Chicago Family Portraits: Celebrating togetherness

Millenium Park garden, Chicago

Well, I certainly let the busy holiday season get the better of me when it came to blogging. But after a wonderful holiday season with family and friends, I am getting back on the horse and with what a fitting family session post to begin.

Sandy called me this fall to do a family portrait session for the holidays. I knew Sandy from grade-school and she and her children had just moved back to the Chicago-area from Tulsa. She was very excited to be near her family again, and so we included the whole clan-siblings and parents too. Wanting to celebrate Chicago in their first holiday portrait session back, we chose a couple landmark locations beginning the day in Millenium Park.

Kemp Family Portraits
Kemp Family Portraits
Kemp Family Portraits
Kemp Family Portraits
Kemp Family Portraits

Loved this!! The family created a coat-walled human dressing room for Sandy and her kids right in the middle of the park for their Chicago Bears wardrobe change!

Kemp Family Portraits
Kemp Family Portraits
Kemp Family Portraits
Kemp Family Portraits

After we left the park we headed over to the iconic Union Station. I was surprised to see all of the old wooden benches removed from the lobby when we arrived. I can only imagine what a job that was for whoever had to do that! But of course we had alternate options with staircases and architecture of the building itself.

Kemp Family Portraits
Kemp Family Portraits
Kemp Family Portraits
Kemp Family Portraits

Her family had such a great sense of playfulness with each other. That kind of chemistry just makes the shoot. I really enjoyed catching up with Sandy again and getting to know her whole family. Sandy and fam, thanks for the opportunity, and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday celebrating togetherness.

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~ by Stephanie Book on January 26, 2012.

4 Responses to “Chicago Family Portraits: Celebrating togetherness”

  1. Wonderful…will have to photograph our family this spring 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job with our family! We will treasure these pictures today and forever!

  3. These are gorgeous!!!

  4. If that family had chemistry, you were the chemist! Nice shots.

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