Family Photographer Lake County,IL
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. Sofia Grace is a beautiful little girl who, to her parents, is the whole world! Sofia celebrated her second birthday on September 25th, and this shoot captures her innocence and the happiness that surrounds her and her family. A local family from McHenry, Illinois, they are all super adventurous and have a love for the outdoors. They love to explore parks, go swimming and go on long walks together. Sofia’s parents are both very fun and outgoing, and Sofia is the same. Even though she can be a little shy, it doesn’t take long for her to get comfortable to new people and show her feisty and wild side!
This session took place outdoors in a forest preserve in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Even with a Libertyville, Illinois and Barrington, Illinois studio, I like to find new outdoor spots all the time. I’m adding this Lake Zurich spot to my list of favorites! When planning a session outside, it’s great to have a lot of sun, but a cloudy day works just as great. The family did what they love, and explored the land with me, looking and finding the perfect spot for some perfect pictures! Sofia loves Mickey and Minnie mouse, and her stuffed Mickey never left her side for the entire shoot! One of the best parts of being a family and children’s photographer is being able to capture the true personality of the child. When Sofia showed me how much she loves Mickey and Minnie, I captured just how much fun of a little girl she was, with such a bright personality!
These pictures turned out so great. I sometimes like to use black and white in the finished product. I think that this does a great job capturing raw emotion and love and Sofia’s feisty spirit! Make sure to check out my instagram @marianicolephotography for some more of Sofia’s pictures!