baby girl on the way {dreamy forest + sunny beach} | Illinois maternity photographer

I was thrilled to hear the Snow family was expecting a little girl in July and they asked me to do maternity photos! Crystal is one of my friends. We shot our first wedding together, and we've both started our own families while continuing to grow our photography businesses (you can find Crystal's work HERE). There's only one problem: Crystal lives in Colorado, and I no longer do. Thankfully, our summer vacation to Colorado was the perfect window to photograph this gorgeous mama before they welcome their little girl into the world. 

Crystal took me to what looked like an enchanted forest at Cherry Creek State Park. With the late morning sun poring through the trees, it was a glowing location for maternity portraits. Crystal looked so beautiful in a flowing gown from Sew Trendy Accessories.  Then we headed over to the beach on the other side of the park for some fun in the sun. I love the beachy, mountain feel of those images, and Crystal's big brimmed hat really fit the setting. It was a treat to do her maternity session, and an honor that she chose me as her photographer. 

Louisa Nickel is a Rockford, IL photographer, serving the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin areas. She specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, children, and family photography. 

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