Solo Session - Will K. by Stephanie Gasparich

Whenever I see job requests for dating app photos, I pounce on them because I did the whole online dating thing many moons ago. I think it's SO important to have photographs that show your best self. Professional photos are the way to go, people! Will is wise beyond his years for knowing this. 

He and I had a fun time getting to know each other while chatting back and forth as we waited for the weather to get a little warmer for our outdoor session. This guy is a catch! He's a PhD student at Northwestern, and he's a great conversationalist. I was super impressed when he explained his research to me in terms this science-dummy could understand. Oh, and no biggie--he looks like a J.Crew model. This smarty pants is going to print and send some of these to his parents in New York. On the count of three... 1, 2, 3... "Awwwwwww!" 

Thanks for a fun session, Will, and best of luck to you out in that crazy world of dating! 

 

Newborn Session - Mayla, Stephanie & Darryl by Stephanie Gasparich

I have been ignoring my blog for WAY too long. What better way to make my comeback than to post one of my most recent sessions with a dear friend of mine?! Steph and Darryl welcomed Mayla to the world last week. That baby is going to loved, loved, LOVED! Congratulations, you two! I couldn't be happier for you! <3 

family session - sharon and audrey - june 2016 by Stephanie Gasparich

I was elated when my personal trainer, Sharon Millas, asked me to do a session with her and her daughter, Audrey. Sharon is quite an inspiration. She's proof that moms can do anything they set their minds to, including entering bikini competitions two years after giving birth. But she also keeps it real and admits that she, too, sometimes succumbs to a peanut butter craving just like the rest of us. And that's why I love her. 

Here are some of my favorite shots from our session with her adorable girl in Humboldt Park, Chicago. 

family session - shaver family - may 2016 by Stephanie Gasparich

This is my third session I’ve done with the Shaver family. Kaitlin has been my hair stylist for the past several years at Ethan James Salon in Chicago. She was so supportive when I told her that I wanted to become a photographer that she asked me to do her maternity photos. That was my very first session, and since then, I’ve done a newborn session with their adorable son, Flynn, and now his 6-month photos. I can’t thank these two enough for their support, and for helping me build a beautiful portfolio.