nashville family photographer . what four on the beach looks like


This year for our son’s four year old portraits, I decided we’d go to Chicago to take them on the beach.  Well, sort of. The real story is, it’s a convenient coincidence that I was traveling to Chicago for a week to visit my husband’s parents and photograph some clients just a couple weeks before he turns four.  I’ll take it.

My in laws live right on the beach, so he had a ball walking out the door of their high rise condo, crossing Lake Shore Drive in the tunnel, and popping out at Lake Michigan. (or as he would tell you… “the ocean!”) One of my favorite parts about Chicago is we can walk 3 blocks (if that?) to the Magnificent Mile and directly across the street to this beach.

The weather was less than Summer like, even for Chicago (we grew up in Michigan) and despite a few chilly and raining days (a much welcome change from Nashville Summer, however!) I still decided to bring my camera to the beach one chilly, drizzling morning.

And I’m so happy I did.

Enjoy some of my favorite photographs of my sweet boy.

Be sure to follow around this blog circle this month to my talented and amazing buddy Sarah Cornish with My Four Hens Photography

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  • Jenn - Wow, simple yet beautiful. He looks so free. My almost 2 year old son has long hair too, although in my culture we often braid our children’s hair.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Bergstrom - how lovely are these? You get the creaminess down so well. Love that you documented him just enjoying himself…just as a four year old should.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - My goodness that hair! He is beautiful. I love these, and you are totally making me miss the beach! Happy Belated fourth birthday. He is darling.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy VonSosen - First off, I grew up going to Lake Michigan so that was the ocean to me too. Second, your style is so distinct, I can spot your work from a mile away. It’s always soft pretty colors and creamy backgrounds. And lastly, your son has the most beautiful hair.ReplyCancel

  • Summer Murdock - Sorry the weather didn’t work out like you wanted but man these are awesome! Perfect captures of him being four doing what four year olds do! Love them all!ReplyCancel

  • shannon sewell - ADORE these. I’ve only been to Lake Michigan twice and both times I was in awe of it’s beauty. You captured it perfectly here 🙂ReplyCancel

  • amy grace - pure, soft, elegant, peaceful, like a dream. you simplify things for me. you cut through all the distractions and show us just what you intend to show. beautifully. soulfully. lovely, jenny.ReplyCancel

  • Jules - what a beautiful way to capture his 4th birthday. looks like he had the best time ever!ReplyCancel

  • Kara May - These are so pure and clean – perfect for these images. I love what you captured. Simply beautiful!ReplyCancel