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The Midnight Family / Chicago Family Photographer / Clayton Photo + Design

For our mini sessions we had the Midnights book us and it was all fun with them! We think their last name gives it all away! We met Eric and Maggie a few years back when we first moved to Chicago and it was nice to see them again in the city!

We shot their session at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk right next to Lincoln Park Zoo. Lincoln Park is such a pretty neighborhood. It was nice to get some golden fall colors at sunset before the cold hits this city! It was full of photographers that evening, but you could never tell!

Fall is the perfect time to get your family photos and Christmas card photos done! It can get chilly enough if you want to wear warmer clothes like sweaters, but warm enough you don’t have to wear a coat!

We sure had a good time with the Midnights!


Katelyn + Callin / Chicago Engagement Photography & Couples Photographer, Adler Planetarium

Katelyn + Callin sure know how to have a good time! You could say we envy them a little :) They love going to plays and shows together and sports. They've been married for a couple of years, but their session felt like an engagement session! Our favorite. Katelyn types super fast and Callin is a data scientist. They're fun AND smart!

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The Padilla Family / Chicago Family Lifestyle & Portrait Photographer

We love photographing families! We met a long time ago when we were young girls at a day camp and now we live close to each other again! I loved seeing the love they all had for each other, especially with the little brother who was rather cold. His brother kept hugging him to keep him warm. I love the energy of these two as parents and how they have fun together like they were dating all over again!

This was our first shoot in Chicago after moving from Idaho. The landscape is very different from Idaho, but the fall colors are just as beautiful. We went to a forest preserve for this session. The funny thing is that you could never tell that the street was a few yards away from us, busy with cars!