Johnson Family | Expecting baby Z

My sweet friend Keela, her hubs, Jordan, and their handsome lil guy Zion invited me into their home once again & let me document their cute lives. <3 I photographed Keela at home when she was pregnant with Zion as well as Zion's birth. Here they are, awaiting another lil dude, Alexzander. I can't wait to see how stinking cute Zander is going to be! I mean, look at Zion, isn't he SO CUTE?! Gosh, gorgeous humans. 

More at-home maternity sessions please! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 

Hill Family / A Fall Afternoon Campfire

The Hill fam has quickly become some of my favorite people. Erica + Mike are owners + trainers at Fusion Fitness, where I've been a member for about 1.5 years. I babysit for them almost weekly, too! The Hill boys, Pierce, Kade, + Hyde, are seriously some of the BEST children I've ever been around. They're so sweet, polite, insanely talented, + SO funny. 

During our session together, the boys gathered firewood as Erica + Mike made the fire for roasting marshmallows! They raced + played tag, + tickled Hyde a few times. The Hills are always a good time! <3  

I recorded some video as well, so take a peek at their video + sweet images!

Best of 2017

WOW. How is 2017 over? Honestly I'm a lil shook. 2017 was a big year! I was my first year after graduating college, I moved to Chicago, moved back home, photographed 18 weddings in my first full year as a wedding photog, about 90 sessions (families + couples). I traveled to Milwaukee, Haiti, St. Louis, San Francisco twice, + Chicago multiple times. I photographed a birth, 3 proposals, multiple newborn, maternity, + family sessions. 2017 was a big deal + I look back over this year so incredibly thankful my job has led me to meet all of the wonderfully amazing people I've met this year.

Like how freaking blessed am I that I get to do what I love, capture moments of people in love + freeze time for them? I get to travel all over the US and to other countries doing what I love. Honestly the "best of 2017" could be each and every session + wedding I've photographed this year, because 2017 was LIT AS HELL. 

But instead of showing you every single session + wedding from 2017, I'll share just SOME of my favorite images from the year. Best dance moves, best dresses, best DOGS (😍), best cute baby bums, etc. This is of course not exhaustive, all the people, couples, families I photographed are #1 on my list. Choosing my top images for this post literally took days.

Thank YOU a thousand thousand times over for supporting me + Dani Brewer Photography! All the beautiful faces I've photographed - those you find here in the blog + not, I love you I LOVE YOU! <3 Every time y'all choose me, you show you believe in my crazy, The Office + rescue dog obsessed self. 

Floberg Family / Welcome Baby Theo / Chicago Newborn Photographer

In February when I was living in Chicago, I reached out to Eric Floberg who is an AMAZING photographer + videographer there, asking to grab coffee and chat about photography. Ya know, what us photographers do for fun, not even kidding. 

He told me he'd get back to me because his wife, Sabriah, was about to give birth to their second little boy! Sweet Theo was born and a few weeks later and after they were all settled in, Eric + Sabriah opened their adorable home up to me and let me spend an entire day hanging out with them and their kiddos. Of course I couldn't not take their photos, especially because sweet Theo and Scout are the CUTEST lil boys. After I photographed them, Eric and I spent a few hours talking photography and I admired his work. Like seriously guys, his images are awesome and his videos are BOMB. Like he's definitely my favorite videographer, ever. Check him out Eric Floberg. If I ever get married, he will FOR SURE be videoing it, but don't hold your breath.

Eric, Sabriah, Scout + baby Theo <3

 

P.S. at the end of our session, Eric surprised Sabriah with a song that he WROTE and SANG and PLAYED ON THE GUITAR. If that ain't the sweetest dang thing. My heart. <3