Chicago Photos at home

What an honor to be entrusted with photos of a growing family after having taken countless photos of them through many of the “growing up” years…

Thank you to the D Family for honoring my work and having me out for a photo session to include the two newest babes to the family. It is always a delight to work with you all, to have a few brief moments to catch up and to see how beautifully everyone is doing.

Last time I saw them they were undergoing a major life change in the growth of their family and it brings joy to my heart to see how beautifully they are growing! You can click to see the link for their previous sneak peek. Once again their lives are growing, evolving, as all our lives do. I love the fact that this family takes the time to document these in between moments that end up being so much more than just “in between”.

When we think of our childhood homes we often recall the photographs on display, the wall displays of photos, we likely take note all images of family that we may not be part of. The overarching theme here is that we remember a sense of belonging in photos of ourselves, that of which we are included in.

Decorating your family home with photographic works, of portraits of family and the children that live there contributes to an overall sense of well being, of belonging to something, of understanding that they are part of the fabric of everyone’s lives. Currently I am working on my new website (still, I mean it’s 18 years in the making!! 🙂 ) and am trying to put into words this sense of belonging and how, in my own life, not seeing myself in photos with my parents and siblings gave a sense of disconnect. Nevermind that logically I was the youngest by SEVENTEEN years…

In this sneak peek I linked to a past session with this family. During that session before we started on the business of photographing I had a very significant moment for me as the youngest pulled me aside and showed off the portrait I made of her when she was a wee one. She said “That’s me!” and was filled with so much joy at seeing herself included in the many beautiful pieces of family artwork in the home. In 18 years of photographing people and places and things this may be one of my biggest defining moments, to actually comprehend what photography means to the next generation.

Are you looking for a photographer that can create Chicago photos at home for you & your family? My name is Marianne, I’ve been photographing families & children since 2005 and I would love to help create beautiful memories to decorate your home and your lives with. 815-603-8450 is my number and I’d love to chat!

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