Naperville Family Photographer, Hinsdale Family Photographer | Fall Fun

Time for my favorite family – the ones who started me in business over seven years ago when I photographed their eldest daughter’s newborn pictures.  And now there is a seven year old daughter, two twins who are almost five, and Roma – the Golden Retriever who has been part of the family for over 10 years.  She was their first baby – their fur baby.  Now that she is getting older, her face entirely white, we try to get family pictures including her.  Families are always welcome to include a pet in their session (just clear it with me before hand, so we choose a dog-friendly location).

It was a decent day for us, though it was PACKED with people and photographers here.  Now that the twins are getting older, they listen well enough for us to zoom through the session as fast as possible in order to avoid some of the chaos.  Everyone did a great job on this day.  And check out the smiles – especially Roma’s! :)

I think this first picture will be their holiday card image.  I absolutely love it!

 

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I wish I could remember what had these three siblings cracking up like this, but I love the result.

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Then we went across the street to the open fields for one last picture before heading home.

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If you are wanting your own family portrait session, contact Firefly Nights Photography today!  We also provide maternity, newborn, baby, child, high school senior, and athlete sessions, as well.  Our studio is located in Naperville, but we also love outdoor, on location sessions.  We look forward to working with you!

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Amy G. - October 22, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Beautiful session! Love the individual shots of the kids! Great work!

Naperville Senior Photographer, Downers Grove photographer

I had a wonderful time photographing this senior from Nequa Valley High School.  She is the youngest of their children, but may be the one who shines brightest.  Grace is a varsity track and field, as well as cross country, runner.  She is also a gold medalist with the Special Olympics.  Grace has high-functioning autism and competes with the special needs athletes, as well as the rest of her high school peers.

It was a beautiful (if slightly chilly) day on our day together, but she was a great sport.  The only thing she made me work for was getting a natural smile.  She has a gorgeous smile, as you can see, but many times, it was just frozen in place.  Well, I learned that if you get her talking about her cats, she lights up.

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I love this black and white of her.

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After graduation, Grace is planning on attending District 204′s transitional school at Indian Prairie. Many of the district’s students with special needs receive linkage and instruction for post high school transition to the community through the Supported Training Experiences Post Secondary program (STEPS). They wanted to be sure to get a picture of Grace in a shirt from there. 

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I loved meeting Grace and her parents and hope she has a wonderful senior year and wish her the best as she ventures on after high school.

Firefly Nights Photography is nationally known for our work with special needs children, especially those with autism spectrum disorders.  Both Megan and her assistant have children with special needs and love to work and give back to other parents.  Firefly Nights Photography is located in downtown Naperville, but our clients come to us from all over Chicago, especially the western suburbs.  We provide portrait photography both in studio and on location outdoor sessions for maternity, newborn, babies, children, seniors, family, and athlete sessions.

If you are interested in a session, you can see more of our work under Galleries.  We look forward to working with you!

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Chicago Baby Photographer, Naperville Baby Photographer | Twins

This family used to be one of most traveled ones.  They used to come to me all the way from California for pictures for their eldest son, but now they have moved to the area and I got to see them with their newest additions – seven month old twins!  I didn’t get to see big brother this time, but maybe next time we’ll get the whole family together.  But this time was a wonderful time meeting these little darlings.  When I first saw the boy, I thought he had incredibly light blue eyes (granted, he does have light blue eyes), but what had me do a double take was not actually the color of his eyes, but his pupils.  He has a condition called coloboma, which is a hole in the iris, giving his pupils a keyhole shape.  And while her brother will certainly get many looks for his eyes, this sister will be getting plenty of looks for how pretty she is with her own big blue eyes.  You would never know that she was not super happy.  She was only happy if mommy had her, so we had to do some creative editing.;)

I love how she is grabbing onto her brother here.

 

Such big smiles from such little people.  How can’t you smile back?

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Of course we have to do some naked babies on a bed.  They are always my favorite thing to do with this age, as their skin is so creamy against the white, and it is the essence of playful innocence.  Every baby is happy on a bed. :)

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Firefly Nights Photography specializes in portraits of all types, not just babies.  We provide maternity, newborn, children, high school senior, families, as well as athlete portraits.  We encourage you to look through our Galleries for more examples of our work.

Our studio is located in downtown Naperville, but we are also happy to conduct outdoor sessions on location.  Our clients come from all over Chicago, especially the western suburbs like Hinsdale and Downers Grove.  So if you are interested in a photography session of your own, please contact Firefly Nights Photography today to discuss more.

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One Year Old Twins | Naperville Photographer, Hinsdale Baby Photographer

I got to meet these beautiful twin babies when they were just newborns.  Now a year has passed, and they are celebrating their first birthday!  I’m always amazed when twins look so different from each other.  These girls have totally different hair and eye shape, but also one is much taller than the other, as well.  But both were so fun and adorable.  Granted, one was crying a lot during our session, but you would never know in the end result.;)  They also win for the hands-down, funniest cake smash session I have ever experienced.  I’ll explain at the end. LOL

For now, let’s wish these girls HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I hope the following years do not fly by quite as quickly, and that you both continue to grow into wonderful little toddler girls.

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This image is an optical illusion because the baby on the right is way smaller than the one on the left, but since she is sitting closer to the camera, she appears bigger.  But totally is NOT.  But babies are always happy on the bed.  I think it reminds them of playing in bed at home with their mom and day.

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Then of course we had to get a good family picture in while we could.  I love their matching purple dresses here.

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Then it was time for their smash cake.  This is always at the end, as they are going to be a mess afterwards (hopefully).  First off, these cakes were ADORABLE, and better than the way they looked is how delicious they were (I tried a bit during clean up LOL).  They are from Smallcakes here in Naperville.  Highly recommend them now that I’ve tried them out.  So the babies started off good and happy and doing what they should…

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“Hey, sis, you got something on your face.”  LOL

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But then the baby on the left was just DONE, but her sister was…well, she was not at all done with her cake.  This baby does a face plant smack dab into the cake and proceeds to eat it!!  We were crying with laughter it was so funny.  When mom took away the upset baby, twin #2 crawled over to her sister’s cake and sticks her face into the sister’s cake and proceeds to eat it.  Oh, it was priceless.

 

Firefly Nights Photography’s studio is located in downtown Naperville.  We are a portrait studio, providing maternity, newborn, baby, child, high school senior, family, and athlete sessions.  We offer both in studio or outdoor sessions.  If you are interested in your own session, please contact us today to learn more.

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Chicago Senior photographer, Wheaton Photographer | Jordan

I’ve been waiting to photograph this Wheaton Warrenville South High School senior for many years – just waiting for her to get old enough.;)  I’ve known her mother for a long time and hadn’t seen Jordan here since she was probably six years old.  Obviously, she has changed a lot in that time. LOL  Jordan is a laid back girl.  A typical teen with both an edgy, cool side, as well as the girly, pretty side.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with her edgy side – something I had been waiting to do all year, but needed the right senior to pull it off.

But first, we went for the “pretty” look. And I have to say, her dress was fabulous!  I loved the color and fabric and flowiness to it – is flowiness a word?  Apparently not, but it should be.  It was also a gorgeous day for us, though the mosquitoes were out for blood with a vengeance.  I took her to a location I had been meaning to use but had never gotten around to it – after trying it with her, I will definitely go back again.

She looks like a model here.  Just gorgeous.

 

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I’m always a sucker for golden grass fields this time of year.

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Then it was time for her edgy look.  When I bought this antique gray chair, I specifically knew I wanted to use it in a parking garage with studio lighting and a senior.  I pulled out my lighting and created these awesome dramatic and cool images with her.  She totally rocked it.

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Firefly Nights Photography is an internationally award-winning photographer for high school senior portraits.  There is no perfect time of year for senior portraits.  Fall is amazing, but so is winter in the snow.  If you have a 2015 senior, contact Firefly Nights Photography today to schedule a consultation.  We also provide maternity, newborn, baby, child, family, and athlete portraits, as well.  Located in the heart of downtown Naperville, our clients range from all over Chicago, especially Downers Grove, Hinsdale, and Wheaton.

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