DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER

LISA SIMON, CHICAGO DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER - BLOG

Serving Chicago and beyond, Lisa Simon is a documentary photographer who has a passion for creating art through storytelling. Specializing in newborns, families, and events, her priority is to capture real and authentic moments that will speak to her clients' memories and their hearts.

Preparing for Christmas in Buffalo Grove

After we close the chapter on Thanksgiving, numerous families here in the States quickly move on to prepare for Christmas. There always seems to be extra energy and excitement in the air during this time of year, especially for kids. The music, lights, decorations, and overall holiday spirit that many carry with them comes calling for our attention. 

I spent part of my afternoon documenting siblings Daniela and Isaac (who I hold near and dear), as they felt that holiday anticipation while wrapping presents and sorting through ornaments at home. While they organized and stayed focused on the tasks at hand, their mother, Laura, recalled stories and traditions. Many of the ornaments that Dani and Isaac came across have been in their family for generations. Each one has a past and a purpose, as Laura explained. To be able to hold the keepsakes in their hands and share those memories was a blessing for the family. To be asked to capture them with my camera was a privilege for me.

Do you have a holiday tradition you want to document? Give me a shout by clicking HERE and let's do it.

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