Spring in Chicago. Well, this weekend alone we are having Summer, Spring and Fall weather. So when we did MerryBeth's (MB) maternity session, we lucked out with perfect Spring weather. I've been photographing MB & her family for years, and watching her family grow is simply amazing. Cannot wait to meet & photograph this family of three, Davis John who was just born this week.
Mike & MB are pure naturals in front of the camera. MB is a maternity fashionista. From a perfect fitting dress to show off her adorable baby bump, to the fashionable black hat. Mike, in the creative industry himself, suggested the Hubbard Street Mural Project in the photos. Needless to say we found a perfect Chicago Skyline, adorable animals, that could even be used in the nursery. Making our way back to their home, we stopped at this brick wall, where an amazing reflection from the stop sign, gave me an idea.... I wanted to create a shadow of MB's baby bump. After we got that WOW shot, we made our way back to their home & did a more relax setting of photos. Being pregnant it's wonderful to get all dressed up, since some days it feels like nothing fits anymore as your in your last trimester, but there is also something about when you get home, and put on your comfy clothes. I had asked MB & Mike, what is something you both do when you are home, together? This last image says it all, Mike rubs MB's feet in this position on the couch, daily. THIS! These are the moments you want to cherish & remember.
2019 is the year of babies. First up in January, meet Blake Elizabeth. There is something extra special about Blake's Mom, Katie. We've been friends for over 25 years, since the first grade. So needless to say, photographing your best friend becoming a mom, well tears appeared in my eyes. And then Kevin, whom I've known since high school, was a pure natural with his daughter. And the way Blake just looked at her Daddy, melts your heart. Katie & Kevin were high school sweethearts, so watching your dear friends through life's major milestones and then becoming parents is amazing. Take a peak at Blake's newborn session, she smiled, slept and had such an amazing session.
Meet Andrew, a personal trainer in Chicago with Element 80 Fitness. When he first reached out to me, he had a vision of what he wanted for his head shots. After a call, and a few emails, we were all set. Now, photo day, all visions changes. We met, clicked instantly and between our personalities, visions, we collaborated so well and created magic. Everything we originally were going to do completely changed. Andrew let me take my vision to the next level and test different lighting, ideas, and well just about anything. Thank you Andrew for allowing me to be inspired by you, your work, logo, and letting me just do my thing. Wishing you the best in your new adventures and can't wait to see you in your environment soon!
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It's been quite a while since I've written a blog post. I have lots of new updates & changes going on with Erin Stefanik Photography. First, I'll be changing how I publish "Sneak Peeks"/ "Previews" on Social Media. My Instagram, I try to update quite frequently, whether it's posts/stories, etc.. So be sure to follow me here.
90 degrees Chicago Summer day, Father's Day, handful of toddlers and one amazing family. Where do I even begin with the Pfieffer Pfamily? They have been my number 1 fans, since day one. Even photographed my first wedding in Jamaica for Kaila & Jim. Not to mention, all of their families yearly photos/family photos, children's milestones, you name it. I am beyond honored! And finally, a big thank you to the Pfief's for all the referrals sent my way. I truly cannot thank you all enough. Ok, now let's get to seeing this wonderful family & a few of my favorites!
2014, has come & gone, but what a year it was. From 12 Weddings from the previous blog post, to 85 full family, baby, and children sessions, 10 Corporate sessions and 8 Full Grand Baby Sessions, that I get to see all year long and of course my favorite part, watching them grow. Working to make this year go even smoother and revamping a few things, but my goal for 2015 is to have all these numbers go up at least by 1 for next years blog post.
These photos are in no particular order, shuffled by complete random. You may wonder why you see some families with a variety of photos, they may have wanted a few different sessions throughout the year, or they are apart of the Baby Grand Program. Ask for details if you aren't sure what that includes.
Sit back & enjoy Erin Stefanik Photography's Families!