Family Photographer |Sofia|Lake Zurich,IL

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!

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  • connie - I can see why you are adding Lake Zurich spot to your list of favorite spots for photographing families. What a beautiful setting! That is so sweet Sofia loves Mickey and Minnie mouse and carries them everywhere with her. Don’t you just love two year olds?ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Short - Aw, she’s a cutie. I never would have expected to meet Minnie Mouse at Lake Zurich, IL! lol!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley S. - Aw, she’s a cutie. I never would have expected to meet Minnie Mouse at Lake Zurich, IL! lol!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - How adorable is this little one?! I just LOVE the Minnie and Mickey concept. I’m sure this Illinois family was just thrilled with their images!ReplyCancel

  • Corey - Such a fun family portrait session! I love that they let their sweet baby girl wear her Minnie Mouse outfit. Too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Painter - I just love this family photography session! The little girl is adorable! I love how this family included their daughter’s love for Minnie Mouse!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - This family session in Lake Zurichil is lovely. I loved how the little one is dressed at Minnie Mouse and she looks so happy that she is. Beautiful Illinois family!ReplyCancel

  • abbie - such a cute little girl, you really captured her spirtReplyCancel

  • Laura Swift - the photo of sophia grace running in those sweet little polka dot shoes and tutu outfit is so adorable. what a beautiful way to celebrate a second birthday. i love that you offer both studio and outdoor in your work. minnie was the perfect companion for this family portrait session.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Wichern - What a cute family session. I love that this sweet family knew how important capturing her 2nd birthday was. I’m so glad you found a new location. I am always scouting!ReplyCancel

  • Christine D - That is the cutest little Minnie Mouse ever! I love those chubby little legs next to Minnie. What a fun two year old birthday session.ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - This little gal is just darling. And that outfit, so cute! Seems to fit her personality perfectly. Love the Illinois location you found for this family session!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - I love that field of wild flowers! SO pretty! Happy second birthday to this incredibly adorable little two year old! I love all the smiles and laughs in your photographs. It looks like this family had an amazing time during their session with you!ReplyCancel

  • Esther - Adorable family photos. That little girl is just so sweetReplyCancel

  • Samantha Eckhaus - These are precious photos by Maria Nicole Photography! I love how the little girl got to rock her Mini Mouse outfit. Reflects the cheerful personality of this family so well!ReplyCancel

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