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Our three-year-old’s latest hobbies include climbing fallen trees, picking flowers, collecting leaves, twigs and stones and bringing them A-L-L home!

So this weekend when we had that amazing Autumn weather instead of strolling city sidewalks we packed the car with pumpkins and blankets and teepees and drove to the woods to capture it all! Needless to say, incase the photos don’t give it away, it was a reallllly good day and this happy Mama got her updated family photos too!

So here’s what I’m thinking…this Fall before Chicago gets super cold come join us in the woods! I’d love to hold some of these mini sessions and capture your family too.

The details you need to know:

On Saturday, November 11 join us for a 30 minute styled session in LaBagh woods, you will receive a collection of 15 images (full resolution files, sent to you as a digital download to print as you please). Total cost: $100.

Availability is going to be limited, as I will only be taking on a few families. So run, get those Christmas gifts sorted! You can get in touch at

*I love creating for individuals and want you to feel loved and beautiful…so if flower crowns are not your thing, let me know and I can let you in on some other ideas I have for Mamas and boys alike. Rx

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A photoshoot even your kids will LOVE.


Motherhood Sessions and my heart behind this project

As a Mom of two the connection between mother and child is close to my heart and everyday life. Motherhood is an incredible gift and one that I believe deserves to be documented! So that’s exactly what I have planned for April, 29. 

Moms, I know all too often we are the ones behind the lens, armed with our iPhones to ensure every family moment and milestone is captured. But I’d love to tell a little more of the story…I’d love to capture you too. So I set out on a journey with two sweet friends, to style a shoot that would be a celebration of motherhood just in time for Mother’s Day.

It would be my joy to capture a simple, sweet memory for you and your children to keep. These sessions are designed to document glimpses of motherhood in a timeless, classic portrait. Whether you’re a brand new Mom, expecting your first precious arrival or your kids are old enough to be parents themselves, this is for Mamas in every phase of life.

To be part of this celebration… here’s the details you need to know:

It’s simple, on the morning of April, 29 join me for a 20 minute styled session, in a beautiful little studio in Logan Square, you will receive a collection of 15 images (full resolution files, sent to you as a digital download to print as you please). Total cost: $90.

Space is limited so get in touch to book your spot! You can book by emailing me at or calling me on 312-800-3092

P.S Dads, if you would like to gift your mothers or wife with this session all your images would be ready to print and wrap for May, 14 (Hint hint its the prefect Mother’s Day gift ;) ).

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“But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face.
Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking.
But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.”
-Mitch Albom


The Beukinga Family

Do you remember that f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g Saturday afternoon a couple of weeks ago, yep this was it! But goodness, such a beautiful family inside and out! Some of my favorites from our mini session together.

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Loved capturing these special memories with you Beukinga family! Happy first Christmas Eli!


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