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I was so excited to photograph this little girl.  Her mom and dad are one of my wedding couples and it is such an honor to photograph all the stages of my client’s lives.  And this newborn stage, though tiring and nerve wracking at times, is a sweet and fleeting one.  Jane and Brian are so in love with this little girl and I can see why.  She was a champ through the whole session and did I mention that fabulous hair?!


Summer is almost over, so I thought I would send us off with a bang!  I am so excited to share this photoshoot with you!  I teamed up with Alchemy Styled and The Shutterbus Photobooth to bring a little California to the midwest. This beach party might have been styled, but these little models made it a real party.  We had a blast dancing and sweating.  That’s a party right?  Oh, and if you don’t know, this amazing mint green VW bus is actually a photo booth you can rent for your actual parties be they by a beach, in your backyard or at your wedding!  Um, amazing!

Artistic Direction and set and clothing styling: Alchemy Styled

Photography: Jennifer Schaaf Photography

VW: ShutterBus Vintage Photobooth

Cake: Kitties Cakes

Cake Top: Lovely Grain Studio

Special thanks to CAM Talent and Heyman Talent for helping us find a couple of the cutest kids around and to the models and their moms who braved the heat!





Before every session, I ask parents to tell me about their kids: what they love to do, what makes them laugh, and what milestones they have a achieved.  This summer, this little girl (who I have photographed since she was a newborn), learned to blow bubbles and get her face in the water. So, we went to her favorite place-the pool!  It was so much fun and I cannot wait to meet her baby brother this winter and eventually join the family to do some of his favorite things.