The Janikowski Family

While our intent was to include Shelby (the adorable chocolate lab) on some family photos, she was too excited to be at dog beach! Nonetheless, that didn’t stop us from digging our toes in the sand and dipping our feet into the ocean! There is nothing to not love about The Janikowski Family. They are good people with beautiful hearts, and this love shines through in their nearly 2-year old-daughter Charlotte. Charlotte is as sweet and smiley as they come. And the love doesn’t stop there! They are expecting another little cutie on the way! So excited to see this beautiful family grow.

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Oliver Turns 2!

A park with big hills was the perfect place to let this little 2-year-old free-spirit and ball of energy roam free! And boy did we have fun! We accidentally interrupted a few games of disc-golf, but thankfully the guys were nice and let us snap a few quick pics after they saw the little cutie that was with us! After running around and going on all of our favorite slides at the park, we settled down for a little impromptu drum session on a blanket. Oliver certainly proved how much fun it is to be 2! Happy birthday buddy!

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The Ruffin Family

This world is such a beautiful, but small place. Nothing like meeting another fellow Wisconsinite! My heart will always be in the midwest, and the people – and this family was a true example of that Midwestern root that I love. We had a fun little session in the park where we could all play.  From race car races, sprinting and shouting out favorite super heroes, to little baby snuggles in the grass, we certainly had a blast! Oh ya, this family takes  some pretty adorable pictures as well! On your mark, get set, go!

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Chicago Engagement (Chandra + Dan)

Love this city. Love the unpredictable windy and rainy weather. And, love this couple. A day filled exploring the city, taking photos, and just simply having a good time – despite the weather. Isn’t that what it’s all about anyhow?  Loved that their 160lb pup, Oscar,  even joined us on a few shots! Congrats Chandra and Dan on your engagement! You two are unstoppable! Love you both.

 

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Willa Summer

This summer has been hot, crazy hot. But that didn’t stop this little flower child from enjoying a beautiful California summer!  Nothing beats getting out of the house, taking a little stroll through the park, throwing down a blanket, and having quality snuggles with mommy under a shaded tree.  This mini session with mommy and little Miss Willa was full of giggles and adventures!   The perfect day.

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Baby Bitz Visits California

When Cailin + Andrew mentioned they were going to squeeze in a trip from Arizona to come visit us in California, I was beyond thrilled!  Having a childhood friend driving distance away is honestly one of the best things.  To top off the excitement, Cailin + Andrew are expecting a little addition to their family, and it was time to document this special moment. I couldn’t be more excited for them and the anticipation of their future daughter. They are such a beautiful couple inside and out and never pass up an opportunity to laugh and have a good time. And, needless to say, tell me she is not the cutest with the most adorable baby bump EVER?!?  Can’t wait to meet this sweet little Baby Bitz soon. xoxo

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