The Morton Arboretum {Spring}

Spring was very satisfying this year. I made sure I took my time looking deeply and capturing beauty as life in nature unfolded in front of me. Loved every minute because peace and inspiration filled my soul.

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All images were taken on the west side of The Morton Arboretum >>> Lake Marmo, The Thornhill Education Center, and The Fragrance Garden.

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

E D I T I N G

Happy THIRD day of Spring! The Fragance Garden is open at The Morton Arboretum and I caught this little birdie sitting so pretty on a rock.
Love this soft editing.
Sharing a Before/After.

BEFORE:
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AFTER:
20170322_untitled_0129“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ~ Ansel Adams

There’s nothing wrong with using actions if you know how to use them > Tools: Blended Latte, Soft Peach.

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Zamparo Family

Spring in Chicago is a beautiful thing. And the Daffodil Glade at The Arboretum in Lisle is a gem for the spirit and photography. So glad the Zamparo came out to see me. The twins have my heart and being able to document them growing up is quite an amazing honor for me!

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“Together is our favorite place to be.”

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Lily + Liam {3 Years}

I am so touched that I get to photograph these two precious little souls since they were tiny little babies. I met them and their mom at a Starbucks in Wheaton when they were sleeping in their car seats at two months…and the rest is history! From the beginning I fell in love and my heart connection with them has truly been supernatural. I photographed them at one year, two, and now THREE! Happy Birthday to the cutest twins on the planet!

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“Go through life like a child, always trusting, always full of simplicity and humility, content with everything and happy in all circumstances.” ~ E. Nalzaro

MARIA PETERSON PHOTOGRAPHY