Kate + Mark | Engaged! | Mokena Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

"You make me
dance like a fool
forget how to breath
shine like gold
buzz like a bee

Just the thought of you
can drive me wild

Oh you make me smile "

I love shooting engagement sessions because it gives me a chance to get to know my wedding couples a little better before their wedding day.  I knew the second that I met Kate and Mark at our consultation that they were going to be so fun to work with.  When it came time for their engagement session, they were even more amazing than I had imagined.  The whole hour was full of laughs.  These two are so perfect together and I CANNOT WAIT for their wedding day!

 

Mack Party of 5 | Mokena Maternity Session | Mokena Family Photographer

This momma is amazing! Not only is she about to be a mom of three, but she's also a nurse, a professional ballerina, a model, a beauty queen (seriously, she was Mrs. New Jersey International in 2015), and she somehow finds the time to also run her own business, Amber Rae Mack Designs, making dance costumes, tutus, and embroidery.  It's truly inspiring to see all she has accomplished.  I was so honored to be asked to document this time in her life, as she awaits the birth of her son.  Amber looked absolutely stunning, and can you believe she whipped together those sashes and flower crowns the day before her session? I told you, she's amazing.  Congrats to the Mack family on your new addition! He is going to be so well loved and impeccably dressed.   

Wyatt | 18 Months Old! | Mokena Family Photographer

I will never get tired of photographing adorable toddlers in the golden summer sunset light.  Little Wyatt may have not felt the same, but he was such a good boy for his session with me. What little guy wouldn't love time outside snuggling with mommy and daddy? ;)

Parker | 4 Years Old! | Mokena Family Photographer

This little stinker.  I cannot believe he is 4! I met Parker and his family at their very first session with me when he was just a little one year old.  And now look how big he is! He is growing into the sweetest, silliest little boy, just like his big brother.  I just have the most fun when I get to see them. 

Caleb | 6 months old! | Mokena Family Photographer

No matter how many kids I have, or how many babies I photograph, I'm always amazed at how quickly they change and grow month to month.  Caleb is such a fun happy little guy and his personality is really starting to show.  I'm sure he's going to be just as silly as his big brother.