Chicago Smash Cake - One Year Old -Roscoe Village

This sweet little lady turned one and had an in-home smash cake session recently. The theme from her birthday party was Dirty Dancing, so the theme continued for some of her photos as well! I think it’s safe to say she loved her cake and I LOVE how well chocolate frosting shows up for photos :) Happy first birthday, sweet, happy girl!


10 Year Anniversary! Plus a Contest!

It's my 10th anniversary of photographing people this year and I think that calls for a celebration! And to show how much I appreciate you all following along with me, I’m going to celebrate by giving away an ultra-mini session, a $350* value. Enter by:⠀

1️⃣ Following me on Instagram -
2️⃣ Tagging someone you think would LOVE a mini session in the comments below.

Receive bonus entries by:

3️⃣ Sharing the giveaway on your feed or story (make sure you tag @courtneylaperphoto so I can see it)
4️⃣ Liking the Courtney Michelle Photography Facebook page. Share the giveaway on your feed or story (make sure you tag Courtney Michelle Photography so I can see it)

Each tagged friend or share is an entry. I’ll select a winner on the evening of November 5th.⠀

Giveaway ends November 5th.


*Ultra-mini session giveaway equals a 40-minute session and two mini 3x3 books. Couple, child, family, pet sessions only. Excludes newborn, boudoir and extended family. Winner must be located in Chicago, IL or Dane County, WI or willing to travel to either location.

50 Year Anniversary Session in Chicago - Art Institute

Ted and Jane were in town from Florida celebrating their 50th anniversary recently. We took some photos in Roscoe Village and then headed to the Chicago Art Institute Gardens for a few more photos. I love the photos of the two of them laughing together so much. It makes my heart dance! 50 years, and still making each other laugh, is such an accomplishment. I love love, and I love that I get to document such amazing moments.