sunny summer afternoon at home


oak park, IL

This session is close to my heart not only because they’re my incredibly kind, loving + beautiful family, but because my sister in law’s parents and niece were in town from the Dominican Republic and were able to be included in their session.

It can be so hard when family lives far away, especially, if you are close with them like my sister in law is with hers. That’s why it was so special to include them because even though they are miles away, they are just as much apart of their beautiful story and season and of course…their familia.

It’s incredibly beautiful how it’s so apparent in these photos the love this family has for one another. It’s not forced, contrived or staged. It’s that raw, messy, laugh through it kind of love. The kind that makes you smile without realizing it and joy that is completely contagious to be around.

These humans are something else and I’m 100% honored to have the chance to document such love.

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