I love seeing a family grow and I first met this little girl’s parents when I photographed their wedding. The following are some of my favorite photos of her Chicagoland baptism at St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Niles, Illinois. Check out the amazing dessert table her mother created for her at The Empress Banquets on Lake Street in Addison, Illinois. Photographing baptism are one of my favorite things to photograph. Look at that dunk! I love it! She was such a champ!


Laura and Joe had a chilly wedding day but they were such good sports! Their ceremony was at St. Hedwig Catholic Parish in Chicago. Afterwards we stopped at Kinzie Street Bridge for a few photos. Their reception was at Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr Ridge, Illinois.



Scroll through to see some of my favorite images of Grace’s baptism. It started with a small ceremony at St. Michaels Church in Old Town. I had so many favorite that I had a hard time narrowing it down. Isn’t Grace’s dress beautiful?

After the ceremony the family headed over to Nico Osteria for a luncheon together. That space is also beautiful!


Every year I look forward to shooting this birthday party for Sara of The Homespun Hostess. Her daughter & her start planning a full year in advance. Little Miss. Annabelle picks the theme & Sara spends the entire year coming up with the cutest ideas. This year the birthday party theme was My Little Pony. It was a vibrant fun rainbow party complete with a pink haired pony. I think my favorite detail of the day was the unicorn headbands. Sara & one of her best friends made them by hand. I wish I would have snagged one for myself! So cute! Sara’s sister baked the rainbow cake as well as many other goodies that were on the table. I photograph many parties for Sara throughout the year and they are always absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to see what next year’s birthday party theme will be!

You can visit Sara’s website here to view some of her other parties or order custom products designed by her.

Party Planner/Designer: The Homespun Hostess 

Baker: Little Miss Sweet Tooth

Face Painter: Fun Faces By Denise

Event Location: The Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Indiana

Scroll through to see some of my favorite images from this birthday party!

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To view more images & details from this party as well as ideas from Sara, please visit her blog post here.