The Baptism of Sweet Milah Jean | Canton and Chicago Baptism Photographer

I’m so very thankful to be able to travel far and wide and have my camera close at hand!  This wasn’t too  far (St. Tomas a’Beckett in Canton, MI) but we certainly had a wonderful Father’s Day treat – gorgeous weather, and a beautiful baptism to celebrate!  Thank you Keith and Heidi for inviting me to celebrate with you (this is my THIRD baptism with the Mayer family!).



The Baptism of Sweet Baby Georgios | Chicago Baptism Photographer

The beauty of being asked to witness all these gorgeous baptisms is being exposed to the absolutely gorgeous places of worship in the great city of Chicago!  I was so excited to be invited by the family of Georgios at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago – it truely was a shining gem.  This little man is SO loved by friends and family all over the country!



Porfirio Turns One! Goldfish Swim School | Chicago Birthday Photographer

Man, there is nothing like spending a cool, chilly, early spring day inside a tropical getaway right in our own backyard!  Where is that, you might ask?  Well, Goldfish Swim School, of course!  How on earth did I NOT have any idea this place existed?  It was the perfect backdrop for the smile filled goldfish First Birthday party of sweet little Porfirio!  There is no greater honor than when a family welcomes me back for multiple occasions, and this family has been so, so good to me.  A mere five years ago I photographed Porfirio’s sister Aurelia’s first birthday party, then returned for her second birthday as well.  It is always great to be a part of a good part; but even more special to see familiar faces of friends 🙂

Like the parties before, there were amazing touches at every turn to compliment the already festive decor (many of which featured the sweet mug of Porfirio himself).  Delectable Orange Chocolate & Lemon cupcakes by Sweet Mandy B’s.

Love this party look?  You can find similar products at the links below!

Goldfish Party – Personzalized DIY Printables by Chickabug on Etsy
Fish in glycerin soap – Squeaky Clean Soap Co on Etsy
Goldfish 1st Birthday Shirt – Pocketbaby on Etsy

_web_Blog Collage-1398724204987_web_Porfirio1st-92_web_Porfirio1st-71_web_Porfirio1st-69_web_Porfirio1st-56_web_Porfirio1st-45_web_Porfirio1st-40_web_Porfirio1st-5_web_Porfirio1st-2_web_Porfirio1st-1

Mira Turns 3! Underwater Mermaid Wonderland | Chicago Birthday Photographer

For Mira’s party, I thought I was stepping into her family’s home.  To my surprise, Natalie (Mira’s Mom) transported us all into an underwater mermaid wonderland!  Natalie is a true DIY-er and everything was magical – every where you turned there was some detail that took my breath away.  There was no shortage of gorgeous things and people to photograph, especially Mira’s sweet smile.  If you’d like to see some of her inspiration, check out her Mermaid Birthday Pinterest Board.

The Baptism of Sweet Baby Griffin | Chicago Baptism Photographer

Hello Friends!  I had the wonderful opportunity to warm up with the Fonseca family during a cold February afternoon.  Why?  To celebrate the baptism of sweet Griffin.  Family and friends gathered at St. Paul of the Cross in Park Ridge, and Deacon Bob presided over this beautiful sacrement.  Thank you, Fonseca’s for inviting me to witness this blessed day!


Alicia - I am liking for a photographer to take photographs of my sons baptism on July 26 at 2:30 p.m. The event will take place at St. Albert the Great church in Burbank IL

Sessions would be an hour to hour and a half long that includes events and family photos to follow - Hello Alicia! Unfortunately, I am already scheduled for July 26! Keep me in mind for any events in the future though 🙂

F a c e b o o k