Joliet Family Pictures

Lake Katherine Family Photos - Fus Family

Fall has to be my favorite time of the year, and I made sure to capture that with the Fus Family. I wanted to make sure that I captured them with Fall's full set of amazing colors. I had the honor of photographing Rachel Fus' wedding earlier in the year (post coming soon), so seeing her and her family again was a joy for me. I loved photographing them at the beautiful Lake Katherine Nature Center in Palos Park, IL. Thanks!

Joliet Family Photographer - Tomasik Family

Being out and about during a family photo shoot is very freeing  for me. I love being outdoors when the weather is right (call me crazy, right?). So when I get the honor of photographing a family I immediately suggest doing the shoot outdoors. Being outside gives us the ability to move around and get several looks in a small space.

Here's a family portrait session I did here in Joliet and the weather was just perfect - hot out in the sun and percent in the shade. So of course all of the photos are in the shade :)

My many thanks to the Tomasik family for inviting me over and allowing me to spend some time with them this beautiful afternoon. Thanks guys!

Joliet Family Photographer - Villareal Family

It's officially summer time and we're finally able to go out and enjoy the outdoors. I especially enjoy shooting outdoor family portraits because the backgrounds are always colorful and vibrant. And being outside allows the kiddos to run around for a bit before and after the family photo session is done.  This particular family photo was done pretty quickly - the frame was set up and the family started having a fun time. It was a little on the chilly side this particular day, but we were able to get some really fun photos.

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Merry Christmas 2014 - Joliet Christmas Family Photos

It was a balmy Christmas Eve this year in Joliet, which is a little odd. We're used to snow on the ground and frigid temperatures about this time of year. I'm not a huge fan of snow, but I'll admit that having the fluffy white stuff on the ground around Christmas time is pretty cool. I hope that you and your family have a great and memory filled Christmas this year. Here's my families Christmas Card for 2014.

Lexi Lou is the newest member of our family. She sort of collaborated with us for this photo.

Lexi Lou is the newest member of our family. She sort of collaborated with us for this photo.


Mother's Day Family Portraits

I always get excited around Mother's Day because it means one thing in my mind - family portraits! I get to set-up my light modifiers and strobes and take get all photo-geeked out. I hope that my family has as much fun as I do. This was the 2nd year I've had the opportunity to work with the Vineyard Church of DuPage and take family portraits for members of their church. We had a perfect day this year and were allowed to shoot outdoors. Below are  just a few from that day. My many thanks to Stephanie and the rest of the families for having me. Thanks!

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