When life takes a turn toward parenthood before you expect it, you lean on your mom a bit til things stop spinning, then start envisioning a little person in those family photos of you, the hubs, and the dog.  Gina’s mom and sis not only helped the cause of ‘ buying all the tiny pink things’ but also gifted her the memory of this special, albeit busy, time with a lifestyle newborn session.  Mike & Gina, Diem is just perfect.  She’s already surrounded by love, has Dad wrapped around her teeny fingers, and an “all bark, no bite” protector in furbabe Zoe!  Enjoy this new adventure together and every minute of newborn sweetness, whatever time of the day or night you get it.  🙂

 

This baby boy has best fuzzy hair (and best fuzzy shoulders!) locked down.  Dresden and Philip, your son is just perfect.  Remember that on the crazy days, when you can’t finish a cup of coffee to save your life, or get out of the hour in under an hour.  🙂 This work, this navigating parenthood together, is important!  So much good in your bright little house, with Philip making pierogi for mom, who can’t stop smiling that this peanut is really theirs.  For keeps.  It was an honor to capture it!  Enjoy every minute of raising this sweetheart!

 

Last month my friends welcomed another little boy to the family. Their sweet, musical, undeniably nerdy, awesome family. 🙂  Erin and Brett, I know you worked extra long and hard to meet your son, but I don’t see pain and exhaustion in these photos, taken just a few days later.  I just see an adorable new babe, his spunky big brother and happy parents blessed two times over.  These pictures warm my heart!   Thanks for welcoming me into the craziness of wrangling two boys, to capture this special time.  Good news, bad news it flies by!

 

 

This post usually comes out around Valentine’s Day (lots ‘o love in here) and even though the 14th has come and gone, this post is still worth posting!  I blame the gorgeous weather for my not wanting to work quietly at the computer.  Can you blame me?  😉

Another year of amazing days, and a photo for each!  What happy memories captured in 2016, and I have all of you to thank!  Thank you for trusting me with your milestones, with the memory of those you waited for and welcomed into the world, the day you said ‘I do’, that time you knelt and she said YES, when you wrapped up high school & plunged into adult life, he took his first steps, you celebrated fifty years, and she went off to preschool.  🙂  It’s worth remembering, and it all goes so fast!

Good thing I don’t have to pick “Best of” this year.  That’s up to you!  I had a hard enough time choosing a photo or two from each shoot.  Yikes!  Although I don’t feel my strength as a photographer lies in a single frame from a shoot, but rather in the collection of images that tell a story, these images were most popular in Facebook sneak peeks or simply pulled at my heart, would make a great canvass, and made the cut.  Here’s where you come in:

 

BEST OF 2016 CANVAS GIVEAWAY- CAST YOUR VOTE

To vote:  

1-LIKE FRESH FRAME PHOTOGRAPHY’S FACEBOOK PAGE  (if you haven’t already)

2-LIKE THIS BLOG POST (veeery bottom, left)

3-COPY AND PASTE  the number/title of  the image that gets your vote into a COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST*

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Voting closes Monday, February 27th at 11:59pm.  The image with the most votes wins.  One vote per person please, I can tell these things, people.  🙂  The winner of a beautiful 18×24 gallery wrapped canvas will be announced Tuesday, February 28th.  Grab a pen, jot down your favs, vote & spread the word!  ENJOY.

*If  there are multiple images from your session make sure to specify which image you want friends/family to vote for so your votes are not split up.  Remember, the image with the most votes wins!  Simple.  

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1. Abby & Peter- woodsy engagement

2. Allison- sun flare mother-to-be

3. Amy & Jason- waiting for little man #2

4. Relaxing with Dad

5. Mom & Dad Admiring Baby Cameron

6. Baby T & a Proud Big Brother

7. Dad & Baby Calvin

8. Katie & a good hug from her boys

9. Brianna Class of 2017

10. Wendy & Vineet’s University of Chicago Engagement

11. A good book after bath

12. Little chick waking up with mom

13. Skaife family at the beach

14. Remy is six months

15. Sleepy Baby Emma

16. Happy Birthday Isla!

17. Snuggles from Dad

18. Meagan & LeShawn- New Year’s Eve Wedding

19. Welcome Home Baby K

20. Baby Carlo & Mama

21. Mom, Dad & Baby Jack

22. Raasch family – grins all around!

23. Rachel- waiting for Baby S

24. K&D crossing the street

25. K&D at the end of the aisle

26. Sleepy Baby Jack

27. Curls for Days

28. Hazel & Mommy

29. Baby Cole- the view from up here

30. Dresden & Filip – in this together

31. Dresden rocking the bump!

32. Emily Class of 2017

33. Wong family- group hug

34. Happy Birthday Emalynn!

35. Hendricks Family B&W Stroll

36. Hendricks Family- just like big brother

37.  Ansel & Mama

38. Rachel & Nate in the pumpkin patch

40. Baby Odin in the leaves

41. Gloria & Daddy

42. Tiny fingers

43. Hannah & Jacob- just married

44. Martha & Jeremy, lifestyle engagement

45. Mom & Soren- going in for a hug

46.  Kaitlin & Zach play the shoe game

47. Mrs. Gregerson & her bouquet

48. Caitlin Class of 2017

49. Kate- urban maternity session

50. K&D- walk in the park

51.  K&D- her favorite place to be

52. Andrew & Linnea at the theatre

53. Livia- mother to be portrait

54. Megan & Steve at the bowling alley

55. Aunties are the best

54. Nguyen Family- portrait

55.  Oscar has some cake

56. Christina & Brad- B&W kiss

57. Woody Family- portrait

58. The Timm brothers & their ‘capes’

59. Greg & Jessie sharing a laugh

60.  Tanusha- wedding day portrait

61.  Kaitlyn & Nathan just married

62. Keyur & Family during the baarat

63. L Family – casual portrait

64. Liz & Jesse during golden hour

65. Remy woodsy nine-month session

66. Dan & Sarah proposal

67. Dan & Sarah’s St. John’s Military Academy Engagement

68. G&J- Groom portrait

69. Daddy’s girl

70. The T Twins’ Villa Terrace Family Session

71. Teddy Class of 2017

72. The smiley Spenner Fam

73.  Tanusha & Durgaprasad’s Traditional Hindu Ceremony

74. Mom & Vivi

75.  Baby Barry- meeting Grandma & Grandpa

76. Candice & Charlotte -the beauty of motherhood

77.  Sleepy Baby Iven

78. Dresden and Iven- Streeeeeetch!

79. Daddy & AJ sitting on the bridge

80.  John & Naomi- he’s still got it!

81. Sara- mother to be

82. Remy is One!

83. Rachel & Nathan Terrace Walk

84.  Linnea & Andrew- the gang’s all here!

85. Kelsey & Blake just married

86. Linnea & Andrew- at the end of the aisle

87. Kelsey and Blake “I do”

88. Jeremy & Martha walking through the pumpkin patch

89. Father of three!

90. Jeremy & Martha- good laugh

91. Alex & Katie- casual wedding party portrait

92. Baby Lydia and her sisters

93. Liz- mother to be

94. Erin, Peter & Hannah- urban family session

95.  Jess, Daniel & Sky at the park

96. Brothers skipping rocks

97. Proud big brother Cody

98. Baby Ryder, Welcome

99. JP Class of 2017

100. Hanson Family in Third Ward

101.  Jonathan Class of 2017

102. Dubner Family casual portrait

103.  Scott & Jen

104. Mommy & Sky- “ticko ticko!”

105.  Erin, Peter & Baby J

106. Hannah Class of 2017

107. Ricky & Monica walking in the woods

108. Miles on the Move

109.  Ehmet throwing leaves

110. Looking out for the little guy

111. Daddy’s girl- Baby Vita

112. Ellen & John- wintry hug

113. Monica- getting ready at home

114, Baby P- not a care in the world

115. The three musketeers!

116. Personal Travel- first time in the ocean

117.  Alex & Katie wedding day on the river

118. Abby & Grandma, receiving line

119. Adam Class of 2017

120. Abby & Peter, just married

121. Remy & Mama, lifestyle portrait

122. Kaitlyn & Nathan- B&W kiss

123. Abby & Peter, the ‘whole family’ casual portrait

124. So happy to be the Boohers

125. Keyur & Aparna- blessing by the elders

126. Bradley & Christina walking in Third Ward

127. The men in Lindsi’s life!

128. Happy 35 Years

129. Jeremy & Martha- farmer’s market portrait

130.  Liz & Jesse, wedding silhouette

131.  Trevor & Lindsey, happy anniversary!

132. Hannah getting ready for her wedding

133.  The Trau Sisters

 

Whew!  Remember here’s how to vote:

1-LIKE FRESH FRAME PHOTOGRAPHY’S FACEBOOK PAGE  (if you haven’t already)

2-LIKE THIS BLOG POST  (bottom, left)

3-COPY AND PASTE  the number/title of  the image that gets your vote into a COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST

 

Happy voting (who doesn’t need a free canvas?!) and good luck!

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  • February 23, 2017 - 7:19 pm

    Allie Valenzuela - 65-Remy woodsy 9 month session! This was so much fun ?ReplyCancel

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    Jamie - 89 father of 3ReplyCancel

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    Teresa klockow - 65 Remy woodsy 9 month sessionReplyCancel

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    Pamela Hodermann - 65. Remy woodsy nine-month sessionReplyCancel

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    Carlos - 65 Remy woodsy 9 month sessionReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2017 - 7:39 pm

    Pamela Hodermann - 65. Remy woodsy nine-month session

    and no this is not a duplicateReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2017 - 7:42 pm

    Hannah Zhang - As much as I loved our wedding ones…55. Oscar has some cake.
    WHAT A CLASSIC.ReplyCancel

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    Karin schei - 65. Remy woodsy nine-month sessionReplyCancel

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    Kate Kiel - 40. Baby Odin in the leavesReplyCancel

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    Amanda - 86. Linnea & Andrew- at the end of the aisleReplyCancel

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    Kaitlin - 1. Abby & Peter – woodsy engagementReplyCancel

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    Heather Skrepenski - Baby Odin in the leavesReplyCancel

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    Joyce - 40. Baby Odin in the leavesReplyCancel

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    Kaylee Mattek - 22. Raasch family – grins all around!ReplyCancel

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    Megs - Remy woodsy nine-month sessionReplyCancel

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    Megan - 65. Remy woodsy nine-month sessionReplyCancel

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    Britten Brenner stenson - 123. Abby & Peter, the ‘whole family’ casual portraitReplyCancel

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    Michelle De luca - 65. Remy woodsy nine-month session.ReplyCancel

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    Hillary - 40. Baby Odin in the leavesReplyCancel

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    Daniel Featherstone - 104 ticko tickoReplyCancel

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    Heidi Galloway - 65. Remy woodsy nine-month sessionReplyCancel

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    Abigail Volberding - 1. Abby & Peter-Woodsy Engagement. Loved that whole day!!ReplyCancel

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    April Marquardt - 84. Linnea & Andrew- the gang’s all here!ReplyCancel

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    Dave P - 55. Excellent capture.ReplyCancel

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    Amanda Sebald - #61 Kaitlyn and Nathan!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 24, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    Patti Simms - 65. Remy woodsy nine-month sessionReplyCancel

  • February 24, 2017 - 9:10 pm

    Kelsey Gleason - 85 Kelsey and Blake just married 🙂 loved scrolling through a year in Sarah’s camera!!ReplyCancel

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    Izzi Tritz - 85. Kelsey & Blake just marriedReplyCancel

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    Blake Gleason - 85. Kelsey & Blake just marriedReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    Krystine Lindemann - #25 K&D Crossing the street

    PS we want one of these no matter what! ??ReplyCancel

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    Connie - 85. Kelsey & Blake just marriedReplyCancel

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    Ashley - 85. Kelsey & Blake just marriedReplyCancel

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    Jayna Whitham - Remy woodsy nine-month sessionReplyCancel

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    Britt Keyser - 65. Remy woodsy nine-month sessionReplyCancel

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    Tierney Potter - #89 Father of ThreeReplyCancel

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    Martha - 88. Jeremy & Martha walking through the pumpkin patchReplyCancel

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    Kaitlin Mckenna - 88 – Jeremy & Martha walking through the pumpkin patchReplyCancel

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    Ej McKenna - 88 – Jeremy & Martha walking through the pumpkin patchReplyCancel

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    Kasey - 88. Jeremy & Martha walking through the pumpkin patchReplyCancel

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    Angie Hodermann - 65. Remy woodsy nine-month sessionReplyCancel

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    Veronica Bartos - Remy woodsy nine-month sessionReplyCancel

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    Gloria - #88!ReplyCancel

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    Jeremy - 88! Jeremy & Martha walking through the pumpkin patchReplyCancel

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    Jordan Slagowski - 88. Jeremy & Martha walking through the pumpkin patchReplyCancel

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