beautiful expecting mother {baby girl is almost here} | Chicago, Illinois maternity photographer

I was so excited when Christine asked me to take her maternity photos. We went to grade-school and junior high together, but I haven't really seen her since our school days. So it was great to reconnect and see her beautiful growing belly and meet her loving husband. And they were awesome to drive from Chicago to Rockford.

We took photos at Rock Cut State Park, and the summer heat was BLAZING! We got the hot part over with first in the sunny field with purple flowers, before moving on to some fabric wrap shots. I found some elegant cream lace at the craft store and knew it was what I wanted to use for Christine's session. She fit my vision perfectly! Then we finished with some shots in the forest. The sun was still high in the sky, and it gave the most amazing light streaming through the trees. Christine was aglow. Looking forward to the news of baby Myla's arrival in July :) And a big thanks to Cara Peterson Photography for joining me on this shoot to help out!

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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