Wilder Park Family Photos | Elmhurst, IL Photographer | The Alex Brothers

The Alex brothers have grown up so much since I saw them last a few years ago! These handsome (and silly!) brothers were so much fun to work with last weekend – Enjoy!

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Wilder Park Family Photos | Elmhurst, IL Photographer | The Alex Brothers

Waterfall Glen Fall Family Photos | Lemont, IL Photographer | The Swanson Family

I loved spending time with the Swanson Family – it was such an honor to capture these sweet memories for them to mark another year in this wonderful life! We had so much fun wandering around Waterfall Glen – little Will loved to splash in the creek and was so fascinated by all the different colored leaves!

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Waterfall Glen Fall Family Photos | Lemont, IL Photographer | The Swanson Family

Polliwog Park Family Session | Manhattan Beach, CA Photographer | Serena, Bill & Malbec

I had so much fun this morning working with Serena & Bill and their adorable little pup, Malbec on their holiday photos!

We spent the morning wandering around Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach. Malbec loved chasing the geese and ESPECIALLY loved getting a treat after every photo! Enjoy!

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Polliwog Park Family Session | Manhattan Beach, CA Photographer | Serena, Bill & Malbec

Waterfall Glen Family Portraits | Lemont Photographer | The Ridder Family

I absolutely love this family (and not just because they’re my own siblings, niece and nephew!)!

The Ridders are such a fun group – always full of laughs and they have the two sweetest littles you could ever meet! Summer is a tiny ball of energy who loves to get dressed up and enjoyed keeping an eye out for Ariel in the creek, and Maverick is the sweetest, most cuddly baby boy with the BEST little wavy haired mohawk and lots of stories to coo about!

It is truly such a blessing to have been able to watch my sister fall in love, get married and now have this amazing little family of her own. Being able to hang out with them in a different setting to photograph their growth and capture their memories during these milestones is such a joy!

Alyssa and Billy – I love you guys and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you, Summer and Maverick ❤

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Waterfall Glen Family Portraits | Lemont Photographer | The Ridder Family

Torrance Beach Family Portraits | Torrance Beach, CA Photographer | The Scott Family

This family is the CUTEST!

I had so much fun hanging out with this family again at Torrance Beach a few weeks ago to celebrate Silas turning ONE! Silas has the most adorable little smile – and this time around, he’s got a few teeth to show off! He is so precious, full of energy and is constantly making the funniest faces (he has got the “blue steel” look down!)!

I absolutely LOVE to watch these littles grow up and being a part of their story is such an honor ❤

(for more of these cuties, check out Silas’ 6 month milestone session here!)

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Torrance Beach Family Portraits | Torrance Beach, CA Photographer | The Scott Family

Waterfall Glen Family Photos | Lemont Family Photographer | The Speelman Family

Eva turned ONE!

I had so much fun working with this adorable little family to celebrate Eva’s first birthday milestone! We spent the evening wandering around the beautiful Waterfall Glen in Lemont. Eva loved exploring the creek and had so much fun playing around with mom and dad! It was such a joy to see this cutie smile so big!

Happy first birthday, sweet girl!

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Waterfall Glen Family Photos | Lemont Family Photographer | The Speelman Family

Torrance Beach | Torrance, CA | Family Session | Brooke Tobin Photography

Little Silas is 6 months!

I loved hanging out at the beach with this sweet family to document Silas at 6 months! Silas was so full of giggles and silly faces during their session – I couldn’t help but smile while going through their images! And have you seen his eyes?! GORGEOUS!!

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Torrance Beach | Torrance, CA | Family Session | Brooke Tobin Photography