Julie + Mike : Naperville Riverwalk Maternity Session

To say this session was fun would be an understatement.  I mean, this image above…that’s how we started out. HA!

I had met up with Julie and Mike almost 4 years earlier for their engagement session in the same spot, Naperville’s riverwalk.   And back then, we started their session up on the same big hill.  Now, with baby girl OR boy on the way (they aren’t finding out until baby comes), we had so much fun playing with balloons and guessing what they would have. I said it when I met up with them back then during their engagement and I’ll for sure say it again.  Julie & Mike are the sweetest and most vibrant couple together.  They make each other smile and laugh so much and so naturally that it’s just a blast photographing them.  Thank you both for letting me document these two BIG life moments for you.  I cannot WAIT to meet baby! <3

(Make sure to scroll to the end to see comparisons…OF COURSE!) 😉

You two are seriously the cutest!!!

<3 <3 <3

(The faces on the left though…LOL!)

So this picture was taken during their engagement session and was a MUST to remake…keep scrolling. 🙂


Julie brought props?! Of course she did!

“CUTIE PIE”  (Julie teaches math so this was just adorable.)

If I didn’t mention before, this was during our crazy month of ridiculous heat outside.  And by ridiculous, I mean we need to stop and find shade and breathe and drink lots of water so our faces don’t melt – RIDICULOUS.  But can you tell? These two are AWESOME!

This is one of my all time favorite pictures.

LOVE catching pure laughter during a shoot.

Julie, you are the most beautiful mom to be! 😉

Ah, that hot, bright, hazy sunset light got me all <3 <3 <3 . 🙂


Mike and the balloons…all afternoon…hilarious!

More books! Love these two in particular :

Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Everything is Mama‘ and Robert Munsch’s ‘Love You Forever‘. <3 <3 <3

When Mike comes in to hit the balloons and one hits Julie directly in the face. LOL!

<3 <3 <3

Thank you both for another AMAZING session! I am so excited for you and just know you will be the best parents!


Until next time we meet for more fun,


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And now for some comparison fun…

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