Hyorin

Hyorin is such an adorable little girl! We’ve worked with her mom Janice Cha, a makeup artist, for a number of family photo sessions and weddings so we wanted to help celebrate Hyorin’s third birthday with some memorable family photos.

It was so much fun seeing Hyorin interact with her parents and play with the different sets. She particularly loved running around with the princess wand when she was wearing her poofy white dress.

We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do!

Soohyun and Saehee

Hyorin’s dad holds her for a family portrait. A daughter holds her dad’s hand and laughs during a downtown Chicago family photoshoot. A father holds his daughter on a windowsill as she grins during a father daughter photoshoot. Hyorin’s parents stand next to her by the window for a photo. Hyorin reaches for her dad while she sits with her mom during a photoshoot. Hyorin holds her dress and dances in front of a chalk Chicago skyline mural. Hyorin walks with a princess wand and grins. Hyorin sits with her parents in matching cream colored outfits. Daughter laughs with mom during a mother daughter photoshoot. Janice kisses her daughter while holding her during a family photoshoot.

Sophia

Two-year-old Sophia and her parents joined us in our Chicago Baby studio on March 16 to take some family photos, and we loved spending time with them! Sophia was so full of personality and loved playing with all of the props on the different photoshoot sets. We especially loved the mini cake that she dug into while wearing the fluffiest grey tutu.

This family was so bright and sunny, and Sophia is a beautiful little girl inside and out. We hope you love these special moments as much as we do!

Saehee and SoohyunTwo-year-old Sophia sits on a fur rug and plays with an antique type writer.Sophia rides an antique miniature car in a grey tutu. Sophia poses with her parents before eating a mini birthday cake. Sophia sits with her mom during a Chicago family photoshoot. Sophia eats a birthday cake with her parents. A Chicago toddler digs into a mini birthday cake in a grey tutu. Sophia smiles while eating her mini birthday cake. Sophia smiles and dances while wearing a floral top and a white tutu. Sophia dances and smiles during a family photoshoot in Chicago. Two-year-old Sophia sits in a miniature chair and smiles during a family photoshoot. Sophia sits and plays on a miniature leather armchair Chicago baby wears a white dress and takes a photo with her father. Two-year-old toddler plays with a miniature gavel and smiles. Sophia kisses her dad on the forehead during a Chicago family photoshoot. Sophia hugs both of her parents and hugs her mom. Sophia’s dad tosses her in the air while she laughs. Chicago toddler sits in a white dress and looks at her parents during a photo session. Two-year-old Sophia waves a princess wand in a white dress. Sophia waves a princess wand and smiles during a birthday photoshoot. A Chicago family smiles in front of a wreath during a photo session.

Audrey Lee and Andrew Family Photo Session

We loved having this beautiful family in our studio a few weeks ago! Audrey Lee married Andrew two years ago, so she brought her wedding dress, her two younger sisters and her parents in for a fun family session.

We had such a great time with all of them, and especially had fun finding photos that expressed everyone’s personalities. This is a great example of how family photos can be fun and unique and aren’t stuffy or overly posed! We especially love the photo where Audrey’s two sisters are jumping and the one where the family is lined up on the windowsill smiling at each other.

Soohyun and Saehee

Audrey and Andrew pose in their wedding outfits two years after their wedding. Audrey smiles with her two younger sisters. Audrey, Andrew and Audrey’s family smile for a family portrait. Audrey’s dad smiles down at her mom. Audrey, her mom and two younger sisters share a moment during their family photoshoot. Audrew and Andrew hold hands during their family photo session. Everyone sits on a windowsill and smiles at each other. Audry’s sisters jump while the three girls pose for a photo with their dad. The family hugs and smiles at each other. The three girls smile for a photo with their mom.

Henry

Every family we have encountered in our studio has looked different and had different traditions, but each one has been beautiful and full of love. Getting to know each of the families that come through our doors is one of our greatest joys, and makes our work feel more like fun than a job.

This little boy’s name is Henry, and his family was so caring and kind. The parents’ love for each other and their son shone so genuinely that it is easy to see in the photos. We hope you feel their love as much as we did!

Saehee and Soohyun

Henry’s parents kiss his face during family photoshoot in Chicago photo studio. Husband and son kiss a woman’s face during a family photo session. Korean family poses for photos in a Chicago Family photo studio. A husband caresses his wife’s hair during a family photoshoot in Chicago. Husband and wife smile at each other during family photo session. Parents sit for portrait in Chicago Baby photo studio. Parents play with their son at a miniature piano during a family photoshoot in Chicago. Little boy wears a bowtie during a baby photoshoot in Chicago. Family poses for portrait during a photoshoot at a Korean photo studio in Chicago. Little boy smiles with his parents during a Chicago Baby photoshoot. Parents smile at son during a family photo session in Chicago. Father throws son in the air during a family photoshoot. Little boy in suit reaches for camera. Korean boy wears suit for traditional Korean photoshoot. 2-year-old boy sits in front of a chalkboard with the Chicago Skyline during a photo session. Toddler boy smiles and plays during a Chicago Baby photo session. Little boy smiles at dad during a photo session in Chicago. 2-year-old Henry rides a retro bike in a Chicago photo studio. Mom holds son as he plays during a family photo session. Korean toddler plays with decorative glass light. Father holds son and smiles. Parents tickle son and smile during family photoshoot in Chicago photo studio. Little boy sits on a faux fur blanket and looks off camera during a photoshoot. Korean toddler smiles during a family photo session.

Roy

One of our favorite parts of our photo sessions is the adorable outfits babies get to wear. For our photo session with Roy and his parents, Roy was dressed in matching grey plaid suit pants, a vest, a bowtie and a cap. The outfit was perfect since he loved playing with our miniature white piano, and his suit made him look like a tiny concert pianist!

Roy was such a happy, giggly baby that it was easy getting great photos of him throughout the shoot. We hope you enjoy these adorable photos as much as we do!

Saehee and Soohyun

Baby in bow tie and cap smiles during Chicago baby photoshoot. Toddler boy smiles and plays miniature piano in a suit. Baby boy plays mini piano in a grey suit during Chicago family photoshoot. Baby looks at camera during family photoshoot while playing piano. Baby wears a grey suit and bow tie during baby photo session. Baby plays piano and smiles during photoshoot in Chicago. Toddler smiles from miniature piano during baby photo session. Toddler plays with piano during baby photoshoot in Chicago. Young boy wears traditional Korean dress during a Korean photosession in Chicago.Toddler wears traditional Korean costume during Korean photoshoot. Baby boy smiles in Korean outfit during Korean baby photoshoot in Chicago. Baby holds gavel and wears a traditional Korean outfit.Baby boy grins during Korean baby photoshoot in Chicago. Korean family poses for portrait at a traditional Korean photo studio in Chicago.

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

Month-old baby sits on a couch between soft pillows. Baby smiles on couch during Chicago newborn photo session. A baby sits on a blanket in a studio setting for newborn photos. Month-old baby smiles during a newborn photo session. A newborn baby wears a hood with decoration during a photo session. Lee Edwards, just over a month old, smiles in a faux fur crib. Month-old baby lies in a moon shaped crib with faux fur and star pillows. Month-old baby smiles on a faux fur blanket during a Chicago baby photo session. Parents with a month-old baby pose for a family portrait in a Chicago photo studio. Parents smile down at their newborn baby. Baby girl wears traditional Korean dress for her 100 day photo shoot. Baby girl wears traditional Korean dress for her 100 day photo shoot. Baby girl smiles during her traditional Korean first 100-day photo session.Baby yawns during first 100 day Korean photo shoot in Chicago photo studio. Parents and 100-day-old baby dress in traditional Korean garb. Mom kisses baby girl during traditional Korean family photoshoot. Parents play with baby in traditional Korean dress during 100-day-old photoshoot. Family poses for portraits in Chicago photo studio for 100-day-old Korean photoshoot. 100-day-old baby girl poses for portraits in a pink hat. Baby girl smiles during Chicago photo session. Baby girl wears a pointed party hat with gold decorations during baby photo session. Baby girl wears a pink felt crown during traditional Korean 100-day-old photo session. Baby girl wears a pink felt crown during traditional Korean 100-day-old photo session. Baby girl wears a white flower headband and angel wings during photoshoot. Baby girl wears a white flower headband and angel wings during photoshoot. Baby girl smiles during photoshoot in Chicago photo studio. Parents look down at baby girl. Baby girl smiles up at camera during photo session. Baby girl smiles in castle photo set during Chicago baby photoshoot. Baby girl wears a large pink tutu during a photoshoot.

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

Older sister kisses her little brother on the cheek.Brother and sister pose for photos during Chicago photo shoot.Little boy poses in Chicago photo studio for portraits.Older sister hugs her newborn baby sister.Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink swaddle sleeps in fur-lined cradle.Newborn baby sleeps on a grey blanket in a bucket with pink flowers.Three siblings sit in a row during a Chicago photo session.Family with three kids poses for a portrait in a Chicago photo studio.A newborn baby wearing a pink dress lies in a crib with a white blanket.A little boy and little girl pose around their baby sister’s moon shaped crib.A baby lies on her stomach and smiles.Parents hold laughing children during a photo shoot.Little girl in green-stripped dress dances during Easter photo session.Little girl poses for Easter portrait.Dad poses for Easter portrait with his kids in Chicago photo studio.A brother and sister play during a photo shoot at a Chicago photo studio.