Wow! How fast has this year gone?! Last year I made a promise to myself that I was going to be better at blogging my sessions. Clearly, that didn’t happen. But, the good news is that it’s because all of my wonderful clients have been keeping me busy! 🙂
Here’s my attempt at catching up on my blogging for the year. The next post will likely be in another 6 months. 🙂
Eliana: 6 months – Schaumburg Baby Photographer
P Family – Grayslake Photographer
Michael: 2 years – Lake County Photographer
H Family – Lake County Pet Photographer
Y Family – Grayslake Family Photographer
M Family – Lake County Family Photographer
C Family – Lindenhurst Family Photographer
H Family – Riverwoods Family Photographer
Madelyn: 9 months – Lindenhurst Photographer
Jackson: Newborn – Antioch Newborn Photographer
Payton: Newborn – Libertyville Newborn Photographer
Beth and Leah – Libertyville Pet Photographer
Brayden: 18 months – Deerfield Child Photographer
Eliana: 3 months – Carol Stream Baby Photographer
Madelyn: 6 months – Lindenhurst Baby Photographer
Quentin: 2 years – Lombard Child Photographer
E Kids – Schaumburg Children’s Photographer
A belated happy new year to all of you and I look forward to seeing you again in 2013!
Wow! November and December were super busy months for me! Thanks so much to all of my fabulous clients for giving me the opportunity to take your pictures! Again, I let my blogging escape me, but it was so worth it in the end.
Wrapping up 2012, here are the last of my shoots for the year. Thanks for a great year, everyone and I look foward to seeing you all in 2013!
Jackson and Chase – Riverwoods Child Photographer
Michael – 18 months – Gurnee Photographer
C Family – Lincolnshire Family Photographer
N Family – Barrington Family Photographer
Baby E – Carol Stream Newborn Photographer
D Family – Arlington Heights Photographer
K Family – Long Grove Photographer
J Siblings – Grayslake Family & Pet Photographer
K Kids – Park Ridge Photographer
Tyler is 3 – Deerfield Photographer
G Family – Streamwood Family Photographer
Alyssa is 2 – Buffalo Grove Children’s Photographer
Y Family – Mundelein Photographer
Olivia – 14 months – Lindenhurst Child Photographer
M Boys – Westfield New Jersey Photographer
Anybody who knows me knows what a dog lover I am. There’s something about their big round eyes and furry little faces that make my heart melt. Combine those big round eyes with a flat snout, wrinkles, and a snort, and you get a pug. My favorite!
8 years ago, I brought my little Brutus home. He was 4 months old and as spunky and sociable as a pup could get. There weren’t many dogs in our neighborhood so we took him to a monthly pug meetup at a local animal shelter. It was there that I met one of the volunteers and organizers at the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue and Adoption center. She worked closely with the shelter that we took Brutus to for his play dates and told me about another pug who was up for adoption and had been adopted and returned a few times. Perplexed as to how 3 people could adopt and return this little guy (named Harley at the time) and not wanting him to go through the trauma of being adopted and returned again, I put in an application to adopt this monster dog. A few weeks later, Harley, now named George, came home with us and has been a part of our family for the last 7 years.
Quoted from their website, NIPRA’s mission is, “to rescue, care for, and find suitable homes for unwanted, stray, or abandoned Pugs. To reduce pet overpopulation by increasing public awareness of the need to spay and neuter pets. To provide educational programs promoting the humane treatment of animals. This mission is accomplished through the dedication and energy of our board of directors and legion of faithful volunteers.”
This year was NIPRA’s 10th anniversary. I was honored to be a part of their 10 year celebration and fund raising event – Pug Jam 2012. The turnout was fantastic and through everyone’s combined efforts, NIPRA was able to raise not only funds for the rescue, but awareness for all of their special needs pugs.
It’s a great organization. For anyone interested in helping them out by either volunteering your time, making a monetary donation, or fostering a dog, please check them out…
This family was a lot of fun to shoot. Their daughter, Nidhi, was such a natural and who doesn’t love a family who includes their fur baby in their pictures too!