Chicago Spring Family Session | Chicago Maternity Session | North Avenue Beach | Chicago Family Photographer | Heather Hackney Photography

Ahhhh Spring in Chicago! The weather can be so iffy but it is one of my favorite seasons to capture families outdoors. The light is dreamy, the weather is mostly mild and it feels so good to finally be out in the fresh air.

Ali reached out wanting to capture her family and their sweet pup, Zoe, with the Chicago skyline. I love when families include their dogs in their family photos and I knew North Avenue Beach would be the perfect spot for their Chicago family session. You get beautiful views, big skies and lots of color from the lake. Sunset is the perfect hour for sessions like this. The light creates such magic as it hits the water and the skyline.

And Ali’s styling was on point! Can you believe she made this dress the night before our session? The beautiful floral pattern coordinated perfectly with her family and our surroundings. If you are in need of a maternity dress - or cute summer romper for your babe be sure to check out her Etsy shop: for lots of cute styles and to support a local biz!

Heather Hackney