Chicago Family Portraits: And baby makes three

In November, I did a holiday photography session for Nicole and Robert, a fantastic couple that I met and worked with last year shortly after they moved to Chicago. They wanted to celebrate their first year in this great city together with an iconic skyline shoot. However, this year when Nicole called she shared the wonderful news that she and Robert had started their family! Little Elly would be joining our holiday session. And she was adorable-just look at her playing with those huge ruffles in her holiday skirt, and you’ve gotta love capturing a little baby yawn!

We began the session downtown at the Chicago Cultural Center, taking advantage of the fantastic architectural detail in their south staircase. Then we walked over to the south gardens at the Art Institute of Chicago. And finally, we ended at the Recreation Drive park district golf course building along the lakeshore. The day was a little windy-advisory level windy actually-but our outdoor locations provided enough protection from the elements. Elly was such a trooper; the wind didn’t even seem to phase her. Our shoot was wrapping up right around nap time, so Nicole and Rob were able to settle her into the stroller for just a couple minutes while we did a few portraits of just the two of them to end the day.

Nicole and Rob, thank you so much for the opportunity to shoot with you again. You guys glow as parents, and I can’t wait to see Elly grow year to year!

~ by Stephanie Book on February 7, 2012.

4 Responses to “Chicago Family Portraits: And baby makes three”

  1. adorable! Did you need a permit for the cultural center? I am looking for an indoor location to take some pictures of my family this winter.

  2. Great as usual 🙂

  3. Thanks, Steph! And they certainly are an incredibly gorgeous couple.

  4. Gorgeous. what a adorable baby. I love the black and white of Mom and Dad, she is gorgeous too!

    I love the Cultural Center what an amazing shot you really captured the awesomeness of that stairwell!!

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