Chicago Family Maternity Session | The Lurie Garden | Urban Family Maternity Session | Chicago Family Photographer | Heather Hackney Photography

Spring has finally arrived in Chicago! It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for (anyone else feel like the polar vortex lasted forever?!??). Spring family sessions are the perfect way to celebrate the changing of seasons. The light is warm, the skies are almost always a beautiful shade of blue and we can finally see new life and green grass.

Speaking of new life, this sweet family is expecting their second child this Summer. They are moving soon, so we really wanted to highlight the amazing city of Chicago for their family maternity session. I love including husbands and siblings in maternity sessions and reflecting on who you are as a family at this moment before the dynamic changes.

Choosing locations that will give us variety during our session is another favorite thing of mine, and the Lurie Garden does just that. Amazing city views, beautiful gardens, boardwalks and also a short walk to The Art Institute and State Street. We spent the evening under the glow of sunset as we traveled throughout the park and surrounding areas - capturing them and their sweet son along the way.

Ending our session under the city lights for some individual maternity photos was pure magic. Keep scrolling to see how gorgeous this Mama and Chicago is once the lights turn on.