiss-face time!!!! 🙂

While their son watched we snapped a couple photos of just his Mom and Dad. 🙂

Thanks so much to the family for being such super-sweet people. We loved working with you guys and we hope to see you again down the road for more photos of your beautiful son! 🙂

Thanks for reading! – David.

Deployment Photographer Camp Atterbury

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2009. My photography has changed a lot since then, but I’m still very proud of where I started. Enjoy! Please be aware: Some of these posts may have been written by David. Also, we are currently based in the north suburbs of Chicago but are always happy to travel.

Edinburg Indiana, Camp Atterbury.

So this has to be a definite first for us. We got an email a couple weeks ago from Tiffany saying that her new husband was being deployed and she wanted to know if we did deployment pictures. She thought it was a strange request. I thought it was anything but and wondered why we’d never been asked to do them before.

Cathy was unavailable that day so I got everything set up and yesterday I drove up to Edinburg, Indiana. Arriving at the gate I gave the guard my credit card instead of my ID like I was at a drive up getting a burger and fries. After a bit of a laugh and pointed in the right direction, I was introduced to the family, Joe’s parents and Joe. It was obvious that he had an amazing sense of duty. Even though this was the last chance he’d get to see his wife until Christmas of next year he was running about doing his job. Joe got things done, helped set up chairs for people. As the ceremony started, I found myself moving back and forth between looking at all the tearful faces, tears of pride more than sadness, and the troops standing in a row. I completely forgot about the fact that I was using our brand new cameras. I didn’t care anymore. I was amazed by the courage in their eyes and the calmness that they had about them.

After an interview with a local newspaper Joe returned to Tiffany and heartfelt tears were had between the two of them, and never once, even during the little portrait session out doors did I have to ask them to kiss. They just did, over and over again. These twojustgot married (their wedding was shot by our good friend, Jenny, of Grise Photography, who was unavailable and sent them our way) and they just found out they’re going to have a baby. (Congratulations again!) I couldn’t help but be filled with emotion on the way home. I couldn’t help but be proud of a guy I’d only known for a couple of hours in mixed conversations. I missed my wife. Getting home and looking over the photos I couldn’t help again but to get emotional. I think Jenny said it best in an email I got from her this afternoon as she worked on their wedding photos:

“Those two just touched my heart.  I find myself missing Joe already, so I can only imagine what his family and Tiffany are going through.”

Cathy and I are blessed with working with what we think are the bestcouples out there. Time and time again we wonder if the next wedding or engagement will be as good as the last and every time it’s better. It’s photos like the ones I took yesterday that remind me why Cathy and I love so much what we do in being able to capture memories that people will cherish when the ones that are close to them are so far way. Our prayers go with Joe as he goes to serve his country and we wish him a quick and safe return.

As always, on with the photos.

There is one thing I have to mention. Joe is seriously awesome at getting people together for formals. I wish we could bring him to weddings to order people around. He got a group of like 50 people together in less than 5 seconds. It was amazing. 😀

While I was there I took some family portraits for Joe’s friends, a lot of times I’ll snap off a couple of photos just to make sure everything looks alright before taking the ‘final shot’. Sometimes we get some keepers and this turned out to be one of our favorites. 😀

After the ceremony was over and Joe’s parents had said their goodbyes I asked Joe and Tiffany to go outside with me for a little portrait session of just the two of them. I’m so glad I did. 🙂

Thanks for reading! -David.

Bloomington Indiana Newborn Photography

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2008. My photography has changed a lot since then, but I’m still very proud of where I started. Enjoy! Please be aware: Some of these posts may have been written by David. Also, we are currently based in the north suburbs of Chicago but are always happy to travel.

What a cool experience. To photograph twins!

HOW EXCITING! Cathy and I got a phone call from Lisa, the mom of this adorable bunch wanting us to take photos of their new baby girls, Afton and Claire. We jumped on the chance as we know such an event is very rare. Plus, Cathy’s dad is a twin, so we’re hoping when we have kids some day that we’ll have twins too! 🙂 It’s so rare to get a chance to see such young babies and we were so excited and wondered what they would think of our big lenses. We had a total blast and can’t wait to take more baby photos in the coming years! 😀 On with the photos!!

Meet the newborns. Afton and Claire!

We were lucky enough to get the sunset light streaming through their window! 🙂

I love the emotional fluidity of babies. 🙂 One face after the next. So cool.

I love how when we were shooting one of them, the other would always be watching. 😀

What a good dad. ^_^

Absolute favorite of the day. I LOVE this photo. 🙂

It was so much fun taking photos of these two. Here’s hoping we can take their photos again in a couple years. 😀 Thanks again so much to this super-sweet couple and their adorable babies for letting us into their home to capture a moment of their kids’ lives. 🙂

Thanks for reading! -David.

Bloomington Indiana Family Photographer

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2008. My photography has changed a lot since but I’m still very proud of where I started. Enjoy! Please be aware: Some of these posts may have been written by David. Also, we are currently based in the north suburbs of Chicago but are always happy to travel.

Bloomington, Indiana – Bryan Park.

You may remember the engagement session we shot of Maria and Isaac as well as their beautiful wedding at Deer Park Manor. Well Maria and Isaac are back again! This time they wanted a family portrait. This means them, and their dog, Greta. My step-dad, Lou, is a veterinarian in Bloomington, Illinois and owns Herrin Animal Hospitalso I’ve always had heavy contact with dogs and cats and everything in between. I’ve always loved pets and being around them, and our own cat, Charlotte-Anne, is like a daughter to us. So when they asked us if we were okay with them bringing their dog along you can guess how excited I was.

Meet Greta.

Maria and Isaac. Also my favorite shot of the day. 🙂

We loved taking these family portraits so much, even if Greta had to use the restroom like eight times. 😀 I hope we get to shoot this super-cool couple again sometime in the far future and totally loved working with them! 😀 Anyways, thanks for reading! -David.

On a side note, if you’re wanting family portraits for Christmas cards, etc for the holiday season just drop us an email and we’ll see if we can squeeze you in. Our availability is filling up very fast so please let us know soon!!! Also, the summer wedding season for next year is nearly full so if you want us to shoot your super-awesome day let us know soon so we can secure your date!!! 😀

Bloomington Indiana Family Photographer

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2008. My photography has changed a lot since but I’m still very proud of where I started. Enjoy! Please be aware: Some of these posts may have been written by David. Also, we are currently based in the north suburbs of Chicago but are always happy to travel.

When Jeffrey called me and and asked if I we did family portraits, I of course said yes! I had no idea how much of a family he was talking about though! 😀 Four generations! The new baby, their parents, the grand parents (including Jeffrey), and even the great grand parents!!! How cool is that?? Cathy and I currently don’t have any time for kids, though we know we desperately want them someday, so we always jump at the opportunity to take pictures of babies whenever we can! After meeting up with the family on Indiana University’s campus we snapped pictures like crazy. The whole family was so photogenic, and the light was just perfect. It made for some great portraits! 🙂 We hope you guys like the results! 😀

Cat was quick enough to snap this one. 🙂

The whole family! 🙂

This one just might be my favorite. 😀

Or is this one my favorite??

We had so much fun taking these pictures and we hope to do many more family portraits in the coming years! 🙂 Thanks guys so much for finding us!

What’s funny is right after the portrait session I bumped into Muhammad whose wedding we shot earlier this year. I was so caught up in the moment and so crazy-focused that I didn’t even recognize him! LOL! And after a double take I felt so silly! Cathy teased me for the rest of the night about it. Anyways, I snapped off a fun photo of Cat and Muhammad together! 😀

Thanks for reading!! -David.

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