Every year for the past three years (and this coming year will be year four), we have done our holiday photo shoot with my friend Sea Grandon. Her eye is amazing, and we end up with the most gorgeous photos. I have a bunch of them hanging in my office, and they never fail to get compliments. It's an investment, but it's one that I have never regretted, and I hope to do these photo shoots for years to come.
If you can swing the full hour-long photo shoot, I endorse that wholeheartedly. However, if you want something more economical, you are in luck. This Friday and Saturday (September 25th and 26th), Sea is setting up shop at nat & helens on Broadway in Lakeview East. Sittings start at $50, and top out at $150, but that includes a digital file of your photos (which I recommend - it's always hard to choose which photos to print, but if you get the digital file, you can print unlimited versions on your own, which comes in handy for large families!).
To set up a sitting, visit Sea's blog to get the details. (Oh, and that gorgeous couple with the new baby? My friend Lauren and her husband John. Stunning.)