December 7, 2018 by Aline Stern Families 0

Chicago Fall Session

Guys, I am so behind on blogging. I’ve been shooting non stop for months but there are a few sessions I’d like to show you, even if the landscape looks very different now. I’ve known this family since their oldest was less than a year old. They are just such wonderful children and such a joy to photograph. I love how big brother is so protective and such a gentleman. Middle brother is such a ham and so sweet. And the youngest one is most definitely the boss.                                  

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Studio Holiday Mini-Sessions – booking links and everything you need to know!

  As it’s getting colder every day, the leaves are changing, it’s time to think about holiday pictures! I host mini-sessions every year for two days in November. I will have two set-ups – one very neutral for those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas or who just prefer a simpler style one and one more Christmas-y one with props and a holiday backdrop. Where? At my studio in Lincoln Square/West Andersonville, close to Winnemac Park – easy street parking! What do I get? A 20 minute session and 10 edited pictures that you get to pic from a proof gallery – the pictures will come in both color and black and white, so really, you are receiving 20 pictures total! How much? $200 I require a $50 non-refundable deposit (if you don’t show up to your session, there will be no rescheduling! If you let me know you can’t make it, we will find a different date that works for you!) and $150 are due on the day of the session – I accept QuickPay/Zelle, cash or check. Here are the booking links: Saturday, November 3rd Saturday, November 10th Saturday, November 17th What else you need to know: -Please […]

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September 19, 2018 by Aline Stern Families, Uncategorized 0

Chicago Beach Session

My favorite thing about living in Chicago is Lake Michigan. I love that we have beaches right at our doorstep. Still, I had never done a professional shoot at the beach. That was until this family suggested it. I am so glad they did! We went to Montrose Beach. We started out at the Bird Sanctuary for some nature shots and then moved on to the beach. We found a patch of beach that we had all to ourselves. It was a hot and muggy day but by the water it was just perfect. The hour went by so fast as the girls were looking for seashells and jumping in puddles. I loved, loved, loved taking these photos. More beach shoots please! Well, maybe once Spring comes around …  

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Chicago In-Home Maternity Session

We originally planned to do this maternity session outside under some flowering trees but the Chicago Spring was wet and cold and we had to postpone and then the trees were no longer blooming. After that we decided we would do a sunset beach maternity session. The day of our session arrived and it rained and rained and it was dark and overcast so we decided to do the session at my client’s beautiful home and I couldn’t be happier about our decision. Mom wanted the focus to be on her sweet two-year old and her together. I love how tender and sensual these pictures came out. Those last moments before little brother arrives are so precious and special. I can’t wait to photograph Layla holding her little brother!                                                                        

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May 12, 2018 by Aline Stern Families 0

Do you remember last Fall in Chicago? When it rained almost all of October?

That’s when we originally scheduled our session with Ethan and Joshua and their parents. After rescheduling several times we decided to postpone till Spring. And I’m glad we did because we couldn’t have asked for better weather! I mostly shoot in Chicago and the Northern suburbs but this family convinced me to give the Naperville Riverwalk a try. I had never been there but I have to say – it is absolutely beautiful and I am glad I got to shoot there! These two boys could not have been sweeter. The backdrop of the Naperville Riverwalk in blooming Spring plus this lovely family made getting good pictures so easy!

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