Family Pictures - Tommy - Naperville

We recently had the pleasure of hanging out with Tommy and his family for a fun little photo session that we gifted them as part of our Lady Bug Project where we offer a free portrait session to a child with a life threatening illness in the hopes of helping them have a little fun and be a little crazy while capturing those beautiful smiles. 

A big thanks to the assistance of St. Baldrick's Foundation for hooking us up with this cool kid... his entire family was pretty fun too :)  It was great watching Tommy and his older brother Joey hangin' out. You could really see the love between these two.

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Tommy's entrance into the world on Christmas Day 2011 was the first of many miracles we, his parents, would soon witness in Tommy's life. At just 4 days old Tommy was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Tommy then spent the next 3 months of his life at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital where his days were filled with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, ventilators, towers of IV medications, tests, procedures, and MIRACLES. From day one, Tommy's strength and fighting spirit shone through every challenge that confronted him.
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As a result of his treatments and lengthy hospital stay, Tommy has been diagnosed with moderate bi-lateral hearing loss and has had to overcome many developmental delays. Today, Tommy continues to work enthusiastically with his many therapists (speech-language, occupational, and physical) to overcome these obstacles. He currently attends Child's Voice School for children with hearing loss.
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Tommy is a brave, loving, energetic, determined little boy with a huge smile that will melt your heart. He loves singing, dancing, running, swimming, and playing with his big brother Joey. Fittingly, his newest passion is playing SuperHero - but some day he will learn that he has been a SuperHero all along. 
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Do you know of a family or child who would benefit from a Lady Bug sessionLet us know! And please feel free to share this awesome project and spread the word!

Aurora Naperville Senior Prom Photos

We managed to beat the rain on prom day and got out to create a few prom photo sessions around the Aurora and Naperville area with some really fun seniors. Speaking of... this group from Waubonsie Valley was super fun... and stylin! Just look at those prom gowns!!! The blue tux and bow tie ain't too shabby either!!! Lookin' like a bunch of rock stars!

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Need AMAZING portraits created? In addition to h.s. seniors we also work with family and children as well as wedding clients and corporate portraiture. Just let us know if you have any questions! 

Baby's 12 month Pictures - Naperville/Aurora Family Photography

Well, we started with maternity photos... well technically their engagement and wedding photos : )  ... then newborn pictures, then onto 6 month portraits and family portraits, and now it's been a full year with this happy little bundle and the the pleasure has been all mine watching them all become the cutest little family. Isn't she a doll???

Happy 12 months little lady!!!

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Senior Pictures - Street Fashion - Naperville IL Photographer

As a H.S. Senior portrait photographer I love to incorporate gorgeous Prom gowns into our senior sessions. And for this reason we also know of several top notch prom dress boutiques in the Naperville and Aurora IL area so when we got a call about going prom dress shopping with Maddy I was naturally on board.

Although we didn't quite get to photograph a prom dress in this certain scenario, we were able to help Maddy explore the area looking for the perfect Prom dress. Afterwards we ran out for a quick little urban street fashion session just before sunlight left us and the temps dropped.

I was looking for a more natural balanced lighting to mimic the existing sunset with these images and we were low on lighting since it was sunset so we balanced the flash temps and output accordingly so as to not over exaggerate the final images. Nice and soft and not too dramatic this time around. And Maddy is just a total natural in front of the camera and a total blast to hang with! Fun day! Fun shoot!

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Darcey + Kathryn - Winter Wedding - Naperville Photographer

I do love me a winter wedding. But what really made this certain day so super amazing were these two ladies that brought everyone together for some great fun, food, and friendship! And a ton of laughs!!!

We created the portraits for their surpise proposal/engagement  a while back which was a total blast in it's own, but again, with these two the sparks really fly as does the laughter. Never a dull moment.

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Wedding-Engagement Proposal Party Photos - Naperville Aurora Photographer

What is a surprise party without a whopper of a surprise. What most thought was just that, a surprise birthday bash were in for a shocker because Dan, owner of Public Landing Restaurant in Lockport IL, had something else up his sleeve for his lovely ""

The Landing looked stunning. From the lighting wrapped century old beams, to the balloons hung in the loft and even iridescent purple orchids paired with soft pink roses!!! Gorgeous to say the least.

Throughout the night Dan's team at the Public Landing Restaurant created h'orderves and cocktails like you wouldn't believe. Not only pleasing to the eye but quite tasty as well. And exceptional service paired with great music from the live band. They all truly made it a night for these lovebirds to remember and I am happy to have helped capture this moment in their lives.

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Happy Thanksgiving season!!! We are doing something we haven't done before and are offering up a chance to snag up a FULL Family Portrait Session with Custom canvas artwork... and at a huge discount! But only for one day and only for 3 sessions, so don't delay! It wont last long!!!

Questions? Ready to reserve your spot? Simply email us at and we'll save your session. Again, limited openings so hustle!

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