Category Archives: Families

Nancy and Justin’s Double Maternity Session | Salt Lake City, Utah

They couldn’t wait to tell their families their good news, Nancy and Justin planned a special reveal with each of their families sharing their surrogate was officially pregnant with their baby…but that wasn’t the only surprise.

Their long journey through infertility took them down the road of multiple attempts at IVF at several different clinics only to be told pregnancy would never happen for Nancy. This painful road lead them to the emotional, challenging but hopeful road of surrogacy. Still their were challenges, but they were finally matched with a wonderful, benevolent surrogate for their child. While moving forward on that timeline, Justin and Nancy chose to start a new timeline with themselves suggesting a change in protocol they had researched. After multiple failed attempts, Nancy was finally pregnant. Justin and Nancy planned to move ahead with the surrogate as well; now they were officially pregnant…twice! Nancy and Justin are due in May and their surrogate is due one month later; an incredible story of love and hope. You can learn more about their amazing journey at Nancy’s blog:

I can’t tell you how thrilled we are for Nancy, Justin and their growing family! Check out a few favorite photos from Nancy and Justin’s maternity session in Salt Lake City along with their lovely surrogate.

Dave + Karen + Kids | Wheeling Family Photography Session

It was the kind of summer afternoon where the sun was so warm and bright it warmed the creek bed; the kids were game to get their feet wet. Dave and Karen’s kids are the kind of kids that make their own fun, building tree forts, picking wild berries or exploring the creek for crawfish. I’ve gotten to see these kids grow up over the past five years and I’m always impressed at how smart and curious they are. It was a pleasure to watch them show me around the wonders of their back yard and to play along in a game of hide-and-seek with the entire family in the prairie near their house. Check out some of the fun from our session.

Becky + Mike + Josie | Family Photography in Westmont, IL

You may remember Mike and Becky from their Chicago maternity photography session. Well, now their new addition, Josephine Grace has been welcomed to the world and it’s time to document this special time. It’s almost a guarantee that you can get good sleeping baby photos within the first 10 days of being born, Josie was a champ, keeping herself awake through our whole photo session. We usually leave a lot of time for feeding breaks allowing us to get set up for different shots, but Josie seemed to be into the session and didn’t want to stop for anything. Check out all the fuzzy goodness below. This is my favorite shot of the whole day, the family all cozy in bed, framed by the mirror on their dresser. Thanks Mike and Becky for inviting me into your home to capture such a special time in Josie’s new life! Welcome to the world, Josie!