First Birthday Photography, Chicago IL

For those of you don’t know, (uhm, most of you??) I was a sorority girl. Correction: I AM a sorority girl. Sigma Kappa–the best. But I’m partial. (HOLLLLLAAAA!!!!)

I spent 3.5 great years at Eastern Illinois University (yes, 3.5, I graduated early—please note, I am very intelligent). While I attended, all my time was spent with the best girls on the planet. I love and miss them, and think of our good times often. When it comes down to it, I only remember Marty’s cheeseburgers and white jackets, and a lot of tube tops and heavy eyeshadow. Oh, and “poofs”–the best hairstyle of all time.

Luckily enough, a lot of us Sigma K’s still live around the Chicagoland area; and it gets even luckier, as I get to photograph some of their kiddos. And boy do Sig Kap’s make em cute.

Check out a few snaps from Mackenzie’s session. She’s one of the sweetest littles I’ve ever photographed. I feel so honored to have taken her 1st Birthday photos as my sorority sisters are very special to me 🙂 🙂

On a completely related side note, which I almost forgot to mention: Mackenzie hated the darling purple cake her parents got for her. She didn’t just “not like it”….she hated it. As I do with all my cake smash sessions, I tested it and it tasted perfect. It is still unclear why she did not enjoy the delicious cake. Jury’s still out. Perhaps she prefers salty foods versus sweet?

Look at those big brown eyes and those teeth. Happy First Birthday my friend…Dove Love forever (inside Sigma Kappa thing, OK?)


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