Chicago winter maternity session Salvage One

I adore these two (soon to be three!). I met Rachael & Ryan back in 2017 when they hired me as their wedding photographer. We clicked instantly! Soon after, I photographed their engagement session, and then, the big day at the Wyndham Grand Chicago! Last week, I was honored to be their photographer again and capture a perfect Chicago winter maternity session at Salvage One! This long term relationship with clients turned friends is my absolute favorite thing about what I do. I love that they trust me and want me to be there for each piece of their journey. It inspires me so much and lets my creative juices flow at their fullest capacity. I really feel that I am able to create my best work through these relationships and I am so grateful for that!

Chicago winter maternity session Salvage One

I loved catching up a little bit with these two (three! hah!) and watching their love. There is something truly special about watching my couples become parents!  Not only they are so incredibly easy and fun to photograph but they are also always very positive and have a great overall energy about them.

We decided to start the shoot at Salvage One, then capture some outdoor shots in the snow in the forest preserve. I chose this particular area because the snow creates serene scenery! The best part of the session is that mom wore the most gorgeous dress for her maternity photos! The navy blended in with the tree line perfectly and her figure is amazing! She was absolutely stunning and I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to work with! They were such troopers too! It was a whole 35 degrees during their Chicago winter maternity session!

Thank you for continuing to trust me to document your most precious milestones, Rachael &Ryan! So much love to you all!

If you are a mommy to be, I would love to join you in your adventure and capture this special time!

mommy to beposing with brick wall behind looking out the windowmommy to be sitting on a vintage chair looking down at her bellypregnant woman dancing in her navy blue dress in the snow

Creating a lifetime lasting memories of a wedding day is a true privilege and I love everything about it!