What’s cuter than a smiling baby wearing plaid and suspenders?

Fall Holiday Family Photos in Fulton Market

Come on, could Noah be  any more charming in those suspenders?

These sweet moments took place just outside Sonya and Neils condo in downtown Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood.  Noah was all smiles as he dashed this way and that around the sweet little hidden park behind Carnival restaurant. There were some beautiful evergreens in the area, so his parent scooped him up and we quickly snapped a few pictures before he was off again to explore.

My favorite moment happened just at the end of the session in front of the iconic black and white striped wall outside carnival.  Noah was so full of delight, he could hardly contain himself, with a huge grin he danced back and forth between his parents.

 

 

Quinns 2016 Fall Family Photos

It’s been wonderful to watch the Quinn’s family grow over the last few years. This year’s family shoot included an new addition, little cutiepie Danny. What a sweetie.  As the youngest of four, he’s naturally a go-with-the-flow kiddo, enjoying his siblings silly behavior. I can’t wait for next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah and her parents explore Millenium Park

Chicago Candid Family Photography Session with the Linds

I’ve feel lucky to have photographed Hannah four times over the last three years–the first when she was just a few days old in St. Louis for her newborn session, then again during a trip to Chicago, and now recently at Millenn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ium Park.  I can’t believe how big she is now!  When I first met her, she was only five pounds!  She’s grown into the sweetest, most charming little girl.  I loved every minute snapped pictures of her as she twirled through Millennium Park with her parents, John and Claudia in toe.

Morning at the Farmer’s Market with the Ponzio’s

Day-in-the-life Family Photo Session at the Green City Market with the Ponzio’s

For their family photo session this year, the Ponzio’s wanted to do something a little different than the classic park pictures.  A professional chef, Michael Sr. used to shop for ingredients at the Green City Market each week for fresh, local options to flavor his recipes, so when he heard Kimi and I planned to meet in Lincoln Park, he asked if we could stop there afterwards.

I loved the idea, so after snapping some fun candids of the kids at play, we walked down to the stalls and took in the sights and smells.  It was so cute to see the boys examining the offerings.  When we spotted a carnitas stand, we all agreed we had to stop. Yummm!  It was definitely the best carnitas taco I’ve ever had, stuffed full of marinated pork, topped with shredded cabbage and drizzled with crema. My mouth is watering right now just remembering the flavor.

Kimi found her favorite fall arrangements–pumpkin tree bunches  (yes, there is such a thing), Oliver went on sale for a minute for $5 dollars, before being snatched up quickly by his devoted father, and little Michael showed his strength, lifting butternut squash like a dumb bell. It was a perfect morning making new memories and enjoying our beautiful Fall.

This cutie pie…can’t get enough of those cheeks.

 

 

Love an affectionate Dad.

 

 

 

Chef in training.

 

 

Ordering carnitas!  Yummmm!!! Soooo tasty :)

 

 

Little Michael, determined to move this trailer.