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.

Lily

We really enjoyed getting to know Mark and Frances and their two-year-old daughter Evelyn and newborn Lily. Francis shared that her pregnancy was high risk, as Lily was sustaining on only half of the placenta. Since it is so rare for women to carry babies to 30 weeks, she wanted to celebrate coming so far with her new child. Since being born, their family is adjusting to having two children and loving every moment of it!

We hope you’ll join in the celebration with us by wishing Lily and her parents congratulations and taking a moment to appreciate our photos of this gorgeous family.

Saehee and Soohyun

A newborn baby sleeps on a soft blanket with a flower headband. A little girl smiles above her newborn sister. A newborn baby girl lies on a faux fur blanket with a pink flower headband on. A family with two little girls poses for a family portrait in a Chicago photo studio. A little girl holds her dads face while her family poses for a portrait. A little girl kisses her newborn sister’s head as they lie on a faux fur rug.

Nick and Cynthia

Nick and Cynthia met in college in Baltimore and had instant chemistry. After four years of dating, they decided to tie the knot and got married this past April. They have both always loved kids but weren’t planning to grow their family with children of their own for several years, but God clearly had another plan since their first baby is due soon.

They are such a beautiful couple and their love was so easy to see. We had so much fun with them in the studio and can’t wait to see how their family grows once their baby is born!

Saehee and Soohyun

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.

Layla

We have had so much fun photographing Layla and her parents, first at our old photo studio in Arlington Heights in March of this year, then again at our new Chicago Baby studio in October and finally at her first birthday party just last month. She is a beautiful, happy baby and her parents are a joy to spend time with!

The first time we photographed Layla was for her 100th day photo session, when her parents had fun dressing her up in a number of different outfits in our studio. We had just as many outfit changes at the second photoshoot, but Layla also had fun playing with our miniature piano and other toys in our new studio. Her party was such a joy not just to photograph, but also attend. The traditional Korean touches were beautifully done, and the American cake afterwards was a big hit with the adorable 1-year-old.

Layla was very calm at all of our photo sessions, and didn’t cry once when we were with her. We especially loved the photos of her playing with her dad, who stayed with her the whole time to make sure she was comfortable.

Saehee and Soohyun

Layla sits in the middle of white teddy bears for her 100th day photo shoot. Baby wears red cape on white fur blanket during traditional Korean 100th day photoshoot. Layla wears white dress and pink hat during baby photoshoot.Baby Layla wears a party hat during Chicago Baby photo session. Dad kisses 100-day-old baby during photoshoot. Dad holds baby dressed as angel during photoshoot. Baby lays on her stomach dressed as an angel. Parents hold baby during traditional Korean 100th day photoshoot. Baby holds ball and smiles during baby photoshoot. Baby sits for photos during first birthday photoshoot in Chicago. Layla sucks her thumb during a Chicago Baby photo session. Baby in poufy white dress sits in front of miniature white piano. Layla smiles while she plays a miniature piano. Baby girl plays miniature piano during birthday photo session in Chicago. Parents play the piano with their one-year-old daughter in Chicago photo studio. Parents smile with baby during family photo session. Dad holds smiling baby girl in the air. Dad tosses baby in the air during a Chicago family photoshoot. One-year-old baby wears a traditional Korean costume for first birthday photos. Parents kiss baby in traditional Korean outfits. Dad holds daughter as they greet party guests for her first birthday. Layla’s Korean first birthday cake. A set with an ornate, miniature chair and flowers is set up on a table at Layla’s first birthday party. Traditional Korean shoes and toys are laid on a second table at Layla’s first birthday party. Layla plays with her new ring and smiles. Layla sits in an ornate chair and smiles at her party. Layla smiles with her family at her first birthday party. Layla’s American first birthday cake. Layla laughs in her highchair, covered in cake.