Monthly Archives: August 2012

family trees and being different

I walked into her first grade class and it hit me.  We were the only ones… Hannah had been given a project of putting together a family tree.  So…I thought.  And looked on pinterest.  And gave her some options of ways she could do it. Her choice? Make an actual tree. Why not? We collected […]

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fred the lion

My daughter’s class has a lion named Fred.  My daughter LOVES lions.  She will happily explain how she is fluent in lion.  And then proceed to speak and translate… So you can imagine how CRAZY EXCITED she was when she was picked to take him home for the weekend. Lately I’ve been trying to rethink […]

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Hi there, sweet Chicago friends…   I’m coming back one more time before the end of the year and I’d love to see you October 11-14.  Currently I have 2 sessions left and 3 mini-sessions.  The mini-sessions are 25 minutes in length and are for Saturday, October 13th in downtown Wheaton and the session fee […]

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carter turns 1

God is so very gracious to us.  While we were in Chicago to document a beautiful wedding (of two awesome people), our sweet/amazing/we-miss-them-like-crazy friends’ little boy turned 1.  So we crashed the party.  Because that’s how we roll. Quick disclaimer: I do not photograph 1 year old birthday parties.  Ever.  Weddings?  Yes.  Life-giving, authentic sessions?  […]

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the johnson family

You may remember them. If not, they’re a family worth remembering. 2 years ago, 2 of these precious children lost their mother.  Nick lost his sister and Nicole lost her future sister-in-law.  To say it was devastating would be an understatement. But Nick and Nicole knew that though they could never replace their mother, they […]

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