A Summer Morning in Lincoln Park | Chicago Baby, Child and Family Photographer

We had a beautiful summer morning to enjoy the sunshine with this sweet family. This little guy just turned one and we wanted to capture a morning in their neighborhood. Lifestyle sessions at home or in familiar and favorite spots around the city are always a great way to keep little ones comfortable and engaged. I love to peek in and capture the family moments and emotions unfold. This shoot was full of those moments and lots of laughter and I was thrilled to be able to capture it all on my camera.

I suggested we start early in order to capture the beautiful summer morning light and keep things cool before the temperatures start to rise. The early morning is also a great option for a photo shoot because it is a little quieter out on the town. The best part about an early morning photo shoot is that little ones tend to be bright and cheerful after a night of sleep and a full belly from breakfast. This makes everyone more relaxed! Keeping it close to home also gave us an opportunity to pop back into the house and grab a few pictures just hanging out together.