November 10th, 2014

Moby Preview....part 2 :)


























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November 9th, 2014

Sweet Baby Boy :)
















I was super excited for this session with my cousin's sweet baby boy...I mean he is just so cute I could eat him!!! If you are wondering if that sweater set is handmade IT IS by his sweet Mimi (love....love....love) :) We had a great time together and I really hope you guys love the photos!! xoxo

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November 4th, 2014

Moby Preview...part 1 :)






























This was such a great shoot with such amazing moms, babies and toddlers!!! Thanks so much to everyone for coming out & braving the crazy Chicago wind (hey at least we had some sun) ;) This is only part one so there is more to come...stay tuned :)

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October 30th, 2014

It's a Beautiful Day for Photos :)
















Wow we had such a beautiful BONUS day in late October...it was amazing! We met at one of my favorite spots in the city and I'm sure you can see why! It's such a gift to have this little pocket of nature in the middle of a big city :) We had a good time in between photos gazing at the wildlife (including the cutest turtles). Thanks for spending the afternoon with me...I hope you love the photos.

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October 11th, 2014

Mill Exploring Fun :)




















I've been photographing this family for many years and it's so fun to see these kids grow!! We had a great (very chilly) morning exploring the mill. These kids were such a delight and an absolute pleasure to chat with! We collected shells, talked about homeschooling, halloween and the list goes on :) I hope you guys love the photos as much as I do!!!

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August 26th, 2014

Family Boating Adventure :)






















What a fun day I had with this lovely family on their boat!! We spent the day relaxing, snapping photos and just enjoying the most beautiful Summer day. We really appreciated the warm sun as we had to cancel last Fall due to the freezing Chicago weather...ha ha. I will have to share a few photos later of my family since they were invited to tag along (first boating adventure for them) and they LOVED every second. Thanks again for sharing the day with us :)

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January 28th, 2014

Tiny Baby K :)






















Welcome to the world sweet baby K! It was great to see this family again they really are so lovely and make my job easy peasy. Big brother was thrilled to hold his new brother for the first time and loves him bunches! What a lucky baby to have such a loving family!! Thanks for having me photograph your family...it was delightful!!

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November 19th, 2013

Moby Wrap preview part 1
























Thanks so much to all the mama's who came out of a chilly fall day to make these photos possible (at least all the babes stayed warm & cozy wrapped up in Moby Wraps)!! It was a great morning and we really got some amazing photos! Can't wait to finish editing these photos & looking very forward to the next part of the Moby Wrap shoot :)

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April 25th, 2013

Sweet Baby R :)
















This Spring hasn't really been much of a Spring yet here in Chicago so after re-scheduling twice we decided to give it a go (even though it was cold and dark) and I'm so glad we did :) The light turned out to be very pretty, baby R was such a delight and I think we ended up with some beautiful photos! I hope you guys love them :)



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November 19th, 2012

Fabulous Family :)
















It was a beautiful morning and I couldn't have had a better family to photograph! These girls are sweet, adorable and have the most bubbly personalities :) I had a great time with all of you and hope you love the photos!

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November 17th, 2012

Playtime Fun :)












Love this little guy!! It is so fun to watch these kids grow up. I have been photographing this man since he was just a baby...wow where does the time go! We had a beautiful but windy day for our session such a typical day here in Chicago :) Thanks for showing me this cool new park I have a feeling I will be heading back there soon!

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November 11th, 2012

Awesome Family Session :)














It was so fun to photograph this family again and meet their newest addtion. As always the kids were an absolute delight and cute as could be :) We totally lucked out with such a beautiful day. Hope you guys love the photos!

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October 1st, 2012

Fall Mini Sessions 2012


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August 15th, 2012

TSM




















It was great to take photos of little M again and this time mommy & daddy got in on the action :) I love taking photos of this family as we always have great fun!! They are awesome parents and such a beautiful family inside & out. I hope you guys love the photos!

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June 8th, 2012

Family Fun!














This family was such fun to photograph! We had a beautiful morning & I couldn't have asked for a nicer group of people to spend it with :) I have to say these silly photos are some of my favorites....and we never would have made it through the session without them...lol. Hope your mom loves them all!

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February 6th, 2012

New Addition :)













I was so excited to hear this family was expecting and even more excited to hear they wanted me to photograph the new baby :) She was a delight...just the sweetest newborn! She is very lucky to have such a wonderful big sister to cover her in hugs and kisses :) Thanks for spending the morning with me and congratulations on your new addition!



 


 

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November 27th, 2011

Family :)














The last mini session of the season was given to the grandparents in exchange for help with our holiday photo ;) It was supposed to be WARM but what a surprise...the weather prediction was wrong and it was COLD!! We made it work and overall everyone was great :)

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November 21st, 2011

H S H W












It was great to see this family again...these boy are getting so big! We had a chilly but beautiful afternoon for our session :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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November 14th, 2011

B H K












I was very happy to hear from this family as I have taken their photos for the past few years and it is always great fun! This family is fabulous and have such a great connection that always shines through the photos...I LOVE it! By the way you can make that album now that you have your cover shot ;)

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November 9th, 2011

M J G A










This family was wonderful and these kids were just the sweetest!! There were not many leaves left on the trees but wow the few we found were beautiful...It was chilly windy morning but we had a great time :) 

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November 3rd, 2011

D L :








I have been photographing this darling boy since he was just a baby and it is so fun each time I see him :) He is not a baby anymore but rather a handsome little boy so full of energy and cute as can be. It was a very chilly morning but we all pushed through and had a fun and successful shoot! Thanks for choosing me each year to capture such special moments :)

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October 20th, 2011

Little M :)










I have been photographing this little guy since he was born and of course he was just as sweet as always :) I can't believe he is already 9 months...time sure does fly! Thanks for being such an awesome family, I am thrilled to have you as my clients and friends :)

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October 5th, 2011

Fantastic Family :)














This is not my first time photographing this family but they have added a new little one...what a cutie :) These kids were awesome...I mean really awesome!!! Thanks for being such a fantastic family and I hope you love the photos!

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August 25th, 2011

Fall Mini Sessions 2011


Email stepheniedame@yahoo.com to book your session!

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June 28th, 2011

M and baby J












I am bit behind these days but wanted to get these up (better late than not at all) right? ;) I have been friend with this new mama since we were kids so of course I was excited to take a few photos of her pregnant belly! But before I had time time to blog them it was time to welcome this amazing baby girl to the world. I had the privilege of attending her birth (no not as the photographer but as a support person for mama and baby) and wow it truly was an amazing experience. Little miss J really is the most delightful baby (although she wanted nothing to do with my camera) so we only snuck in a few photos during the visit...LOL! She just wanted to be snuggled while her mama and I chatted...thats okay J I will be back :) Love you both!!

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June 22nd, 2011

B M S












It was so fun to photograph this wonderful family again! We were very lucky to have a nice (humid) morning for our session as it was supposed to be thunderstorms (but then again what's new here in Chicago) lol. Thanks for spending Father's Day morning with us and showing us such a cool park in the City :)

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June 6th, 2011

Mama and Baby Love












I was super excited to to hear that this mama and baby wanted a few surprise photos for daddy for Father's Day! We tried to schedule around a T-storm that was on the way but ended up right in the middle of it...lol! We decided to take cover in a coffee shop hoping the storm would pass quickly and it did :) It was so fun to hang out with you guys and M is just the sweetest baby ever. I hope you love the photos!

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March 31st, 2011

Spring 2011 Mini Sessions


If you are interested in booking please email me at stepheniedame@yahoo.com :)

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January 25th, 2011

Baby M










I was so excited for this shoot (you may remember his mama & daddy from here when I photographed their wedding). Little M is just the sweetest baby and sure does love his mama (I promise my feeling are not to hurt) LOL! Thanks so much for sharing little M for the afternoon & of course as always it was great chatting :)

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December 13th, 2010

H S H W












It was great to see this family again (I have taken their holiday photos for the past few years) and they are always such a delight! Our session happen to be on our first blizzard of the year so we had to move indoors...although we did sneak out for a few quick shots :) 

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December 2nd, 2010

C A










Another great holiday mini session on one of our last nice days (it was chilly) but not snowing...like it is now ;) It was great to meet you both and watch the love between a mama her son (I seem to be photographing lots of mommy's and their sons recently) I just love it! 

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November 27th, 2010

A L












I had such a great time photographing this family. They were fun and so connected....it is amazing to see the bond between a mother and her child! Thanks for making me feel like an old friend :)

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November 24th, 2010

L D








It was great to see this little guy again...it is so fun to watch these kids grow up! He is such a sweetie and pretty handsome as well :) 

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November 21st, 2010

J F H










We were lucky to find some time last minute to take some photos and what a nice surprise Hudson was such a good boy! This Holiday season really snuck up quick this year (seems to go faster each year...yikes I feel old) LOL! Stay turned for lots of blog posts in the next few weeks :)

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November 2nd, 2010

Awesome Family












I love this family and was so excited to shoot them again (this time with grandparents). It was a beautiful fall day and mom had the great idea to take out the bike...perfect activity for a 5 year old boy :) It was great to see you guys again and meet the grandparents!

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October 13th, 2010

Baby R












This little guy was just 2 weeks and so sweet! He didn't sleep much but was very content when awake....what a delightful baby. It was great visiting & meeting little R :)

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October 7th, 2010

T&S Wedding














Congrats I am so happy for you both! The ceremony was beautiful and this last photo really captures it perfectly...it was intimate, powerful and you could feel the love in the room. Thank you for allowing me to share in this, oh and for the delicious dessert (we even let the kids have some) and they LOVED it :)

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September 29th, 2010

E B E












Here they are, the winners of the Summer 2010 Cutest Kid Contest!! This contest was so much fun...thanks to all who entered and to everyone who voted. Stay tuned for the Winter 2010 Cutest Kid Contest :)

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September 15th, 2010

Baby J














This little one was just the cutest and sweetest and such a delight to photograph! Thanks so much guys for coming in from WI it was great to meet you :)

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September 10th, 2010

T&S Pre-Wedding












We had the most beautiful evening in Chicago for our pre-wedding session! It was great to meet you both and I can't wait for your wedding next month :)

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September 6th, 2010

Mini Holiday Sessions 2010


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September 4th, 2010

One


Wow it's hard to believe my baby is one! This past year has just went way to fast...but with that being said we have enjoyed every moment (well almost) ;) This baby has been such a joy to have around and really makes our family feel complete...I feel so blessed to have such an amazing family!

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August 11th, 2010

Mothering Calendar 2011


I am SUPER excited to show off the cover page of the 2011 Mothering Calendar....why? Maybe because the cover photo is from the home birth of my 3rd baby!! This is my favorite personal photo, it holds so much emotion and makes my uterus ache for another baby ;) It is also very special as my mom (also my assistant) took it. A huge thanks to my mom and my hubby who are always there to support me and to Mothering for publishing my photos!!

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July 22nd, 2010

Evelyn Belly














I have been dreaming of doing a belly shoot at this trail for two years and I finally had the chance a few weeks ago....it was perfect! Evelyn is just stunning and her dress and hat fit my vision so perfectly :) Thanks so much for coming out during this heat wave (I remember how miserable it is when pregnant)... I hope you love the photos as much as I do!

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July 18th, 2010

Erin Belly














We met early morning but it was already HOT and BUGGY but the light was amazing!! Thanks Erin for putting up with the heat, bugs and my complaining ;) I hope you didn't leave with as many bug bites as I did (about 30 for me) yikes... You are stunning and I can't wait to meet your new little one :)

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July 15th, 2010

Sarah Belly
















This mama was just glowing (oh how I miss that pregnant feeling)... We had a great time walking around town and then ending with a picnic (followed by a CRAZY storm) LOL!! It was great visiting and I can't wait to meet you new addition :)

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July 12th, 2010

R S M


















This family was so sweet, connected and in love :) I felt right at home as soon as I walked in...and funny it turns out we are almost neighbors! It was great meeting you guys and I hope to see you again soon :)

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July 7th, 2010

M B S


















This family was a pleasure to photograph and this little one is so adorable! We started out with a few formal family photos and then moved to their bedroom to get some more personal photos....I love the emotion that shines though on every photo. Thanks so much for sharing your afternoon with me :)

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June 24th, 2010

Published times four :)








Remember a few months back when I had a photo published in Mothering? Well I was thrilled when I found out it was going to happen again (but times four)! You can find my photos in the July-August 2010 issue of Mothering magazine :)

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June 18th, 2010

Taylormade 2
























Here is it part 2 finally....these carriers really are awesome check them out here Taylormade  :) Thanks again to everyone who made this shoot possible....it was great to meet all of you!! 

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June 17th, 2010

Summer 2010 Cutest Kid Contest!!

Come on over and visit the new Stephenie Dame Photography Facebook page and enter your kids in the Summer 2010 Cutest Kid Contest for a chance to win a FREE mini photo session and print package :)

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June 15th, 2010

Taylormade 1
























This commercial shoot for Taylormade Slings was wonderful! The weather was testy but we made it work, thanks to all the models who stood in the mist or full on rain you are all awesome :) Be sure to check back soon for part 2....

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June 11th, 2010

J A B














First "Summer" session of the season, and we had a beautiful day for it! I had a great time photographing these girls, they are such a delight to be around. Thanks girls for being patient with me :) It was so hard to choose which images to blog....hope you like these!

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June 5th, 2010

Summer Sessions

My Summer schedule is filling up FAST and with 3 little ones I will only be booking a very limited number of sessions. I will also be offering a few Mini sessions also which is $200 and includes a 45 minute session, 7-12 images in an online gallery for 15 days & $25 print credit. If you are interested in booking please email me at stepheniedame@yahoo.com asap!!

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May 20th, 2010

More Wrapsody :)






















It was so hard to choose the photos to blog as there are soooo many blog worthy ;) Thanks again to everyone who helped make this shoot a success!!

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May 17th, 2010

Wrapsody :)






















Wow what a great shoot....we had just amazing weather, models, wraps and locations :) If you would like to buy one of these AWESOME wraps head over to www.gypsymama.com Thanks so much to everyone involved!!! Yes there are more photos coming later this week so stay tuned....

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May 11th, 2010

Walkathon 2010




















The day started out with thunderstorms so we headed to the gym for the Pep Rally but as soon as it was over the sun came out and it was a perfect day for the Walkathon. It was amazing to see all the faculity, parents, volunteers and of course students so excited to run for our school! It was a great day and I am glad I was able to be a part of it :)

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May 10th, 2010

Moby Part 3


















Finally I have a moment to post part 3 of the Moby shoot :) I LOVED doing this shoot everything from our location, models, babies, helpers & even the weather was perfect!! Thanks again to everyone involved I couldn't have done this alone ;)

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May 2nd, 2010

Moby Part 2


















Thanks again to all our awesome models....it was a pleasure to meet all of you :) Stay tuned for part 3!!

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April 28th, 2010

Published :)


I am soooo excited to finally be able to share this.....my photo has been published!! Yep in the May-June 2010 issue of Mothering magazine for a cloth diapering article :) I have been reading this magazine since my first child was born in 2000 so that makes it extra fun....thanks for letting me share.

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April 25th, 2010

Moby Part 1
























Thanks so much to all the awesome models that came out for this...it was great!! This is part one of two or maybe even three so keep checking back for more :) If you would like to purchase these awesome wraps, hats or exclusive babylegs head over to Mobywrap.com now....

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April 22nd, 2010

H K M C Home














Sweet baby C at just over 1 week was so so wide awake, alert and happy :) This family makes me feel so welcome and at home it makes our sessions such a delight! Thanks for sharing your Sunday morning with me.....I hope you love the photos!

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April 20th, 2010

3 Kids :)


Life with 3 kids is busy (obviously since I have totally neglected the blog these past 8 months), fun, lots of work, crazy at times, enjoyable, overwhelming and amazing! I will try to do better keeping up with the blog but I have been reminded that I will never look back and wish I spent more time blogging, editing, working, sewing or being away from my kids.....so I am just trying to enjoy every moment and sneak in all the other things when I get a second :)

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April 12th, 2010

H K M C Hospital


















I was so excited when I heard this family was expecting baby number 2 and honored they wanted me to come to the hospital to photograph some of his first moments :) It was awesome to see them again (just over a year ago I was in the same place photographing sweet baby M). Congrats again you guys have such a beautiful family!! I can't wait to see you guys again this weekend :)

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March 16th, 2010

R E J E


















This family is awesome so I was thrilled to go back for E's newborn photos (only 10 days new). Little E fits right in and seems to complete this family....they are in love :) 

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March 12th, 2010

Model Call FULL

I am looking for 5 moms or dads and your babies or toddlers for a babywearing photoshoot! You MUST know how to use a stretchy wrap very well and be available on April 23 & April 30 (you will only be needed one of these dates). If you are interested please send me a photo of you & baby in a wrap  & your childs age to stepheniedame@yahoo.com Thanks :)

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March 5th, 2010

Amazing Birth






























This was my first time attending a birth and it was wonderful! Truly amazing in so many ways....amazing how strong our bodies & minds are, amazing to see the true love & concern of family, amazing to watch the midwives & doulas, & of course amazing to watch a perfect new life enter this world. Congratulations again to a wonderful family :)

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March 3rd, 2010

Welcome


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