Graue Mill and fall family sessions go together like peanut butter and jelly, but add in a random snow storm and magic happens!

We had picked our October session date over a month in advance and the night before I noticed they put a chance of snow in the forecast, but the weather has been anything but predictable this year so I didn’t think much of it. As I was driving up to Oak Brook the sun was out by me, but was getting darker out by the time I arrived. As I turned into Graue Mill some random flakes started falling. Mom asked what we should do and I said lets go for it. Snow can make for some gorgeous images, but you need to work fast because it will do a number on everyones hair.

The M Family was ready to rock and roll though and Mom kept her hair protected in between pictures. What started off as a sprinkling of snow turned into a full on snow storm, it was truly unbelievable. It almost doesn’t even look real. The boys definitely got a kick out of it and we flew through this session. We ended with the boys trying to catch snow flakes on their tongues and it was the most adorable thing ever!

Can’t wait to see what next years session with the M Family brings!

Nicole ~ Graue Mill Family Session/GCP by Nicole

Family Sessions make for some of the best gifts, whether it be for a Birthday, Christmas or Anniversary. I met up with these gorgeous gals as a gift to their equally beautiful Mom.

Sometimes families worry that large family sessions can be tedious and hard to get everyone together, but they are so always worth it and I was able to deliver them a full family session within 30 minutes. It’s always so special being able to capture the different interactions between Grandparents and Grandchildren, siblings, and everyone together. I always make sure to capture it all!

Love this family so much ❤️

Nicole ~ Hickory Creek Family Session/GCP by Nicole

The K girls are so sweet and full of the perfect amount of sass! I absolutely adore spending time with them. They have the best smiles and we just have fun every time we’re together.

As a photographer it’s always my goal to get real authentic images in galleries and that is exactly what the K Family’s gallery is filled with.

Until next time!

Nicole ~ Manhattan Family Session/GCP by Nicole

The K Family’s Hickory Creek maternity session was nothing short of magical. They brought their three fur babies with, that were just as sweet as could be.

When we met at the end of September the leaves were just starting to change color and K’s dress was the perfect pop of color against them. K is just gorgeous and was absolutely glowing the night of her session.

Soon to be Grandma and Grandpa joined us to wrangle the puppies and even jumped in for some sweet family photos. You could just feel the excitement of their first grandchild.

I can’t wait to meet their baby girl and have no doubt that her newborn session will be just as magical ✨

Nicole ~ Hickory Creek Maternity Session/GCP by Nicole

Oh sweet Miss B is a year old and we had the sweetest session to remember this milestone. We met up on a gorgeous night near Grau Mill and the forest preserve went perfectly with the whole style of the session. The girls looked like sweet little cherubs sitting among the trees.

B did not disappoint with her cake smash either and went all in just like her big sister did at her first Birthday session! I mean are you really fully enjoying your cake if you don’t eat it face first and cross eyed?! I just can’t get enough of these sweet girls.

Nicole ~ Oak Brook Birthday Session/GCP by Nicole