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.