Emma’s Chicago Daydream Session | Wheaton Child Photographer

Good morning friends and dreamers!

I am so excited to share Emma’s Daydream session with you all! This was one of our first ever travel sessions and I couldn’t have asked for a more dreamy shoot in Chicago. We traveled to the west suburbs because I had the opportunity to shoot in an absolutely stunning house. It had recently been built and was getting the final finishing touches to it, so the owner let us shoot in two absolutely STUNNING rooms! 

It would be an understatement to say that this house made this shoot a daydream for me too. If you know me, you know I’m a huge lover of all-white spaces with light floors and crown molding. It’s just too beautiful. 

But, back to the amazing Emma.

She was one of the most smiley and joyous little girls I’ve photographed! But believe it or not, she was a little nervous to start out. For all of you moms worried about this happening, it is completely and absolutely normal! I ended up asking my assistant to give her mom a tour of the house and Emma and I just twirled around while I asked about all of her favorite things. A few minutes later, she was warmed up to her fabulous self! But this process is one of my favorite parts of a Daydream session. A lot of times, being in a completely new environment with new people and new clothes can be overwhelming to a little one. But through the process of letting them warmed up and getting really excited again, there’s a bond that happens that makes the resulting photos so much sweeter and more vulnerable.

Did I mention how much of a smiler Emma was?

Her session was also super special in the fact that she got to wear two dresses. She picked out one of her favorites from our wardrobe, but I had another dress that I was dying to photograph and knew she’d be the perfect fit.

And how cute is this piece paired with her jean jacket, messy bun, and giggles?

While my amazing shoot assistant got the second room ready, Emma had a little play break and I couldn’t help but photograph this sweet playset. She even invited me to play with her, which as you know, is one of the highest honors I could have. <3 

These portraits just make my fine art loving heart explode! Everything about it is calm and beautiful magic. And I also couldn’t believe that I was photographing in front of the window of my dreams.

And to end off our session, we had some mommy & me cuddles in the beautiful window light.

We got such cute behind the scenes photos too thanks to our assistant and Emma’s mom!


I absolutely loved going back to my home state and shooting in Chicago! I’m thinking it’ll be one of our regular travel destinations for future sessions. Interested in a Chicago portrait session? Contact us! We plan our session trips around client demand, and I’d love to come to visit you and create some beautiful dreams.

Come Visit My State

Sending much love from a sunny summer afternoon. I’m in the midst of planning so many wonderful things for 2020 and 2021. If you’d like to get in on the magic in your inbox or Facebook feed, join our newsletter in the signup form at the bottom of the page or join our Facebook group here. Talk to you soon!

Sincerely,

Anne | Hello Daydreamer Photography

Traveling Plano Child, Baby, & Headshot Photographer

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I am absolutely enamored with beautiful florals, tulle in the most delicate colors, and creating an exquisite portrait experience for my littlest of clients and families to cherish for a lifetime. 

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