Mathein Family – Family Photo Session at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest, Illinois

This is one of my favorite places in all of Chicagoland for family photo sessions. It is really a gem and I have no idea why it isn’t more crowded every time I am there. It’s a gorgeous little park in a quiet neighborhood in Lake Forest, Illinois. There are woods for us to venture into & tall prairie grasses to explore. The light is always spectacular here. When the sun is out it offers the most beautiful golden hour. Elawa Farms is a magical spot for family photos, maternity photos, engagement photos, etc. You name it, it’s amazing. It’s a great spot for any season of the year.

I have been photographing this sweet family for a few years now and they are always amazing. I hope that you can hear their giggles when you look at these photos. Their Mama always rocks it in the wardrobe department. If you’re wondering how to dress your family for photos, this is a great example. You want to coordinate outfits but never match too much. The colors should be cohesive. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. I love to plan outfits for sessions so never hesitate to ask me for help.