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Fox Lake Family Session

NOTE: This is an archival post from 2015. My photography has changed some 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.

Abbie and Scott | Grant Woods Forest Preserve | Long Lake, near Fox Lake, Illinois • Abbie and Scott booked us after hearing about our work through their friends, Meredith and Ulises (whose gorgeous faces grace our blog regularly—be sure to check out their recent Naperville family session). In honor of their daughter Vivian’s second birthday coming up as well as their second child on the way, they figured it was the perfect time for some photos.

Oh my goodness. Never before have I seen such cuteness. Well, except for our son Ezra, of course, who takes the cuteness cake ( check out our endless stream of instagrammed baby photos here and here). Vivian is SO stinking adorable and has so much energy. From the second they arrived, she was jumping, running, and grinning ear to ear with excitement over “her photoshoot.” Everywhere we went—around the pond, across the bridge, chasing the geese—Vivian was ready to move on as soon as she got there. She wanted to see and do it all. 🙂

My favorite thing of all was that Vivian barely paid attention to my camera. She just wanted to have fun with her mom and dad and enjoy herself, which made documenting their time at the park so fun and easy.