Spring, is that you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the weather warming up, outdoor sessions are almost here!! This year, I can’t wait to take a few families to a gorgeous outdoor location near downtown that I just heard about. Let’s just say they are getting ready to bloom soon and it would make a perfect backdrop for a little girls room. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Interested in what location this is and want more information on a family session? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Contact me and I’m happy to help!
GIVEAWAY! We have such a special day planned full of pampering and love for Moms and their children this year at the studio. To make this extra special, we are giving away a session! There are only 4 spots available, grab a spot before they are gone. Link in bio ☝🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To Enter: Make sure you are following our page @_cristinahope and tag at least 3 local mamas who have a young family. You get one entry for each comment, and you can enter as many times as you like. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Winner: A FREE spot at our Celebrating Motherhood Petite Sessions on April 28th. It includes Wardrobe for your session, mini hair and makeup by @paulamakeup_hair, online gallery to view your images, your choice of 3 digital files/images and a 8x10 matted fine art portrait. Over a $550 value! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Instagram is not affiliated with this giveaway and cannot be held liable. Winner announced on April 15th, 2019.
The arrival of a new baby may be filled with preparation checklists, baby classes, researching and gathering all the things you think are necessary for their arrival. But no one ever really prepares you for the overwhelming love you’ll feel towards someone you’ve just met. Where’s that pamphlet?
Did you know? 22% of hard drives fail after 4 years. 1-10 years is the average lifespan of a flash drive. 2-10 years is the average lifespan of optical media such as DVDs, BLU-RAY, and CDs. HUNDREDS OF YEARS is how long archival paper will last. As a mom, I understand the importance of having digitals files this day in age. Which is why I include a copy of your digital files as a compromise.
The tiny silent moments during their nap time is when your heart fills with so much love it feels like it’s going to burst. Looking down at your little one thinking, he has your nose and her lips. You can’t imagine you both created such a beautiful thing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oh my gosh these sweet baby lips. Makes me want to squeeze and kiss my own babes. But they are currently in bed sleeping for their first day back to school from spring break. So of course you never want to wake sleeping children. 🙅🏻♀️ I can wait until tomorrow. 😊
When that moment finally comes when you are no longer just husband and wife.
This warmer weather we’ve been having is so refreshing! It’s getting me in the mood for planning so many new outdoor activities with the kids this spring and summer. We are constantly looking for new places to visit around Chicago. What are your favorite cool spots?! Grabbing a drink at the same time is welcomed but not mandatory 😄
Celebrating Motherhood Sessions If you’re a 2018 Client, check your inbox for the golden ticket to this once a year event! The best part? It’s FREE to all my 2018 Clients and there are only 3 spots left! Reach out if you didn’t get the email and want to signup! Deadline is April 7th until spots open up to new clients.
I had the pleasure of staying in @maureenstevensdesign guest house in #nola the past few months while my husband is doing the new airport. Meeting her and her sweet family really made home away from home. Her style is quite unique with colors and elegance! Which says a lot for me because I am not much of a color person. With her combination of French antiques and sophisticated modern updates - I knew we would love staying at her place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wish I was there right now in this luscious greenery ❤️❤️
On this day while it rained, we snuggled up close remembering that just a few days ago they were once created together.
“Let me love you a little bit more before you’re not little anymore.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Parents tell me all the time how they love these close up images of them holding their new precious baby. There’s something about remembering how small they use to fit into our hands that escape our minds the most. Which makes these one of my favorite moments to capture for all my new parents. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Beautiful memories of your kids in this gorgeous linen album would look way better than that stack of mail and old magazines on your coffee table. -Custom engraving is always an option ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t you agree?