Living the princess life.

When three creative geniuses come together, you get the most amazing princess outfits ever.  Our little models were in absolute heaven the entire time, even though it was a really chilly day!  Model life is rough, let me tell you.  But I just fell in love with all these looks; they’re perfect for daily  play…

Spookiness.

When one of your favorite small shop brands starts creating spooky witchy garb for Halloween, you jump at the chance to do a spooky, woodsy, creepy vibe photo shoot.  Our little models did not disappoint with their joy at brewing potions and waving magic wands around either!  Katie of Wild Purple found an amazingly spooky…

Using Presets in Lightroom

One of the first things I discovered when I began photography in earnest was presets in Lightroom.  They allowed me to experiment with different looks and moods and learn a lot about the different functions and features of Lightroom by trial and error.  You click a preset, slide that bar a little this way, a…

Tutu.

We just love working with Ellie N Sophia.  Traci’s tutus are pure magic and so well made.  My daughter loves wearing them because they’re her “pretty princess dress.”  We took this unicorn tutu to our local arboretum and, as you can see, they make pretty good exploration garments as well 😉   Featured in this…

Leotudes.

I just love Hannah.  We originally found each other through brand repping, which is a whole world of fabulous if you haven’t yet discovered it.  She is a homeschooling mom, creative, meticulous, hilarious, and generally awesome.  She had a vision for the way she wanted her brand, Leotudes, to progress and we brainstormed on the…

Ameriberry.

Summer days in the midwest are not complete without a visit to the strawberry fields.  We were so excited to visit Thompson’s Strawberry Farm in Wisconsin to capture the Ameriberry collaboration between some delightfully talented shops and celebrate summer! The girls had so much fun wandering the fields and looking for berries.  Fun fact….the strawberries…

gnomes + fairies

When you bring together these incredible shops, the magic is real.  I could not have been more thrilled with the outfits that came out of this collaboration.  And our little gnome and fairy had a blast flitting around the gardens at the Morton Arboretum. Fairy look: Tutu from Tin + Ella. Floral top from Wild…

Tutu at twilight.

Ellie N Sophia Boutique makes some seriously magical tutus.  It was so much fun photographing this session at twilight to highlight her Copenhagen Tutu Skirt.  The lovely Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL was the backdrop with amazing tulips and lilac bushes in full bloom. The entire park smelled like a divine perfume bottle.   Big brother and…