Like most Mom’s I’m often the one that’s only behind the camera, so when I was taking pictures of my friends’ family it was the perfect time to give her a quick tutorial and hand over the reins!

My bestie did an amazing job on our pictures, I love them all! We had so much fun taking them.

My family means the world to me and I always treasure any family pictures that we have done, especially of my kids and I. It’s the main reason I always make sure to get images of Moms and their kiddos at sessions because I know how important those pictures are.

Cheers to the holiday weekend!

Nicole~ My Family/GCP by Nicole

Mr T’s Chicago newborn session couldn’t have gone any better. This little guy followed in his brother’s footsteps and was an angel. Sleepy and squishy through all of his images, family images, prop shots and ended with some super adorable awake shots.

He’s so loved already and is going to be a little heartbreaker like his brother.

Nicole ~ Chicago Newborn Session/GCP by Nicole

It doesn’t get much better than when you combine your best friends, a beach and the most perfect sunset!

We headed down once again to Cape San Blas, FL together. We went together for the first time in 2014 and if you’re interested in learning more about this magical spot you can read about it in my original blog here. It is so crazy to see how much the kids have grown since then.

It was even more fun this time around with the kids being older. I also knew that we had to take advantage of the beach and sunset to take new family pictures. They couldn’t have gone any better and we will all cherish these memories forever.

Nicole ~ Florida Beach Sunset Session/GCP by Nicole

Somehow Mr. C gets more and more handsome every time I see him! His sessions never disappoint and he takes the most beautiful pictures with his Mom. They certainly take Mommy and Me sessions to the next level.

I always look forward to catching up with the H Family every year and I’m already looking forward to our next session!

Nicole ~ Frankfort Mini Session/GCP by Nicole

The year 2020 is definitely one that will go down in history for many reasons. One of them being the unfortunate way that we had to end the school year, especially for those that were graduating. I fortunate enough to be able to start shooting again right as kids would have been walking up to receive their diplomas though.

Lauren is moving on from Junior High and on her way to Lincoln Way West next year and we took the time to get more traditional pictures in front of her Junior High before moving on to Pilcher Park.

I love being around Lauren because you can’t help but laugh right along with her. I’ve been lucky enough to know her for many years now. She’s silly, sweet and clearly beautiful. I felt like I was editing a high school senior’s pictures.

I am so excited for her future and to hear all about being on Lincoln Way West’s dance team next school year!

Nicole ~ Manhattan Graduation Session/GCP by Nicole