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Luca

We are in love with how these photos of Luca came out! He is such a happy, interactive baby, which made it easy to get adorable photos of him with his parents. He particularly loved playing with all of the props and decorations we have in our studio.

Our favorite thing about this session was getting to photograph this charming family both in our studio and outside at Montrose Beach, which is only 10 minutes away. We were so happy with the photos by the lake, and particularly loved the ones where Luca’s parents are holing him up in the air and he’s giggling!

We hope you enjoy these photos, and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section!

Saehee and Soohyun

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The Edwards Family

We had so much fun photographing Lee Clark Edwards and her beautiful parents, Samantha and Jeffrey Edwards! This family was our first baby photo session after we opened our newly redesigned studio, and we loved getting to photograph Lee at just over a month old and then again for her 백일, which means first 100 days. This photoshoot is a Korean tradition and was requested by the baby’s grandmother.

Samantha picked us to do the shoot because she loved how we combined the traditional, old-fashioned photo shoot with a modern, fun style. We also have a full wardrobe and props for babies, a convenient nursery room and many different sets designed for baby and children’s photo sessions, and we used a lot of our sets and props for our sessions with baby Lee. We even managed to coax a few smiles out of the normally serious baby, which was rewarding for all!

We hope you enjoy our photos of this beautiful family and will join with us in celebrating Lee’s first 100 days!

Saehee and Soohyun

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The Silva Family

We have so much fun photographing the Silva family, and love that we have been able to take photos of their family as it has grown. Mom, Pamela Figueroa Silva, is a calligrapher, and helped us create the logos for Chicago Baby and our wedding company, Studio Soo.

I met Pam and her husband last year around Easter. We had just taken over our photo studio and she was one of our first sessions. We instantly fell in love with her family’s bright, kind dynamic and their story.

Jeff worked as a pastor and missionary, and met Pam while he was in her hometown in Chile. The rest is history! Today, they have three beautiful children, 5-year-old Lisa, 3-year-old Danny and newborn Emma.

Our Easter session in 2017 took place before Pam was pregnant with Emma, and Lisa and Danny were so active that it was difficult to get photos of them sitting still. Even though it can be challenging because they are so active, we love photographing siblings together. Their interactions create natural, genuine photos that are always surprising and fun. This session was no exception, and one of Lisa’s photo has been on our website’s main page ever since.

Lisa and Danny are similar ages to our own two boys, and our kids were fast friends. Our families have built a beautiful friendship since that first session, and we loved having the chance to photograph their family again for Emma’s newborn session.

We hope you love the photos from these two sessions as much as we do!

Saehee and Soohyun

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