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Happy Park

Happy Park

It’s hard to say what I love more, shooting photos or filming. I really love photography, clearly. But these Vignettes are magical.

I met up with the V Family this summer in one of my favorite locals, Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

Mom V is a friend of mine, so I was already excited to just hang out with the family but I was even more excited because the shoot was super laid back & the V’s were totally content with letting me just sort of make it up as we went along.

My inspiration for this film was fun. I wanted to capture the energy of this young family, their joy of just being together & their very close bond. Some of my favorite moments are just of them being them, all the hugs & laughter. After watching it about a million times in post, it still makes me smile really big.

Thanks so much for coming out & letting capture your family, you guys were amazing!

Happy Park from Bum Bul Bee on Vimeo.

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Small Wonder

Small Wonder

The first thing you notice about little J is that she’s a ball of energy! She zips around the room, a tiny giggling blur of pink pleats and curls.

When she takes a breather and curls up on the couch with her mama the second thing you notice is her gorgeous eyes. They’re steely blue and green, striking, and framed with most delicate lashes. She’s quite a beauty that little one.

I met the D family bright and early one sunny Friday morning for a mini session at their home and I have to just take a moment to swoon over their house. It’s a gem, completely restored with the most amazing tin tile ceilings. Tin tile! See that? I’m swooning. I love tin tile. You can just barely see it in the third photo. Take a peek…

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Guest Blogging over at Baby Gizmo!

Guest Blogging over at Baby Gizmo!

This last week, I did a little guest blogging piece on taking better photos for Baby Gizmo. I also wrote a piece about my favorite things.

To check out the photo tip post, click here.

And below are a few of the images that went with the piece. Including my favorite bag of the moment and a couple of my favorite images. To hear a little back story about how I got these shots be sure to check out the post…

And stay tuned for my post on My Favorite Things…

One of my all time faves…


Kids love ducks…

Itty bitty baby parts…

My bag du jour…

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FITL’s Brunch & Boogie

FITL’s Brunch & Boogie

Wow. What can I say? Kids, tons of dancing, club tracks & a smoke machine?! That was a raging party…

Yup, you heard me right, a smoke machine!

When Families in the Loop founder, Wendy Widom said she wanted to throw a party that was reminiscent of the Spring Breaks of yesteryear, she wasn’t joking.

Parents and kids took to the dance floor to rock out to classic club beats while occasionally taking breaks to peruse the goods offered up by a bevy of local vendors handpicked by Wendy and her sidekick Kim Wilschek. The result was an experience that was both surreal and memorable.

To keep in the tradition of those now faded memories of my own Spring Break club years, I decided to go a little out of the box with these event photos by giving them that old spotlight club look so familiar in the pages of my now tucked away albums. I will say it’s definitely good to know that when you take over a club, pump up the volume and let the kids loose, they still love to party even at the tender age of 3.

To see the whole set over at Families in the Loop, click here!

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100 Days! Let’s Celebrate!

Someone is probably thinking it’s been about 100 days since my last post, but you would be wrong! (even though it kind of feels that long) The 100 Day Celebration is a tradition in many cultures when families celebrate a baby’s 100 day milestone.

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Flowers & Fishes & Fun, Oh My!

Flowers & Fishes & Fun, Oh My!

Things have been so crazy around here, we haven’t had the chance to post much on the ol’ blog. But don’t fret, we have a ton of stuff coming real soon, plenty of reviews, recipes and articles of all kinds! So stay tuned!

In the meantime, I did have time to squeak in this darling sneak peak of the G Family, so take a look!

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It Takes A Village: The BabbaBox Review by UrbaMama!

It Takes A Village: The BabbaBox Review by UrbaMama!

The BabbaBox review by UrbaMama!

I was pleasantly surprised when I heard that the phenomenal Jessica Kim was up to something BabbaBig again, yep this serial momprenuer has created yet another amazing addition to the Babba empire called the BabbaBox.

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Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the Park

I love late afternoon shoots. The sky turns golden and everything just looks gorgeous through my lens.

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First Day of School & No Jitters Here!

First Day of School & No Jitters Here!

Happy First Day of School everybody! Speaking of, can you remember your very first day of school – ever?

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Navy Pier Whimsy

Navy Pier Whimsy

This is the second Mom & Daughter session I’ve had recently & I’m really starting to enjoy them so much! The A Family just welcomed an adorable baby boy 7 months ago & Mom thought Little A needed some serious one on one time so she booked them a session & we spent the afternoon at Navy Pier.

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