Joe, Rachel, Emma, & Roman : DeKalb, IL Family Photography

I’m going to be brutally honest with you guys. I had family pictures taken right after my third baby, Ezra, was born a couple months ago. He was two weeks old. I was tired and hormonal. The kids were HORRIBLE (I have a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old as well). I looked like I was still six months pregnant. The last thing I wanted to do was have my picture taken. But I’m soooooo glad I did it, and not just because it’s a sweet memory that I’ll cherish having documented for the rest of my life (which it is!). Now I can relate to my clients a little bit more. Having a baby is such a huge life change, and when you throw other kids in the mix, it’s INSANE. Oh, and lets do a photo session where we all have to look happy and rested and like NOTHING MAJOR HAS JUST HAPPENED TO US. How the heck do you do that????

Anyways, with all of that in mind, I’m extremely proud of these images. Not as proud as I am of Rachel and Joe, however. I can relate to the craziness I’m sure you experienced preparing for your session and appreciate you guys so much for it!! ๐Ÿ˜€dekalb_IL_family_photographer_03 dekalb_IL_family_photographer_04 I love this family portrait!!dekalb_IL_family_photographer_05 Little Roman was 7 weeks old at the time of the session! Emma was so sweet with him!dekalb_IL_family_photographer_01 And like most 2-year-olds, she didn’t want to stay put for too long!!dekalb_IL_family_photographer_02 Roman!!!! You’re too cute!!dekalb_IL_family_photographer_06 dekalb_IL_family_photographer_07 dekalb_IL_family_photographer_08It was a tad chilly out, so we headed back to their house for the rest of the session. If I’m being honest, these are my favorite. It reminds me so much of my family right now: Mommy’s feeding the baby while daddy’s a human jungle gym. ๐Ÿ˜€dekalb_IL_family_photographer_10 dekalb_IL_family_photographer_09 JUMP!!dekalb_IL_family_photographer_11dekalb_IL_family_photographer_12 dekalb_IL_family_photographer_13I might be crazy, but I love the newborn stage. Sure, you’re sleep-deprived, emotional, and, more often than not, in want of a shower. But I’ve see how quickly it goes. I feel like this image ofย Rachel feeding Roman captures all that is amazing about having a newborn. It makes me a little teary!!!

dekalb_IL_family_photographer_14 dekalb_IL_family_photographer_15 dekalb_IL_family_photographer_16 See those bears in the crib? They were Rachel’s when she was little.ย dekalb_IL_family_photographer_17 dekalb_IL_family_photographer_18Thanks again, you guys!! Blessings!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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20 Responses to Joe, Rachel, Emma, & Roman : DeKalb, IL Family Photography

  1. Angie says:

    These are so sweet! I adore the ones in their home!

  2. kim says:

    So sweet!!! Love sessions with kiddos in their homes!!

  3. shannon says:

    oh so beautiful!! love them all, but i really love the ones in the house. so real life…so beautiful!

  4. Rachel says:

    I LOVE sessions done in the home! So personal! These are beautiful!

  5. The images in their home… I LOOOOVE THEM!!!! Beautiful family Chrissy… ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. mrinaye says:

    These are sooo beautiful! I LOVE the jump image!

  7. JennyBZ says:

    those black and white at home! LOVE THOSE! such sweet memories captured for this adorable family!

  8. Natalie says:

    These are adorable! And those curls!!!

  9. Vanessa says:

    Pardon the pun, but this family is picture-perfect. Mom and dad and the kids are just adorable !!! I LOOOOOOVE that you were able to capture some real-life moments with them in their house. These images are treasures. Especailly that black and white of dad and daughter snuggling. Nice work!

  10. Melissa says:

    Rachel, you’re gorgeous Mama! Love the outdoor family images! And the inside ones are so telling of their life at this moment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I love how everything is all of these photos is so real yet absolutely beautiful at the same time. Great job!

  12. Abbey Kline says:

    What a great lifestyle session!! Love those images in b&w in the living room and in Roman’s room! Beautiful family!

  13. Faye says:

    I love how everything is all of these photos is so real yet absolutely beautiful at the same time. Great job!

  14. Just so, so sweet! Love this!!!

  15. Caitlynn says:

    I love that you were able to get images inside their home – them being a family at HOME. Really beautiful. Those black and whites are perfect.

  16. Karen says:

    Oh my gosh is little Emma adorable! She shines in these photos! I am in love with the images of the mom nursing Roman! Such a beautiful image! Well done!

  17. Megan D says:

    emma’s hair!!!! I love it too much!!! These images are precious and a perfect representation of a new baby at home w a toddler. Fab job!!!

  18. Jen Crowe says:

    Super sweet images!

  19. Zach and Sarah says:

    Emma’s hair is the cutest thing I have ever seen. These are great, and, like you, the ones in their home are my favorite. Rachel feeding the baby might be my favorite. Such a sweet moment.

  20. Micah says:

    I love how personal this entire session is! There is so much love between them that is so evident in every last one of the photos! Great work!

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