I had the pleasure of meeting this fellow photographer through our common job - photographing babies!  She was sweet and funny.  Basically, we hit it off right away.  :)  

Meet Vanessa. 

 

 Photographer, Mother, Wife, Friend

Photographer, Mother, Wife, Friend

Recently we exchanged head shots.  However, this isn't the first time I photographed this beautiful lady.  She is a wife and a mother to two adorable kiddos.  Late last year she asked me to take some photos for her holiday card.  Here is a little snap shot of my favorites. 

 Vanessa & Matt have become a Chicago family :)

Vanessa & Matt have become a Chicago family :)

This family is filled with smiles, creativity and a healthy sense of sass.  :)  Check out those ears!

Vanessa and I have really clicked, so when the idea to exchange headshots came up I was pumped.  Not only is Vanessa an amazing photographer bound to make me look much better than I do, but she is plain fun to be around!

I laughed the entire time.  She is so much fun!

You had me at squirrel.  

 This lady means business :)

This lady means business :)

Vanessa's art is magic!  I wish she wasn't moving back to Seattle because I'd love to work with her more and hang out.  It's hard to find quality people you connect with so well!  If you are ever in the pacific northwest, look her up.  Believe me, it'll be worth it! 

These are definitely not traditional headshots, more like two friends having an amazing time laughing together.  :) 

 This was taken at the entrance to the underground parking lot at Lurie Gardens.  We must have had at least a dozen people walk past us wondering what we were laughing about.  Totally worth it.

This was taken at the entrance to the underground parking lot at Lurie Gardens.  We must have had at least a dozen people walk past us wondering what we were laughing about.  Totally worth it.

 My favorite photo from the day.  This is how I will choose to remember Vanessa until we meet up again.  :)

My favorite photo from the day.  This is how I will choose to remember Vanessa until we meet up again.  :)

Vanessa, I will miss you dearly.  I am so glad that you and Matt chose to take your family to Chicago for this short window of time and that we have had the opportunity to get to know each other.  Don't run away too fast, you are far from rid of me!  Until we meet again.  :)

xoxo,
(your friend) Brittany