Great Books About Loveys! | Chicago Lovey Photographer

If you are looking for a book featuring the treasured Lovey, this is a great place to start!  This list is by no means all encompassing, but the books featured here have been tested and approved by all the Loveys’ children in my home.

1.  Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale – by Mo Willems


This may be my children’s favorite story – mostly because we are quite the Mo Willems obsessed household:)But they can totally relate!  When we went camping this summer and made trips to the laundromat, they looked around to see if they could find Knuffle Bunny in a washer (we didn’t).  Our loveys regularly get “baths” – so they’re no stranger to getting clean.





2. Knuffle Bunny Too and Knuffle Bunny Free – by Mo Willems


You really can’t go wrong with the other books in the Knuffle Bunny Trilogy.






3.Blanket & Bear, A Remarkable Pair – by L.J.R. Kelly  (Author) and Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator)


I loved the illustrations and rhyming in this book, but I was a little sentimental as I was reading it. The moral of the story is: Kids grow up, and don’t always need their bears and blankies.  I think this is more a story for Moms and Dads than kids.  Sniff Sniff!







4.Blankie – by Leslie Patricelli


I love Leslie Patricelli!  Even though its geared toward the younger crowd (especially in the board book format) my crew keeps coming back to this one again and again. It is a quick easy read and drives home the importance of blankie right to the core.  Loves Blankie more than birthday cake!?  YOU BETCHA!






5.  Where is Elmo’s Blanket? – by Nancy Stevenson

ElmoMy kids have long outgrown the Elmo phase, but when they were younger they loved to read and lift the eleventy billion flaps (or 30 – close enough) and help Elmo locate his missing blanket.  Spoiler alert – He finds it!

A Successful Launch! | Chicago Specialty Photography

A few weeks later, and my heart is STILL bursting at the seams!

It was so amazing to be surrounded by friends and family – and ALL of these gorgeous kiddos, each with a special friend (or friends:)) brought along.  SO MANY BEAUTIFUL, FUZZY, MATTED, SCRAGGLY, LOVED  Loveys!        In love with these Loveys?  Contact me to book your own session today!

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And the Winners Are….| Chicago Children’s Photographer

Howdy ya’ll!

Words cannot begin to describe how full of love and hope and happiness I am right now.  Thank you all for contributing to the successful launch of Love A Lovey!  Be it in person, or encouraging words from a far – you all played a part.  Thank you for the rainbows / unicorns / and sunshine you brought to my life yesterday!  I officially deem it A SUCCESS!

So, onto the winners!

Winner of a Build A Bear Gift certificate for guessing the amount of Loveys in a giant bag – is Caden E.!  There were 49 loveys in the bag, and Caden was the closest without going over (Price is Right Rules!).  Really though, all the guesses were pretty darn close!  Except for Kai (1,000,000) and Lola (10):)But all in good fun!

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The Build-A-Bear winner here at the ol’ blog is Keren S. from Michigan!  Hope your kiddos love making a new lovey:)

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Last but certainly not least, the winner of a personalized Lovey session from all the amazing supporters who showed up yesterday, is Adrian R.!  Adrian’s card was chosen by my husband while he was watching Michigan play horribly against UCONN.  Adrian, I will be contacting you shortly for details!

Again, thank you all for the amazing outpouring of encouragement and support!  I am planning on creating great things with this business – I hope you all enjoy the ride!!


A Family Affair! | Chicago Family Photographer

Meow, Meow!  Introducing Miss Mira and her Gatos.  Mama and baby.  We had a lot of fun running around and reading books together, but didn’t want to leave brothers (with George and Bear) out of the fun.  Then Mon-chichi and Chan the Panda Man wanted some time in front of the camera too.  We HAD to take a shot of the whole crew! That final shot?  THIS is what makes my heart sing!  So many years of love all in one photograph.  Countless tears, joy, pain and happiness have all been logged on the matted fur of these loveys!!  What a beautiful crew:)