I capture the calm & the crazy

and I won't make your face hurt

Maybe your idea of family photos is sitting and looking at the camera for an hour with a painted on smile while scolding your children through clenched teeth to look and smile with their “real smile”…sound familiar? It doesn’t have to be that way – trust me. I want you to throw out all of your preconceived notions on what family photos are and we’ll get to capturing your family for real.  I capture the little moments, the laughs, the smiles, the tears, the serious, the calm, the crazy – I love it all. Whether we’re at the lake in Evanston or Wilmette, walking the streets of your Chicago neighborhood, wandering down the trails through the prairie reserve in Morton Grove, warm and cozy in the comfort of your home, or exploring a place that’s meaningful to your family – I am happy in whatever location makes you happy. Life changes so quickly, kids get older, circumstances change, the weeks turn into YEARS and all of sudden, you’re in your mid 30s thinking, WOW, it’s true what they say – this is going WAY too fast…    I wish I could slow it down. Well you can, you can freeze it and I can help you!