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Urban Ballerinas in Joliet | Ballet dancer fun photos | Chicago portrait photographer

I photographed these gorgeous young ladies a while ago, I’m finally getting around to blogging the photos. This was such a fun shoot, hope to photograph more ballerinas in an urban setting soon 🙂

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Special needs model | fashion photography | Chicago portait photographer | Cortney

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Cortney and her Mom Michele. Despite her Cerebral Palsy, Cortney dreams of becoming a model. You can help her by sharing this blog post.  Below are some of my favorite photos from her modeling shoot. Keep reading   to find out more about her story.

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Her beautiful smile is just contagious.

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‘Cortney is a 19 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy. Her CP has limited her physically and mentally. She has been in therapy most of her life and has had several surgeries.  Even with her struggles, she has always been a happy, easy natured girl.  It seemed that every time her parents had her in front of the camera that she would beam!  Cortney loved the pictures and welcomed any opportunity to be in front of he camera! When people ask her what she wants to be when she “grows up” she will tell them, “I want to be a model.” Cortney’s mom tried for several years to get her into modeling.  The bigger agencies turned her down, but Cortney was fortunate enough to be part of a campaign called, “Changing the Face of Beauty.”  This opened up a few doors for Cortney.  She was on Chicago’s WGN news with Karen Myer, was featured in Chicago Special Parent, and was in a wheelchair ad.  She also modeled for a few Etsy jobs.  Then Cortney’s life returned to normal and no other opportunities seemed to come her way…..until This past May when Cerebral Palsy Family Network shared a collage of photos of Cortney letting people know that Cortney’s dream was to be a model.  The images went viral! She had over 1.5 million shares.  This led to many opportunities! Cortney was featured in a commercial for “Differently Awesome” clothing, modeled for Etsy shops and boutiques, modeled shoes for Sseko, and is getting the chance to walk the runway in Branso,MO in August for Runway Loud.  This is a huge fundraiser for the March of Dimes.  She is touching the lives of many and changing people’s perceptions of people with disabilities.  She wants to be a model.  With this dream she defies her disability, and teaches people that ALL dreams are achievable! ‘

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Chicago portrait photography, 8th grade photos (teen head-shots)-

Who wants boring 8th grade photos? Not this girl! Her parents were looking for some fun and unique portraits that captured her beauty and personality at this special time…hopefully I have succeeded 🙂

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Evalyn’s one year old photos [Chicago, Niles, Park Ridge, Glenview baby/family photography]

This adorable little girl just turned one, her Mom brought her to my office for a mini session. There are 3 beautiful parks within walking distance, if anyone is interested in doing a mini session (half an hour, half the price of regular sessions) near my office please e-mail [email protected] This offer is available for one or two subjects only. 7132 N. Harlem ave Chicago. (Hours by appointment only.)

Both of them, gorgeous!

 





Emma 6 months [Glenview|Chicago Baby|Family photography, fun natural photos]

This adorable 6 month old cutie, belongs to one of my favorite couples. I shot their engagement and wedding photos, so I was really looking forward to meeting baby Emma.

(Just a little side note…although weddings and engagements keep me very very busy, I still  enjoy shooting baby and family sessions 🙂  I’m only available during the week Monday-Thursday. However for newborn photography I’d like to recommend my friend and colleague Carol. She also does family and event photography. Please check out her website Today Everlasting Photography here<<< and on Facebook<<<)

A real life baby doll, she’s just so flipping adorable!

Love this one!

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Lifestyle fun family [children] photography, Glenview [Chicago] Illinois

I’ve been photographing this beautiful family since their older son Kishen was a newborn, now he’s three and he’s got a new baby brother. I love watching my clients families grow 🙂

Meet baby Milan, he’s perfect…just look at those lips!! I love it when babies make faces while they’re sleeping.

So sweet.

Here’s a great example on how to dress your family for photos…cute and casual.  Solids are always best, I don’t really care for all white or all black. Navy for the boys a deep red for Mom, and bare feet…perfect!

I’m not sure why Kishen started to cry…

…but a second later he game me his best fake smile 😉

And here’s a real smile!

Sweet, sweet baby.

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All you need is love…

Red is the color of Love, and it’s also my favorite color…so it seemed appropriate to post some photos featuring Love & red. Happy Valentines day to all your lovebirds out there 🙂  Scroll down to the end of this blog post to find out how you can win a photo shoot worth $500.00!!

BTW, anyone who leaves a blog comment on this post will be automatically entered to win a photo shoot 🙂 Winners will be chosen randomly on February 29th .

*Details and conditions, please read carefully*

One hour photo shoot for up to 6 people max. Includes CD and one 16×20 print. ($500.00 value!!) Shoot will take place in the Glenview/Niles/Northbrook/Park Ridge/ NW side of Chicago area in the Spring, during the week. You cannot transfer the shoot. This is perfect for head-shots, seniors, portraits, families, pets,  friends, sisters, couples, children, (babies 6 months or older please) Ladies this session could also be a sexy photo shoot for that special someone 😉 So please leave your comments below, with your e-mail…no worries your e-mail will never be published!

Good luck 🙂

PS. Your comments go into moderation first before they are approved, please be patient it’ll take a little bit before you see your comments appear. If you do not see your comments in 24 hours, please leave your name on the Angel Eyes Photography Facebook wall, thank you.





The Flanagans, Fun family photos Chicago Illinois

I love the Flanagans 🙂  They are good friends of mine, it’s always great to see them.

I got to meet the newest member of their family Pepper. Isn’t she the most beautiful dog?

Casual yet formal family photos are a great way to document how your family changes from year to year…

…however, for me the real photos happen after the posing is done. I mean how often do you see Darth Vader playing the piano?

These kids are hysterical!

I love this one.

So cute!!!

The next two are my favorites.

Sweet Owen, you’re adorable.

If you like these photos, please share and/or leave a comment 🙂

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3 Brothers, Park Ridge Illinois Children’s photography

Meet Max, he’s almost two and completely adorable! Even though I came over to photograph all 3 boys together I couldn’t help myself…I mean look at those curls, those eyes!!

Dylan is the older brother, holding baby Colin who’s just a week old.

This is the reaction you get when the baby fills his diaper quite loudly, it was sooo funny!!! 😉

More cuteness.

Sweet baby Colin.

He’s very cute for a newborn 🙂

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Sonya and Family [Family/maternity photos, Chicago, Roselle]

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family a while back, but I never blogged about it. These photos are too beautiful not to share 🙂

I love you guys, hope to see you soon 🙂

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