Tag Archives: Family Photographer

One HUGE perk of being a children’s photographer? CAKE SMASHES! One of the most fun and crazy memories we have of our children is when they celebrate their first birthday and do a cake smash. A cake smash is just as the name sounds, you put a yummy cake in front of your one-year-old and […]

  • Tara Charlotte - I love the bath tub pictures! the perfect ending to a cake smashReplyCancel

  • Jeanne - Love the cake smash collages! What a beautiful little girl… love all that dark thick hair… And nothing cuter than a one year old with pigtails :) You captured her perfectly!ReplyCancel

Hi guys! I’m still playing catch-up from all of my fall sessions. I love being a maternity photographer, for SO many reasons! This is a maternity session from back in September. Grayson James, the second baby of parents Brandon and Jessica, was due on September 15th of 2015. Jessica and Brandon have a busy and […]

  • Alex - What an adorable family! You captured them wonderfully! Love the belly shot with her little girl in her arms!ReplyCancel

  • Jessi - It’s so green in Vernon Hills! You did a beautiful job on these maternity pictures. Love them!ReplyCancel

  • jeanine - Beautiful maternity photography! You captured them so beautifully for this exciting time! I hope they will be back for more as their family grows!ReplyCancel

  • Corey - What a fun maternity session! Love the red tutu dress! The ones on the pier at Lake Zurich are very sweet too.ReplyCancel

  • sarah sweetman - Wow – what a beautiful maternity family photography session! The location in Vernon Hills is gorgeous and provided a perfect setting to show off the love and fun this family has for each other and their newest family member. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Brenden - Maternity session are so special. It’s easy to tell way you love them. I love the red maternity gown she got from the Etsy shop. It’s so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Christine D - What a perfect family maternity session! I love it when the whole family gets in the photos…the older siblings start to get excited for what is to come! This mother-to-be is beautiful, and she will treasure the photos with her little girl. I love the dress too! This Vernon Hills location has great variety too!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Storment - Wow you’re an amazing maternity photographer! This Vernon Hills family was so lucky to have you! Great jobReplyCancel

  • Beth - Oh wow, these are gorgeous maternity family photos. The family pictures from the first location are to die for… you’ve really captured connection and happiness. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - Oh wow! What a lovely maternity session! You can really see the joy radiating from this family in anticipation of their new little guy! I absolutely love the gowns from Design by C Boutique! I will definitely have to check out this vendor. I love the photo with Mom kissing big sister, and Dad is standing behind smiling. What an amazing capture!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca massimino - Such a sweet and loving family! I love this Vernon Hills maternity photography session… Can’t wait to see the newborn images!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - eep! These maternity photographs are beautiful! Jessica looks absolutely fantastic and just beaming with excitement <3ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Rittenberry - You really showcased the love and excitement of waiting for the new baby to arrive in this maternity session. Lake Zurich was the perfect backdrop to this gallery as it lent itself to lush and vibrant colors, adding to the drama of this outdoor maternity session. Can’t wait to see the newborn photos of this Vernon Hills family!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Shouldn’t it be a crime to look this AMAZING during pregnancy. And the second at that, I could only wish to be all baby during a pregnancy and have such a glow as she does. The lake and the fields used for this maternity session in vernon hills Il are just as stunning as the growing family. I look forward to seeing the newborn session.ReplyCancel

All these amazing families I get to meet, how could I not love being a family photographer?! A little girl is a giggle wrapped in sunlight. I met such a little girl, named Kayalena, while doing an outdoor photoshoot for her second birthday! Kayalena has a beautiful life and is surrounded by beautiful parents. They […]

  • Jessica Renee Patnesky - Oh my goodness, what a sweetheart!! And I love her and mom in the heels!!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Cabrera - What a fun shoot! Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Gonzalo Verdeja - Im in love with Kayalena. Great pictures, I like a lot all this colors, great job!!ReplyCancel

  • Alex - What a cutie!! Great captures, so many sweet ones!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Loeffler - What adorbale brithday pictures. She is such a cutie. these are great family photos as well.ReplyCancel

  • Giselle - These are so adorable!
    What a loving family and beautiful little girl!ReplyCancel

  • Denise - What a bright and fun birthday session! Makes me sort of long for summer!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessi - What a sweet birthday session! Love the pink pops of color of her bows, and that picture with her doll <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • Kristi James - OH HOW FUN!!!! Birthday pictures end up just adorable!! Great work!!ReplyCancel

  • Corey - What an adorable family! Such a fun portrait session for her 2nd birthday!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Schenk - ah these are so cute! What an addorable little 2 year old girl and her birthday was probably fabulous! Such a precious family, I know they will treasure their images for a life time.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Painter - This is such a fun way to photograph a family! I love how you included the little girl’s doll. You captured so many great expressions!ReplyCancel

  • Brenden - I love the one of Kayalena with her doll. Years from now when she is all grown up she can look back and have this beautiful keepsake from her 2 year old photoshoot.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Crossman - Oh my goodness, look at those heels!!! Adorable! Great family photos, looking forward to seeing pictures of this little sweetheart with his new baby brother or sister later this year!ReplyCancel

  • Esther - What a gorgeous little family! Great job capturing this special milestone for this family with beautiful photography.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Beautiful and cute family portrait photography and what a lovely Lake Zurich location for a picnic!ReplyCancel

  • Christine D - Such a perfect way to document a family of three before they become a family of four! This little girl looks like she will already be a great big sister. I can’t wait to see the newborn portraits!ReplyCancel

  • abbie - such a cute little girl! Going to be such a fab big sister! I can’t wait to see the newborn session and the updated family portrait with the baby!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Swift - “a giggle wrapped in sunlight” that is a perfect description of this adorable little girl. can i say my favorite photo is the one where they are both wearing higih heels. every little girl looks up to her momma and wants to be just like her. this is priceless. i also love her doll that her doll was photographed with her showing her favorite things. beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - This sessions looks like it was an absolute BLAST! This family has so many gorgeous photos, how will they ever choose! You did such a great job capturing real smiles and a lot of great emotion! The forest preserve is the perfect backdrop for this beautiful little family! Amazing job!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Storment - What a cutie pie. I love her pigtails and wearing her momma’s shoes just too cute for a second birthday photo session.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Eckhaus - These photos by Maria Nicole Photography are absolutely precious! This little girl is having the time of her life and these photos prove it! I love the “mommy and me” shots with the little girl wearing her mom’s heels. Just precious :)ReplyCancel

Flashback Friday anyone? Blogging was never something I thought I would do, but here I am! Never say never! There are SO many sessions that I hope I can go back to and blog about. Today though I am going back to a very special session! This is Erik and Michelle’s engagement session! Why did […]

  • pam - very cute family!ReplyCancel

  • Gonzalo - Great engagement session. Waiting to see their wedding :)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Cherry - Libertyville is lucky to have you as a family photographer! Lovely images.ReplyCancel

  • Sohail - Congrats to the couple!!! I am sure you can’t wait to shoot their wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Trina Dinnar - Love how you got some family photos as well. Such a great engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Kee Clouse - I just love this engagement session! Congratulations to this beautiful family! You captured the love between them all in this engagement session and I can’t wait to see the wedding and the beautiful work you produce as their wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • kristy - I love how all the kids are involved in this session!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte Richardson - What a lovely engagement session!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jama - What a beautiful family. Great job capturing all their fun personalities. I love that the kids are included in this engagement session.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Modec Poreda - Awww…what sweet images, I bet the family is over the moon with them. Such great memories you captured.ReplyCancel

I have been so excited to share this post with you! What is better than a maternity shoot or a newborn shoot? A MATERNITY, FRESH 48, AND NEWBORN SHOOT! It is such an honor to be able to be apart of someones special moment and have them trust I can capture those sacred moments. To […]

  • Baotran - Lucky girl to have you as her photographer for so many of her milestones!ReplyCancel