Liz’s Senior Portraits at Cantigny Gardens | High School Senior Photography, Wheaton North High School

I met Liz through her big brother, John, when we did his senior portraits last year. She came along on his session and this last year just flew by and now it is her turn to be a part of creating beautiful portrait artwork pieces! These first two portraits are the ones that she and her mom chose to display on the wall in their home. Liz was wonderful to work with. She made it easy to get beautiful portraits!

I just love how Liz’s shirt coordinates so beautifully with the flowers in the background.

Here’s one idea of how to use senior portrait artwork as part of a families’ home decor

Not much more lovely than a girl in a field of blue, purple & yellow flowers!

Susan’s Senior Portrait at Cantigny Gardens | High School Senior Portraits, Wheaton North High School

I had so much fun working with Susan to create her senior portrait artwork! She has a wonderful and friendly personality and a natural ability to strike naturally beautiful poses. We started in this spot with Susan in her red dress and I love how she is complimented by all the yellow flowers and green arching tree branches. Susan is the younger sister of Alex, who was one of my first high school senior portrait sessions, back when I didn’t think I wanted to do high school senior portraits. I really had no idea how much I would love creating portrait artwork for high school seniors! Silly me.

This is the portrait that Susan and her mom chose to hang on the wall of their home.

We did a series of images near the end of the session in this little field. There were so many wonderfully blissful images to choose from that it was hard to narrow them down.

This is how I would envision using a series like this one from the field as a wall collection in a Dining Room setting:

Another location with the red dress. Loved this dress on Susan! Just really matched with her fun loving personality.

These pink snapdragons were a great accent to the blue and white striped dress!

“T” Family, Adams Park and Back Alleys of Wheaton | Wheaton Family Portrait Photographer

I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone. Once the weather warmed up, we got particularly busy. I’ve been working hard to get everyone their artwork and have barely had an opportunity to update the blog! Hoping to get a few posts up in the near future as we head into the fall! This was an extended family session that we did in late June in downtown Wheaton. It’s always wonderful to get multiple generations into the portrait. I love how there are three generations in this portrait. Grandma now has a framed 28 inch beautiful portrait of her children and granddaughter to hang and enjoy in her house.

“H” Family at St. James Farm | Wheaton and Warrenville Family Photographer

For most of this session, we did portraits of this family along with their good friend. I’m actually still working on those images, but I had this family portrait finished and decided to put it up on the blog as a small “sneak peek.” There will be more coming from this session in a few weeks. I think it started pouring about 20 minutes after we finished this session!

“M” Family at Churchill Woods Forest Preserve | Glen Ellyn Family Photographer

After a long cold winter and a slow and chilly spring, families were a little skeptical that warm weather would ever arrive. So the outdoor portrait session started a little later this spring. The “M” family was one of my first outdoor sessions for the spring of 2014. We did this session in mid-May, on what would normally be an unseasonably chilly (mid-50s if I remember correctly) morning, but was fairly typical for this spring! This was the family wall portrait that they chose. It looked great as a 24 inch canvas. Despite the cool temperatures, we had a lovely session and got some really beautiful images.

This next family portrait was one of my favorites. I’m experimenting a bit with some new border artwork…

So photogenic…