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This blog is about stories and how I've captured them with my camera -- some of the stories are about me and my family, and some of the stories are about other people, and some of the stories are probably a lot like yours. Here's a bit of my story: I am a momma of two ornery boys and a creative girl and married to an amazing guy. The house we live in is small but cozy, and our favorite thing to do there is what we call Family Pizza & Movie Night. I find dark chocolate extremely tasty, and I love baking, which leads to the fact that though I wouldn't say I necessarily love running, I do enjoy it and keep at it to try to stay sane and avoid having to buy an entirely new, bigger wardrobe. We have moved lots, which has been a challenge for me, but has taught me a lot, and drawn our family even closer together. I believe some of our crazy journeys have helped shape how I see life, love, and emotion through my lens.

My great grandma gave me her Brownie camera when I was about 8 years old. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Photography has grown from something I love to do into something that has become part of who I am. I'm passionate about capturing personalities, love, and the story of people's lives and reflecting it as art. Art that continues to tell the story, no matter what else has happened around us. Life is always changing… kids grow, we lose people we love, we add new people to our families and lives. I cherish being able to remember each part of the story along the way, and I adore helping others remember each part, too, for a lifetime. So that is a bit about me ~ I would love to hear a little of your story!

lauren.  high school senior.  {downers grove senior photographer} Image

lauren. high school senior. {downers grove senior photographer}

July 10, 2015

meet sweet lauren.  class of 2016.  getting ready to start her senior year.  we went out on a muggy morning and captured some lovely images of her in the trees just behind her house.  perfect.  besides those pesky mosquitos…  here’s a little sneak peek for now…

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high school senior sessions {downers grove photographer} Image

high school senior sessions {downers grove photographer}

May 12, 2015

So, there is some new stuff going on around here… and this is just a sneak peek at an AMAZING session we did in Chicago Union Station.  I wish we could do a gazillion sessions there… seriously.  The light in those huge windows?  Gorgeous.  My favorite.  But we got special permission to be up there right before they started demolition on a brand new project they are doing, so alas, I will not be allowed to do a session just like this again.  Ever.  Sadness.  But that just makes this session all the more incredibly special.

Here is my session fav… she always wears Converse with her dresses to school dances.  So smart.  More to come, along with exciting news with info on fun things being offered to high school seniors to make your sessions unique, fabulous, and all about YOU.  Come back and see me soon!  Or send me a message to get your session booked because they will be filling up fast!  Booking class of 2016 sessions now, and spots are limited this summer and fall.

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d family {naperville photographer} Image

d family {naperville photographer}

October 21, 2014

This mama knew she wanted some family photos before they their daughter was off to college.  And so we got their session in just a few days before they drove her to her new adventure.  They were so much fun to be with ~ can you tell?

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fall family photos {downers grove family photographer} Image

fall family photos {downers grove family photographer}

September 22, 2014

I met this adorable family a couple weeks ago.  I could not get over these sweet kiddos… I can still hear their contagious giggles.

family portrait life reflections by tangie

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