If you live downtown Chicago, chances are you think you are stuck with an urban setting for your family session. But as it turns out, this city is full of beautiful, hidden little natural spots that will make you feel like you’ve wandered into the countryside. I got to spend the afternoon with Justina, Omar and the ADORABLE little Kennedy walking along Lake Michigan and we just had the best time. The weather was gorgeous and we picked flowers, went caterpillars hunting (no caterpillars were hurt during this session lol), and Kennedy let out her inner explorer and goofball spirit. If I ever have a daughter, I want her to be just like this little one. I just loved her!! Take a look at our day’s adventures.

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Music Credit: Storybook by Jordan Analog Heart. Licensed by Musicbed.

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Laëtitia Donaghy is a French-born, Chicago-based, international photographer focusing on weddings and elopements. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Photography, and a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships. Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print.


“In every conceivable manner, family is the link to our past and the bridge to our future.”





I love the colors in these photographs! And the bold black and whites are beautiful as well. You really showed how a Chicago family session can be wild and full of nature!

Thank you so much Malachi! ☺️

This family session was in Chicago?! It looks like a magical fairytale! Just beautiful!

Thank you so much Casi! Chicago has some cool little areas hidden away! ☺️

Beautiful family session! Who knew Chicago could look so wild!!!

I love this stunning Chicago family session!

This Chicago family session is precious- you killed it!