“Life is a collection of moments” – Unknown // I love capturing growing families and all the moments that go by too fast – this Chicago candid family photography session was just so much fun!
I met Harpers dad, Jon, because I have photographed his band, Crashdive, a few times at shows as well as for promotional material for their album cover. When Jon told me his wife, Katie was expecting I was so happy for them! They hired me to photograph their maternity session (see it here) where we learned that we are all from Michigan! People from the Mitten unite! Although Katie and Jon both went to University of Michigan and I’m a Michigan State fan, I still agreed to be their photographer (ha!)
Fast forward one year and little Harper has been born, is turning one and has stolen her parents hearts, it’s easy to see why! We scheduled their Chicago candid family photography session one early morning for a beach on Lake Michigan. The morning was gorgeous and the light was reflecting off the lakes so beautifully! When Katie and Jon arrived they explained that Harper had a rough few days and was just diagnosed with another ear infection. Any parent knows how common and painful this is for a little one and they were worried she was not her usually smiley self. I told them we wouldn’t push her and we would try to make it fun! Harper is such a little trooper! Although these photo’s are a bit serious from her usual happy self, I still love the few smiles and the one epic crying photo holding her mom and dad’s hands that we did get!
I cannot thank Katie and Jon enough for letting me capture Harpers one year old photo’s! I hope she is on her way to feeling much better!!! xo – Lisa