Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session

Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session according to http://www.pineappleportraits.com As a mom and a former photographer, I know how much emotion and love family portraits can bring. The pure enjoyment of time spent together and freezing a moment of time, can be so rewarding. Sometimes it is so easy to forget milestones and … Continue reading Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session


Blackberry Farm – Aurora, IL

If you are looking for something new, interactive and fun to do this summer, Blackberry Farm is the place to be. Located just outside of Chicago in Aurora, IL it is known for its reenactment of pioneer life through educational demonstrations and hands on activities. Open May through September and admission for non residents is … Continue reading Blackberry Farm – Aurora, IL

Pirates Cove Children’s Theme Park – Illinois

Ahoy, matey! Travel just outside of Chicago to Elk Grove Village and you will find a children's hidden treasure park "Pirates' Cove." A small amusement park geared towards kids nine and under that is perfect for a morning of exploring and imagination. Kids can travel through an 18th century pirate ship, work their way up … Continue reading Pirates Cove Children’s Theme Park – Illinois

Spring/ Summer – 10 things you need in your car!

Spring has finally sprung! Kids are out and about. Outdoor sports, festivals and play dates are back and I am looking forward to it all. But to make my life easier, I keep my car ready for adventures at all times. Through my motherhood journey I have learned a thing or two about being prepared … Continue reading Spring/ Summer – 10 things you need in your car!

Spring Break: Staycation Ideas

Here in the Midwest, it doesn't feel like SPRING just yet but I have to plan our spring break nevertheless. We don't typically go out of state during this time but we do try to do a few things with the kids to keep them occupied and make it memorable. This is how I plan … Continue reading Spring Break: Staycation Ideas

Carry-on essentials

School is half way done and I am thinking V A C A T I O NĀ āœˆ My sister and I just booked our first summer vacation together and we are a tad excited to start packing already! šŸ¤£ Typically, I start prepping as soon as we book our trip anyways; but this year is … Continue reading Carry-on essentials

All Inclusive Family Resorts

Oh how I love to plan and go on vacations. Who doesn't, right?! šŸ˜ Over the past 10 years my husband and I have visited our fair share of all inclusive resorts and are always looking for the next best thing. So far there have only been a handful of resorts that we would visit … Continue reading All Inclusive Family Resorts

F a l l šŸ‚ F u n

W E L C O M E Ā  F A L LĀ  Here in the Midwest we are finally seeing and feeling the FALL season. Up until last week, we still saw some 90 degree days. I was not complaining but for a photography junky like myself, I needed to see the colors changing. I … Continue reading F a l l šŸ‚ F u n

Tips when travelling with kids

Ā (not in any particular order): Traveling with kids is never easy. However, over the last 7 years, we have learned a thing or two about travelling abroad with kids. I will start by saying, you need to be mentally prepared and read a blog or two before you travel with kids. This is not your … Continue reading Tips when travelling with kids