Chicago Maternity Portrait // Monika + Jakub

Maternity Portrait at St. Mary’s of the Lake

The first place that might come to mind for your maternity portrait session is perhaps your home or a studio location.  But there are plenty of scenic locations around Chicago including spots often chosen for wedding photos!  Read More


Ruth and Becca – Sister Sister

When you think of a family portrait session, or one with siblings…it’s not often that alley ways and loading docks come to mind. However I like to mix things up a bit and capture images that are something that’s “a little different”. If looking at the camera and saying “cheese” is what you want, then I’m not the photographer for you. Ruth called me up and suggested we do a shoot. We chatted about hair, makeup, and wardrobe and then set out on a nice cloudy day to capture the following…

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Chicago Portrait - Ruth and Becca

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Chicago Portrait - Ruth and Becca

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Chicago Portrait - Ruth and Becca

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Chicago Portrait - Ruth and Becca

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Chicago Portrait - Ruth and Becca

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Chicago Portrait - Ruth and Becca

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Chicago Portrait - Ruth and Becca

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Chicago Portrait - Ruth and Becca


Angie and Cooper – Just a walk in the park

Not long ago I was down in Knoxville, TN to be a mentor for a photo workshop. While down there, one of the days I had a family portrait session with Angie and her son Cooper. Because it was a work day, dad was unable to join. Overall it was a blast! Angie always had a smile on her face and was just about up for any ideas I could toss out for locations and poses. It was a perfect day so we used few lights and mostly light modifiers such as reflectors and diffusers. On to the images!!!

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography

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Angie and Cooper Family Portrait Novo Photography


Anton, Galina, and Sasha – Keeping Cool

It was during a nice heat wave that I had a photo session scheduled with Galina and Anton to get some images of them and their daughter Sasha. Due to the heat they opted to change the initial spot we talked about doing the images from a prairie like setting, to their home and yard where everyone could stay a bit cooler. We started off in their home with just some general “playing” shots. Those are always great, especially with younger kids because it lets you get right down and work with them as they’re occupied with their toys. Then once Sasha was perfectly alright with posing big for the camera, we headed outdoors for a nice family walk!

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait

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Novo Photography Chicago Portrait


Layla Sky – Introducing…Me!!!

I was actually out of town on a shoot when I received a text from Rachel (aka ‘Mom’) that Layla Sky had just been born and she wanted to set up a time to do photos! Always fun to work with super young infants because you can have them awake for a few shots and then just feed them a bit and get them right to sleep to get some more peaceful sleeping photos. While we weren’t able to do the photos within the first week, Layla was all set for her first photo shoot by her 14th day. The shoot went pretty well and there was little crying except for a couple tears from the parents, Igor and Rachel…

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Layla Sky Baby Photos

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