Sunny Fall Family Shoot with the Fontanas

In 2011, I had the honor of photographing Kate and Tj’s wedding in downtown Chicago. Since then, a lot has happened for this couple–the biggest life change, the birth of their son, Luke, who turned one this past month.

On a sunny October Sunday morning, we strolled through the prairie of Winnemac Park, a perfect setting for Chicago fall family photos. Luke was all smiles throughout the shoot, a happy baby with an easy going spirit–not a surprise considering his two wonderful parents. If you are in boston and need a photographer click here: boston wedding photographers.

Fall family photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gorgeous Country Chic Engagement Photos

Emily and Mike couldn’t have a more beautiful day for their fall nature engagement photos. After a day of biting our nails as we refreshed our weather apps over and over again, the clouds parted and sun came through. Thank goodness, because this setting was too gorgeous for anything but golden light and blue skies.

It was worth the hour and a half hike out to this location. We explored a stunning property that couldn’t have been staged better with hay bales and a lone tree in the middle of the field, before venturing off to traipse through a beautiful prairie where we were the sole visitors. What a treat!

fall nature engagement photos

 

 

 

 

 

fall nature engagement photos

fall nature engagement photos

 

fall nature engagement photos

 

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fall nature engagement photos

 

 

 

These kids are such a riot!

I love shooting fall family photos, especially with the Quinns every year! Their kids literally have me cracking up the whole time. They’re so vibrant and fun. It’s basically a chance for me to just be a kid again, playing tag, pretending to fight dragons, or recounting our favorite moments from Puss and Boots and Frozen.

For those interested in booking a family shoot for the upcoming holiday season, I still have openings available, though weekends are booking up fast! Call at 402-304-4057 or email me at maggie@rifeponcephotography.com to book your fall family photo shoot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golli and Omid // Wedding Photos at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Musuem

Omid said he always admired Golli before they started dating, but when they fell in love, she blew away the vision he had of her in his mind.  After knowing each other for more than a decade and fostering a relationship across state borders, the couple couldn’t have been happier when they officially began their life together as husband and wife in a touching ceremony including Iranian traditions.

They were a joy to document for so many reasons, but especially because of their deep friendship and love for each other. Congrats Golli and Omid. I’m so happy for you two and wish you all the best!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifestyle Family Photos with The Sutherlands

The years of wonder, before awareness takes over, before they know what it means to be cool; when all is new and everything is an adventure. They’re full of curiosity and raw emotion. Smiles may turn to frowns in a split second, laughter to sobs. These years, when plans unravel and spontaneity rules, these are my favorite. They’re candid, silly, and wonderful to photograph.

I’ve taken Alex’s picture on three prior occasions, but I loved this last session most of all. He was so active and fun. In his features, now more distinct, I saw his momma’s eyes, and his mannerisms often mimicked his Dad. We spent nearly an hour together, letting Alex run the show. Directions were futile, instead we just played, and let Alex be Alex.

To find out more about a lifestyle family photos, please contact me at maggie@rifeponcephotography.com or 402-304-4057.