Karen is 16! Her birthday is easy to remember, it's the day after mine! We went to one of my favorite spots for her photos, Fabyan Forest Preserve in Batavia. There are so many different areas there that make fantastic backdrops! We had a lot of fun, and her parents enjoyed hanging out with my little daughter while I shot. I became friends with her mom, Judy, while working at the Blue Goose in St Charles so it was nice that she got to spend some time playing with Lyla :)
I took these photos at our good friends' wedding. I wasn't their official photographer, but I couldn't resist taking some photos for myself :) Congratulations guys!
I decided to do a weekend of Christmas mini sessions in the middle of September while it was still nice and warm outside! I figured people would be excited to get their holiday photos out of the way without standing outside in the cold. Unfortunately I only had one person sign up, but it was still fun! I borrowed a small Christmas tree from a friend and decorated it i red, white and teal. I added a few more props around the sides of a blanket. It was a lot more windy that I would have liked. The tree fell over a couple times, the poinsettias refused to stay upright, it was nuts.
Hi there! I'm Mandy.