Naperville Photographer, Downers Grove Senior Photographer | Lindsey

Senior photography is so much fun.  Hands down, it allows me to be the most creative, so I definitely love doing it.  I photographed Lindsey’s best friend earlier this summer, and now it was her turn for this Naperville Central High School senior.  She had her hair and makeup professionally done by my team, and then we headed for some urban pictures with her awesome red pants and polka dot top.  I love being able to show all parts of a teenager’s personality.  And with all that hair, thank goodness it wasn’t overly windy!  But it was super humid. Blah.

I always really love the edginess of this secret grunge wall.  And the editing is different and fun.

 

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Then it was time for an outfit change and the big skies and fields….and bugs.  Oh, there was a specific fallen log I wanted to use, but when we got there, it had ants all over it. As she tells me this, I look down, and ants were crawling all over my foot!  Ugh, just remembering it makes me shudder!  We went to a location I haven’t used in a long time, and I really need to remember to go here more often.  Such beautiful, open fields, darker grasses, and a nice gazebo, as well.

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I love daisies, and it made for a perfect time for “He loves me, he loves me not”, which made her laugh.

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And then down a path to a marshier  area with these lovely dark grasses.

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You may remember my image like the below, but with all the flowers?  Well, that is Lindsey’s best friend, so we thought we would do the same thing for her – but minus the flowers.  They both have the longest hair ever!

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And then up to the gazebo with this soft light.

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Firefly Nights Photography is an internationally award-winning photographer and named Naperville’s Best Photographer.  We specialize in portraits of all kinds – maternity, newborn, child, senior, family, and athletes.  If you live in Chicago or its surrounding suburbs like Elmhurst, Hinsdale, St. Charles, and are looking for a photographer, contact us today!

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Candy - August 29, 2014 - 4:48 pm

These photos are great! What a beautiful young lady!

Amy G. - August 29, 2014 - 8:50 pm

What a gorgeous senior! Love the variety between the two locations and great posing. Nice work!

Naperville Senior Photographer, Chicago Senior photographer | Gone Girl

Jennifer was a little late in the game on getting her senior pictures done.  She was a 2014 senior at Waubonsie Valley High School, but they never got around to doing more than the required yearbook headshot.  Before they knew it, the school year and summer had passed them by.  On the day of our session, she was merely two days away from leaving for college!  Both her mother and younger sister come into the studio, which led to lots of laughing during the session.  Hopefully, I will get to see her younger sister in another few years.

Jennifer had an edgy style with a big smile.  After seeing her outfits, we decided to do some edgy studio pictures as well as heading down to the riverwalk.  It was a horribly humid day, so I was thankful to be in studio for at least part of the time.  What you don’t see in these pictures are all the bug bites that covered her legs and arms.  Seriously, the poor girls was COVERED with mosquito bites!

I’m loving this dark, edgy background with her.  Some dramatic lighting can make for a bold look.

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While I will ask girls to put their hands through their hair, sometimes it is actually functional.  With her long side bangs, her hair was constantly falling across her eye.  This saved me having to edit it out. LOL

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And then it was time to go out and sweat.  I think this was my favorite outfit.  I love the ones that show the quintessential self of the client.

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International award-winning high school senior photographer, Firefly Nights Photography, works to make each senior portrait session unique to your senior.  If you have a 2015 senior, then it is time to schedule your session with Firefly Nights Photography.  Located in Naperville, our clients come from all over Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, especially St. Charles, Hinsdale, and Downers Grove.  Of course, we also offer portrait photography for all purposes – maternity, newborn, baby, child, athlete, and family photography.

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Naperville Photographer, Elmhurst Photographer | Family Portraits

Family portraits do not stop when your children are no longer little.  It is important to do them every few years.  People change, they age, and at some point, your children or grandchildren will want to look back at them and see you through the timeline offered by pictures.  We lucked out with great weather for this next family.  With the oldest daughter getting ready to go back to college, and the youngest daughter starting her senior year in high school, this is a milestone year before there are no more children at home.  Perfect time for a family picture.  We also included the mother’s sister who lives with them.

I thoroughly enjoyed photographing this Naperville family.  The two sisters could not be more different, yet both still so nice.  And their mom cracked me up as she wanted to make sure I made her look good (which was very easy).  But I already knew the golden rule of family pictures – if mom doesn’t look good, it doesn’t matter about every one else.  The picture won’t be purchased unless mom looks good. LOL  You laugh, but it is true time and time again.  It’s a good thing I do boudoir work and really know how to photograph women well.;)

 

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If you would like to have maternity, newborn, baby, child, family, high school senior, or athletes portraits done by award-winning Firefly Nights Photography, please contact us today!  We are located in downtown Naperville and easily service clients from Chicago and all of its surrounding suburbs, especially Hinsdale, Downers Grove, and St. Charles.

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Naperville newborn photographer, Downers Grove newborn photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing this woman’s maternity session weeks ago.  She is finishing her family with her fourth baby, another little girl.  She was a ten day old newborn on the day of our session, but guess what?  It was also her big sister’s second birthday on that day!  We started with family pictures, as I always like to do those first, but it also allows for little ones to be free to go home or outside, etc.  On this day, this little baby was a bit fussy, but we waited her out just fine.  Patience is always key for these sessions.

I absolutely love this family picture – mom with all of her brood.

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Of course, we also had to get just the siblings, too.

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This little newborn baby decided to be awake for a bit, showing off her beautiful blue eyes for a picture.

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Many times, people will ask what I do about umbilical cords – as if that is a concern.  It isn’t to me.  It is not the focus of the pictures, but I do not seek to hide it, either.  When it does show up, like in the below picture, it just goes to show that she is a true newborn.

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I love this dusty rose color for baby girls.  Look at that full belly!

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And who can resist a bit of drama for a newborn picture?

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When looking for a newborn photographer, I hope you will consider award-winning Firefly Nights Photography.  Located in downtown Naperville, our clients come from all over Chicago, especially the western suburbs of Hinsdale and Downers Grove and St. Charles.  Firefly Nights Photography has been named Naperville’s Best Photographer.  We are strictly a portrait studio, providing maternity, newborn, baby, child, high school senior, athlete, and family portraits either in our studio or on location.  Contact us today for more information.

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Chicago Newborn Photographer, Naperville Newborn Photographer | David

The desire to build a family, to add a child – it changes everything.  No longer do our own wishes and plans come first.  There are sleepless nights, helplessness when we can’t stop the baby from crying, and frustration.  But these are such minor things compared to the amazing, inexplicable love that comes along with these small bundles.  And when parents have chosen adoption, my heart swells for them and their children because I know how much their desire must have grown during the long adoption process, waiting for the day to hold their child, to create their family.

I’m going to admit, I was very hesitant about doing this session.  You see, this beautiful baby was already 5.5 weeks old when I met him.  While he was born at 37 weeks, that still makes him a couple weeks old gestationally.  But he was in the NICU for the first five weeks of his life, and he had just come home a few days before we met.  These poor parents were working on very little sleep.  Their boy only likes to sleep in short spurts, so they are in the thralls of sleep deprivation.  But hopefully seeing these beautiful pictures of their new baby will fill them with joy and keep them sane during the sleepless nights.

Oh, and they brought their first baby along for the session – a beautiful czech German Sherpherd.  She behaved wonderfully, and I love this first image on the bed because she really did just lay her head down on her momma like that.  No PhotoShopping involved!  And I loved daddy and baby’s matchign bow ties.

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If you have a newborn, child, high school senior, athlete, or family to be photographed, contact Firefly Nights Photography to set up your own session!  Located in downtown Naperville, we easily service all of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

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Alexandra - August 21, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Beautiful baby. These are exquisite.

Kellie - August 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Such beautiful work! Thank you for capturing such wonderful pictures of our son!

Candy - August 29, 2014 - 5:10 pm

These are amazing photos! What a little doll.