Elk Grove Village Family Photographer | Schaumburg Family Photographer

Angela first contacted me a few months ago, and wanted to schedule an extended family photo session while she and her husband Sky were in town in July. She told me how the last family photo they had taken was at a wedding, and they wanted something a little more fun and casual. Angela is such a thoughtful person, and she coordinated everything with her family. As an Elk Grove Village family photographer, I loved photographing the L Family. I enjoyed capturing all of the candid moments. The photo below is one of my favorites from this extended family photo session.Elk Grove Village Family Photographer

One of my main goals during a photo session is to make it fun for your family. If your family is having a good time, then it will make your photos much more genuine.Elk Grove Village Family PhotographerElk Grove Village Family PhotographerElk Grove Village Family Photographer

I made sure to get photos of each couple during the photo session. It’s nice to take a moment for just the two of you.Schaumburg Family Photographer

Angela is such a sweet person, and she took the time to leave this wonderful review on Yelp.

“We did a family portrait session with Chelsey. She was such a gem to work with! She was so kind and made the session easy. Best of all, the photos came out so beautiful! We would recommend Chelsey to anyone and will work with her in the future.”

The photo below of Sky and Angela is another one of my favorites from this extended family photo session. I love capturing candid moments like this.Schaumburg Family PhotographerSchaumburg Family PhotographerSchaumburg Family PhotographerSchaumburg Family PhotographerElk Grove Village Family PhotographerElk Grove Village Family PhotographerI love the candid photo below of Carol and Anthony with their 3 kids.Elk Grove Village Family Photographer

L Family, thanks so much for choosing me to capture these special moments for your family.

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Evanston Baby Photographer | Chicago Baby Photographer | Olivia 1 Year

As an Evanston baby photographer, I enjoyed photographing Olivia. She loved strolling along while holding onto her mommy and daddy’s hands.

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Olivia’s parents, Rebecca and Gustavo are getting married this fall, and I will be capturing their wedding day. I had a great time getting to know them better during their family photo session, and loved meeting their adorable daughter, Olivia.

The photo below is one of my favorites from this 1 year milestone session. I love the interaction between Olivia and her mom.Evanston Baby PhotographerJust clap your hands, and yell “Yay!” and you will get the sweetest smiles from Olivia 😉Evanston Baby Photographer

This daddy-daughter moment between these two is adorable. You can tell how much Olivia adores her parents. She was happiest when she was with either her mommy or daddy.

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12 months is one of my favorite ages to photograph. I love how at this age little ones become more mobile, and are quite curious about the world around them. Olivia found this flower, and loved looking at it. You had to keep an eye on her though – otherwise she would try to eat the flower 😉Evanston Baby Photographer

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Look at that sweet little smirk on Olivia’s face. Moments like the one below are my favorite to capture. Chicago Baby PhotographerChicago Baby PhotographerWhile walking around the gardens at Cantigny in Wheaton, Olivia saw this little fountain and was instantly intrigued. The photo above is one of my favorites from this cutie’s 1 year photo session. I know this photo will look beautiful hanging in Rebecca and Gustavo’s home.

Olivia wasn’t a fan of the grass, so her mommy and daddy held her while she ate her cupcake. Her expressions during the cake smash were adorable.Chicago Baby PhotographerChicago Baby Photographer

Thanks Rebecca and Gustavo for having me capturing this special time in your lives. I’m looking forward to capturing more memories for you in the future.Chicago Baby Photographer

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Chicago Baptism Photographer | Penelope’s Baptism

As a Chicago baptism photographer, I enjoyed photographing Penelope’s baptism at Saint Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Aurora. Penelope is adorable, and has such a sweet personality.Chicago Baptism Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing a baptism at Saint Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church last summer, and it was great being back there again. Chicago Baptism Photographer

Chicago Baptism PhotographerBefore the baptism, Penelope was having a fun time hanging out with family and smiling. She’s such a sweetheart, and everyone wanted to get a chance to make her laugh and hold her.Chicago Baptism Photographer

Chicago Baptism PhotographerChicago Baptism PhotographerChicago Baptism PhotographerPenelope’s parents looked so happy and proud as they watched the baptism. It was another special moment from the day.Chicago Baptism PhotographerChicago Baptism PhotographerChicago Baptism PhotographerChicago Baptism PhotographerChicago Baptism PhotographerChicago Baptism Photographer

After the baptism and some family photos, everyone headed over to Hugo’s Frog Bar in Naperville. The restaurant’s reception room was decorated beautifully. You can tell that Stacy put a lot of effort into the details for her daughter’s special day.

I love how Stacy chose a different bible verse for each table at the restaurant. The mint colored picture frames with table numbers, and the rose centerpieces looked beautiful. 
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Stacy and Jason, thanks so much for asking me to capture this special event in Penelope’s life. I’m looking forward to capturing more memories for you in the future.

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Aurora IL Baby Photographer | Arya (6 Months)

As an Aurora IL baby photographer, I enjoyed photographing Arya. This little girl is absolutely adorable. She has such a sweet personality, and the cutest little smirk.Aurora IL Baby Photographer

The photo below is one of my favorites from this milestone session. I love the expression on Arya’s face.Aurora IL Baby PhotographerAurora IL Baby Photographer

Arya’s handmade crocheted outfit looked so cute on her. I also loved her princess outfit which was complete with a crown headband:)Hoffman Estates Baby PhotographerHoffman Estates Baby Photographer

Arya’s two brothers Marco and Alec were also at the session, to cheer on their little sister, and also to help her smile for photos. It was sweet watching them interact with her, and I could definitely tell that they adore their little sister.Hoffman Estates Baby Photographer

Thanks S Family for having me capturing this special time in your lives. I’m looking forward to capturing more memories for you in the future.Aurora IL Baby Photographer

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Wheaton Baby Photographer | Owen (7 months)

As a Wheaton baby photographer, it was fun capturing 7-month-old, Owen. He looked adorable in his bow tie and plaid shirt.Wheaton Baby Photographer

I especially enjoy photographing babies around this age, because each one has their own personality. Owen is such a calm baby. He also has an equally adorable serious face and smiling face:)Wheaton Baby Photographer

The last time I saw Owen was when he was 3 months old. It’s amazing how much he has changed since then. The first year milestones are great to capture, because your little one is going to grow up a lot in just 12 months. Wheaton Baby Photographer

The photo below is one of my favorites from this milestone session. I love the little smirk on Owen’s face.Wheaton Baby Photographer

I recently acquired this vintage apple crate, and it is perfect for giving babies a little extra support for sitting up. It also looked great with Owen and his overalls. Wheaton Baby Photographer

Thanks M Family for having me capturing this precious time in your lives. I’m looking forward to capturing more special moments for you in the future. Wheaton Baby Photographer Are you looking for a Wheaton baby photographer or a family photographer? I’d love to hear from you. Click here to contact me today.