the hug :: chicago children's portraits

fantastic friends. beautiful children. many many good times. These are some of our dearest friends from college. I didn't get to spend nearly enough time with them when I stayed with them in Chicago - I barely saw the kids, mostly in passing. We were able to get in two teeny tiny sessions - one in their back yard, and one in a cute nearby Chicago suburb. To say that the kids were uninterested in taking photos is putting it mildly. It just wasn't on their agenda. But look... we got some sweet shots.

I love love love this first one. It might just be an all-time favorite.

Parents often worry after a session about not getting anything. But it's never happened - there's always moments of calm. Of stillness. Of beauty.

I love you guys. Wish you lived closer. I can't wait for our week together in August!