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Our days is about telling a story & our blog is where we have the space to give you a glimpse into the full narratives of our amazing families. We hope you can see a piece of yourselves in each of them. The story of family is both unique and universal

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2020 – What a crazy time in the world, COVID-19 is sweeping the world – the severity of it becomes more apparent day by day. There is no denying that life & routine is changing for us all. The unknowns push and pulls at us, we all want to make sense of it all, to […]

Time TOGETHER

We have had the honor of working with families throughout the years, from engagement, to wedding to baby. Photographing all stages of life is an honor we hold close.

Working with Clients throughout the years

We didn’t set out to focus on Hospital To Home sessions however, the ‘year of the baby’ showed me, personally, how much I LOVE working with families from the very start. SHOWING UP AT THE HOSPITAL HAS BECOME ONE OF MY FAVORITE WAYS TO BEGIN TO POUR INTO THE STORY OF FAMILY WITH MY CLIENTS. […]

Maternity & Hospital to Home Sessions

“We treasure the photos and film Jessica + Ben created for our family. They captured the beautiful magic in our “every day real life” and articulated everything incredible about seemingly ho hum moments. For us, those feel like the ones we want to remember forever (and ever). We felt so comfortable the whole time, they […]

REFLECTING ON AN UNDONE FAMILY PHOTO & FILM SESSION | HINSDALE, ILLINOIS

I grew up in Western Springs, Illinois so it is always so fun to turn down Central Avenue and relive childhood memories as I make my way to my clients homes. Working with this darling family was nothing less that an ease: i am finding that there are a few common denominators with all my […]

Pretty in Pink | A Family Session in Western Springs, Illinois

PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS ASKING ME ADVICE ON WHAT THEY SHOULD WEAR TO THEIR FAMILY SESSIONS. I TRY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE THEMSELVES AND AT THE SAME TIME TO GO A LITTLE OUT OF THE BOX. I WANT TO SEE MY CLIENTS PLAY WITH COLORS AND PATTERNS THAT COMPLIMENT ONE ANOTHER. DONT BE AFRAID TO MIX […]

CALL ME YELLOW – A MINI FAMILY SESSION IN CHICAGO, LINCOLN PARK CHICAGO

I WALKED AWAY FROM THIS SESSION THINKING THAT CLIENT IS GOING TO BE MY FRIEND. SOMETIMES YOU JUST CONNECT WITH PEOPLE AND IT FEELS LIKE YOU KNOW THEM WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WHY. AND SO YESTERDAY, I SAT DOWN FOR COFFEE WITH MY NEW FRIEND. A FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHER, HEATHER HACKNEY. WE TALKED ALL THINGS WORK, WE LAUGHED […]

HEATHER & LIAM | A MINI SESSION

tHIS YEAR I HAVE had THE HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO DOCUMENT SEVERAL MATERNITY & HOSPITAL TO HOME SESSIONS. THIS EXPERIENCE IS SO SPECIAL AS I GET TO WALK ALONGSIDE OF A COUPLE AS THEY ARE EXPECTING, MEET THEM & THEIR BABY IN THEIR HOSPITAL ROOM AND THEN SPEND TIME AT HOME AS THEY ACCLIMATE TO […]

MOTHERHOOD – A HOSPITAL TO HOME SESSION

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A FAMILY MINI SESSION IN CHICAGO, HUMBOLDT PARK

“I want to take photos on the hammock mommy” we were walking up from the pier and sweet Rosie chimed in with what she wanted for their photographs…” I want to take photos on the hammock mommy” my heart paused, because I knew there was something special about to unfold. I have always expressed that […]

A MOM AND HER DAUGHTERS AT THEIR LAKE HOUSE – SISTERS LAKE, MICHIGAN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

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WEDDED BLISS

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LOVE SWEET LOVE

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"We treasure the photos and film Jessica + Ben created for our family. They captured the beautiful magic in our "every day real life" and articulated everything incredible about seemingly ho hum moments. For us, those feel like the ones we want to remember forever (and ever). We felt so comfortable the whole time, they have such a calming presence that made it feel like we could really be ourselves- we ended up with so many treasures. They have given us a way to look back on real life exactly how we want to remember it. We laughed a lot too- Beyond talented artists, beyond awesome people. We couldn't be happier or more grateful!"

Brittany Jelinek 

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