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    Melissa Zimmer 📷
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The past two days I've been SO lucky to capture moments during dance classes at @expressiondancestudio. It's been extra special because I get to spend time with D while I'm working, can you think of anything better?! And I've been able to see, even more, what makes EDS so incredibly special. The dancers and teachers are so fabulous an have made my job easy and so so fun! Extra excited to share these shots with you all. And if you have a little one looking to move it and shake it, check out EDS in Westmont - cannot say enough great things about them!
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The past two days I've been SO lucky to capture moments during dance classes at @expressiondancestudio. It's been extra special because I get to spend time with D while I'm working, can you think of anything better?! And I've been able to see, even more, what makes EDS so incredibly special. The dancers and teachers are so fabulous an have made my job easy and so so fun! Extra excited to share these shots with you all. And if you have a little one looking to move it and shake it, check out EDS in Westmont - cannot say enough great things about them! . . . #melissazimmerphotography  #hinsdale  #hinsdalephotographer  #clarendonhills  #clarendonshillsphotographer  #westmont  #westmontphotographer  #westernsprings  #westernspringsphotographer  #lagrange  #lagrangephotographer  #chicago  #chicagophotographer  #dance  #thedocumentarymovement  #bnw_littles  #dancephoto  #ballet  #beyondthewanderlust  #ballerina  #the_sugar_jar  #napcp  #balletallday  #childrenseemagic  #balletlicious  #freezeamoment1  #letthekids  #jj_its_kids  #treasuringlittlememories  #thehonestcapture 
Beyond honored, thrilled, excited to learn that this shot, "Never Let Me Go", won first place in the @NAPCP February Image Competition. I am going to have a blog post later this week that shows SOOC and how I edited this shot, because I think it will surprise you to know the full story behind this shot and how I didn't edit it for over a year! So glad I decided to re-visit an old batch of images and found this shot begging for a good edit. 
There are many other impressive winners on the NAPCP website - full of creative inspiration! Be sure to check them all out; it's well worth your time!

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Beyond honored, thrilled, excited to learn that this shot, "Never Let Me Go", won first place in the @NAPCP February Image Competition. I am going to have a blog post later this week that shows SOOC and how I edited this shot, because I think it will surprise you to know the full story behind this shot and how I didn't edit it for over a year! So glad I decided to re-visit an old batch of images and found this shot begging for a good edit. There are many other impressive winners on the NAPCP website - full of creative inspiration! Be sure to check them all out; it's well worth your time! #NAPCP  #NAPCPwinner  #MelissaZimmerPhotography  #MZPhoto  #MZPhotography  #HinsdalePhotographer  #ClarendonHillsPhotographer  #WesternSpringsPhotographer  #LaGrangePhotographer  #ChicagoPhotographer  #DarienPhotographer  #Siblings  #BlackandWhite  #TheMonochromaticLens  #BNWLittles  #Hinsdale  #ClarendonHills  #WesternSprings  #LaGrange  #Darien  #Chicago 
Yesterday, I took advantage of a half day of school and real (fingers crossed) spring-like weather to go exploring at the zoo. You guys, the wonder and amazement is so real and pure at this age. We had the best time we stayed until the zoo closed - they basically had to force us out. We're already planning our next adventure.
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Yesterday, I took advantage of a half day of school and real (fingers crossed) spring-like weather to go exploring at the zoo. You guys, the wonder and amazement is so real and pure at this age. We had the best time we stayed until the zoo closed - they basically had to force us out. We're already planning our next adventure. . . . #underwaterkids #cpc_feature  #letthemexplore  #napcp  #jj_its_kids  #enchantedchildhood  #confidentphotographers  #cm_prep  #our_everyday_moments  #mom_hub  #runwildmychild  #brookfieldzoo  #cameramama  #kidsforreal  #dearphotographer  #thebloomforum  #thenarrativesociety  #thehonestcapture  #let_there_be_delight  #the_sugar_jar  #ig_motherhood  #redtricycle  #snapsocietydailyfav  #realmomtogs  #momtogs  #throughachildseye  #childrenseemagic  #my_magical_moments  #treasuringlittlememories  #freezeamoment1 
All smiles because he's 5 months old. Seriously where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday we were anxiously awaiting to expand our famiy and how he's here, and growing leaps and bounds every day. At 5 months, he loves to smile, giggle, babble, roll over and he's just starting to sit up. His favorite people are his big sisters and he loves taking walks when it's not freezing cold out. Love watching him grow and learn new things every day.
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#letthekids #jj_its_kids #treasuringlittlememories #thehonestcapture #cpc_feature #napcp #napcpnew #cameramama #kidsforreal #dearphotographer #thebloomforum #let_there_be_delight #the_sugar_jar  #redtricycle #snapsocietydailyfav #shootandshare #realmomtogs #momtogs #throughachildseye #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #treasuringlittlememories #freezeamoment1 #thenarrativesociety #mom_hub #runwildmychild #beyondthewanderlust #cm_prep #clickinmoms #chicagomom
All smiles because he's 5 months old. Seriously where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday we were anxiously awaiting to expand our famiy and how he's here, and growing leaps and bounds every day. At 5 months, he loves to smile, giggle, babble, roll over and he's just starting to sit up. His favorite people are his big sisters and he loves taking walks when it's not freezing cold out. Love watching him grow and learn new things every day. . . . #letthekids  #jj_its_kids  #treasuringlittlememories  #thehonestcapture  #cpc_feature  #napcp  #napcpnew  #cameramama  #kidsforreal  #dearphotographer  #thebloomforum  #let_there_be_delight  #the_sugar_jar  #redtricycle  #snapsocietydailyfav  #shootandshare  #realmomtogs  #momtogs  #throughachildseye  #childrenseemagic  #my_magical_moments  #treasuringlittlememories  #freezeamoment1  #thenarrativesociety  #mom_hub  #runwildmychild  #beyondthewanderlust  #cm_prep  #clickinmoms  #chicagomom 
I heard this line during a marketing video I was watching this morning, “take the photos to tell the story of your life.” It hit me in a way only truly powerful words can. Too often we can take for granted the fleeting moments that embody our everyday lives and then we blink our eyes and our kids are grown. We recently took a weeklong vacation to the most magical place on earth, Disney World (#nevergrowup) and, I’m shocked to admit, I didn't bring my camera to the parks one time. With three kids, one who is four months old, I was overwhelmed with the idea of carrying my camera and possibly losing it in the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. I did, however, have my phone and we purchased Memory Maker (absolutely worth it!) I thought I would be sad, I didn't get the amazing castle picture I had in my head!! The reality is looking back through the images on my phone and through the images the Disney cast members captured, I am filled with so much joy and happiness that all of these memories are documented. The point is this, don’t let frustration or insecurities get in the way of taking the images. Take them. I’m putting together an album to document our first #Disney vacation as a family of five and I love having these memories, this story, to add to our family archive. My point is this, it doesn't matter how you take the image, take it. Tell. Your. Story.  Love Oliver’s shirt? Check out @sadie_and_bean for his shirt and more Disney trip essentials! .
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#DisneyMom #cpc_feature #letthemexplore#napcp #jj_its_kids #enchantedchildhood #confidentphotographers #our_everyday_moments #mom_hub#runwildmychild #napcpnew #cameramama#kidsforreal #dearphotographer #thebloomforum #thenarrativesociety #thehonestcapture #let_there_be_delight #the_sugar_jar #ig_motherhood #snapsocietydailyfav #realmomtogs #momtogs #throughachildseye #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #treasuringlittlememories #freezeamoment1
I heard this line during a marketing video I was watching this morning, “take the photos to tell the story of your life.” It hit me in a way only truly powerful words can. Too often we can take for granted the fleeting moments that embody our everyday lives and then we blink our eyes and our kids are grown. We recently took a weeklong vacation to the most magical place on earth, Disney World (#nevergrowup ) and, I’m shocked to admit, I didn't bring my camera to the parks one time. With three kids, one who is four months old, I was overwhelmed with the idea of carrying my camera and possibly losing it in the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. I did, however, have my phone and we purchased Memory Maker (absolutely worth it!) I thought I would be sad, I didn't get the amazing castle picture I had in my head!! The reality is looking back through the images on my phone and through the images the Disney cast members captured, I am filled with so much joy and happiness that all of these memories are documented. The point is this, don’t let frustration or insecurities get in the way of taking the images. Take them. I’m putting together an album to document our first #Disney  vacation as a family of five and I love having these memories, this story, to add to our family archive. My point is this, it doesn't matter how you take the image, take it. Tell. Your. Story. Love Oliver’s shirt? Check out @sadie_and_bean for his shirt and more Disney trip essentials! . . #DisneyMom  #cpc_feature  #letthemexplore #napcp  #jj_its_kids  #enchantedchildhood  #confidentphotographers  #our_everyday_moments  #mom_hub #runwildmychild  #napcpnew  #cameramama #kidsforreal  #dearphotographer  #thebloomforum  #thenarrativesociety  #thehonestcapture  #let_there_be_delight  #the_sugar_jar  #ig_motherhood  #snapsocietydailyfav  #realmomtogs  #momtogs  #throughachildseye  #childrenseemagic  #my_magical_moments  #treasuringlittlememories  #freezeamoment1 
Had a fun time exploring a brand new spot in the city today with the family. @HopButcher is working on a cool new science experiment so it was a good excuse to get out of the house and go on a mini adventure @gpconservatory. We'll definitely be back for story time and play this summer.
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#gpcnofilter #cpc_feature #letthemexplore #napcp #jj_its_kids #enchantedchildhood #confidentphotographers #project365 #our_everyday_moments #mom_hub #runwildmychild #napcpnew #cameramama #kidsforreal #dearphotographer #thebloomforum #thenarrativesociety #thehonestcapture #let_there_be_delight #the_sugar_jar #ig_motherhood #redtricycle #snapsocietydailyfav #realmomtogs #momtogs #throughachildseye #childrenseemagic #my_magical_moments #treasuringlittlememories #freezeamoment1
Had a fun time exploring a brand new spot in the city today with the family. @HopButcher is working on a cool new science experiment so it was a good excuse to get out of the house and go on a mini adventure @gpconservatory. We'll definitely be back for story time and play this summer. . . . #gpcnofilter  #cpc_feature  #letthemexplore  #napcp  #jj_its_kids  #enchantedchildhood  #confidentphotographers  #project365  #our_everyday_moments  #mom_hub  #runwildmychild  #napcpnew  #cameramama  #kidsforreal  #dearphotographer  #thebloomforum  #thenarrativesociety  #thehonestcapture  #let_there_be_delight  #the_sugar_jar  #ig_motherhood  #redtricycle  #snapsocietydailyfav  #realmomtogs  #momtogs  #throughachildseye  #childrenseemagic  #my_magical_moments  #treasuringlittlememories  #freezeamoment1 
Big things are happening at MZ Photography. Two new sessions are going to be opening up for reservations on April 2nd. Outdoor Spring Mini Sessions and Dance Sessions. Both of these have limited openings so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you are the first to know when reservations are available. These spots always go fast. And YAY Spring!!
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#melissazimmerphotography #hinsdale #hinsdalephotographer #clarendonhills #clarendonshillsphotographer #westmont #westmontphotographer #westernsprings #westernspringsphotographer #lagrange #lagrangephotographer #chicago #chicagophotographer #dance #dancer #tinydancer #dancephoto #ballet #balletphoto #ballerina #pointe #napcp #balletallday #oakbrook #oakbrookphotographer #mzphotography
Big things are happening at MZ Photography. Two new sessions are going to be opening up for reservations on April 2nd. Outdoor Spring Mini Sessions and Dance Sessions. Both of these have limited openings so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you are the first to know when reservations are available. These spots always go fast. And YAY Spring!! . . . #melissazimmerphotography  #hinsdale  #hinsdalephotographer  #clarendonhills  #clarendonshillsphotographer  #westmont  #westmontphotographer  #westernsprings  #westernspringsphotographer  #lagrange  #lagrangephotographer  #chicago  #chicagophotographer  #dance  #dancer  #tinydancer  #dancephoto  #ballet  #balletphoto  #ballerina  #pointe  #napcp  #balletallday  #oakbrook  #oakbrookphotographer  #mzphotography