The Terry Family | Chicago Family Photographer

This summer was hot and eventful! We got to have the Terrys for a family session and they’re expecting a baby boy this fall!

I love the idea of having a session with your little one before the second arrives. Those photos will be something to treasure as your family photo changes through the years!

What I love about this session is that you couldn’t tell that it was close to 100°F with about 120% humidity since we were right next to the lake at Montrose Harbor! The Terrys were so laid back and the best at staying relaxed in the heat… even while pregnant! We even got up early to beat the heat, but that’s Chicago in the summertime!

We loved having this time together with the Terrys and capturing what their family looks like with a baby on the way and a little one that’s super comfortable in front of the camera! Here are some of our favorites from our time together!


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!

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!