I hate to say this out loud but this was my first time to Lincoln Park Zoo (that I can remember at least).  I got to meet with the J family and explore some great spots around the grounds. I think we found some cool “Narnia” hideaways and I just love the bride overlooking the skyline. How cute are C and D with those curls and bright eyes??? D was a natural model and loved being in front of the camera. C was a little more shy but the camera loves her, and when she opens up, she has the most beautiful smile. Thank you J family for having me out to document all of you! Enjoy!

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  • Meagan

    i love them. would never guess you were at the zoo.ReplyCancel

  • kim

    I LOVE these photos! I can’t get over how the images capture an even more beautiful version of the real moments. Gina, you’re amazing!!ReplyCancel

Those of you affected have already received my email, but I would like to share with everyone what is going on.

Here is a bit of the letter that went out.

As you may or may not know, I am 34 weeks pregnant and due September 13th. I went for my regular checkup this week and was told by my Doctor that I need to start taking it easy; the baby has already dropped and my swelling is becoming a concern. My Doctor feels this baby will be early as my daughter, Ava, was three weeks early. Due to health concerns we dealt with upon her early arrival and after much discussion with my family, I have decided to cancel the next couple weeks of sessions.   I am keeping newborns on my books because, for now, the work is not that demanding. I appreciate your understanding and hope you realize how hard this is for me to do as well. I absolutely love what I do!

As I look at the beginning process of getting his room ready, and starting to really “nest” , I know in my heart this is what I must do. I want to know I did my best to do my #1 job right now, have a healthy baby.

I have already received encouraging words from many friends and their stories of putting their babies to be before their work.

GCP is my baby too, and it is so hard to make a decision like this, but the encouraging and kind words I have already received from some of you that I have had to send this email to are just wonderful and give me a sigh of relief, thank you.

I will be taking bookings for November and beyond. I have been getting calls for next Spring even already, and please remember how fast weekends book. I am going to be having a Holiday “Styled” mini session marathon in October on a Saturday. All the details will be posted soon, as well as when I will start taking bookings for it.

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gifts from some sweet clients 🙂

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  • Vanessa

    Good luck, Gina! Little baby Owen’s are the best 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tammy

    Gina, you are the best. Take care of yourself and that little one!ReplyCancel

  • Beau

    We need some State gear up in thereReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Baby Owen comes first! Take care of yourself (and him too)!ReplyCancel

  • Cara

    Gina, LOVE his room!!! You take good care of yourself, and that sweet boy. Put those feet up and take deep breaths… Drink a lot of water. Everything will be fine, God’s looking over you and Owen. xoxoReplyCancel

One of my super fab assistants booked her session a while back to document her youngest at one and her oldest as four. These girls are beautiful with so much personality. We had a blast in between raindrops, using the rain as a break for outfit changes. I love that I have gotten to watch these girls grow, and love all the time I get to spend with their mom! I am so going to miss her when she goes back to work 🙁

But please check out her Etsy site Owl Be Darned http://www.etsy.com/shop/owlbedarned for her super cute hand made cards and soon to come her hand made hair accessories! They are quickly becoming a GCP favorite since I have been test driving them 😉

Being in front of the camera is nothing new to these boys. Their mom is a photog herself and has been taking the boy’s pictures for as long as they can remember. I am always honored to have photog call me to do their own family photos because they understand the importance of documenting themselves as well in the family photo. I also know B understands all the hard work that goes into the craft. She mentioned something about a post processing fairy that I have yet to find. And an even bigger plus in B is a Twilight fan as well! Getting back on track… These handsome brothers were so easy to work with and mom and dad were too. Though dad seemed to like to wander a bit 🙂 It was so nice meeting you R family, and I hope to see you all soon!

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