noah and megan's doodles + diamonds: surprise engagement shoot

This morning I had the privilege of being a part of a surprise engagement shoot at Wheat's End Cafe in Ravenswood. With the managers help, Noah had planned for a light breakfast with Megan with a perfect window seat. As they sipped their coffee, Megan began to count an abnormally large amount of Doodle dogs (her favorite) walking past. It wasn't until there were about 20 dogs congregated in front of the window that she knew something was up. They went outside the cafe, bent down to pet them, and when Noah stayed on one knee she knew today was the day. She said "YES"! Not only did she get a ring, and a fiance, but also a certificate for a Doodle of her very own. Well done Noah, and congratulations you two! May the Lord continue to guide your steps and lead you towards unexpected joy-filled surprises for His namesake.


the aikens family: family shoot

It has been so fun to watch little miss Charlotte grow over the last year from a newborn into an expressive and sweet toddler! This fall we returned back to the Garfield Park Conservatory in order to capture her growth, the beautiful leaves, and her adorable relationship with her parents. Thank you so much Aiken Family for letting me journey with you all through these adorable milestones and may the Lord continue to guide you in the raising on this adorable baby girl! 


the levon family: one-year family shoot

It seems like just yesterday that the summer wind was softly blowing through the open-air tent in the farmlands of Pennsylvania as Joe was watched his beautiful bride come down the aisle. Here we are just a few years later not only having shared many a-laugh and meal here in the city, but also the amazing memory of little Joey coming home from the hospital! In Joey's words, this little guy has certainly become "so big", and it is a privilege and joy to celebrate with you all the life of your one-year-old son! Joe and Keiko, we love your family, appreciate your friendship, and are so thankful to share life with you all here in the city! We pray that the Holy Spirit continues to give you guidance and wisdom as you love on this little guy and raise him up in the ways of the Lord. Blessings and Happy Birthday Joey!


baby liliana: newborn shoot

Welcome Baby Liliana Joy! What a precious and beautiful reason to be invited back into the Torres family's home! Not only have the girls grown a great deal since our last shoot together, but your family has grown as well! These little ladies are already proving themselves as helpful "big sisters on duty". From grabbing blankets and pacifiers, to singing lullabies, to snuggling this new little sleepy bundle of joy who refuses to actually fall asleep, these sisters are something special to see. Manny and Jazmin, we will be praying for you two as you seek the Lord's wisdom on how to guide these four beautiful and unique women of God in the ways of the Lord. Congratulations again as your quiver fills with many precious and beloved arrows!